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Thursday 17 February 2011

Spring is here!!!...................or is it?

Good evening all. First of all, I would like to thank you all for the great comments I received on my cards recently, I've even got six people following my ramblings! I have to be careful not to let it go to my head ;)

Yesterday I had a litte time to craft and came up with this birthday card:

Here's the inside:

I've been making some cards for my mum, who has 'commissioned' some female-friendly birthday cards, that's why most of my recent cards have had dutch sentiments on. This week I have just received my first MS punch in the post and just had to use it on the card, those punches are really easy to work with! I really like the image, it is so springlike, if only the weather outside was giving me the same vibe! Oh well, it's only February, so as long as I am not snowed in I really shouldn't be complaining. But I am looking forward to Spring and Summer!

Materials used:
Paper: LaCreaDesign lilac
Image & sentiment: Studio Light
Punch: MS Doily Lace
Pearls & ribbon: stash

I want to submit this card to the following challenges:
* Charisma Challenges (Spring has sprung)
* Creative Inspirations (Plain and Simple)
* DYSU Challenge (Dots --> Do pearls count?)
* Paperplay Challenge (Add Shine --> Again, do pearls count?)
* Cupcake Inspiration (Photo Inspiration --> I've used lilac as in the icing)

Hope you like the card, let me know!



  1. Lovely card. I guess pearls do count as they do look dotty!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

  2. Stunning card!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  3. Just gorgeous Ciska, love the image and loving the border punch too ~ I bet you get some more lol!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  4. Hello Ciska! Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend!

    What a great card - brilliant way to frame that lovely photo - your mum will love it!

  5. gorgeous card Ciska, lovely photo
    thanks for joining us at DYSU challenge this week


  6. Beautiful card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. of course pearls count :-) - love the flowers

    kitten DYSU team

  8. oh wow the Hyacinth's are beautiful.. a pretty card
    Lisa ;)

  9. Hi Ciska! Love the idea of using pearls as your interpretation of dots! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

  10. beautiful spring card, thanks for sharing this week at charisma and hope you become a follower too

  11. Such a fun springy card, love it! Thank you for playing along with CIC this week!

  12. Oh what a pretty spring card and a fab bold image, perfect for cheering us up from the winter blues! Thanks for joining in with the CAS challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge. Hugs. Katy. xxx

  13. This is so pretty, thanks for sharing it with us this week at Creative Inspirations.
    Shell xx