Monday, March 16, 2009

Has Spring Arrived?

Does several sunny days mean Spring has finally arrived? I hope so! Well I might be anticipating the arrival of Spring, but as the crocuses, daffs and hyacinths are all out in the garden I don't think it's far off! So a little trip to the garden centre was in order this weekend, and I just couldn't resist a few pansies to put in my pots and window boxes! I just love their little faces! But I did get time to do a few cards too, so here they are...


I used a Sugar Nellie stamp called "Penpal", she's just adorable don't you think? I've had her a while, but have never inked her up until now! She's coloured with Distress Inks, paper is Papermania Simply Elegant and Paper Mill, flowers are Prima, pearl brads also Papermania. The sentiment is stamped from Clare Curd's Signature Range. Ribbon and eyelets are from stash. For the card I used Carole's sketch over at Friday Sketchers, fairly simple but very nice to use.


This little card is for A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge, which is a super sketch by Michelle. I used Papermania For Him paper, stamp is Penny Black "Fun Times" coloured with brush markers. Some of the stitching is fake and some is real (thought I'd get a bit adventurous lol). Sentiment is a stamp (Penny Black), stars are from Katy (merci)! I'm not sure about this card, simply because the papers look too busy and distract the eye, but ahm not ganna cry aboot it so divint worry hinnies!

Enjoy the sunshine, off to work so ta ta for now!

9 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous cards but my fave is got to be the PB its so cute.

Steph said...

What fantastic cards - I love your choice of papers & your colouring is perfect! Let's hope the spring weather is here to stay! xxx

Karin said...

Quote: "has spring arrived?" - I really hope so ;-)

Your cards are great - also the stamps you've used!

Greetings karin

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shelly, beautiful cards. You're getting really good at this sewing lark haha! Love the images you've used. Hugs, Denise x

Louby said...

Hi, a couple of great cards, don't know why you're not sure about the PB one - it's a great card for a fella - which I always find really hard to do!!!
Louby x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers.
Carole

CraftyC said...

Beautiful cards Shelly, love the SN stamp, a great card!
Clairex

ella bella said...

fabulous cards Shelly love them both.you have coloured both the images beautifully.
hope your having a fab week
Tracy x

Claire said...

More gorgeous cards!! Love Sugar Nellie stamps and the colours you've used are beautiful! Claire xx