Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tulips with Love.

Well it is officially Spring time here now in the UK and the clocks go forward this weekend. Just wish  the weather could keep up!!
Found this card in my unpublished folder from this time last year.

The design paper is a freebie magazine pull out by Emma Schonenberg and the stamp is by Craft UK 'Flower Collection CUK510'. I have used two different Memory Box die cuts. Wrapped Stitches in a Slim Rectangle and Rectangles. I made the base card up in black and used more black card stock to frame the slim rectangles. The sentiment was from the same stamp set. I coloured with  my markers and then gave the image a light dusting of pearlescent chalk which gives a nice subtle sheen to the tulips. Grounded the stalks with  a little smudge of black ink. 
Having been trotting  back and forth to the local post office for the past few months on abortive trips they are finally taking international parcels again. Yey!  My craft room was beginning to look like a sub sorting office with parcels waiting to be sent out.(They have  done several  laps of the village so are well travelled already.!!)  Course the rules have all changed and now they have to input into their system every single item that is inside the parcel even though I have listed it all out on a Customs declaration form stuck to each parcel. I sent off three parcels today and that took the assistant 30 mins to do so I will be sending the remainder out over the next couple of days.

Entering into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin # Spring.
Make My Monday #196 Spring colours.
Crafty Catz #629 Anything goes/go for green.
Allys Angels #68 Anything goes.
Crafting Happiness #140 St Patricks day or lots of Green. 
Love To Craft #73 Anything goes 


brenda said...

Snap on thoughts about the weather! Beautifully coloured Tulips, not a sign of ours as yet.

B x

dutchess said...

Beautiful card Mr A just love the stamp and your colouring…great card design…
Glorious sunny morning here today but a bit blustery…..waiting to go and collect my new laptop today…why is it you can’t go into a shop and buy anything anymore always has to be order….still at least I can get up and running again…take care xxxx

Aquarius said...

Tulips certainly say Spring but as you say the weather seems to be lagging behind. Pretty card.

Lia said...

Your tulips are beautiful! I am waiting them to grow in our garden but it's cold so it will still take some time....!
Lia xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

This tulip card is glorious Mrs A. really Love it! Such amazing elegant design and colouring! The patterned paper and the big sentiment are just perfect to match the tulips. Pinned. :)
About international parcels: here in Italy the procedure to ship in GB (plus USA and China) is the same by a year or so... while for any other country (European or not) it does not need all this absurd classification and work. The world is increasingly complicated, insane and every freedom is limited, even that of sending small gifts to friends.
Hugs, have a lovely day

Chris said...

A really beautiful card Mrs A. Love the tulips and the design/layout is lovely. It will be so nice when the weather actually feels like spring- the sooner the better!

Margreet said...

Beautiful colouring of those tulips. Great DP too and I love the stitched die!
I'm longing for Spring too.
xxx Margreet

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful tulips and great colouring,love the stitched die and the design with the strips of P.paper
Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card Valery, I just love tulips, one of my favourite blooms. Your colours are beautiful as is the paper in the background, love it.
Good luck with posting your parcels, Kate x

Freubelmina said...

Tulips are my favorite flowers and I really like yours ValeryAnne.
You're busy with it and keep the economy running hihi

Chris said...

Just popped back to thank you for linking up to Crafty Catz this week

Viv said...

This is a lovely card Valery Anne.
Sending parcels overseas is such a palaver - I feel your pain! (And that of the P.Office staff!)

Donna said...

Your card and tulips are beautiful, they should be coming up here soon!

Liz said...

Wonderful card Mrs A, great image and I love the layout of your design.
Our tulips are just beginning to pop through the soil. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful tulip card Mrs sign of our tulips either, we do have lots of daffodils around us and in the card..


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Valery Anne. Why is it that the post office and other establishments never seem to make things easier, they always seem to make forms a little longer and want more info. Then they wonder why people stop using the service and look for another.

Sue xx

Donna Walls said...

We "sprung forward" last weekend and I'm still struggling with the time change. It seems like Winter doesn't want to leave! You card is a lovely breath of Springtime. Thanks for sharing with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll join in again soon.
Donna xx
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Brenda in IN said...

I can smell those stunning tulips from here. What beautiful coloring! Wow, your post office is out of control with all that listing. I missed yesterday so it gave me a chance this morning to say how funny your comment was to me. That you forgot the joke made me laugh as if it was the joke! That was a great comment.

Darlene said...

WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL creation Mrs. A.! LOVE your overall design ... FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Beautiful Blossoms! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS ... Diane & I would love to have you join us over on our newest challenge blog called Triple B ... it's all about Butterflies, Birds or Blooms ... here's the link: ... please come check us out!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, ValeryAnne! So glad you found this card to share with us. It's beautiful - I especially love the sketch, and rich colors against the white panels! Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs soon!
Happy Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is a beautiful card Valery. We've had it all today, bright sunshine, rain and hail. Guess that must be a sign that spring is here Lol! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Yes Tulips do make me think of spring. Ours aren't in bloom yet but the daffodils are.. another flower that makes me thing of spring.

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog... I think it was you that said they're are nice till the squirrels eat them. With us it's the ground hogs that eat our plants. (and bunnies really liked to eat the pansy's we don't plant them anymore.

Sandra H said...

So pretty almost like like is your card gorgeous tulip too x

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Make My Monday challenge
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Pat said...

This is beautiful and so elegant Mrs A and you have coloured the tulips so prettily and I love the panels in the background and the MB Wrapped Stitches dies make a wonderful edge to each. x

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really pretty stamp and a great card layout too.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x

Kim said...

Beautiful and clean design. Love the detail of the background. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog!