Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Card -- Graphic 45

"A cat pours his body on the floor like water.  it is restful just to see him."
 ---- William Lyon Phelps

Hi, Friends....

Today I am sharing a pretty Spring card using some gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers, and also some K&Co. green paper.  

I am going to send this to my Aunt who turns 93 on Easter Sunday this year.  It will be a combined Easter and Birthday Card.

I used some lovely Prima flowers and put some pretty sequins on the flowers that didn't come with middles. 

Vintage Doily --  with what appears to be handmade lace.
I especially want to draw your attention to the lovely vintage doily I used.  I LOVE finding old lace and handwork at thrift stores, and this piece was from a set I found for a dollar.  I think the lace is handmade and I can tell it is hand-sewn on to the apricot fabric center.  

I am always sad to think that handmade heirlooms end up in thrift stores.  When I find them for a good price, I buy them.  I attempt to honor the memory of those who made these exquisite pieces (though I have no idea who they might be) by using them on special cards I make.  I love what they add to my projects.  

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I really appreciate it when you take time to leave comments and I would also love for you to become a follower, using the gadget on the sidebar.

Have a lovely beginning of the weekend!!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.  Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge #25 - Vintage Spring  
2.  The Crafter's Cafe Challenge # 58 - Spring
3.  Seemacrafts - April Vintage
4.  Creative Knockouts - #32 - Spring is in the Air
5.  Simply Create Too - #59 No Digi or Stamped Images
6.  Get Inky Challenge - Hop Easily into Spring


  1. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at seemacrafts x

  2. Your card is gorgeous! That G45 paper is perfect for your spring card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Knockouts!

  3. love it ,thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts April challenge

  4. Janis, We're thrilled you joined our "No Digi or Stamped Image" Challenge. #59. Your card is beautiful & I bet your Aunt will treasure it on her Easter Birthday.

    I too hate to see handcrafted items like doilies, tablecloths, etc., in thrift store and always wonder WHY--I try to buy them also if I can.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Lovely card, the essence of springtime! Thanks for sharing your work in my Victorian Spring challenge at!

  6. Lovely card adore Graphic 45, thank you for joining in at Seemacrafts with the vintage challenge xx

  7. Beautiful card, very well made . Thank you for taking time to show your wonderful creation to us over at seemacrafts

  8. Pretty card! I love the apricot doily too. I've been looking at thrift stores for this kind of stuff but seems like I never find anything like that! Maybe we need to go together :) Hope you're feeling better soon, but glad to see you are getting to make lots of cards.

  9. How lovely!!!! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Seemacrats. Hugs, Donalda Design Team Member

  10. Janis: Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Unfortunately your design is not a valid entry as there is not link to our site. =(
    Please establish a link to the Get Inky! Challenge post from your blog before Wed @ 2pm. Please let me know if you need any assistance with linking to the challenge.

    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

    1. Beth....I emailed you abt the challenge. Let me know if you do not receive it. Thanks for your comment!!


    2. Got it linked up. Thanks for your help!!!


  11. Totally love your beautiful card, thank you for getting inky with us
    over at the Get Inky Challenge
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  12. This is soooo pretty
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)


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