Friday 11 February 2011

Phindy’s #42 - Spring Blossom

Our theme this week at Phindy's Place is Spring and we would like you all to join us in looking forward to warmer, sunnier days with your cards or projects.  You don't need to use one of Phindy's images to play along, but if you do, you can enter the card twice to double your chances of winning.

The image I have chosen to illustrate Spring is 'Spring Dress Kulla' and I have put Kulla dancing in the falling blossom without a care in the world. Isn't it a such a shame that the blossom doesn't remain on the trees that bit longer - here and gone in a week or so yet ever so pretty whilst it lasts.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, even on top of her paper-pieced dress hoping to get a light & airy feel to the material. The bouquet consists of a hand-made flower which was cut from pale pink cardstock and coloured over in a few places with a toning Promarker. The other flowers were in my stash but echo the simplistic shapes of my breeze-borne blossom (actually remnants of a Fiskar's circular punch pattern but are perfect tiny flowers!). The punched leaves are the Martha Stewart frond leaf and the sentiment is from Rainbow Echo.

I thought this card would be just perfect for a very good friend of 20 years now, whose birthday is coming up next week.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Sweet Stamping - spring flowers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - flowers
Digi Doodle - nature
Creative Card - for a loved one (a friend)
Ooh-La-La - for someone special (a friend)
One Stitch at a Time - digi
Karber Weekly - movies and digi, (my movie title:  Spring Fever)
Pile It On - bright & breezy
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy -anything goes.


  1. Pretty pretty card Christine, I love the colours and that image is adorable xx

  2. Real sweet card, love the LO!

    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Beautiful card, Tine! I too used to love the spring blossom when we lived in London. All the cherry trees alongside the roads.
    Here we have dogwoods, azaleas and crepe myrtles and they're very beautiful and last a bit longer than cherries.My fave time of year, when everything is new and promising. :-)

  4. What a good idea to use the "leavings" from the punch to make blossom. Your colouring is just gorgeous and I LOVE this card. Hope Spring hurries up!

  5. Gorgeous card, Tine - your coloring is fabulous and so are all those Spring blooms!
    Thank you!

  6. Wow what a beautiful card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  7. what a pretty card, the flowers and sentiment finish it beautifully. Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best

    debs x
    (guest dt)

  8. This is beautiful. Your coloring is wonderful, especially the shading on the pieced dress! Lovely card.

  9. Gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

  10. She is so lovely and your coloring... magnificent ! The sentiment is perfect, too!

  11. Such a sweet card and such wonderful colouring and design Christine. Love your flowers and pretty papers too. Chris x

  12. Oh Christine that looks stunning that beautiful colouring youve done on your image and your papers and embellishments looks gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  13. Wow, beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and CCC this week and good luck!

  14. Gorgeous image and lovely papers, thanks so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon

  15. Wow this is wonderful! I really love your colouring...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  16. Super card!
    Thanks for Piling It On :)

  17. Beautiful work, fab image and great colouring too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at OSAAT.... Jo xxx

  18. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.


  19. this is lovey
    Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy flower power challenge and hope to see you again soon
    Love Jan

  20. This is so beautiful!! I love that image and you have done an awesome job coloring her!! Oh...I love those flowers!! :)

  21. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Us Crazy.

  22. Wonderful card! Coloring over the paper pieceing is cool idea. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  23. Great card. Awesome coloring. Thank you for joining in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

  24. oh wow Tine she is just perfect for a spring card...amazing colouring as always...I love this beautiful card
    Mina xxx

  25. Gorgeous card. Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  26. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy!