Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Theme Challenge #3 -SPRING

Happy Wednesday to everyone and welcome to our new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More which is:


Now, you have to understand that although all of us in this hemisphere acknowledge we are now very firmly in AUTUMN............ to all those Antipodeans it is now SPRING...... topsy turvey or what!!!  lol  Anyway lets play nicely and do what the esteemed Kylie asks!!!

My card is hopefully Spring-like enough for this challenge.  I've taken a cream square card base and added a piece of cardstock in a deep yellow on top which was first embossed using a Cheery Lynn XL embossing plate called Foliage.  I then rounded the corners and die cut a lighter piece of card with my Memory Box Spring Border die.  I've used my Spellbinders Blossom dies for the main focal element of the card - again in a lighter piece of yellow card and smaller white card.  This was topped off with another circle of the yellow.  I've added roses and hatpins from my stash; the leaves have been punched using Nellie Snellen duo cutting and embossing punches.  The ribbon is from my stash but actually bought from Lidl's a while ago - it's lovely and has pearls and wooden butterflies on it and, luckily, matched the colour of the card.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's set called Apothecary Art stamped in Mustard Seed DI.

Please pop over to the Addicted to Stamps blog and have a look at the lovely samples the DT have made for your delectation.   We look forward to seeing all your marvellous entries.


  1. Well, thank you for my lesson today! I have just learnt what Antipodeans means. LOL! Your Spring card is beautiful. The colours and layout with those gorgeous flowers are just WOW xx

  2. Such a pretty card Karen, gorgeous spring colours and love those dies you have used


  3. A lovely spring card to brighten a dull autumn day - hopefully I can think spring colours later and make something.

  4. Beautiful card Karen , such a fresh and pretty design and marvelous use of the die cuts and those pretty flowers in the middle are sensational.


  5. Definitely a bright and cheerful card - it's gorgeous Karen - Jacqueline xx

  6. A beautiful Spring card, Karen. The flowers and colours are very pretty. Sue x

  7. Beautiful card Karen, love that die along the bottom:)
    Val x

  8. This is lovely, beautiful colors!

  9. Beautiful Spring card Karen, love that little bunch of flowers in the centre! x


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