Friday, March 02, 2018

March Elemental Inspiration

I really hope you are staying warm and safe while Britain endures the Big Freeze!   We've not actually got much snow here, maybe only an inch or two, but its been bitterly cold.  The weather put paid to our plans to spend a few days of this week over at the flat in Southwold - it was supposed to be the final 'push' to getting it ready for the photographer and onto the website.  Knowing that it was worse further east and that a lot of the journey is via country roads we soon shelved that plan and decided to stay put! 
Definitely the right decision and a good excuse to stay in and do some crafting!  
I've made some little boxes (to share here later), and some cards and I have a few other projects ether 'on the go' or waiting for inspiration to strike as to what to do with them! 

 It was Miri's turn to choose the Daring Cardmakers' Elemental Inspiration Picture  for March and I don't think she was expecting most of Europe to be gripped by the "Beast from the East" - well, you wouldn't, would you?  
There's an old saying about the month of March; "In like a lion, out like a lamb" - we're certainly experiencing the roar of the first part, so lets just hope that the cute, fluffy, soft and cuddly lamb isn't too far behind!

I've got some more of the gorgeous Lene Lok 'Four Seasons' dies from Spellbinders and spotting the wreath on the door of the top left picture in Miri's mood board (you need to look closely!) it was time to use the twiggy wreath die, along with some pretty glowers and the all-over background design in the lower left picture

The pretty background paper is another of the latest digital paper collections I've found on Etsy.  I'd been looking for some tools and DIY papers to use for hubby's birthday card (scroll down to see that one on a recent post) and just  had to see what else was around while I was at it. When it comes to digi papers  Grepic is one of my favourites and this paper comes from the Pink and Grey Flowers set. I LOVE using digi downloads - you can have them there on your pc ready to use within minutes and it's easy to resize to exactly what you need, then print them out on whatever paper you want to use.

Background paper from Pink and Grey Flowers paper set by Grepic
Scraps of pink, lemon and peach card for flowers, Green card for leaves and matting the pc printed sentiment, Light Brown for twiggy wreath
Star and stamen punches
Tiny silver gems, ready made flower stamens, Green organza ribbon tied in double bow
The Twiggy wreath and Wreath Elements die sets from Spellbinders

Four Seasons Wreath by Lene Lok 
Shapeabilities Etched Dies

Shapeabilities Etched Dies

I've got another pack of the Twiggy Wreath die set to give away, so I'll be back with the details on that soon.
I hope you like the card, and feel inspired by Miri's picture to join in with us this tiem.  You can check out all the gorgeous cards on
Daring Cardmakers' blog
Thank you for looking
Happy Crafting


Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card and Spring colours

Angelnorth said...

Pretty wreath Kathy, the flower ton s look lovely with the fresh greens. Wishful thinking at the moment though (blanket of white outside my window!)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card it looks so fresh and spring like. Maybe we will get some spring weather soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such a pretty card with lovely detail.

Shabneez said...

Like the saying Kathy - hope it is true! Shame about your plans being spoilt but more time to craft is always positive. Your wreath is so very pretty and fresh plus the addition of the ribbon really makes it pop. Shabneez x

Andree said...

A fabulously pretty card Kathy. Lovely wreath and gorgeous flowers xx

Karen Whittaker said...

So fresh and summery. Just what we all need right now xx

Adele said...

So pretty and Spring-like. Beautiful card. xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful card Kathy, such fresh Spring colours and perfect to brighten a wintry day. The snow is melting here now, I'll be glad to get back to normal. Cathy x

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning wreath design Kathy. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Svenja said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I'd put that wreath on my door rightaway (and I'm not usually one for seasonal decorations). Those little flowers are so delicate and beautiful and the colours are yummy!

Miri said...

You'r right ... it was very hard to spot the wreath. I completely missed it. I love the wreath as a bright focal point on your card and all the lovely spring colours you used.