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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Pretty Card For Spring

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  Yesterday I posted a picture of some beautiful green, sprouting out of my garden which assures me that spring is just a heart beat away. Then this morning I awoke to a ground covered in fresh snow!  Wow, you just never know what is going to happen from one day to the next. This was  a simple reminder to enjoy every day, every moment because you just never know what is around the corner.  I remember reading a quote once that said 
'Life is not a dress rehearsal'.  How true, we must try to make the most out of each day we have.

The card I have for you today is a pretty spring card that I was inspired to make by the 100th birthday challenge at fridaymashup.   
They are having a special challenge this week where you can choose from any of their 100 challenges. This card I have made comes from challenge #21 which is to use the sketch, and use dry embossing.  Here is the sketch

Here is my card:


I never think the cards look quite as stunning in the pictures as they do in person, but I really love this card.  I have made it on a pink polka dot paper which is bought as a single from Michaels.  The embossed sheets are both linen papers done with a cuttlebug embossing folder and I added little white pearls to add a touch of elegance.  I made the flower with my Ultimate Creative Sampler Cartridge for my Cricut machine.   I decided not to add a sentiment because I have someone in mind to give it to and didn't have the right words to put on it.  
I think this little card though simple has a real spring like feel to it and a simple touch of class, I hope you like it too.

Besides entering it in the Friday Mashup I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:

I would like to thank you so much for coming to my blog  today.  This blog has been a source of joy and inspiration for me as I hope it has been for others. I would be so honored if you would choose to become a follower of my blog. My goal is to have 100 followers before my birthday which is in August. You can help me reach that goal by joining me now.

 Each and every comment received is  read and appreciated more than you will ever know.


  1. Hi, Cathryn!! Sorry I haven't been back before now! I sure appreciated your comment and your Cricut tips! I will certainly keep them in mind as I investigate mine. I've tried only a few basic things and know there is a world of possibilities with it,so thanks so much for taking the time to share! This is a sweet card, as is the one on the previous post! And I loved seeing your little sign of Spring...I'm SO ready for it!! I'll hit the follow button when I'm done and keep an eye on this new blogging journey of yours! It's so much fun, so welcome, and ENJOY!!!

  2. Morning Cathryn, I totally agree What a beautiful card this is.. Lovely spring colours & embossing... I do Love your flower.. Thank you for your kind comments I'm following you too... Hugs May x x x

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to leave a comment! I'm so glad you playing along with us at the Friday Mashup again this week! Your card is so pretty in pink, and I love that flower embossing!

  4. the embossing! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  5. Very nice, the embossing looks great and that flower really stands out.

    Thanks for joining us for the 100th Challenge celebration at The Friday Mashup!

  6. This is very, very pretty and elegant, just lke your name hehehe! Thanks for playing along with the My Creative Time Challenge! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  7. The embossing is GREAT and looks sooo pretty!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

  8. What a sweet card - love that embossing - thanks for sharing at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie x

  9. Very pretty card, really sweet!!Channa