Monday, 21 February 2011

Hello spring

Sadly, it's trying to snow here today but spring is the theme for this week's Less is More challenge (details here) so I'm continuing to hope that the weather will turn soon!

Spring flowers often have a particularly delicate and fragile quality about them, don't they? Crocuses, snowdrops and the lovely bulb flowers (with the exception of the somewhat sturdy-looking tulip!).

I made a scrapling today (a card made with the bit you trim off a standard sized sheet when you want to make a square card). This paper white narcissus is from an old Stampin' Up set called Long Stemmed and I think it's really pretty. I've used kraft on kraft layering and popped up the panel on some foam tape to avoid the ribbon bulging through the card. I punched a hole either side of the stem to thread the ribbon through.

Stamps:
Long Stemmed (Stampin Up!)
Setiment from Mini Memories set (Crafty Secrets)

Paper: Kraft

Ink: Memento by Tsukineko (Bamboo Leaves)

Other:
Inkssentials gel pen by Ranger
Prismacolour pencils (green and yellow)
Green gingham ribbon
Foam tape
Tags Trio dies by Spellbinder


Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

sharingthepassion said...

Simply stunning creation! I adore this card.

Ali x

Lynne said...

Ohhh! So thats a scrapling card. I didn`t want to admit that I didn`t have a clue what one was. Now I know I can put those spare bits of card to good use.
Your card is fabulous. So delicate but gorgeous on kraft. I like your ribbon treatment too. Must try that.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Beautiful card, love that stamp, shame it;s an old set!
Ah -ha that's scrappling!
Thanks for taking part agin, much appreciated
mandi
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Thank you for explaining scrapling!! Not a name I've heard before.

I do like the kraft on kraft effect and the flower is so delicate. At first I thought it was wild garlic! It's beautiful!

Anesha said...

Beautiful, elegant card.

Jane said...

Stunning card - now I know what scrapling is xx

Susan said...

I love the look of white on kraft paper! A simple yet beautiful card!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, I love the layered kraft and the image is beautiful.

Kathy said...

This is sooooo pretty, Joanne

Suze Bain said...

Well done, the flower is very delicate and the kraft card makes it look very 'natural'.

Sue said...

Oohhh how beautiful is that card? I really really love it. and I love the kraft card too. And a beautiful way to use up those scraps.

Chrissie said...

I'm happy to say that I knew what a scrapling was, I think I learned it yesterday or earlier this morning.. but if this is typical ...WOW!
This is simply beautiful, just love it!
Thanks for being part of our challenge.
Chrissie
"Less is More!

Mandy's Crafts said...

I am lurving this card. Keep going back to look. FAB

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply gorgeoys.


Anne

Cazro said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog, I love your scrapling, your flower is beautiful, love the touch of gingham. Caz

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!! x

Linda McClain said...

I've never heard of a scrapling before - what a great idea. You card is so lovely just for its simplicity. Gorgeous.

Jo said...

This is a simply stunning card. I love it.

joanne wardle said...

I love scraplings. this is gorgeous

Janice said...

What a beautiful card, I love it!

sasa said...

Just admiring your lovely card at CAS and wanted to say how much I like it's purity, and then I see you had called by me - how funny. Glad we can enjoy each others work!

Sarah

sasa said...

Sorry - I mean the Less is More challenge! CAS is the other one...
Sarah

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the white flower on the Kraft background. Stunning work!

hazel said...

Love it!
xxx Hazel.

Meggymay said...

Love your card, the tag sentiment looks super. Thank you for your kind comments on my card, I will remember your scoring tip for the future.

ding said...

Stunnning card!! love it.
Diane x
P.S. I didn't know it was called a scrapling card, thanks for sharing...always like to learn something new.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I love the card and thank you for explaining what a scrapping is, been hearing about it on blogs and was wondering what it was.

Caroline Hallett said...

This is a lovely card, and I had never heard the term scrapling before - it made me think of a poor little orphan, but nice to think you gave it a home - and its a beautiful card.

Netty said...

This is such a beautiful card, love it. Annette x

Aileen said...

Thanks for explaining scrapling. The Kraft on Kraft looks lovely with the delicate flower. x

Minxy said...

What an interesting coloured card, and beautiful too x

butlersabroad said...

So beautiful Joanne, love the colours, your kraft card seems to have a lovely texture on it. We got 10" of snow Sunday into Monday (I'm in Michigan) so yeah, Spring seems so far away!

Hugs
Brenda

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, love it.

Jess said...

Stunning!

Gez said...

Stunning scrapling Joanne. Love the ribbon it ties in beautifully :)

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is so unusual and so stylish I really really love it to bits
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Michelle said...

such a lovely card xxx

Lesley said...

I love the simplicity of this card. Stunning.