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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

TLT - Susan's Challenge - Spring!

Good morning and a happy TLT to you! Another 2 weeks have flown by and we're almost halfway through March..crazy!

Notice anything different about my blog (and the Challenge Blog)? Isn't it fantabulous!!! I just loved Julie's makeover by lovely Lou...I'm so happy with it and glad it's no longer green!!

Thank you for you fabtastic entries to our new release Blog Hop and Add A Number Challenge. To see if you are a winner pop on over to the Challenge Blog

Today's challenge has been brought to you by super talented Ladybug Susan. She has chosen Spring but I think after a brief spring spell last week, winter is back with a vengeance. We had crazy snow blizzards crossed with sunny spells on Sunday and we woke to a blanket of snow yesterday morning! It's so cccccold but hopefully our challenge will warm you up.

I made this card for my MIL for Mother's Day...following the Keep Calm quotes it says Keep Calm on the outside and It's Mother's Day on the inside...I thought I was quite clever lololol.


The picture makes the card look quite insipid (or maybe it's my lack of Photoshop skills lol) but IRL it was bright and cheery. I've used Wheelbarrow Delight from the Floral Delight collection. I loved coloring this with my Copics.


I added lots of glitter, some liquid pearls and Glossy Accents to the sunflower center.



I love layering the flowers using different textures


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network - Pastel or Spring
Digi Makeover Challenge - Easter/Spring
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog - Buttons or Bows
Celebrate The Occasion - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Sentiments - Hello Spring

I've got an order for wedding invites and place cards and unfortunately I used the same heart die for the sample that I used for Nic and Ben's invitations...can't think how I forgot what a nightmare they were to cut out. Well, the bride loved them didn't she hmph! Thankfully Susan came to my rescue with her Ebosser and 134 hearts are winging their way to me. I'm hoping Mr Postie will be delivering them today :-D

Hope you have a great week.

Catch ya later x

28 comments:

Marianne said...

Hi Kerry, long time no visit. Love the new design, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was like before. Isn't it strange how the mind works? Anyhow, love the card and those of the other DT members. Makes me want to colour up one of the gardening images I printed out ages ago. Heck, maybe I'll even submit a card into the challenge this fortnight LOL.
Marianne x

Jane said...

What a lush card Kerry. Gorgeous colours and a sprinkle of bling too..perfect. I love the flower tied with twine, it goes so very well there. Spring is a very good idea for a theme, perhaps it will pull it closer for us all ;0)
XXXXXXXXX

Rose said...

Kerry, your beautifully colored, sparkly and textured Wheelbarrow Delight looks fabulous on this wonderful Springtime Mum's Day card! So very pretty! Hugz, ~ Rose

Lisa Jane said...

Looks bright and cheery to me .. i love that wheelbarrow .. so pretty and the layered flower is gorgeous
Lisa x

Sally said...

Great card Kerry love the colours very Spring like unlike the weather! Fab flower too.
Hugs Sally xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Kerry, love the colours and the image of course.
Good luck with the invites and yes I do love your new look blog header, very nice and warm.

Kath x

DesignerDiva said...

Such a pretty card Kerry, love the orange and pink together and I don't think it looks insipid in the picture so it must be MEGA bright IRL lol
Good luck with the invites - one lot of wedding invites were enough for me!
Hugs Laurie x

Claire Newcombe said...

I love this - so fresh and perfect for spring.The flower you have crafted is beautiful and so sweet.

Thank you so much for entering Artistic Inspirations this week.
Claire x
(DT)

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

It certainly looks bright and cheery in your picture. I love the colors with all your beautiful details inside and out, lovely card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

Chrisboldo said...

Hi kerry,
What a pretty card for your MIL, sure she will love it. Will be following you now. Come visit me sometime.

Chris Boldovici
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Chrissy said...

Very pretty card Kerry, love the image and colouring, love the sparkle and shine and love the layered flower.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sylv said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and gorgeous image.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT Team

Mary J said...

Gorgeous card, Kerry! I wish the Spring was actually here though!

Anna Jasiolek said...

There is a spring on your card, definitely! Love that you kept it simple. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Fabulous card and colors Kerry. I saw this on MIM. Faye

Whimsey said...

WOW - love the new header banner - colors are fab; love the pop of red throughout too!

I so miss my blog makeover I used to have...one day it was just GONE; turns out the designer quit hosting but never told me. :(

Anywho - great card; those keep calm quotes are everywhere; very clever!

pinky said...

Love your new look blog Kerry. Your card is perfect for spring, love the image and love the texture in your flower. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Pinky

Claire Newcombe said...

a stunning spring card, and the touches of glitter are perfect.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.
Claire x
(DT member)

Claire Newcombe said...

a stunning spring card, and the touches of glitter are perfect.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.
Claire x
(DT member)

Claire Newcombe said...

a stunning spring card, and the touches of glitter are perfect.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.
Claire x
(DT member)

Sister Act Card Challenge said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Faith A said...

The card is beautiful and all those flowers to colour! a lovely result.

As for your new look blog, WOW, that makes an impact, looks like it's yours too, if that makes sense.

Sande said...

Wonderful card Kerry! Love this button flower :)

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on the Buttons or Bows challenge. Hope to see your lovely works again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Susan said...

Love this Kerry - gorgeous image - must dig mine out ;0)
The peach is perfect for this card - and the flower is just stunnalicious xxxx

Adrian said...

Pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Kay Dalton said...

what a bright happy card , thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

Kay Dalton said...

what a bright happy card , thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz, CSD DT