Friday, 4 April 2014

The bringer of Spring

I know that grammatically speaking the above sentence probably isn't correct, and I really hope that no English teachers are reading this, let alone my former English teacher! However when you see today's card, you'll understand why!


Before I get to my card, here is the exciting news I promised you earlier in the week. Regular readers may recall that in February I applied to join the Delicious Doodles Design Team. Unfortunately I wasn't successful, but Teri very kindly offered me a month-long sojourn as a Guest Designer with the team and this is my first week with them!!!!! The ladies who were GDT in March did such an fantastic job with their projects featuring Teri's images - I hope that I manage to inspire you just as much!


This week's challenge is All Seasons in One Day so your project can be anything featuring a season i.e. spring, summer, autumn or winter.


Teri allowed me a free run in her shop to choose one of her awesome designs to showcase for you, so here is my Spring card:



My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card base - is Centura Pearl in Snow White Silver which I cut to measure 21cm x 13cm, and then scored (along the 21cm edge) at 4cm, 6.5cm, 14.5cm and 17cm to give a "triptych" style of fold. I'm case-ing this card by Glenda, with whom I'm on a design team, although I've changed the dimensions of the folds slightly to give a larger front panel - on Glenda's card, all the panels are the same width.
  • Design Paper - comes from the Crafter's Companion "Toread" Papercrafting CD-Rom. This gorgeous graduated design is from the Co-ordinating Papers section (design 4, colourway 4) - aren't the shades dreamy ..... ! Here's another photo, this time before I folded the card so you can see the full colour effects:


  • Image - is, of course, by Teri at Delicious Doodles and she is called Snowdrop Fairy. When the snowdrops peek through the cold soil and nod their little heads in the breeze, I know that Spring is on the way, no matter what the weather is doing! I brought this very attentive Fairy and her well cared
    for "brood" to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Snowdrops - CG3, CG4, Colourless Blender, IG1, GB5, DG2, DG3
    • Fairy - CG3, CG4, Colourless Blender, GB3, GB4, GB5
  • Sentiments - are both by Paulette at Create with TLC, regular readers will no doubt know she is my "go-to mistress" of sentiments! The "Nature" sentiment on the left side of the card was part of the February 2014 Nature Blog Hop held by Paulette and her Design Team. The "Beautiful Day" banner was, I think, a blog freebie in June of last year.
  • Pearls - from my stash



That's my favourite season in a card! I hope you'll come over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and spend, metaphorically speaking, a year with the Design Team and fellow guests as we enjoy All Seasons in One Day. Don't forget to then come back and show us your creations - you don't need to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter the challenge but if you, you get a second entry in the draw to win 5 of Teri's images AND your work may be Spotlighted on the challenge blog! This challenge will end on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 6pm BST (UK time!)



I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Hope you have a great weekend! Catch you next week!

Hugs, Helen x

25 comments:

  1. a stunning card Helen and congrats on the GDT spot!!! Big Hugs rachel xx

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  2. Fabulous hun! Loving your colouring! xx

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  3. Wonderful card, great layout, design and I really like your added sentiments. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge this week, hope to see you back next week as well.

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  4. This card is gorgeous. I love it. and perfect English or not...perfect title.
    hugs
    susan s

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  5. this is very beautiful Helen.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  6. Fabulous layout with a lot of folds. Great coloring Helen. Love that image.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy!! Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  7. Fab card Helen. Love the flowers on the image.

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  8. Gorgeous colouring on that lovely image. Congrats on the Gdt spot

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  9. Hi Helen, hope all is well with you! Just had to stop by to day how much I love your card! Teri's images are beaautiful & you have showcased this one to perfection!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  10. I love your take on Jenny's sketch Helen. I can't find what CD you used. We are a CD blog and we are nosey..... so we like to know where you got these fab papers from lol x Thank you for sharing your very creative card with us and I hope we will see you again. Wynn DT CD Sunday x

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    1. Hi Wynn - thank you for your lovely comment. The CD-Rom I used for the DP is the Toread Papercrafting CD-Rom by Crafter's Companion (http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/10-and-under-c5925/crafters-companion-toread-papercrafting-cd-rom-over-3600-printable-files-p20104). I have fully mentioned and linked it in my post - I hope this helps you to track it down!
      Helen x

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  11. Very pretty, I love the snowdrop fairy and the fancy fold of the card - very clever. Thank you for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  12. Stunning card and beautiful colouring on the main image, i really like the shape of the card.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week
    sue-b
    CD Sunday DT

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  13. Brilliant take on the sketch and a lovely card.
    Thank you for joining in this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  14. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  15. I love the image and such an unusual card. Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT Team B

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  16. Beautiful card & congratulations on your GDT spot. x

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  17. Congrats on being GDT I love Terri's images and you have done a fab job with this one.
    Jenny x

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  18. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Good luck. Lou DT x

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  19. I love the pops of colour next to the more subtle background. Snowdrops are such a sign of hope and you have done a delightful job both colouring and featuring this sweet image.great choice of sentiments, too. Thanks for joining our Shaped Cards/Anything But Square challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

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  20. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD WINGS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. Stunning card and I just love that image. Good take on our theme.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  22. this is just lovely. Thanks for showing the image in such detail. I do so love the rich colours you used.

    Lynn, CYP DT

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  23. hiya Helen - thankyou so much for alerting me to the crafters companion win!!!! I'm over the moon - big squeals of delight!!!! Big hugs to you and thankyou again! Rachel xx

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  24. Helen, what a fun card and great fold! Love your coloring too!!! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our "Add Wings" challenge.
    Blessings,
    Zella

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Helen x