Monday 11 March 2013

Longing for Spring

Well we have had another absolutely freezing day here in my neck of the woods.....I am not sure that I can remember such a bitterly cold wind, even in the depths of winter! We have had snow flurries again, and this time the flakes fell down like little balls of polystyrene. I am beginning to wonder if Spring is ever going to arrive!

Never mind - as long as I can make some cards with some lovely bright colours and my favourite images, I know I can always keep a smile on my face.

So here's a card that I made with that very thought in mind. I used a lovely stamp from the Pip range at Sugar Nellie for this card. I only have two of them so far, but I just know that I will be adding to them...I just love everything about her.

I really enjoyed colouring her in to match the freebie papers which I got from a magazine, although I think I need a bit more blending practice, not to mention figuring out how to texturise and highlight the hair a bit better. Oh well, I guess I will have to practice some more colouring......what a shame lol!!

I have found lots of lovely challenges to enter this week, and here they are:

Papertake - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Mothers Day
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Spring
One Stop Craft - Spring
Make it Monday
Totally Gorguss - For Mum
By the Cute and Girly - Favourite Things
Squirrel and Fox - Spring
Gem of a Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Forever Friends - Lots of Flowers

Well that's my belated post from Sunday done and dusted. Now it's time for me to be terribly English and brew up a nice cup of tea!

Bye for now.

Sharon x


  1. Love this image...gorgeous

  2. Totally sweet card with beautiful vibrant colors. Very well colored and presented.


  3. Your card is so pretty Sharon and full of Springtime and just perfect for our theme this week.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check it out here

  4. Gorgeous card Sharon. The image is so sweet and I love the colours.
    Lorraine x

  5. Lovely card, great image and colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  6. Gorgeous card Sharon, love the colours and cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

  7. lovely card, love the sweet image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Pink Gem xx

  8. This gorgeous. I love the sweet image and pretty colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  9. And we've been totally opposite weather wise, sweltering through a heat wave!!!
    Love your cute card, the little girl is beautifully coloured and your paper choices are lovely.
    Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  10. Hiya Sharon, Its awfully cold here too, it would be ok if the wind didnt have such a nip to it! walking to collect my youngest from school was a struggle. Your card is gorgeous, love the colour combo. Saw you over on mim. Joey x

  11. Oh she is just adorable! I saw this card at Make It Monday and wanted to come by and leave a comment here. I love the beautiful spring colors you used and pretty layout. Sweet image too! hugs, Angela

  12. Beautiful spring card you made!
    Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week, too!
    Hugs, Andreja

  13. such a gorgeous card....the image is fab and the colours and papers look so pretty too!

    thank you for joining in with the forever friends monthly challenge xx

  14. Such a pretty card Sharon I too am longing for some warm spring weather!

    Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will be able to join us for our next challenge.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x

  15. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along in Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Lots of Flowers.

    Laura xx

  16. Oh this is lovely. Great design with the spring colours and the design with the flower dp and gorgeous image. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  17. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope to see you playing along with the new challenge on Monday.



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