Sunday, 3 April 2011

A little spring colour and some flora

Thank you for all your kind wishes yesterday and yes I am today yet another day older LOL.   Some special people (one's who knew and there are not that many) sent lovely cards picture below.  Thank you Sam, Joy, Andrea, Alison, Angie, Jackie and someone who forgot to sign their card! no clues in the postmark for that one either LOL.

Had a lovely day enjoying the garden watching the IMPs exploring the area where the long grass had been.   Of course some crafting was involved.

Continuing my search of new to me challenge sites (must get a job there is a real danger of cute from all this blog hopping) anyway came across Stamping B who have a fun challenge this week.  They are asking players to make their own background paper and not to use any from shop brought pads.   Perfect, the table protection used for the basket and other messy projects recently was far to nice to just bin, over stamped the ink swipes in green with a Tanda Floral Flourish.

OK so what to do with the background?   Tuesday Throwdown are looking for floral themed makes and Wednesday Stamper are celebrating the arrival of spring.     The girl with flowers in the nestie circle is one of my favourite stamps so an excuse to use it is always welcome.    Nestie cut, image stamped and embossed in gold then coloured with promarkers.    A Craft Stamper cover stamp stamped 9 times and cutout to make the flowers at the top.   All layered up on green card with a gold mirra card mat, oh did I say layered up? that means this works for this months Artistic Stamper challenge.

Oh yes the Birthday cards!   These are the lovely hand made cards I received.


  1. Happy Birthday Zoe :-)
    Love the card, gorgeous background
    Claire xx

  2. What a beautiful array of birthday cards. How special!!!
    You are indeed branching out with the challenge sites you're finding but I don't think you'll ever do 'cute' lol!!
    This is very lovely and fits the challenges perfectly.

  3. Oh No Zoe, I had no idea it was your Birthday! I do hope it was wonderful, I'll be popping a card in the mail this week!
    Beautiful cards you received already and such a lovely spring one you made too.
    Happy B-Day GF
    Hugs Lynn

  4. Glad you had a great day yesterday. What a love collection of cards you received.

    How manay challenges have you hit with this piece? That's not like you - lol!!!

  5. happy belated BIRTHDAY WISHES ZOE

  6. Beautiful card.....and stamp. Love the colours, a wonderful idea for your background too - it looks fantastic there.

    Belated birthday wishes.....lovely to see all the handmade carss there cards too.

    Ali x

  7. Happy birthday Zoe, I hope you had a good day. Seems these b'days come round so fast.
    Lovely makes over the past few posts. The Bingo card/game piece is gorgeous and I love the backing on this one - great idea not to bin anything isn't it?
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. Happy Birthday Zoe and you had some great cards. Maybe another year older is making you turn to cute and lovely........cripes no lace on this one....? Its not all bad Annette x

  9. A great card Zoe, that background is fab
    Glad you enjoyed your day yesterday

    Hugs Jackie x

  10. Oh my gosh, what lovely cards!!! I hope that your birthday was super-special and that you have a happy year ahead!!!

  11. Aw, sorry I missed your birthday but hope you had a lovely day, x

  12. Happy birthday, hun! I hope you had a fabulous day xxx

  13. Hi Zoe!
    Happy belated birthday!!! Hope you had a good one!
    Great use of your scraps with the background here.

    Any news on the job search? Still got my fingers crossed!

  14. Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper challenge ;) Certainly layers aplenty! Happy belated Birthday :)
    xoxo Sioux

  15. Happy Belated Birthday! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  16. Fantastic card Zoe . Love that stamp the girl with the golden hair plus those flowers are so enchanting ( did I say enchanting ? to much blogging)


  17. Happy belated birthday, love the flowers on your card, thanks for joining in with the ASChallenge x


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