Friday, 25 March 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Spring Has Sprung

Hello everyone and hello Spring! Don't know about you but we've had the most beautiful Spring weather all week and I'm hoping it lasts for the weekend.
As it's Friday, we have a new challenge over at Polka Doodles and this week your hostess is Claire. She would like to see projects with the theme Spring Has Sprung and what Spring means to you.

Before I show you my card, I'd also like to tell you that our Nikky will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 12 noon.  She will be demonstrating the brand new Wonderland set of unmounted rubber stamps and the matching CD of papers so don't forget to have a look (another of my samples is at the end of this post),

And now for my card, as it's Stashbox Stamp week, I've chosen a stamp of the flower which most means Spring to me:
I have quite a few tulips in my garden in these shades although they're not actually out yet, just the daffodils and bluebells. I really look forward to seeing them as the bright colours against the deep blue of the bluebells look gorgeous and mean that Spring has finally arrived.
The stamp I've used is by Hero Arts and I stamped the tulips in VersaFine Olympia Green ink. I coloured them with pencils and then cut them out. I layered them on a mat of textured white card with some red card underneath which I hand cut to make the slightly curved edges.
I added some of the gorgeous papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD to my card blank and finished off with a border punched with the Martha Stewart double edge flower punch, a sentiment from the Candy Doodles CD and a gingham bow.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 3 April to enter the challenge and good luck!

I'm also entering my card in the Sew Many Challenges new challenge 48 - Spring Fling

As promised earlier, here's another of my Wonderland samples:

I have so enjoyed working with these stamps and am in the middle of some altered artwork which will soon be ready to show you.

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

2 very beautiful cards, love them both, but the one with the tulips just wins for me as I so much love tulips. Here has been spring like, too! Have a lovely weekend, Fliss!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous cards Fliss, love them both. The fresh spring colours of the tulips with the the layout is gorgeous and the wonderland stamps look fab - love the sentiment. My tag being posted today will fit the Polka Doodles challenge perfectly.
Happy friday and have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Debbie said...

Amazing cards Fliss.The tulip one is beautiful. I just love this time of year.Hope you're fine.Debbie x

Fiona said...

Hasn't it been lovely this week?
Super cards Fliss, both have a lovely fresh spring feel.

Netty said...

Terrific cards Fliss with such great colours. Annette x

Maggie said...

Fab cards tulips are my flowers of spring too and I love to see them in the garden after the daffs have almost gone.
Love Love you Wonderland card great fun and brilliant colours.

Claire Phillips said...

I love both of those cards. I adore tulips and they look so fresh on your creation. As to that marvelous hare...well great sample but then its a brill image! Cheers Claire x

Susan Allan said...

The tulip is a very regal flower...once upon a time only royalty could afford them. I love them too! The rabbit has too many things to concentrate on ....his long-jump and his watch...very amusing.
Love them both, Fliss.
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

oh both these cards are great hun love that wee rabbit but as for those flowers they are lush,great layout too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Deborah said...

Fabulous tulip card - really cheery, especially on this grey day. And your wonderland card really makes me chuckle - and reminds me of the day I 'flew' over the toadstool from Brownies into Girl Guides LOL

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both of them are stunning what great colours and layouts.