11 April 2016

Spring has sprung again!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're keeping well! We've had all four seasons' worth of weather here in Ireland in the last few days, including some impressive hailstones, but during the majority of time one can smell spring in the air again - finally! Going for walks with my little baba is becoming really pleasant (apart from the days when we're racing with the rain clouds LOL), and it's so nice to see cherry blossom trees and magnolia trees starting to bloom.

I'm feeling totally floral-like recently, and my recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers set is helping me reflect my mood on the cards. I'm so happy I bought this set! I was hesitating for quite a while, but it was money well spent for sure! 

Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for the Seven Hills Crafts challenge (link towards the end of the post) - I used the colours from the middle picture as my inspiration. Truth be told, this colour combo itself was in my head even before I have seen the inspiration photos, so I was very happy to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that aquas and yellows go nicely together! :o)

I have to tell you, I am absolutely in love with this card (how modest of me, ha!), and it's definitely one of my recent favourites - I'm not sure if I'm going to part with it anytime soon!

 I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - Monthly challenge - used colours from the middle photo
QKR Stampede - Spring has sprung
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
A Gem of a challenge - Don't be a square
SSS Monday Challenge - April showers bring may flowers

Have a fantastic and full of spring week!


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING FLOWERS SSS101595 Reason To Smile Wplus9 THAT IS ALL Clear Stamps CLWP9TIA WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TIM27126 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Die S5-180 Spellbinders A2 CURVED BORDERS ONE Dies Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
MME Sky's the limit Enamel Dots (they appear to be discontinued, sorry!)


  1. Just love your card! Gorgeous colors and gorgeous images and gorgeous layout!

  2. Beautiful card, love how you have used the flowers here.

  3. Fab card, love your design. Nicola x

  4. This card is awesome! I just love the dimension!

  5. Love love love this :) Love your colouring and your very clever design. Thanks for playing seven hills crafts challenge.
    Kate xx

  6. It's no wonder you love it so much! It's stunning! The color palete is yummy. What mediums did you use?

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. Almost all of the supplies are listed under the blog post - I used distress inks in the listed colours for colouring. What other medium details are you looking for - happy to give you more info :-)

  7. Awesome card Mirella! I love how you tucked the flowers under the wave border and the colors are so gorgeous! Thanks for joining our "Spring has Sprung" challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  8. Great-great card. Love the very clever design and colors! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede our "Spring Has Sprun" challenge.

  9. Fantastic card! Love the way you tucked the flowers under, and the different layers work really well together! Thanks so much for playing in our Seven Hills Crafts challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!


  10. beautiful card Mirella...I love it too...great use of the stamp set and fingers crossed that the weather settles down and we see some sunshine...thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  11. Mirella, I love your card! The colors are beautiful and I just love how you have tucked the flowers up under the curve. I am so glad you joined us in our April Showers challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hope you are enjoying spring! Maura

  12. You have every right to be in love with it- it's beautiful! Love the curvyness too! Thanks for playing along with the Seven Hills Crafts challenge! xx


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