Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunny April Weekend

How unusual, but how welcome, to have such wonderfully good weather in early April! The sun has been shining all weekend and we have made the most of it by spending much of the time outside including gardening, picnic lunches, trips to the park and general fun in our garden. Yesterday Alex and I went to spend some time with friends who gave him yet another birthday present and a cake with candles and then we went to the park where Alex and Katie went down the slide together, played racing games and generally had a wonderful time.

Crafting wise I decided to make an Easter basket for this week’s Quirky Crafts challenge. The challenge is Spring or Easter with punches and sparkles. I used my Martha Stewart edging punch on glittery card for the handle, then also added sparkly flowers. The images were from the sponsor this week ‘Digital Delights’. I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp ‘Spring colours/Easter’, Fresh Brewed ‘flowers’, Meljen’s Easter inspired, Papercutz ‘bunny, lamb, chick or Easter eggs’ and Sew Many challenges colour scheme of ‘blue, purple, pink and green’.
I also made a single layer card for this weeks Less is More challenge which was to focus on the sentiment. I made the sentiment on the computer using three of the standard word fonts and made it to fit around the bridge stamp and then added a bird for the full effect.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

36 comments:

Jane said...

WOW stunning card xx

Chrissie said...

Hi Caro, I'm not sure that the sentiment is the focus of your card this week, as the image seems to take precedence over it, tucked as it is under the bridge.
It's quite a tricky concept, but it's a lovely card nevertheless.
Enjoy your week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Stunning Caro
Beautiful image that I think could stand alone well without the bird
Thank you
mandi
Less is More

Jan said...

How elegant xx Jan

ding said...

Beautiful card, a wonderful combination of the sentiment and images.
Diane x

Kathyk said...

It's lovely and a great sentiment too

Kathyk

themessycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Hugs x ChrisB

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous!! you know that would also fit one layer wednesdays theme?

Katina said...

Beautiful card Caro and so perfect for the occasion. x

Rita said...

Beautiful sentiment, and I love that stamp too. Hugs Rita xx

Linby said...

Stunning card and made even more so by you designing the words to fit around the stamp.
Linbyx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, with a heartfelt sentiment.

Susan said...

What a beautiful sympathy card!!

Kate said...

lovely card, scene very evocative too, whose stamps are they? I'm not a LIMette so no card on my blog to see, just a lurker and "peeping tom" :-)

Hello From Texas said...

Very pretty and soothing. All sympathy cards should be OLC and lovely as this.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card for the challenge...cute "kiddos, too"!!

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning!!
Hope you had fun with our stamps this week too:)
Hugs
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)
www.digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com

Cheryl said...

What a cute little basket! Thank you for joining our Easter Inspired challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

--Cheryl--

**Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

Sue said...

Hi Caro
a beautiful card, luv the image, sue,x

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful combination of stamps and sentiment

Tricia :O) said...

WOW - GORGEOUS!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

A lovely card. Like everything about it.

Faith A said...

alovely card and the sentiment is lovely too

Lizy said...

A really beautiful card Caro!
Lizy x

Stacy said...

Cute kiddos! And adorable Project! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Shobana said...

Simply beautiful! :)

Tejal said...

Simply stunning!! love it!

Anna-Karin said...

A simple, elegant and beautiful card!

Anna-Karin

Aileen said...

Stunning card, your image is Wow. x

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card... Chrissieann xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a cute little basket and beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Lynne said...

Super card.
Lynne xxx

Babs said...

Love the sentiment very comforting a lovely image too...

Babs x

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful Caro! I love your sentiment and the beautiful way you colored in the bridge! Such a peaceful scene!

Joan said...

A lovely card and the sentiment is beautiful

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to design, but this is heartfelt and beautiful. Love the placement of the sentiment. Sylvia xx