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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring is on its way - at The Paper Shelter - and a DT Call reminder!

Good morning all

Sorry I've been a bit absent this week - it's been another busy one!  We went away for the weekend to a boccia tournament (pronounced bo (as in bottom!) -cha) .  Its a bowls type game - a para-Olympic sport and very skilled, and very quiet! My son Tom (who is disabled and uses a wheelchair) has been playing for about a year and a half now and it was his first big tournament, so we had two nights away in Sheffield.  He got knocked out on the first day but we wet back on Sunday to see the finals and I really enjoyed it.  It was also my birthday on Saturday so we had a night out to celebrate - a good weekend all round : )  Thank you to all my crafty friends for your lovely cards and good wishes for my birthday - now I'm just on the countdown to the next one - don't these years just roll by!!

I hope spring is springing where you are - there's definitely signs around here, we have crocuses and mini daffodils in our garden (as well as lots of garden mess and broken pots so lots of tidying up to get down to)  

We have a Spring themed challenge at

The Paper Shelter

 this week we would love to see your 

Spring Delights

and by coincidence over at my challenge blog at Fab'n'Funky Challenge
we have a spring based challenge too

we would love you to

Spring into Colour!

I used one of the newer images and matching digi papers from The Paper Shelter
called Spring Trends  this pretty set is available HERE

The minute I saw this image when our lovely Veronica at TPS sent it to me
I just loved  too.  I printed the paper twice and decoupaged several of the flowers to embellish it - I think it worked rather well.  With just a few butterflies, bows and gems and a couple of die cuts and some scrap off cuts to make some little twirls on the butterflies - oh and of course a spot of glitter just for good measure! - She's such a pretty trendy girlie!  She started off with blonde hair but I gave her a touch of pink when I was adding shading to her dress with my prismacolour pencil - i think she looks as if she would have pink highlights!

As always we have a fabulous prize on offer at TPS

Challenge prize badge

and don't forget we have a DT call too!

This is what I did..

Image and digi paper - Spring Trends from TPS
Coloured with copics and Prismcolor pencils
Green card - Bazzill basics
Die - Chloe stem from Memory box
butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Gems and bows from my stash
Mini dazzles - John Lewis (in a sale bin!)
Gltter - stickles

I do hope I have inspired you to dip your toes into the Spring season - there are so many lovely spring themed images around just now - I'd love to come and visit to see yours!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

wags'n'whiskers - get ready for spring
Crafters cafe - what season are you in? (spring)

Judith xx


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning colours Judith, added goodies and most beautiful creation. I intend going into the challenge but have a TPS image I want to use.xxxx
Have a lovely day
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cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Judith, a gorgeous image and lovely soft colours.
Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

brenda said...

As always a fabulous card Judith.

Have a good Wednesday.

B x

Alison said...

This is gorgeous, Judith. I love the soft colours and the pretty embellies on your card. Perfect image for a shopaholic - like my daughter!!
Hugs, Alison xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah gorgeous hun and sounds like you had a fabby weekend and birhday, Luv Sam x

Chris said...

Very pretty and spring like Judith. Gorgeous image and colours.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you had a good weekend away Judith. Belated Happy Birthday.

Love this creation of yours it is gorgeous.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Judith, I like the gorgeous image and the papers
Kevin xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Judith I love how youve created your card, your colouring is fabulous and the whole card design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sue said...

Belated Birthday wishes Judith, I am pleased you had a good day.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the pretty image and such beautiful detailing too.
Hugs Sue xx

Veerle said...

Beautiful card Judith. Greetings, Veerle

Debby Kuster said...

this girl is so cute. I think she went shopping for a new spring outfit

hugs Debby

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Judith love that wonderful image also the amazing design, fantastic make.
lorraine x

Kim said...

great card Judith, love the soft spring colours
Kim x

Bad Kitty said...

great card

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Judith, love the image beautifully coloured and such pretty colours and details.
Glad you had a lovely weekend and Birthday.
Wendy xx

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Judith, so pretty. Carol x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the fun die cuts you added!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I had to laugh when I saw how many of us chose this image. But, they are all different and so we have shown versatility with this image! LOL! Beautiful job my friend and as usual your details are lovely.

Regina said...

Judith, such a sweet image and so perfect to remind us that spring is on its way!
hugs Regina

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Judith and I love her pink highlights! Belated birthday wishes too! Susan x

alex said...

Very pretty card, thank you for sharing at The Crafters Café, hope to see you again soon
{Crafters Cafe DT Member}
Alex x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Judith...Love the image and colours....Joolsx

Gail said...

This is so pretty. You've picked out beautiful papers to accompany this wonderful image that you colored perfectly! This is such a pretty and cheerful card! Hugs, Gail