Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring's the Thing: Some Cards

How's the sunshine where you are today? Our snow is finally disappearing, just in time for the Easter Break. It's still extremely cold, though, and that's the perfect excuse for keeping everyone inside and making things


I've been catching up with the cards I wanted to do for the 52 Card Challenge at Kool Kitty Musings: we're up to week 13 already! My inspiration for these three comes from a lovely card Natty showed a couple of weeks back: one to use as a sketch, so that's what I've done


I made a set, each one a little different, using some older October Afternoon scraps in my favourite colour combination of the moment.  Maybe it's that hint of Spring in the air: I'm thinking about colour right now and some pairings I'm wanting to try. How about:

- aqua with gold and cream

- pale blue, yellow and grey

- grey, white, woodgrain, soft blue and a little kraft

- neon pink and gold

- red, kraft, white and cornflower blue

- navy with everything


Maybe I'll get a chance later on today after all that holiday stuff like haircuts and eye tests. I'm going to ignore the snow and pull paper instead..

30 comments:

helena said...

love the banners on the cards

woke up to snow again - contemplating the mechanics of a snow egg or rabbit!

alexa said...

These colour combinations are just lovely, Sian - the splash of yellow with that aqua/grey is very fresh and appealing. And I love anything with grey in it, of course :). Very pretty cards - you really interpreted the sketch to suit your very pretty style. Hoping you get time to craft and get through the haircuts and eye tests. It is snowing again here as I type ...

Rhona said...

Love the cards and the colour combinations. Glad to hear the snow's started to melt.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! Love those OA papers too! The colour palettes sound beautiful! Yes, Spring always gets us thinking more about colour. Enjoy your last bit of winter for extra crafting time though. :)

Twinkle Star said...

No snow here, but it sure is cold! Love the mini bunting and your col our combos sound lovely.

Keep warm,

Hugs, Estelle xx

Alinor said...

it's still crazy cold here too, i can't stop dreaming about sunshine and blue sea... *sigh*

Abi said...

I love the sound of those colour combinations. Might have to try a few of those out!

dogmatix said...

Love the cards and have made a note of the colour combinations ;-)
Glad the snow is melting....I have been looking out the window today thinking it's summer, the sun is so bright and happy....then I open the door lol

Alana said...

Pretty and fresh:) Yep I'm hoping spring is just around the corner too.....clocks go forward an hour this weekend so that's something. Love the colour combos and navy with everything.....

Ladkyis said...

exsqueeze me? did you send the snow over here? When I went to let the chickens out this morning, the sun was shining and there were little snowflakes dancing on the breeze (for breeze read biting easterly gale). The girls didn't particularly want to come out of their house so I quickly opened the gate and then scurried back up the steps and into my lovely warm house

Elizabeth said...

Your cards are adorable and definitely spring-like.

Ruth said...

Your cards are gorgeous ~ I have the one you sent me on my desk, so I see it everyday. It's bitterly cold here as well, but at least we avoided the snow. Mind you, just at The Boy Child recovered from Chicken Pox, The Brainy One and I have come down with a nasty lurgy!

scrappyjacky said...

There's such a lovely Spring feel to these,Sian....I love the colours and the banners.
We've had a lovely day today....or,should I say....what I would consider a lovely day if it were the middle of winter....sunny and bright....but freezing cold!!

Sheena said...

We still have a little snow remaining.
Love the fresh feel to your cards Sian x

Lisa-Jane said...

I love those October Afternoon papers and I really love the colour combos you are planning there. Bring on the spring huh?!

Louise said...

neon pink and gold...now you're talking. Super super cute cards. It's freezing here still. Happy Easter x

Sandie said...

I love these colour ways, Sian. And the papers... I would happily choose these myself. They certainly lift the spirit in this cold dismal weather. Spring did someone say? At least the daffodils are braving the weather and I hope the snow is clearing for you. Happy Easter x

Amy said...

Yesterday was 40C and today it is 19C, I am officially very, very confused! And, my sinuses are hurting!

I love the sound of your colour combinations, I really feel it is one of your strengths.

Happy Easter to you all :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

It started to drizzle on my girl and I today when we were running! And it's been pretty chilly. Hopefully our sunshine and warm temps will return soon.
I can't believe you have four posts since the last time I visited.
I love your use of flags and banners.
Rinda

Jaki Morris said...

What beautiful cards. I love October Afternoon and I've just ordered the pennant punch from Stampin' Up and your cards will be my inspiration.

How's our weather?
Blooming freezing! Roll on spring

Jakixx

Jo said...

We have gorgeous sunshine here today! I love the cards and can't wait to see what you come up with using those colour combinations :)

Sue Althouse said...

Love those color combinations! The October Afternoon is perfect for spring card.

Becky said...

A very pretty collection of cards :)

Sandra said...

Your cards are as gorgeous as your scrapbooking pages ... You've just got such style

Angelfish said...

A lovely little collection of cards Sian. Great use of the pennant punch.
Fiona x

Karen said...

Love the color combination you chose, and the banners are wonderful! It was 80° here in Ashland today, but at home it's still in the 30's. Our time here is coming to a close; I hope we can take spring back east with us!

Kirsty.a said...

These are very fresh and pretty. You are very clever with colours. I've just scheduled a post for next Sunday for Pick Your Precious. If you are able, would you mind linking it up for me next week as we will still be in France with sporacdic sccess to wi-fi. Thanks. If not possible, I'll do it as soon as i can

Melissa said...

These are wonderful Sian. I haven't made cards in a while, but need to create some in the next week or so for a project I'm working on.

Carmen said...

It's so weird reading about all this snow that everyone has had. We've had a few flurries that don't even lay. maybe it's because this tiny part of Kent is on an Island and so surrounded by sea water. I don't know - it's just so weird reading about all the chaos and then looking out the window at normality.

Your card set is gorgeous - as always :)

Nathalie said...

I love those colors and those OA papers were some of my favorites! I notice a little banner trend too :)

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