Friday, 12 March 2010

Stampotique - Spring has sprung

I brought a few bits away with me to Lynne's so I could do some crafting - I've mainly brought the bits to hopefully finish the journal from last year's retreat. It was only in May and I really want to get it done before this year's retreat - hhmm.

So I thought I'd get right down to it and made *coughs* this for the current ~{Stampotique Challenge]~! Luckily I'd seen that the challenge is Spring has sprung before I left so I brought this Janet Klein Stampotique stamp with me, even though you don't have to use one this time, but this is perfect for the theme.


I've used Spun Sugar and my new fave (I have a lot don't I?) Wild Honey distress inks on the card and then stamped with them and doodled a bit. All the other papers used are BG Lemonade. I didn't bring any flower stamps with me, which is a bit daft, so I sat and cut out some of the flowers from one of the papers *makes note to bring stamps next time*.

Seeing as I'm here, I have to include some photos of Jessie, who is getting bigger by the hour and more cheeky too. She is adorable, but exhausting as she would play ball all day if she could.



If you don't join in, she kicks or noses the ball under the sofa so you have to get it out!




You've got to love her freckles haven't you?

Kaz xxx

35 comments:

joanne wardle said...

oh wow!! I absolutely love this card!!

Wipso said...

What a really cute card Kaz. That dog is just adorable....if but a little tiring :-)
A x

tracy said...

love the card-get a load of those legs LOL
jess is just was too cute :)

Andrea said...

a brilliant card what a fab stamp, just seen you live by the sea, thats my ultimate dream to do thatI just love watching the sea in different weathers x

Karen said...

ooo I just love this card Kaz....well the bird does have my legs hahahahaha!!!

Awe I love that Jess's freckles go all down her legs as well, she is lovely XXX

Greensleeves said...

Lovely chick! I wish I had legs like this,lol.

Net said...

Aw puppppy! Love the sticky up back fur!

Lovely card Kaz but what a silly billy not bringing your stamps! I'd have thought you'd have gone and bought one lol

Carol said...

Great card! Love what you have done.
Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique!

Carol Q said...

great minds think alike! LOL great colour choice and I love your slightly "distressed" style on this.

Hazel said...

Lovely pictures of Jessie. And the crafting is super - gosh, what patience to cut out all those flowers! x

Kathy said...

That birdie is sooooo fab!

Goes without saying that Jess is fab too

Carol said...

Kaz - what a fab stamp and the card is gorgeous - those new distress inks look yummy!!

Jess is growing so quickly! bless xx

Angelnorth said...

Fantastic stamp and a great piece with it! How much patience to cut all those flowers out?!

Basement Stamper said...

Darling card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge!

Janice said...

Lovely Spring look there Kaz. Jessie is such a sweetie, she will be fitting right into your mischievious family!

Julia Dunnit said...

Could you stop with the gorgeous cards? Honestly, I so can't get any more stamps just now!! Love it love it - really so my style. Have a lovely stay with your Sis - Jessie is looking gorgeous.

Jane said...

The stamp is lovely, but jessie is so cute. becareful not to overdo it though. Jane x

Sarita said...

Fab fab card Kaz, I love this Stampotique birdie.
Can't believe how much Jessie has grown aleady, your piccies are adorable,
Love Sarita xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card and wow, cute puppy :O))

Enfys said...

Totally in love with this card Kaz, love everything about it, colour, image, you name it, I love it!
Hope you are having a good time away...
big hugs
En xx

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card Kaz. Finish that retreat book I want to see it in May this year!

Jess is so cute. :)

AngelaC said...

Yes I really love that bird!! Fantastic work.

Barb said...

Fabulous card... LOVE all of the dodling! And what a cute puppy :)

Shannon said...

I love your card. I have to get that stamp, it's so cute! I love all your doodling embellishments, it comes together so well. Adorable card!!

Paula Gale said...

great card - but that puppy is something else - I NEED A CUDDLE!!!!

aaaawwww.

Paula x x x

butlersabroad said...

Great card, love that little fabby birdie. Jessie is really growing too, but she's still so sweet and huggable, although she'd probably nip my nose!

Brenda

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Great card, I just love that bird ;)
Anne xx

Linda Elbourne said...

That card is absolutely lovely ... love everything about it :0)

Angie said...

That card is brilliant cute yet arty, soft yet sunny colours and fun too. Jessie is cute too such a lovely expression on her face.

Cardarian said...

What a great card - the chick is just so fab, and the doodling all of it is fantastic...the dog is soo cute...yes I love the freckles!
Cardarian

SueH said...

Kaz, are you sure that Jessie is the same tiny ball of fluff that you introduced us too a few weeks back…..hasn’t she grown!

I’m loving the image on your card. The doodling looks great and the shoes just make me roll up…….just fab!

Sue
x
By the way, that’s for asking for some threads and for your donation to the charity stitching, it’s so kind of you.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love what you've done here. The framework holds everything together really well. Fabulous blog header too! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique Originals.

Kirsti said...

What a totally gorgeous card Kaz...love it...xoxo

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous, I love the bird stamp and the papers.
Hugs
Jen x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! adore this! birdie is amazing!

{{hugs}}mandyxx