Friday, February 23, 2018

First flowers of spring

My SIL says her crocuses have come up.  I don't have any at my new house, but at my old house they were always a welcome sign spring was about to arrive.
Which brings me to this card featuring a crocus image from Bugaboo, which has a lovely friendship sentiment. This card uses the Stella Says Sketch layout for this week. For embellishments, there's a line of lavender lace, a diecut butterfly sponged with some yellowish Distress ink, and some gems.

This card is entered in these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch #604
Butterfly Challenge 95 -- purple and patterned paper
The Paper Shelter #327 -- Things that fly
Crafty Sentiments -- Spring
Crafting By Designs -- Friendship
Word Art Wednesday #322 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper


  1. Beautiful card. Love the purple color. Thanks for joining in the Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. I have a few crocus coming up in the garden mostly all purple ones too. The birds seem to eat all the yellow ones .
    Love your card with the purple check paper and the crocus image. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Lovely card the purple really stands out. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Love the crocus we can't grow them over here neither can we grow decent bluebells.
    Margaret M

  4. Super cute creation. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our Stella Says Sketch challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

  5. Cute, cute card, thanks for playing along in our Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch The Bug.

  6. So pretty...the lavender color and your embellishing are so delicate! Thank you for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

  7. Thats a sweet image and a lovely butterfly. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. The purple tones are so pretty and the lace trim is a fabulous touch. Love how the butterflies match.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Spring challenge.

  9. Great card, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.


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