Thursday, February 4, 2010

Glorious Spring Wishes

Hello! Welcome to the new release blog hop for Waltzingmouse Stamps!

If you're hopping along with us, you should have come here by way of Belinda's blog. If you just happened to stop in, Lynn is heading us up today if you'd like to start at the beginning! Prizes are up for grabs, too, so keep reading!

As soon as I saw the graphics for the new Spring Baskets set, I wanted to color these daffodils! These guys fit beautifully into both of the baskets included in the set, but they have a flat bottom and are just as beautiful planted in their own flowerbed!

I stamped my first daffodil image and used a post-it note as a mask when stamping the other two images. The result is a seamless bed of beautiful, blooming flowers! Don't be fooled by the intricacy of the image - masking these flowers is a cinch.

I added one of the sweet little bees and his buzzy trail as well as one of the great sentiments. Some Stickles finish off the flower centers. If you can't tell, I really love this set!

My patterned paper is (surprise!) the plaid stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds, custom-made to match the colors in my flowers. I punched a strip of white cardstock with the Fiskars Threading Water punch and then stitched it. If this card sketch looks somewhat familiar, it is the same one I used for Claire's birthday card - I loved it so much I wanted to use it again.

Now before you hop on, let me get some details out of the way. There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is leave a comment! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team Members' blogs, the other will be chosen from the comments left on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog. Now that's easy!

So what are you playing for? The chance to win your own copy of one of the newly released sets, of course! The DT blog winner will receive a copy of Spring Baskets and the WMS blog winner will receive a copy of L'il Buddies. Awesome! The deadline for comments is Sunday, February 7th, 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be drawn and posted on the WMS blog on Monday.

Your next and final stop on the hop is Claire herself at the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog! She has something fantastic to share with you (if you haven't seen her countdown posts you *really* need to).

Thanks for your visit here, and good luck!

#Anya



Recipe:
Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Soft Sky - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal - Stampin' Up!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Assorted markers - Copic; Threading Water punch - Fiskars; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger; sewing machine

115 comments:

  1. Love these daffodils - well done!

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  2. Gorgeous Anya! I love those daffodils!

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  3. Beautiful card. Your daffodils look almost three dimensional. Great masking and coloring!

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  4. I LOVE your wonderful garden of daffodils Anya (one of my FAVORITE spring bulbs!) they look lovely tucked behind the sewn scalloped edge - and of course your bg plaid stamped panel is super!

    a wonderful Glorious Spring card!!!

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  5. Love the way you used the flowers lovely.
    Holly.

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  6. Oh fab Anya!! LOVE the flower bed and the wee buzzy bee flying by!!! It really brings a smile!!!, and I LOVE the diamond plaid!!!!!!!! Genius! Thank you!!!

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  7. Pretty card!! Love the versatility of these stamps!!!
    :)Kathy

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  8. Oh, my word! These daffys are just exquisite but that wee bee has stolen my heart. What can I say, I love bees-lol!!
    Your plaid is perfect and really showcases the card :)

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  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty! What a lovely, fresh springtime card!

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  10. Beautiful card and sentiment, I just love that lil bee!

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  11. Great card...Spring has sprung..cute little bee on it's flight path!! Also like the plaid background.

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  12. These daffodils are certainly an early spring sign -- LOVE that plaid SO much too!!!

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  13. So pretty!! Love those daffodils.

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  14. Very pretty! I love the tiny bumble bee too. :-)

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  15. Absolutely Gorgeous use of the Spring Baskets stamps!!!
    Angela xxx.

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  16. Great way to use some of the stamps in other ways. Love the little bee to top it all off! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. You are stepping into Spring time with this card. Daffs are the best spring time flowers around, imho.:)

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  18. Lovely springtime card! Masking is a technique I've been afraid to try but you make it look so wonderful!

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  19. Gorgeous ! Thanks!

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  20. what a beautiful spring card. i love the daffodils.

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  21. Love all of those daffidols! Great card...that stitching finishes beautifully.

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  22. BEAUTIFUL Anya!! Just BEAUTIFUL! Its so SPRINGY!!! :)

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  23. I love the garden of daffodils. Great work with the masking and the colouring.

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  24. love all the great new sentiments. quite versatile

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  25. These daffodils make me long for spring!

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  26. You flowers are just beautiful! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :0)

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  27. I love your card layout and your coloring on the flowers!

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  28. Crazy beautiful and I love your coloring! Thanks too for showing us a unique way to use these lovely new stamps!

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  29. Daffodils are beautiful. Lovely spring card.

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  30. Daffodils are beautiful. Lovely spring card.

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  31. What a wonderful card! I love the daffodils planted in a little box, too! I'm so intimidated by masking but you've all inspired me to give it a try!!

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  32. Beatiful card your daffodil are wonderfull! Brava Ciao Lory

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  33. I love everything about this card: the soft yellow and plaid backgrounds, the masking, the colouring, the bee trail!, the scallops and stitching. It is just a joy to behold!

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  34. I love your card design. I know spring really is on its way.

    Jerri K

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  35. Love how you used the daffodils! And love your plaid! The white scalloped border is a perfect touch also.

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  36. Oh, I love this card! The flowers are great! You did a great job coloring them!
    CindyB

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  37. So nice to see daffodils when everything here is still covered in snow. Beautiful Card.

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  38. Looking at this card I can't wait to see the daffodils in bloom - love, love, love the cute little bees too.

