Tuesday, 20 March 2018


This set by Avery Elle was an impulse buy - I'm always attracted to windmills in real life and in crafts. But it has set on my desk for weeks - I just couldn't think of what to do with it. Googling images brought up loads of lovely designs - but that didn't really help as I thought all ideas had been taken and done better than I could. Then I noticed that all the designs I was looking at had used the matching dies to cut them out. So I thought I'd make a card with just some simple stamping, masking and colouring. The sentiments are by Hampton Art.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  no patterned paper
TGIF photo inspiration (inspired by the tulip)
Sparkles  spring
Daisychain  spring


Card Bomb said...

This is a really fun card and I love how you've colored it. I have that problem sometimes too-I buy a set on a whim and then it sits there catching dust until I come up with an idea for it. So glad you had a chance to use this set as the card came out so well! Thanks for playing with us this week at TGIF Challenges!

Heidi Stamps said...

Super cute and springy with the flowers. I like it! I sometimes do the same thing and keep a set on my desk too long. I wonder if you forced yourself to stamp it right away if it wouldn’t take away the pressure.

Kristie said...

I just love your pretty scene. The tulips should start blooming here in Washington state in a few weeks and your card reminds me of the garden in Mt. Vernon. And the sentiment is just perfect! I think I may need that set. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Marina. You've created a lovely scene. xx

Maria said...

Oh, so lovely is the pretty scene with the windmill...fab card!!

Sherri Thacker said...

What a great scene you created with this windmill. I too love windmills and I don't think I have a single windmill stamp (need to change that don't I?). Thanks for playing along with us in our "no patterned paper" challenge at Cards in Envy.

Nonni said...

Very cute scene, I love the vertical layout and the style of these stamps! xxx

Ros Crawford said...

Eeek! I love it! Reminds me of visiting Stella!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely Marina. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

Paddington fan said...

Super cute card using that great stamp! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous Spring card with us over at Sparkles Monthly this month, I do hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x
Sparkles DT