Saturday, 16 April 2016

Pretty in pink

We had a {mostly} bright and breezy day today (interspersed with sleet and hail!), and I was inspired to get on with my Spring cleaning and am feeling dead pleased with myself now and less guilty about my crafty time ;)

My first card uses more of this fab DP from Taylored Expressions, and my cute kitty stamp from Eat Cake Graphics ...
1013-G Gwen and her kitties
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to my heart stamp (from The Alley Way Stamps) and sentiment from Paper Smooches.  I also chalked in some light clouds in the BG but they haven't really shown up in my pic.

I reckon I've enough sympathy cards in my stash now, so hopefully this will do me for a while!
I watercoloured a piece of paper and then inlaid my floral dies.  I hadn't quite thought it out enough to keep the little bits that were cut off the side safe, so there was quite a bit of rooting through my scraps to finish this one!!
I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle to the flowers and clear gloss and glitter to the flower centres.

We had a busy day in the garden too, with lots of visitors to the garden.  This wee robin is a regular visitor.

And the sparrows are always great at bath time ... they're game though, last thing I'd want on a freezing cold day would be a freshwater bath!
If you zoom in you'll see the water going everywhere! 


  1. Lovely cards. I like the watercolour background on the sympathy card.

  2. Fabulous cards and bird pictures too! love them all!

  3. Love both your cards, the first is cute,great job with the sketch and I love the water colouring in the second.

  4. Hi Lynne these are two gorgeous cards I love them both the images and card design are truly wonderful, so are your pictures it is so lovely to have the birds visit
    lorraine x

  5. Hi Lynne : ) I was just headed out to get those bathrooms for you! sorry to hear you beat me to it! giggles! Bravo on the spring cleaning!! I do love a clean house : )

    Your pink card is sweet such a perfect take on the challenge sketch. I have to say your Sympathy is stunning though! I just love every perfect detail especially your inlaid flower! Beautiful!!

    It is fun to see your GREEN yard! ours is still mostly brown - well brown and white as we are getting snow showers today! arrr!

    Have a great day.


  6. Two wonderful cards. Your pink card for CASology is especially cute, and I love how you colored that adorable girl. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  7. Nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at inspirationdestination
    Greetings Geesje DT

  8. Wow, what a beautiful sympathy card! I love the soft watercolour colouring. Just beautiful.

  9. Love your pretty, fresh watercolours! So great to see you at Muse this week, Lynne!

  10. Great use of the sketch and such a cute image. Your sympathy card is so delicate and beautiful. Cara x

  11. Super cards Lynne. Love the photographs too. Those sparrows are tough little devils!! xx

  12. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! Great photo's of the birdies too! xxx

  13. Beautiful card for the Muse - love the white inlaid flowers! Great action shot of the birds bathing :)

  14. Both lovely cards Lynne. Great watercolour techniques and love those pictures too. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology and Muse this week!

  15. Both cards are awesome, but your sympathy card is especially beautiful! I just love the effect of your inlaid die-cut! I definitely need to try that!!! Thanks for sharing the bird photos. So fun to see some spring images from your part of the world.

  16. Wonderful cards - I love the girl with her kitties image :-D Super shots of your garden birdies - I hope your weather warms up soon :-)

    Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges :-)

    IKE x

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  17. Love your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card; I can totally relate to looking for all the "little bits" :) So clever to use a couple of the die cut flowers to complete your card.

  18. Oh, what a super sweet take on the sketch!

  19. Love both your cards, Lynne. But the colours you chose for your interpretation of my card are just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Muse x

  20. love your sympathy card, lovely soft colors and great idea.

    hugs from France, Joanne

  21. That little robin is so sweet! Love your cards.

  22. Great cards, Lynne, I love your CAS designs! And your photos of the robin are lovely!

    And thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft, too!

    love Mags B x

  23. Very pretty creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie - DT


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