Sunday 26 February 2012

Zzzzz Wake Up! It's Quirky Well Spring!!

Hi guys, wakey wakey it's that Quirky time again! And it's officially spring here in the New Forest. (England) I thought it was about time I made my DT card and be on time too! So here it is!
It's Diane's turn to set the theme over on the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, and she has decided this fortnightly challenge will be....
First Signs of Spring!
using a
Double Z Fold Card!
So, TWO things for you to think about! For the card makers out there Diane would love you to make a double Z fold card. Splitcoaststampers have a great tutorial and a video to show you how to make the card if you don't already know. For the non-card makers perhaps you can create an exploding box filled with butterflies or snowdrops or a scrap page, which has a secret page that folds out revealing the first signs of spring... naughty rabbits suddenly come to mind!
The challenge this time is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and they have very kindly offered the winner 5 Digi Stamps of their choice!
I have actually made one of these Z cards before, but didn't know what it was called! (thought I was being clever and making something new! As if!) So I decided to go along with the same idea, using two square cards~(stuck together) as I'm rubbish at measuring, so if you are too, here's a reminder how I did But I will do another 'How To' in the next post.
The backing paper's I used were a freebie 6x6 paper stack by Kate Knight called Spring Fling with CardMaking & Paper Craft Magazine Feb issue 101. They also came with matching chipboards!
I've used two digital images from our Sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, 'Tulips' and 'Spring' coloured with Promarkers. I recycled the butterfly on the front from something someone sent me, and coloured with a dark red using a Promaker, (it was blue) I've added a Memory-Box swirl, peel off corners, and inside peel off flowers, another butterfly and loads of Stickles Glitter to the flowers on the paper. It's all held closed with some dark pink spotty ribbon from my stash.
Now, this not only makes a nice card this way round, but if you turn it back to front, it also makes another nice card! I've just done this one very quickly, using papers from the same paper stack. You could add sentiments to the side panels and some extra flowers. Two cards for one!
So, that's the Challenge, make a Double Z card with a Spring Theme!
New Follower! Hi and a BIG {{wave}} to Gayle who is out the back and in the dark, you'll know her fabulous blog gaylepage-robak- A Stamping Touch. Pop over and see some of her fab creations! That's is for now, don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog to see what everyone else has come up with and the winners of the last challenge.
I'm not here, so this is on timer! Thank you for stopping by!

Hiding in my craft room-Bring on some spring
The Stamping Boutique- Easter/Spring-PCP Challenge (winner!)
Fairytale Challengeblog-spring
Crafts and me challenges-shades of spring
Crafty Creations-fancy folds
Crazy4challenges- 2 Layer Card
The Craftypad-Recycle it
OSAAT-Use a Digi-Spring-Easter
Delightfulsketches use pattern paper
2 Sisters-Anything goes
Allsorts-Anything goes


  1. Absolutely gorgeous that image!!

  2. Beautiful card Lyn ! Love the 'spring theme' this card has... thought you lost your mojo ??? well, its back !lol
    susan x

  3. This is just beautiful the image, your colouring, the papers and fabulous fold...and I can see the bunnies exploding out of a scrapbook page and exploding boxes...oh! that did make me laugh...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Hi ya hun
    been a glorious day spent most of it in the garden, totally gorgeous card, luv the design,beautiful image & papers, sue,x

  5. A beautiful card Lyn - wish I'd thought of it. Am doing a swap on theme of spring. Anne x

  6. Ahhh Lyn, how are you? Been a long time since I been here :(...your card is beautiful as are still the same crafty gal that I remember so well...thanks for sharing you with us at OSAAT ;)


  7. Hi Lyn, it's been so long.....
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    I love that little butterfly, so glad you rescued it!!!
    There is a real feel of spring all around isn't there!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the tulips in the watering can and wanted to do that one but... my grey copic ran out! You, on the other hand have done a wonderful job with this digi!
    I'm lovin' the papers, ribbon and your butterfly!
    Thanks for having me as a 'guest' DT this time around. I'll be playing along as often as I can!

  9. What a gorgeous card Lyn. Funny enuff I bought tulips yesterday for my mum and my buddy (wedding anniversary). And as I was buying for them I bought some for myself too - purple ones too. Gorgeous - just like your card. Is it too early to put my woolies away yet?

  10. Gorgeous, beautiful card Lyn

  11. Hello you, hope your both keeping well!
    This is stunning, love the image & the colours are just perfect for spring!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Gorgeous vibrant card Lyn :-)
    I must've seen before that you live in the New Forest but somehow never really registered it till now. How fantastic - is there room for a little pensioner please, cross that out and insert 'lady of leisure' sounds so much better and much more me! I'd happily cut my crafty stash in half if you can find room haha
    Anne xx

  13. Absolutely beautiful - thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  14. It's fabulous - I love the colours and the shape is great! Thanks for joining us this week with this wonderful creation at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!



  15. Great card, love the shape and the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
    Kat x

  16. Beautiful spring card. Love those red tulips, nothing says spring more than tulips and pastel colors. The color choice is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.
    Christine DT OSAAT

  17. perfect spring card Lyn, beautifully designed and I love the colours...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. Hi Lyn,
    I just love fancy foldings. Your card is gorgeous! Thank yo for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad.


  19. Gorgeous colors and such a fabulous layout, your image is beautifully colored, thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week

  20. Lyn!

    Your card is AMAZING! I LOVE your choice of the double z fold card! Is suits your BEAUTIFUL image to a T!!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at HIMCR!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  21. Lovely project!
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  22. Love your spring card. It is so pretty. Love the pink. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  23. Gorgeous card Lyn, love the fold on it and the bright colours.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi Spring/Easter challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


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