Hooray it's the first of March today...one of my favourite months of the year with the promise of spring, warm sunshine and lighter days. However March can be fickle with the tail end of winter too. The old saying is "In like a lamb...out like lion, in like a lion out like a lamb"...I wonder if this will be true this year. It certainly seems to be starting like a lion...the "Beast of the East" arrived yesterday and gosh it is so bitterly cold and I woke up to this yesterday.
his were the only footprints in the garden though.
As it is the first of the month it is also time for our next challenge over at Country View.
For March the theme has been chosen by the lovely Sue and she would like to see your "postcard" projects. That mean anything which measures 6" X 4" ( I know I am old school..please don't ask me the metric equivalent!)
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.
You can find all the details for the challenge here.
I have to admit I have never made anything postcard size so this was indeed a challenge for me too! I decided to make a postcard and then me being me mount it on a card base as I wanted something spring like to send to a friend who has been away for a month in Australia, to welcome her home.
This is what I got up to
I blended some spring coloured distress oxides onto my piece of 6" by 4" card and added a some ink through my Tim Holtz wallflower stencil
I stamped a border using the pattern from this PaperArtsy set
I wanted to use the word spring so I dug out the only "spring" stamp set I own and kept the stamping pretty simple.
This is what I made
I added a wink of stella to the butterflies so IRL they are very sparkly.
I then turned added photo corners as a decoration and turned my postcard into the Spring card for my friend. She will open this on her return to the UK this week and I hope it welcomes her home in time for spring.
I would like to enter my postcard card into the following challenges;
Allsorts 2/3 eye spy...something beginning with B..mine is butterfly and blossom and border.
A Inkymess 2/3 anything goes
Shopping our stash 1/3 stencils
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday 1/3 in my garden
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Try it on Tuesday vintage my card is like a vintage 40s postcard, especially the words.
So hopefully by the end of the month, if the saying is true, we will be heading towards some very kind weather and March will go out like a lamb, fingers crossed. I hope so as for the next CVC challenge it will also be my birthday!
Bye for now,