Monday 4 May 2015


   The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time is to make your own background. To create my background I used free stamps from a Practical Publishing magazine. I stamp them randomly over a rectangular piece of card and then masking the larger flowers I dusted the background using green and yellow distress inks. I coloured the centre of the flowers and shaded the petals using Promarkers. I then wrapped a green organza ribbon round this before matting it onto white card.
   The main image is stamped using another freebie from a magazine and features the Somebunny to Love character. Again I coloured it using Promarkers. After cutting it out using a Spellbinders oval die and fixing it to the card I outlined it with outline peel offs which I had coloured using Promarkers. Finally I added a Colour Me Crazy flower and added a card candi to its centre.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dragonfly Dreams - how does your garden grow?
   Fantasy Stampers - distress it
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations - use a flower/flower image
   Seize the Birthday - make your own background
   Paper Creator's Craft - animals
   Creative Inspirations - cute critters
   Stamping Sensations - flower power
   Addicted to Stamps - flowers
   Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
   Allsorts - April showers bring May flowers
   Scribbles Designs - spring has sprung
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with the option of spring
   Our Creative Corner - April showers bring May flowers


  1. Beautiful card Mary! Your background is stunning, I just love those daisies!! Such a wonderful spring card! hugs :)

  2. Very pretty background you created. Such an adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. This is just adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week,
    Tina - DT

  4. A gorgeous creation in a lovely Spring colour scheme! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Crafty this is cute and very beautiful card

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. A great way to make your own background and all for the cost of a little time and effort and ink!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

  7. Such a cute image love the background paper as it matches your image, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  8. Love the way you incorporated the flowers everywhere on your card, to match that adorable image! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we appreciate you!

  9. Another fab creation for the challenge theme this month :) Thank you so much for bringing another of your cards over to Our Creative Corner! That's Great! Twice as nice!! XOXO-Shari

  10. Such a beautiful background you have created, it has made a beautiful spring card so bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  11. A super floral creation Mary, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  12. So pretty thanks for joining us at Crafty Rribbons Challenge good luck love and hugs Carole x DT

  13. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  14. This is very cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  15. An adorable card Mary, a lovely design and gorgeous background papers, your image is so cute and great colouring!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  16. Gorgeous card Mary ,love the design and detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  17. Beautiful!Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  18. Awww adorable!
    Thanks for playing along this month at Pattie’s Creations!
    ♥ Samantha
    Pattie’s Creations DT Member
    Designs by Sammy

  19. Beautiful card Mary - making me wish for Spring!

    Hugs, Bec x

  20. Lovely card with flowers now that it's spring! Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons "anything goes with ribbon" this fortnight and welcome back!
    La Vikinga // Member of the Design Team at Crafty Ribbons

  21. A lovely card, so sweet and adorable!! Thanks for joining our Flower challenge at ATSC. Marlies

  22. Such a sweet card, Mary! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping sensations and good luck!

  23. Love this cute image Mary, and it matches the fabulous background you have created perfectly.


  24. What an adorable image! Love the little bunny with his daisy...sooo cute! Thankyou for entering the challenge this month, at Patties Creations - Vic, Dt x

  25. A gorgeous card. I love your stamped background and your image is really cute. Your green and yellow colour scheme is lovely and everything matches beautifully. Sally.x.

  26. This is an adorable animal card, such a cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month,
    I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  27. What an adorable card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you here again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams