Monday, 28 March 2016


Hi everyone. Hope you had a fabulous day yesterday. Today I'm sharing the Easter card I made for my parents.

Daffodils have a special significance for me as they remind me of my lovely Granny, who died when I was 17. She had a swathe of daffodils in her garden when I was small and I can remember the garden vividly. This stamp is from Crafter's Companion, called Springtime. Not only is it beautiful but stamps like a dream. 

I stamped the image using Versafine ink then coloured using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and a wet brush. The colours I used were Moonlight, Holly Leaf and Harvest Moon. I've just about managed to capture some of the sparkle here:

I kept the design very simple, just using the embossing folder which came with my Cut n Boss for the background. I used a little Scattered Straw distress ink around the edges and added some gems and a ribbon to finish it off.

Thank you all for taking the time to visit today. I really appreciate all of your comments x 


Lea Brawn said...

Fab Spring card. I love flowers in spring x

Kate M said...

Beautiful card, and yes you have managed to catch the sparkle - love the fresh clean colours you have chosen.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous Easter card. I love daffodils. I love my Sparkle pens but I can never get the sparkle to show in photos. Well done. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Beautiful Cathy. Love daffodil and we have lots in our garden. Make me think of Spring x

Andree said...

A wonderful card Cathy, just right for Spring. The embossed background and sparkly daffodil look fabulous xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous color and I love the sparkle of those pens, beautiful

Dawn Lancaster said...

I do love a daff! The sing of spring to me!
Gorgeous card too!
Dawn xx

Sue said...

Hi Cathy, this is a beautiful spring card. Your design looks gorgeous - really pretty and striking.