Saturday, 20 February 2021

Primroses for Spring

 I reckon I use this stamp just once a year - but since I've had it for around 20 years, I get pretty good mileage out of it. I can't remember the brand, I bought it from a stand at a craft show and I've never seen the same stand since" 

Sometimes I layer it, sometimes I colour it,  sometimes I do both. But I nearly always use it in a very CAS way to let it speak for itself. This time I've gone quite the opposite way! 

I've used three different papers printed from the old Joana Sheen "Country Diary" CD, all edged in the same dark green ink I stamped the sentiment with. The primrose mandala is coloured with Promarkers and I've added a scrap of lace and some die cut flowers and leaves, finished with gems. The flowers are cut with very, very old dies (dark blue so I'm guessing they were from Marianne) and don't they look old fashioned by comparison with the elegant, intricate dies we get now? But they have the simplicity I wanted, so as not to draw too much attention away from the primroses. 

I am sharing this with 

CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes 

Retro Rubber - Sketch  

Country View - First signs of spring 

Passion for markers - use 3 or more papers 



Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. I love Primroses, you know warmer weather is coming when they bloom. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

Dotty Jo said...

Can't wait for the primroses to appear in our garden! Love your card, Jo x

Pamela said...

A beautiful card Jane and the 'blue' die works perfectly.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Jocelyn said...

A beautiful card to make us all feel that spring is just around the corner. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Carol said...

A beautiful card Jane. I love primroses because they are my birth flower and they remind me of all the Easter holidays and birthdays that I used to spend down in Cornwall with my parents and their friends. My father was a teacher so we had lots of holiday periods.
Hope you are all well Jane.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamp, hopefully spring is just around the corner if it would just stop raining
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Jan Clothier said...

You've had great mileage from this one! It's interesting to see such a busy card from you - you can rock it in any style, it seems. Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Neva Cole said...

Wow, what a wonderful card with so many pretty details and coloring! The lace is the perfect touch to finish the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely Spring card ! Thank you so much for your contribution in our February challenge 'first signs of Spring".
Corrie x

Aunty Sue said...

What a beautiful card love them papers and thanks for sharing at Passion for markers

Claire Grantham said...

Oooh I do love a pattern mix, this is great! Also fantastic use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card Jane. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Great papers and die cuts too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a beautiful card, sure to delight the recipient and brighten their day. I love the flower dies, it's nice sometimes to add something more simple that the very intricate designs that are now being produced.

Hope you're keeping well.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Cards By MI said...

Such lovely looking card with fabby colours and layers. Thanks for joining us over at PFM, there is a new fun challenge up by now.
Love n hugs

Jane said...

Hi Jane, such a pretty spring card. Thanks for joining our "first signs of spring" challenge for February over at Country View. I hope you are keeping well and safe. x

creative lady said...

Love your spring card. The pattern paper is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!