Friday, 12 February 2016

First Spring Flowers




A Spring flowers card inspired by the garden, my snowdrops are starting to flower and the crocus are well through the ground, the catkins are beginning to bud too.

A frosty snowy start to the day, no-one out as it's half term and our son is off today, Yesterday was a real hassle for him, his train left on time but was then delayed for an hour due to signalling problems then the train home was cancelled and it was a 2 hour wait for the next one. In  the end hubby drove the 50+ miles to collect him. They still got home well before he would have on the train or bus. The route from Aberdeen to Inverness is not well served by public transport trains hourly at peak time only, then 2 hourly and the buses are meant to be hourly but the bus he would have gone for at 7pm rarely leaves before 7.20 and then takes over an hour and a half to get to the nearest stop to us, then another 10 miles to home. I love living where we do but sometimes do wonder if we would be better moving closer to Aberdeen.


The digi is from Power  Poppy and is coloured with Promarkers
Papers a mix of makes
Flower dies from Sue Wilson and Marianne



Challenges

http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/week-332papertastic.html
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-302-bingo.html die cut free pearls
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/february-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-215.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/challenge-27.html
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-298-always-anything-goes.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-98.html
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-6.html
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-350-11th-of-february-make.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/anything-goes-challenge-with-team-trace.html
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/50-anything-goes-card-only.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-102-winners-100.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-23.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pile-it-on-101-homemade-embellishments.html

25 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful Meg. I love all your layers and the beautiful spring colours.

    Sorry you son had so much trouble travelling. Lucky he has a good Dad. Barbxx

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  2. Beautiful Spring card Meg xx

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  3. Such a beautiful card Meg. This lovely Spring floral image is making me wish for the warmer, brighter weather. A lovely design too. Glad your son got home safely, the weather has been rather erratic and everything comes to a halt at the first snowflake.
    Lorraine

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  4. This is very pretty Meg. I love the colour combo. Thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

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  5. Gorgeous card & I love the colours you've used, so pretty x

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  6. Hello Meg, a truly beautiful card, lovely floral images and your colours are so bright and sunny.
    Pleased your son arrived home safely, some journey for him, Kate x

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  7. A beautiful card Meg, such a pretty image and lovely papers - a fabulous design.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Meg! I love the spring colours, and all the embellishments. A very pretty design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  9. Really beautiful card! It's a hard call - I've lived in both spectrums several times over and to be honest would still stick to the risk/chances of delays and being further out - IMHO! :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Gorgeous combo of Spring colours, lovely layout and flowers

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  11. Fabulous spring card Meg. Have a lovely weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Lovely project, thank you for joining us at the Crafting from the Heart challenge blog this week

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  13. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx

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  14. A lovely floral image and beautiful colours Meg, many thanks for joining in our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  15. Lovely card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Our Crafty Corner. Hope to see you again soon. Mary DT x

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  16. So many layers, textures and colors looking beautiful together. If I were to do this it would end up looking messy, not elegant like this. But layering is one of your many talents.

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  17. A very beautiful with so many details. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  18. Ooh lovely to see a touch of Spring Meg! this is such a beautiful image and you've coloured it to perfection! love the pretty flowers!
    Sounds like your son had a tricky journey home. Glad he got home ok in the end.
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  19. Such a pretty spring-y card. Love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  20. Beautiful card Meg. I really like the image and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Natalie's 'papertastic' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

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  21. Such a pretty spring card,thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers,Lyn DT.

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  22. such a beautiful card thanks for sharing at Craft hope to see you back again this week

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  23. So pretty and simple. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies

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  24. Gorgeous color combo, layers and beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #27.

    Tamie DT

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  25. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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