Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Anyone for Anya and Sketch and Stash

It's been too long since I entered the Anyone for Anya? Challenge. This week the theme is Easter, or a calendar page for May. So I made an Easter card!

The sketch is from Sketch and Stash Challenge. The requirement is to say which old or new stash has been used - I always find this challenge is a good one for encouraging me to use old stash!

So here goes: I've had the Miss Anya stamp for ages, and isn't she great for Springtime! The papers are Honey and Hugs, and the yellow is from stash. The lace ribbon is from Hobbycraft, the flowers are Wild Orchid, the glittered swirl is a Marianne die and the leaf punch is Woodware. All of those I've used before, but the Easter greeting is from a new stamp from Pink Gem - there wasn't enough room for the whole greeting so I cut it in half.

I distressed the edges of the oval with Shabby Shutters DI, and stamped in the same ink with a very old swirl stamp, then I glittered the swirls. It's supposed to look as though Anya's walking through a meadow in early morning with dew on the ground. Well, it's nice sometimes to make up little stories about these images!

That's about it. Now I'm going to walk to the pillar box to post my nephew's birthday card - what a difference it makes to go out into lovely warm sunshine! It's such a beautiful day, and the leaves are beginning to come out on the silver birches, they look so delicate! I love days like this!!

Anyway, thanks for looking, and have a good day!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Buttercup, Canary, Mustard; Pastel Green, Mint Green, Forest Green; Blossom, Pink Carnation, Rose Pink; Tan, Caramel

ETA Anyone for Anya seems to have only a few entries this week - there's 3 days left if anyone wants to join in. CC Designs are ok as well as TGF - do have a look, it's a challenge I should do more, since I always enjoy it!


Joey said...

Hi Mags

gorgeous card and love these spring colours together

Joey x

Donna said...

Super sweet card Mags and so pretty with the lace and flowers...very girly indeed :) Donna x

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.great image and i love your beautiful colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Doodlecraft said...

She is so perfect! Great card layout! Love the scallops, the coloring and those flowers! Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya this week! :)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Mags.

melsanford said...

Awwww - so pretty! Beautiful colours and flowers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

~@ngie~ said...

such a lovely Easter card & I love the image & rose 8o)

Thank you for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck!!

xXx Angie xXx

maribeth27 said...

Your card is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors! Great job! And thank you so much for joining us at Anyone for Anya! :D
Hugs, Maribeth AFA DT

Christa said...

great card love the colors, and the flower is beautiful, great coloring hugs , christa DT AFA

Daniele said...

thank you for joining us at Sketch N Stash ths week with your gorgeous card.....soooo cute