Friday, 25 March 2016

Papertrey Ink Lovely Laurels card for blog hop






Hello everyone, and a very Happy Easter to you. We are having lovely weather today and all the spring bulbs are blooming beautifully in the garden, so it really is a happy day! I don't know about you, but spring is my favourite season - full of hope and new life after the long winter, and if you are lucky enough to have a garden or be near the countryside or even a park, you see something new and beautiful every day. Another reason it's a happy day is that it is also the day for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and this time Nichole gave us this image for inspiration

Blog hop inspiration 5

I immediately thought of the Lovely Laurels stamp set and came up with this card. I used one of the papers that came in the kit and stamped and die cut the laurel wreath, bird and some flower sprigs to layer on it.


I used a Simon Says Stamp frame die to provide the background and then tilted the centre panel, added a bow, and finished off with some pen stitching.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

I'd like to also play along with 




Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x
PS hope you get lots of chocolate!


29 comments:

  1. Just so beautifully creative. Love the chalkboard theme.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. This is really lovely Carol, great colours and the stitching is perfect. There is most certainly plenty of life popping up in my garden, it's glorious today. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  3. This is beautiful Carol! I always love the PTI projects! I get very envious when I see amazing projects like this, as I love all the PTI stamps & IP, but their shipping is prohibitively high, and coupled with our crippling duty, tax and Royal Mail 'handling charges', makes each item around 3x the original cost! Have a very lovely Easter weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. Beautiful colors and layout, Carol! Lovely design!

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  5. I love this Carol and the colors are so pretty together! The pen stitching you did looks amazing! Happy Easter!

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  6. SOOOO pretty Carol...love it!! :0)

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  7. This is beautiful! Lovely Laurels is wonderful for the inspiration. I love seeing what everyone is doing!!

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  8. Love your card! Red and gray work so well together!

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  9. Beautiful! the colors you selected capture the inspiration photo wonderfully!!

    Happy Easter to you too!

    Patti

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  10. So smart to add the pops of red on your awesome card!

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  11. This is beautiful!! I LOVE the red. It makes it POP!!

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  12. Beautiful job. I love the center being tipped.. it makes the card. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. A very elegant card. I agree with you that nature is providing more beauty everyday as Spring advances towards Summer. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT PoP

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  14. So beautifully done. Clean, crisp and awesome colour choices.

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  15. Oh Carol, this is so cheerful and happy! A perfect take on the inspiration photo's. I love it!

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  16. This is wonderful. Love how you keyed in on that grey and red.

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  17. So beautiful! Love the pops of red and the lovely swag!

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  18. What a great take on the inspiration, Carol. Delightful to see lovely laurels, and your stitching is lovely!

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  19. A fabulous card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  20. Love all the layering and color and simplicity of your design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  21. So beautiful!! I love the pop of red in this card.

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  22. This is an extraordinary take on the PTI hop challenge, Carol! I love it!! Happy Easter to you and your family! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Carol, this card is fabulous! What an amazing color choice you have made! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

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  24. Beautiful card...love your gorgeous wreath!

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Carol x

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