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  39. Hi Anya! Your daffodil card is beautiful! I love the plaid pp! Gorgeous

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  40. Anya, your card is so pretty and you masked the flowers so perfectly. Such a lovely stamp.

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  41. Lovely! Great job at coloring and that little bee is so cute!

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  42. Anya - this is just fantastic. Such a lovely spring card that is really makiing me anxious for some warmer days and some fresh flowers.

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  43. Great card!! Love it!!

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  44. Such happy, happy daffodils!! I love them!

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the daffodils and wondeful plaid accent piece. Feels like Spring!

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  46. I love the daffodils its makes it feel like spring time!

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  47. Love the bee! And a very pretty card as well.

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  48. Wonderful card, Anya! Love all those bright springy daffodils!

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  49. Beautiful daffodils! Sure look tricky to do.

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  50. Just makes you happy! Love the bright colors, the sewing and the border punch finish!!

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  51. This card makes me long for spring! Love the flowers and the plaid.

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  52. Awesome layout...love the bright little flowers against the muted background you chose...so dainty!

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  53. This fabulous card has me yearning for spring as we hunker down for yet another snow storm and yet another school day lost. I love my kids but all of these snow holidays are cramping my stamping:-)

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  54. Beautiful card Anya! I love the daffodils stamped in a row and your plaid work is stunning!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  55. So pretty. Makes me think of spring.

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  56. What a fun and fabulous Spring card....the row of daffodils is sooo pretty and I love the sweet little bee!!!

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  57. What a wonderful card and sketch! I really love the way you changed up the look of the plaid background stamp by not stamping it at perfect right angles! Making diamonds instead of plaid squares as usual really gives it a fresh look!

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  58. I really like what you've done with this set, your card is gorgeous!

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  59. I love your card. So bright and cheery.

    Sheila A

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  60. Shut up! This is gorgeous. Those daffodils just instantly made me happy:)And of course the plaid panel is just perfect.

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  61. This is such a fresh, fun card! Your patterned paper is beautiful!

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  62. My very favorite flower on a stamp set! How exciting! The daffodil is one of the first sings of spring and I am in the middle of an ice storm spring would be a welcome site. I love your card and the daffodils.

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  63. I love daffodils - you did a great job on this card. Pretty and perky.

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  64. Who doesn't love the first daffodils of the season. Yours look terrific.

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  65. Anya, this is a gorgeous spring card! The daffodils are very beautiful and I like the bee and the buzzy trail, they match perfectly.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  66. The daffodils are adorable. And I love the tiny bee.

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  67. I like to color too--and love your card and choice of the daffodils!

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  68. so pretty and love your stamped background detail! always love coloring and punched borders! tfs!
    Pam Going Postal

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  69. Love the colored daffodils. God bless!

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  70. Love your card Anya! Great use of the stamp!

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  71. Love your daffodils---they look so real. The borders are beautiful too!

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  72. Love the daffodils, makes me anxious to have mine come up in the spring.

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  73. Fabulous job with masking! Thanks for sharing such a pretty spring card!

    Paige

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  74. The little bee flying over the daffodils is so cute! And you've done magic with your masking!

    Dani / Italy

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  75. Oh, I love your daffodils - really beautiful.

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  76. This is absolutely *GORGEOUS* Anya! I love the way you used the daffodil image! Your plaid on the left is totally brilliant too!

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  77. Yessss! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. What a bright and happy card, love that new image

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  79. Pretty card, love the row of daffodils.
    Sian
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  80. Spring, can't wait for it!!
    Thanks I love the card
    Terry

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  81. My favorite flowers, daffodils, and you did a wonderful papercrafting job with them and all of the little details you added.

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  82. This card is such a perfect card for spring. I think I just found my favorite set. Just the right amount of little extras. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. And a beautiful bed of daffodils it is! What a spring-y scene you have created here Anya! :)

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  84. Makes me wish for Spring, as I see the Winter Storm Warning on the TV... This is a wonderful card!

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  85. Anya, I just adore this sweet spring card. It makes me smile!

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  86. Love your card so pretty and springy!!

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  87. I love this card, and can't wait to see the tutorial on masking! Keep up the great work and have a Blessed night!

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  88. Lovely card. The daffodils look 'darling' all planeted in a row.

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  89. What a pretty card!! Love all your attention to details!

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  90. Love the linear use of the flowers.

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  91. so cute! love the stitching & the little bee!

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  92. Absolutely lovely card. I am running out of synonyms for GREAT/awesome in this hop. the daffodils are just popping right off the page.

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  93. So incredible! I love the samples!! What an amazing blog hop this is!!

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  94. Love the daffodil bed idea -- great coloring, too. My grandpa had daffodils like that under a tree by the country road he lived on. How I loved seeing all those daffodils in bloom! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  95. A flower bed, that's so pretty. Spring can't get here soon enough for me, but your card w/the flowers and bee made me smile and look forward to it.

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  96. Love the daffodil garden - such a welcome touch of spring right about now!

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  97. Fabulous card! Great coloring and love that bee!!

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  98. Love love this card. Love the daffodils, their perfect for a spring card. Love your take on it to use the stamps more times so it lokks like you're in a fiel with flowers. Really beautiful. Bye Irene

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  99. So sunny and delightful. Makes me smile.

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  100. Love the coloring! THis is beautiful! Hugs, michelle

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  101. So springy. So sunny. And the little bee buzzing by... Great card!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  102. So colorful and springy. Lovely card.

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