Friday, 25 April 2014

Easter wishes with Polka Doodles

The theme over at Polka Doodle challenges is "Springtime" and I decided to make an Easter card, full of spring flowers, for my M-i-L.

I have used the brilliant cross template on Paper Boutique III (which comes in 3 different sizes) and I have used the A5 size.You get the cross, ribbon and oodles of flowers in each template, to layer up to your hearts desire.

You can even make your card to be the shape of a cross by following the simple template. I have decided to put my cross on to an acetate front and put a further cross on the inside with the words "believe" running across the front of the cross (which you can just about see in the photo below). On the front I have used some inspirational words (rub-ons) as although I am giving this card to my M-i-L for Easter, it also allows her to keep it on display for as long as she wishes.

 For added texture and layering, I have added a die cut cross (Tattered Lace) to the centre and heart shapes (SU punch). All the flowers have been layered up with 3d foam pads with extra little hearts tucked in amongst them.

Can't wait to see your Springtime project, so pop over to the Polka Doodles challenge blog and link up your project.

x x x

Products I have used:

Paper Boutique III - Projects Galore CD-rom  

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - anyhting goes
Chocolate, Coffe and cards - spring
Craftitude - anything goes or Easter/Spring
Pattie's Creations - Easter
Digistamps 4 joy- Easter
Creative Moments - anything goes with a twist of spring
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Karon said...

This is stunning - love the cross shape and those fabulous flowers. TFS, Hugs, Karon.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Lou, so dimensional with all those layers.
Claire xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Lou, I love It!!!.
Kevin xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The filigree cross and those sweet little hearts for the flower centres are just so very lovely and tell such a great story. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Abundant Blessings, Carole

ursula Uphof said...

This is a stunning card and I love it.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

Claire Boelema said...

Gorgeous!!! I adore this card and love all of the dimension not mention the stunning cross. xxx

happyglitzygirl said...

Such a beautiful card, great use of die cuts and put together perfectly, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar..blessings Hilde

Jane Savage said...

An amazing design with such fabulous attention to detail! That filigree cross looks stunning in white and with the heart in the centre!
Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Just stunning Lou
Hugs Susan xx

Eileen Dobson said...

Stunning card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EASTER or SPRING’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
I am also now your latest Follower through Google Friend Connect xxx
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Julie Odil said...

This is so pretty, it takes my breath away. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Julie O, DT member

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou this is so beautiful.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Nikky Hall said...

I LOVE this!! How to make a cross look beautiful and elegant, you totally nailed it! Great creation for our challenge at

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Easter!" Challenge #90!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Diane Noble said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We appreciate you for sharing your inspiration with us and welcome you back for another fun week coming up!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT