Friday, March 22, 2013

A Host of Golden Daffodils

 I have another card with a spring feel to it today, which is kind of ironic as we're heading into autumn here... glorious day today, blue sky, fresh breeze and only about 26C - so much better than those too-hot-for-me months ;) 

I've made another easel card, do love 'em! Addicted to Stamps has Easel Cards for their challenge theme so I'm entering there.
I've used another sweet image from Di's Digi Designs, this is Little Bunnies Daffodils; such a joy to colour - which I have done with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  My Time to Craft has a Bunnies challenge - I'm in - Deep Ocean Challenge has Cute and Cuddly for their challenge so I'm in there too.
I've used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, great sketch thanks!  I used papers from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens pad (which I've had for-eva so I'm entering the Totally Gorjuss Something Old challenge) and Merci's Tangerine Tang pad.  I got the Merci paper in Big W! it's fabulous, heavy weight and most sheets have glitter or foil (on this one the orange circles are foiled, not that it shows in the pics, grrr).  The card for matting is from American Crafts and Bazzil, 
 I cut the image panel using Nestabilities Labels One and the orange mat for the image using Nestabilities Decorative Labels One.  The orange mat on the sentiment is from Nestabilities Floral Ovals, the purple is from Nestabilities Standard ovals and the sentiment itself is from Craftworks Cards :-)  The ribbon is from my stash, Craft Your Passion and Paper Crafting Journey both have Ribbon or Lace as their challenge themes so I'm entering there. 
I added daffodils and bead sprigs from Mulberry Crafts, a leafy flourish from Cheery Lynn and some small punched flowers with Gold Stickles centres.  I coloured pearls to match using Copics.  The current 2 Sisters Challenge is Flowers for Spring, The Paper Shelter has Spring, Colour Me Copic  has Spring Colours, My Mums Craft Shop has Spring has Sprung, Simon Says Challenge  has Easter/Spring as does Gem of a ChallengeOne Stop Craft Challenge and Bearly Mine Challenges have Anything goes themes so I'm entering there too.

Well that's it for today's card, now just a quck note for my Followers (and anyone who Follows any Blog really ;) )No doubt you'll have heard that Google is binning their Reader; I have investigated it and as far as I can tell we Bloggers need to find a different way of receiving posts from Blogs we Follow, there are a couple of Readers that fit the bill, Feedly is one and the most popular of them seems to be Bloglovin' ... you don't have to "rejoin" any of the Blogs you Follow, if you sign up for Bloglovin' (which is easy to do, I might add) all the Blogs in your Reading List will be migrated there.  After 1st July, when your Reading List will no longer appear on your Blogger Dashboard you will need to Follow new blogs using your Bloglovin' account (your daily feed is sent straight to your email, so easy peasy) or by clicking on the "Follow This Blog on Bloglovin'" Button if it's available on the Blog you want to Follow
In short, you do need to sign up to a new Reader like Bloglovin' to get notification of when a blog you follow has a new post, you don't have to go to every blog you Follow  now and "reFollow"; your list will go over to Bloglovin' automatically.
I hope that all makes sense,it's just that I can feel a kind of panic out in Blogland the last week or so since Google made their announcement and thought I'd share my thoughts on it :D
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant sketch gogrous card Ginny x

catherine said...

This is very beautiful Donna and a great take on my sketch. Thanks for joining us over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
x catherine

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Donna, I love the colours & all the details :o)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter too!


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous spring card Donna, fabulous colouring,love the flowers and colours..


Christine said...

Gorgeous cute Spring creation sweet image great colours.

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna. I love that cute image. Your colouring is fabulous and the papers and details are so beautiful.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Pat K said...

Wow, Donna I love this card. He is soo cute and the design is fabulous as always. hugs, Pat K xx

Dawny P said...

What a lovely card – the colours you used are wonderful. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Challenge. Happy Spring wishes, Dawny x

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Donna, love the sweet image, fabulous colouring.
Wendy xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the adorable image and very pretty details. AMAZING colouring as always hun.

Donna x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Gorgeous creation Donna, wonderful work on the image and I love the flowers you added, so pretty!! Hugs:)

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous love all the warm bright and cheerful colours the beautiful image and that gorgeous die surround
Hugs Kate xx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Donna, I love those daffodils they are coloured beautifully. I do envy your weather, Britain is covered in snow and it's blowing a blizzard out there, I just hope we get a summer this year.
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps challenge this week.
Hugs Teresa x

Brook said...

Wonderful card, and I just love how you've colored that little fella up. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Dawn said...

Fantastic card, Donna! That bunny is so sweet and your colouring looks amazing. Love the bright spring colours, though orange works well for fall too :). Gorgeous floral arrangement.

Hugs, Dawn

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is really adorable! Love easel cards (-:
So glad you joined us at the CMC Challenge!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Donna, the image is adorable and I love those pretty flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx