Thursday, March 07, 2013


This is the second flower from the stamp set that I won a few weeks back on Di's blog and have been itching to use it ever since. A centre fold step card as I like making these and you can just keep layering up and covering every available inch!.  There is an easy tutorial which you can find here for cutting this shape.
The backing papers are by Correen Silke called Sunday Gardens and came from here. Doily, lace,ribbon and  pearls are from my stash. I have used Distress markers and pearlescent chalks to colour the daffodils and an Xcut nesting die to cut the shape out. The sentiment is a clear stamp by Wow.
A side view which shows the papers a little clearer as the doily covers up quite a large area and you can also see the step feature. The inside of the card also had a matching paper from the same set.  Below a close up of the daffodils. The pearlescent chalks give a lovely
sheen to the image.
Entering into the following challenges.:
Bearly Mine: Mother's Day.
Creative Craft: Mothers Day.
LEJ Designs: All things spring.
Creative Inspirations: Happy Mothers Day.
Crafting for all Seasons: Spring into Spring.
Ruby's Rainbow: Spring colours yellow/green.
Cute Cards Thursday: Spring Fever.
The Crafty Bloggers Network: Spring or pastel.
The Cupboard Trilogy: A Mother's Love.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Flowers and pearls.


Donna said...

So beautiful and pretty Mrs A, love the step design and the pretty doily...spring is definitely just aorund the corner now the daffodils are appearing on cards...perfick :) Donna ♥ x

Margreet said...

Just beautiful...fab colouring
XXX Margreet

Faye said...

Is this my birthday card? It must be, it's yellow! Luuuuuuuurve! X

Sandra H said...

Awwww Mrs A your card and image is beautiful l like your colouring with your pearlescent chalks they look so realistic and gorgeous layout xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Unknown said...

Beautiful image and a beautiful card.

Hettie said...

Aw Pwetty! I likes Daffies you know, being a Welsh Tart!!

Di said...

Beeeeautiful Mrs A - am so pleased you like the stamp set. Love this card loads! Hugs, Di xx

Unknown said...

Very pretty indeed, just for your spring months coming up. Loving the center step folds, one of my favourites...luv annie

MaryH said...

Another nifty card fold! I have a die for cutting this type of fold, gotta get someone to show me the how-to, as what I tried...umm, didn't work right! This is lovely and your chalk coloring is superb. Love the doily & papers too! Glad you made this win, 'cuz you've done something wonderful with the prizes!! Hugs & TFS

Createology said...

So Spring and Cheery. I always love paper doilies. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Catherine said...

This is so sweet Valery Anne ! I love the doily behind the image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Liz said...

What a beautiful card, love the step card and lovely image. Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.
Liz xxx [DT]

Rene said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
Rene :D

MagsB said...

This is gorgeous, so pretty and springlike! Thanks for the link to the centre step card tutorial, too, I've used a tut from 'Quick Cards' magazine, but this one is much clearer! Thank you!!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty...the pearlescent look of the chalking is so nice.
This folded card design is great!

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is beautiful Sweetie, lovely spring colours x

Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, fab layout and lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

rachel said...

such a beauty - this is just stunning - thanks so much for sharing with us at creative inspirations and good luck xx

Basslady said...

a beautiful and lovely card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx


Mina said...

stunning card I cam almost smell those daffodils...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly Challenge
Mina xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous, love the daffodils. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT

~Tammy~ said...

This is gorgeous! Love your card design

Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge xx

Lesley (DT)

Jani said...

a beautiful springcard!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x