It must be Spring outside, the weather man says 18C tomorrow (Sunday), that’s not the normal temperature in these parts in early March I can tell you.  Our clocks also go forward tonight too, two weeks earlier than in the UK, and if those temperatures persist for any length of time coupled with the extra daylight hours, it’s really going to feel like we’ve seen the back of Winter.

So I made a Spring card today for a few challenges, with a lovely new PB stamp that has been on my wish list for ages, and I finally got it at Christmas.  This is it’s first outing.

The image was watercoloured with Distress Inks and a couple of Marvy LePlume watercolour markers, and I added a little bob tail to the one bunny, it came in a package with some chalks, but I never really use them so decided that little fella should have one!  The backing paper is from a free Serif pack that was on a card making magazine last year, and the yellow spotty paper is from a Making Memories pack called English Garden, I used to use it all of the time but probably haven’t pulled it out sine this time last year.

The sentiment was also a freebie on a magazine, it’s by Helz Cuppleditch.  The backing card is DCWV, and the ribbon and gems are from Michaels.  The punch is of course, a Martha one!  The LO is based on the current (for another day!) sketch at Sketch & Stash.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: The Paper Company Kraft ~ DCWV
  • DP: Serif Picnic In The Park ~ Making Memories English Garden
  • Stamps: Penny Black  Bunny Friends ~ Helz Cuppleditch Freebie Sentiment
  • Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Warm Honey, Scattered Straw & Tumbled Glass ~ Memento Cottage Ivy
  • Embellies: Ribbon & Gems from Michaels ~ Marvy LePlume Markers ~ Tsukineko Black Ink Pen ~ Chalk Applicator (for bunny tail)
  • Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch ~ Fiskars Oval Shape Template & Cutter



Penny Black @ Allsorts ~ Springtime

Sketch & Stash ~ Current LO plus new stamps and old paper

Joanna Sheen Challenge ~ Spring/Easter

Crafters Companion ~ Spring

St Luke’s Charity Challenge ~ Spring