Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring Crocus

    With Valentine's Day out of the way, I'm starting on St. Patrick's and Easter cards for family and friends.  My card today is perfect for an Easter card.  I used the beautiful crocus image which is part of the "Spring Blocks" set from Deedee's Digis.

     This time I used the pre-colored image, added the sentiment, die cut it with one of my square dies from Spellbinders, and matted it with black.  The embossing was done with one of my Darise folders.  The little flowers were hand punched and I added glitter and beaded gems.

     This card was also influenced by the challenge over at Time Out where we have to CASE this card by Kylie.    I was most taken by the flowers and the embossing.  Thanks, Kylie!

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     I'm back from my long weekend and trying to get caught up on email and visits.  I'll be around soon.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Cumbrianlass said...

Beautiful card NC love the colours
and the Crocus image.
Janet xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Just a beautiful beautiful lovely card Connie!

Donna Hanley said...

Crocus is a beautiful flower that I wonder if I will ever see this year. Your beautiful card may be the closest thing to me actually seeing any flowers at all with all this snow we have covering our gardens. I really like the embossing and your added flowers also. Have a spring like day, Connie.

Linda Simpson said...

I love crocus' they are such a beautiful flower and associated with spring just being around the corner. Gorgeous card!
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! This is so pretty and love the black matting and that embossing. The tiny flowers are that extra little special addition. Love it!
Hope you had a fun weekend.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous NC!! Love the purple colors here!! HUGS

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this beautiful image- and your matting that makes it pop! Loving the embossed BG and the pretty little flowers you added. Hoping you had a fab weekend- you have really been on the go alot lately!

Loll said...

Gorgeous flowers and colour combo! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Nonni said...

I love those tulips and your color palette! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Two very pretty cards! I love yours & the one you cased too!
Dawn xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful job on this image. Love the sentiment on this pretty card too.

Drea Slee said...

So pretty! I love the embossing and purples!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT Host Inspirational #207

Debbie said...

Beautiful Easter card, Connie!
The crocus image is so pretty and I love embossing!!

Chasing the Dream said...

Oh NC, this is so gorgeous in the purple. Beautifully designed with fantastic texture

Benzi said...

I love the beautiful crocus flower. I haven't seen mine yet but the daffodils are getting ready to bloom. Saw some over the weekend blooming (not mine). What a grand site! Your colors make it even more beautiful for Easter.

Michelle said...

Very beautiful card. Love the embossing on the background paper and the way you put the flowers on it. Thank You for sharing with us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Michelle (DT)

Danoesja said...

It's a beautiful card with beautiful colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Shona Chambers said...

Just have to say those three gorgeous kittens are a wonderful welcome to your blog!! Loving your card and its such a beautiful image. Goes perfectly with that lovely embossed purple card and flower embellishments. So glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Now this is a beautifully pre-colored image. I love how you have designed your card to focus on the image Wonderful job NC...Hugs, joann

Kylie said...

I love your take on my card! That pre-coloured image is so beautiful and the embossed background is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Helene E said...

Adorable project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

kReN said...

When I saw this card, I had to get out my set and make one too. Hope to post it on my blog soon.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous coloring on your card! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirational blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Cathy P. said...

What a fun use of a pre-colored image, Connie. The crocus' are gorgeous with your embossed paper and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight. Cathy DT