Monday, 8 March 2010

Spring really is coming!

I'm not really sure why this card appears blurred at the bottom. I've tried to do things to make it clearer but no success. Anyway here is my first spring card to celebrate Spring. We are having sunny days down here in Somerset, Uk, but the air is very chilly and not spring like. But I have seen crocuses in flower so that is a cheerful sign. We had a really cold winter and apparently that means that the daffodils, tulips and crocuses will be more spectacular than normal, yay!

On this card I used two retired rabbit images from Hero Arts. 'Retired' meaning they don't sell them anymore, not that they are too old to work :). Hero Arts are going to be bringing out some new Spring and Easter images out very soon (March 10) - I keep seeing sneaky peaks on their blogs, can't wait to see them. Anyway I love my retired rabbits, they are so cute I will keep them forever.

The circle was made with a Nestabilities die that I embossed with Cuttlebug swirls and Sissix daisies. The 'grassy' bit I punched the edge with a Stampin Up scallop punch. The background paper is also Stampin Up.

I love Stampin Up's papers, they are always gorgeous. Actually I buy them and then love them so much I don't want to cut into them to use them!

I'm excited this week as it is my birthday and I will be half a 100 yrs old!! I have just had a delivery ... I know what it is, and it is from my Mum .... woo hoo I have been given a Big Shot Express!!!!!!!!!!!! My Cuttlebug is gorgeous but my wrists are quite weak so I'm having difficulty using it so I'm having to go electric. I would say a BIG THANK YOU to my Mum but she won't be reading this so I'm gonna ring her any minute.

Check out this little beauty... and the best thing is I will be able to use all my Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders with it

Happy Monday everyone!