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! 

26 comments:

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

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

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

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  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
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  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.

    Patti

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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

    hugs from France, Joanne

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

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  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

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  23. Very pretty creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie - DT
    http://craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com

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