Saturday 31 March 2012

Shaping Up For Spring with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today brings the next challenge at the

with the very talented Tracie choosing the theme of

Shape Up For Spring

This week we are sponsored by two fabulous sponsors 

The first 
Crafter's Companion offering a £10 voucher to one lucky winner

The second
Lily Of The Valley offering a £10 voucher to another lucky winner

So here is my design team inspirational piece but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge site, to see the rest of the gorgeous creations by the team

I went with a Grand Nestie and the biggest of the lot in the scallop to make my base card, I then airbrushed this with Y08 for a soft distressed look.  I then used the smaller plain circle grand nesties for the layers.  I got to use my new Tim Holtz clock die as I though that it perfectly fitted my sentiment and used this as the surround for my spring flowers.  Little pearls from the Hobby House and little tiles from stash. The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection Mono in the Yellows and a mint green card is the contrast.

The image is of course a Penny Black available at Grimsby Crafts, here is a close up of the copic coloured image which has the softened airbrushed edges with a little fine glitter too
Hedgie is such a cutie isn't he :)

Here is a close up of those lovely Spring looking flowers, a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Craft and the local cheap shop.  The green fronds are also from the cheap shop, will be getting some more of these.
As always I must say thank you to all my wonderful followers and visitors who leave such kind and inspirational comments, which allow me to hop over and visit you in return

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Delicious Doodles - Textures
Prairie Fairy - Spring
Fussy and Fancy - anything but a square or rectangle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Lily Pad Cards - Flower Challenge
MAWTT - Cute and Cuddly
Diva's by Design - Use a Stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes




Monydav said...

It's wonderful, i love it!
Hugs, Monica.

Karin said...

It's gorgeous kate! I love that cute stamp and the shape of your card, absolutely well done

Hugs karin xx


Hi Kate
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's and flower's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Misty's said...

Oh Kate
My Easter card is such an attention seeker,isn't it? It just had to sneak itself onto your lovely blog.(LOL)
Thank you sooooo much for that. It is a 5 star spot for it. I hope you do not charge for that(LOL). You are a sweetheart! I could not have woken up to a better thing to be honest.
I have to say I adore your spring card. You do yellow colour so well. I love all the elements you used especially your new Tim Holtz clock die.
Michaela and DP xx

Unknown said...

Kate what a fantastic card I love this Hugs Elaine

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous card Kate, love the colours, so beautiful, and the wee hedgie is gorgeous.Love the round shape...
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy...


Стю said...

Ohh, it's sooo lovely!!!!

Christine said...

Morning awww what a cute PB hedgie..I forget I have some of these cuties..lovely fresh spring colours & your fronds are fab great shaped creation..

smiles Christine x

Carol Willis said...

Oooh! Lovely card Kate. Love that image. Beautiful spring colours, wish the weather matched this weekend.
Caz x

Tammy said...

Sweet card, lovely flowers. You blog is adding adware again! UGH!

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, this is lovely and what a lovely image to use for the spring theme and the colours too are gorgeous:)x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a beautiful spirit lifting creation.


Doreen said...

Oh I love this...a gorgeous image and wonderful

Craftdee said...

Very pretty card, Kate. Love the colours, the flowers (super green fronds, btw!!) and the cute image too of course! Donna ☺

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning Kate. I love it. Beautiful colours. Hope your ok Hun.
Hugs Debbie x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow kate this is gorgeous, love the flowers fabulous design.

greetings karin

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Kate, so pretty and very sweet!!

Squirrel x said...

Oooh, just yummily cute hun, great colours and a sweet PB hedgie, what more could anyone want Sxx

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, I love the pastel shades and the penny black hedgie is really cute. Those fronds really are a good find! Have a great weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card love the flowers(where do I find the cheap shop Gy or Clee?) don't get out much now no car :( but I will be at GC waiting :) for you. Lovely bright Spring colours, image is really cute to. Tony says we have one of those in the garden somewhere! Sorry for the randomness miss yu. Janet x

An Occasional Genius said...

So soft, pretty & gorgeous Kate! Your flower bouquet is fab! x

Lee said...

Really Beautiful card in every way.Love the letters too.hugs xx

coops said...

gorgeous card kate.the shape is fab and stunning sweet hedgie and spring colours :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

O wow this is lovely Kate, I love those gorgeous flowers and the sweet image and style of your card. Everything so pretty and soft, love it xx

Judith said...

Gorgeous spring card Kate such a cute image and beautiful flowers = love those green fronds thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is adorable Kate, I love the shape and the sweet little hedgie and gorgeous flowers too :)

Katie Butler said...

Great card. I love the shape and the image. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon.

Barb said...

Beautiful card! So many lovely details! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the gorgeous, little bouquet of flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

DesignerDiva said...

Love your gorgeous card Kate
Thanks for playing at the Diva's this week for the Stamp Something challenge and good luck and also for sharing at MAWTT
Hugs Laurie x

Zora said...

Wow this carde is soo cute love how you have make this layout on the card andthe penny Black stamp is adorable coloured :O)

Anonymous said...

Glorious! LOVE LOVE this one! the shape and colours fabulous! :0)

Unknown said...

Lovely thanks for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles
Luv Jane xxx

stuffie said...

LOVE the roundness of the card! Super cute! Thanks for playing at SSDS!

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