Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Is Here

Hi There
I do hope you are all well and Mother Nature is smiling on you.

Spring has finally arrived in our neck of the woods. I’ve been playing in the dirt amongst the gorgeous flowers and in the glorious sunshine.   Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed myself in spite of the sore muscles.
We are having spring showers today, good excuse to pop in here and let you know I‘m still alive. I have found time to play in the Closet as well. Seems all my cards of late have been inspired by the flowers in bloom around me.

My card today was made for my DIL Ludy. I like to personalize my cards whenever possible, as Ludy is originally from the Philippines I used the traditional Filipino birthday greeting in the Tagalog dialect. It translates to say Happy Wishes on Your Birthday!

I followed Beata’s tutorial to make my Swing Z Fold card.  At the moment there are King Alfred daffodils, forsythia and lovely dandelions blooming in my garden and the Gold Finches are visiting the feeders.  Their lovely yellow colors have inspired the color of the flowers on my card.

Except for the base everything on my card came from my scrap files so I will be sharing it with the gals in Di’s playground for Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge - Number 16  Why don’t you get out your scraps (we all know you have them unless you’ve never made a card in your life or heaven forbid toss them out) create something and join in the fun. 

Have an Amazing Day!


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  1. This is beautiful Bernie. I love the colours and the swing design.

  2. Hi Bernie, what a beautiful card the colours are so lovely and spring like:)x

  3. Wow, wo, and wow again Bernie. This is amazing - fabulous colours, love the design and, as always, all your lovely personal touches! Hugs, Di xx

  4. Beautiful card, love the butterfly....

  5. This is gorgeous Bernie, so elegant and pretty. Ludy will love this xxx

  6. Wow, Bernie! That is gorgeous! I lvoe the design and your fabulous punched flowers

  7. This is SO gorgeous. I love the spring colors,the beautiful flower motif. I've never tried a swing card, so I'll have to check that out. Just a lovely card, and DIL will certainly enjoy it. How thoughtful to use her language for the sentiment. TFS

  8. Bernie, this is beautiful and a wonderful technique. I love flower cards, too. Aren't those golden finches just the prettiest birds? Worked in my yard today and every muscle is aching. Hope a good night's sleep cures it. LOL

  9. A beautiful card Bernie, with gorgeous spring colours, I love the touch of pink. I am sure your DIL will be thrilled.

  10. Hi Bernie

    Such a beautiful make .. .. you have gorgeous snippets in your collection!!

    Love the shape of this too.

    Tee hee .. .. we have dandelions too!! But not as many as last year so perhaps we are starting to win!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  11. WOW Bernie . . .this is a gorgeous creation. That's the great thing about card making . . . the fact that things can be personalised. Sunshine and showers here today . . . washing was out on the line . . .now taken in while it was raining! Oops! Tumbler on!

    Have a great weekend. xx

  12. This is so pretty. I love the yellow flowers and how you have swirled them on the card inside and out. Off to see how to make these stunnig cards. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Well this is a gorgeous snippet to share! Love the fold! :-)

  14. What gorgeous flowers, and I know what you mean about the dandelions, we also have a few nettles rearing their heads, why do they always grow around the rhubarb patch!! I am going to pop over and have a look at this tutorial so that I can have a go at the swing card cos it looks brilliant. hugs heidi x

  15. Wow this is just beautiful


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