Sunday 6 March 2016

Spring daffodils ...

Since my earlier post we have lost the sunshine ... it's been replaced by overcast skies and hail!!  The type of day that makes it appealing to stay in and craft ... I did pop out this morning for Mother's Day coffee with my son and to treat myself to a new laptop!!  I usually do the ironing on a Sunday morning but in celebration of Mother's Day I decided to save that fun until tomorrow ... it makes it feel like a days holiday (well, almost!).

Another citrus card ... using leftovers from my earlier card.

I used the positive die cut left from my citrus smile card for the circle background (check out my earlier post for details).  I stamped and heat embossed the daffodils before using distress inks to water colour them.  I then used a stitched die to cut the square panel before adhering it to the main panel using funky foam to add dimension.

I used:
STAMPlorations The Birds and Blooms
WOW Embossing Powder
Distress Inks - Squeezed lemonade, Scattered straw, Spiced marmalade

I'm entering the following challenges:
"Less is More" Colour challenge - CITRUS
TIME OUT #51 Easter and/or Spring with the optional extra of masking

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - a new challenge



  1. Love the sunny, spring-y feel of your card, Elaine! Beautiful embossing and watercoloring on those daffodils. Always happy to see your lovely creations in the STAMPlorations gallery. Happy Mother's day to you!! Hugs :o)

  2. Wonderfully cheerful and spring-like! Those daffodils are fab!

  3. Another great card, love the daffodil stamp you've used. Karen x

  4. Happy Mother's Day and what a good way to spend it. This is a citrus joy! Fab design, love the embossing and water colour. Haven't checked out your earlier card yet, but off to do that now. Thanks for joining TO

  5. What beautiful circles and daffodils, Elaine! Happy Mother's Day and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Another great card. I do love that circles die - can I ask what it's called??

    1. The die is a Sizzix Thinlit called Bright Bubbles, 661166. Thanks for visiting!

  7. Love the circles! Great design..thanks for sharing at LIM.

  8. Another beautiful card Elaine. So glad that you used the positive cuts from your earlier card and the emboss resist daffodils are a really good match for the circles. Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for this additional entry into Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  9. A yummy combination of citrus shades Elaine and love the emboss resist and colours you've created. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to touch the iron yesterday so hope you weren't tempted! Thanks as always for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

  10. Loving that new die, but as you already saw you tempted me the other week with a purchase so not doing that again LOL. I usually love any card I make for about five seconds after I finish it and then hate it, so need to blog it very quickly.
    Love your cards with this die, especially with the alcohol inks, it looks like you could dive right into it.

  11. Your die-cut ring background is so pretty and looks amazing paired with your beautifully watercoloured daffodils. I especially love this layout and design that is unique and oh-so creative. Awesome card Elaine. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Mix Up. xx

  12. I do like to see stuff used up Elaine, your circles look great and the daffs are lovely!
    Thanks again!
    "Less is More"

  13. Wonderful card, love the circles behind the beautiful soft flowers. Perfect

  14. Love this, Elaine - so fresh and pretty! I'm glad that you had a good Mothers Day too :) Great to see you at Less Is More x

  15. I'm loving all the daffs at the moment and these look great in white with the watercolouring. Your leftover circles are a great backdrop too, very resourceful :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  16. WOW such super gorgeous flowers
    PS : I am having a celebration on my blog...please do drop in when you can.Here is the link : 5 Million Page-views Celebration

  17. I love how cheerful this card is! Using the diecut in the background with the rounded corners of the card works so very well!

    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stamplorations DT

  18. Such a pretty Spring card Elaine, love your circles and daffodils too ;) Viv xx

  19. Such a gorgeous card. Love the layout, the die cut circles and the pretty yellow daffodils.

  20. Great layout for a citrus-y fun Springtime card! I love the die cut - it creates such a fun backdrop for those flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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