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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spring Pastels

Well we're still waiting for Spring to arrive in the North East - yesterday it started to snow on my way to work in Durham and this morning I had to de-ice the car!

Never mind, it doesn't stop me being inspired by the pastel shades associated with Spring and Easter - this is for a colleague at work who is celebrating a milestone birthday.

The rose is a gorgeous digi by Birdie Brown - I've printed it a few times on pink paper and the layered it for a decoupage effect. I created the numbers in Word and changed the outline to a dash rather than a continuous line to match the digi - ditto with the blue matting paper. The embossed backing sheet was done with a free butterfly and flower embossing folder that came with a magazine.

I've entered this into the following challenges:

Divas By Design - Spring Colours
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More -  Anything goes (CAS)
Crafting For All Seasons - Floral Delight 
Crafting Creations Challenges - Flowers or fairies

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  1. Love that rose!! ... gorgeous with the layers. Fabulous idea to use Word to create your large numbers and use the dash line - so perfect. Great spring colors and perfectly matched with your flower and butterfly embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll :)

  2. Love your clean and simple design. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

  3. a fabulous card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. This is a fabulous card, lovely embossed background.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  5. Adorable card!! Love the great design, pretty colors and that gorgeous flower!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. Soooo beautiful! Love the rose.

  7. Love the embossed background and how you created the stitching using word. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbows xxx

  8. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  9. Such a pretty card! I have that digi too - gonna have to try layering it like you did as it is so pretty. The recipient is sure to love it! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M