Thursday, April 30, 2009


It's starting to feel like Spring is really here: Hoping we've had the last snow of the season, and enjoying seeing the flowers start to bloom.

I'm making good progress on my Spring sweater - Tempest. The back is now finished and blocked. (Which makes all the difference in the world - it now looks like it should fit me, rather than a small child!).

The theme for this month's stamp club was Spring and so I made these tulip cards for the card swap. I'm really happy with how these turned out, and they were really quick and simple to make.

Stamp club this month was also dedicated to flower motifs. We made a pretty 'watercolour' rose card. I think this is an effective technique and will be trying it again: You stamp and emboss the (rose) image and then spritz the whole thing with water. Take a paintbrush and some ink and dab it onto the wet design - the ink spreads with the water and creates this watercolour effect. Simple! (You probably didn't need this much info right?)

We also made a cutesy flowerpot Mother's day card (this one will be going to my Mother-in-Law as Mother's day in the UK has been and gone already). My MIL loves to garden and so I think she'll be tickled by this.

Hope you are enjoying Spring too ?


Oiyi said...

It was hot (like sweltering heat) for 2 days and now it's freezing. We are having some strange weather.

I love the Flowerpot card!

hyeknitter said...

Spring is getting here, just a little slower than last year.

Your Tempest looks great, and those stamps are so pretty.

Bubblesknits said...

How pretty! I love the cards. :-)

tiennie said...

Those cards are so wonderful! That green is gorgeous for the sweater!

Anonymous said...

Love the color of your looks so pretty folded up like that. Your spring flower cards are amazing!

taelixev said...

Love the cards! Makes me want to get out the stamps and paper.

StarSpry said...

Tempest is looking great and I love the cards you made!!