Monday, 5 March 2012

Lily of the Valley




Good morning. The weekend has just flown by as usual and I only just  remembered to take a quick photo of this card before it "left home" with some others. 
The Lily of the Valley digi image is from A Passion for Stamps, as usual, and is coloured with Promarkers. The diecut is by Nellie Snellen.
This time I've teamed up my new Up, Up and Away (First Edition) paper with some from My Mind's Eye.
I just couldn't resist the Tonic Studios Vine Border which I used on my "Pups in a Basket"  Birthday card (2 posts ago) but this time I think it's more effective because I've punched it in white and added it over a plainer background. I've used the Pansies Accent Punch with the Corner wings to place the corner flowers exactly in the 4 corners and added the Mini Butterfly punch to the side edges of the patterned  paper.



Don't forget that there is a giveaway on Blog Tonic at the moment for a set of Petal Pairs Petites. These are amazing punches and if you nip over to the blog you'll see lots of examples of how they can be used.

Challenges
Kaboodles ...let's see some flowers
Alphabet Challenge  B is for Busy Bugs
Crafty Catz ...punches or dies
Divas by Design ...spots/ stripes

21 comments:

  1. I love lilies of the valley and you have just reminded me that I need to go out and buy some more plants now, while they are in the green, having lost a lot of ours to building work. Your card is beautiful, just the right colours to set off the design. xx Maggie

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  2. Wow, you are fast! Great card too! Thanx for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles.

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  3. Hi Ruth, love this card, great punched edges and lovely image. Hugs, Frea

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  4. This is gorgeous Ruth! Beautiful image and I love the tiny butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

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  5. amazing how beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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  6. Lovely fresh card Ruth. Loving the vine border and the wee butterflies up the sides add a lightness. Welcome to spring!

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  7. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  8. This is a beautiful card, and the colours really go well. Tinaxx

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  9. so stunning ruth.i love your green colours and gorgeous image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. Stunning card, lovely colours and yummy paper. xx

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  11. Stunning card Ruth,beautiful image and love that border & little butterflies.
    Wendy xx

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  12. lovely card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

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  13. Gorgeous card lovely colours & i just love those punches especially the flowers & butterflies x

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  14. A very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Emma (The Sparkly Fairy)

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  15. Very lovely card! Great use of punches. Thanks for joining us for our Think Spring! challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

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  16. Beautiful card Ruth. Hugs Rita xx

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  17. Gracious and delicate card with the favourite mum's flower.I love it and treasure it ! The colours fit so good and everythng's perfect!
    Be loved,aureliaeugenia

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  18. ooh i love green and the lily of the valley image is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

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  19. I missed this one Ruth, sorry I;m only just checking in. such delicate flowers and that follows through on the punches which are eually so.

    B x

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the lily stamp.

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  21. Hi Ruth
    Please check out my blog as i have a surprise for you x

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth