Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The theme this week is...........Ovals!!


It's Tuesday so this must mean it is Digi Choosday......yippeeee!! This weeks theme is Ovals and you cannot think of an oval at this time of year, when spring has sprung, and not think...................Easter (eggs)! So I have made my first Easter card  of the year.

I used some adorable scorable cardstock from Hunkydory - there's no cracks in my crease - folded in half to make a standard A5 card, then I took my largest oval from my Spellbinders Grand Ovals and whacked it through my Grand Calibur (remember to leave a section of the die outwith the card to allow for the fold). Now bearing in mind that adorable scorable is 300gsm, folded is 600gsm (maths genius I am), it only took 3.5 attempts to cut. Some people will be horrified at this, I thought it was quite impressive. However, let's move on!

There is a new CD-Rom out from Polkadoodles and this is Work & Play Collection 2. Great characters on this again, but I have to have a mini moment whilst I rave about the absolutely FANTASTIC papers that Nikky Hall adds into each and everyone of her CD-Roms, the papers in the Florist Character section in particular are beautiful - and the papers used above are from this section. I generally detest the colour green, but I have to say, the green leaf paper inspired me to use a green cardstock. I just think it looks so Spring(y)!

As the theme is Ovals and I have an Oval card, everything else was a simple case of nesting ovals really. I'd say simples, but there is only so much I think you can take eh!! :)

The image is from Emma Canning Spring Blossom section of Digiworld Downloadables and I used Egg Hunt. Of course, the image is coloured with my Graph'It Markers.

The colours I used are:

Hair: 1250, 3110, 3140
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4145 (cheeks)
Top: 5110, 5120, 5130
Jeans: 9100, 9101, 9103, 9104
Grass:8160, 8260, 8270, 8140
Egg basket: 1210, 1230, 1270, 1280, 3210, 3230,
Eggs: 4135, 4175, 7125, 7130, 7220, 7240, 4115, 5140
Outline: 9500

I added some lace from my stash, some paper flowers and also Butterfly Flourish Signature Die from Joanna Sheen. The eagle eyed of you will see I have added some Doobadoo Laser Art Butterfly's for that finishing touch.

So there you have it, I hope you like it and don't forget to hop over to the main challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Teams makes, trust me, there are some stunners this week; and of course, why not join in the fun!

Thanks for popping past!


Yvonne xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink Challenge - Anything Goes 
Card Mania Challenge - Easter
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Add some flowers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Easter
Crafting Desert Divas - Anything Goes 
Crafty Boots challenges - Easter
Created with love challenge - Easter
Make My Monday - Easter
My Craft Spot - Easter
Through The Craft Room door - Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Easter
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spring Has Sprung


  1. Beautiful card. Lovely design and fab image, I love your gorgeous embellishments. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. This is such a beautiful Easter card! The image is lovely and gorgeously colored. The papers are so pretty and I adore those lacy butterflies! :o) Thank you for sharing your marvelous project with us at My Craft Spot!
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Beautiful Easter card. I love the colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart, I hope you will come back again next week for another great challenge.
    Tina - DT

  4. Really cute card! I love the layers and your coloring is fab! Thanks for participating with us over at Through the Craft Room Door. Look forward to seeing you again really soon. Melanie (DT)

  5. Fabulous design, love all the layers and the butterflies and lace are so pretty. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. Wow great card. Love the design you used. Wonderful papers. I may have to go check out that CD. Thanks for joining us this week at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  7. Great stamp, your coloring is perfect, and the butterflies are really pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  8. Oh so pretty!!! The flowers are just gorgeous!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us a Craftin Desert Divas!
    Make sure you check out our April Stamp release. The FUN starts April 22nd, hope to see you there!
    Shelly DTM

  9. Really pretty card thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  10. Yvonne this is fabulush hun - - Fab make for the Digi Choosday challenge!

  11. Gorgeous card. Love all the layered ovals and your image is so fun and beautifully colored.

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 83: add some flowers , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  13. Aww, she's so cute, and your oval shape totally rock it!
    Thanks for sharing this at Crafty Sentiments this week. Wish to see you again next week ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  14. Hi Yvonne, such a cute image (Emma's digis are fab aren't they) and love the shaped card!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly this week.


  15. C'est une très jolie carte avec un joli design !
    Merci pour ta participation au crafting from the heart challenge

  16. Gorgeous card, love your use of the ovals, great colouring, Thanks for playing along with us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad for the add flowers challenge.

  17. Love your darling card!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Papertake Weekly Challenge. :)

  18. This is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
    Karla B - DT

  19. Gorgeous creation, I love your layering and those beautiful die cut butterflies. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week. I am your newest follower:)

  20. So pretty! LOVE that the card is egg shaped as well!!! So glad you joined our challenge at My Craft Spot this week!


  21. This is gorgeous, I love it - such a pretty card and absolutely perfect for Easter :-) Hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx