We’ve had a lovely few days here in SE Michigan, Friday we actually got into double figures temperature wise which is completely unheard of for the time of year.  The birds were singing, the sun was shining and we could actually see grass for the first time since November.  Of course, we’re now under a winter storm warning today for this afternoon into Monday which is supposed to give us 4″ – 8″ of snow, but it was really nice while it lasted!!

Still, I can make it Spring indoors if i want to!  And that’s the theme this week over at Less Is More, the wonderful new challenge blog for all things Clean and Simple.  If anything, the number of entrants last week was even greater than their first week, proving it all wasn’t a big fluke and we all didn’t enter just because we know Chrissie and Mandi and wanted to support them!!!

So, my card, clean and simple because a) it has to be so, and b) because I love this style!

The beautiful image is from Hampton Art and was water coloured with pencils, before being mounted on to lilac and purple card, there’s also a little bit of Yellow Stickles in the centre of the three flower heads.  The card base was a freebie from a UK magazine and I cut it down to 4 1/2″ square.  The ric-rac ribbon is actually more dark purple than blue but it seems to be confusing the camera a bit.  The sentiment is from a The Paper Company Studio clear set, and a few purple gems finish off the card without over whelming it.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Freebie from UK magazine ~ The Paper Company
  • Stamps: Hampton Art “Violets” ~ TPC Studio “Playful Expressions”
  • Ink: Memories Black Dye Ink
  • Embellies: Water colour pencils ~ Ribbon and gems from Michaels ~ Yellow Stickles



Less Is More ~ Theme Challenge – Spring

Allsorts ~ Inspired By Nature

Fabulous Friday ~ No Patterned Paper

Charisma Cardz Challenges ~ Spring Has Sprung

The Creative Cottage ~ Fabulous Florals