Monday, 7 March 2011

Spring has Sprung at Magical Mondays!

Good morning all in blogland,
Thank you for stopping by I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a great day crafting yesterday with my mum and did loads of brainstorming for new and exciting classes to run in the shop.
Well it's that time again, time for another fabulous challenge over at Magical Mondays. There were loads of amazing entries for our last 'Lace' challenge so I hope to see lots of entries for todays challenge. This time we want to see 'Springtime' colours so dig out those fresh florals and pretty prints but remember you must use a magical image to be in with a chance to win. This week we have a sheet of 'Sweet Pea' stamps up for grabs which have kindly been donated by our very own Jayne, thanks hunny!!

so for my DT creation I decided to make a tealight holder card and went ultra 'springy' with my green and yellow (yes yellow! as many of you know yellow is not my first choice) dotty dp's. The gorgeous cutie is from LOTV AND as usual I coloured her with Promarkers. The lacey border was created with a fab EK Success deep edger punch then as you can see I went a little mad with flowers and finished with a metal charm, stardust stickles on the wings and a sprinkling of tiny pearls.

I almost forgot the fab sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts and one of my very favourites.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says - 'No Cook Recipe' 1 Image, 2 dp's and 3 Embellishments (Charm, Flowers, Pearls)
Passion for Promarkers - #89 'Sugar Rush' (super girly I took the 'use as many flowers as you like' a bit literally!)
By the Cute and Girly - 'Springtime'
Stampin for the Weekend - #5 'Springtime'
Cute Card Thursday - #154 'Signs of Spring'
The Crafty Pad - #111 'Use a Ribbon'
Bunny Zoes Crafts - #9 'Spring Flowers Everywhere!'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Ivory, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Top: Meadow Green, Apple, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow
Tutu: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow
Shoes: Meadow Green, Apple, Sandstone

Happy Stamping
Clare xx


  1. Holy cow...this is amazing!!! Love the colors and the spring feeling of this card!! The image is sweet and your embellies just so nice! have a happy monday!

  2. This is superb love it , need the template for it. Glad youlike mine i had a wobble over it as it is not colours i would normally use and wasn't sure it looked too plain x

  3. I love this it is so dang clever and looks beautiful x

  4. Oh what an adorable card.

  5. What a lovely card Clare. I love the colours and it has set the tone for the day as the sun is shining this morning.

  6. fantastic card clare.the image is adorable and i love your stunning colours and details.
    thanks for joining us his week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  7. oooh that is dreamy lovely gorgeousness there clare!! i love the bouncy springy colours and polka dots, well they are one of my favs!!!! hugs Lou xxxx

  8. Gorgeous Tea light card! The colours are beautiful. I love all of the flowers!

  9. Oh this is gorgeous Clare, adore this little fairy, love the fresh spring colours and sooo many beautiful flowers! :)

  10. So beautiful Clare,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Such a gorgeous card Clare. Love the design and the cute image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  12. Absolutely stunning. I love the colours and the flowers are beautiful.

    Jayne xx

  13. This is just beautiful. Love your colours, specialy all the yellow. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
    Hugs :o)

  14. Hi Clare, what a gorgeously girly card! I love the image and your colouring is fab. Great choice of papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  15. Fabulous work, love the fresh, Spring colours! I am seeing more and more of these little candle gift holder cards.....will HAVE to try one myself! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our 'Use Ribbons' challenge.

    Hugs, Ali x

  16. Awww this is so cute, really sweet design lovely!
    Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x

  17. This is adorable. Love the colours and the gorgeous flowers. That LOTV image is sooo cute. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

  18. Gorgeous card Clare, so sweet and so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our recipe challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  19. This is fabulicious! I love the colours and what a great idea with the tea lights. would be grateful if you could point me in the direction of a template if there is one :-).

  20. Wow - This card is stunning - so beautiful, you must have worked for some time on this. The colours are just lovely, the layout is fab. I think the idea of putting a gift in the card like this, takes card making to a whole new dimension!
    Thank you for sharing
    Take care
    Rachel and Angela of
    Rainbow Studio's Clear Craft Stamps

  21. Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful gift :o) Thanks for joining in with our spring theme over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x


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