Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Time for spring

Don't you think it is about time for spring!  Well May Day started with frost here in Oxfordshire but the sun soon came out to play and it has been a beautiful day.  Really hoping it will last this time.  I didn't make it to May Morning in Oxford as it was just too early.  Missed sleep = a week of misery for me. So how about a little card sprinkled with the spring daisies that are starting to pop up in my lawn?

I started by creating a custom gatefold out of some A4 Kraft Card from CWC, as are most of the bits on this card.  The daisies are one of the Delightful Daisies wreaths cut out and split in half.  I used some flowers from the Privilege kit but also punched some out and added some from my stocks to jazz them up. I love the pink and green checks. So fresh and classy.  Here's a view to see them in a bit more 3D:

And then opening up the card to see what's inside:

And finally the full inside:

I've not made a gatefold card in such a long time and I actually really enjoyed it.  The papers are from the Colleen Dolly Mixtures pad - not a duff paper in the whole pack. Love them all. I've also been encouraged by some blog posts to get out the liquid pearls and stickles for accenting again. Love them!

Hope this card has brought a little bit of spring cheer to your computer.

Helen x


Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen! Where you cut the daisy wreath in half it now looks like a butterfly - you should show that to the girls at CWC. Hope you are not too rough, try not to overdo it Karen xx

rachel said...

such a clever card Helen - and you've made me think of dim and distant memories of May morning in Oxford - I was at Teddy Hall in the late eighties - ah - those were the days xx

Anonymous said...

That is awesome chicken x R x I particularly love the spring colours and the backdrop always works well x