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LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge 10 - 'Spring'

As promised, I am here to share my creation for the Clearly Besotted Challenge. This month the theme is 'Spring' which of course tied in perfectly when I was making Easter cards for my family anyway. I recently purchased Clearly Besotted's Spring Bloom stamp set and dies and I just love them!!!

I wanted to keep my card oh so CAS and so decided to make use of a single Daffodil (the flower I hold as the first sign of spring), and a vase. I die cut the jar, ran it through a Sizzix 'more dots' embossing folder but so that the front of the jar would be debossed. This allowed me to then use my spectrum noir markers to colour in the dots. I then finished off my jar/vase with a coat of glossy accents (a new purchase) to give it the illusion I guess of a ceramic vase.

I gave the card a little dimension by propping the vase and daffodil head up on foam pads.

The card was given a yellow layer of card to add a bit of 'Easter' colour and was finished off with an Easter sentiment stamped in light and dark green.

Materials used
Card - White (Papermill Direct), yellow from stash
Stamps &Dies - Spring blooms (Clearly Besotted), Fresh flowers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink - Jade Green &Orange (Hobbycraft), Spectrum Noir Markers, Glossy Accents.

I hope you like it. Any comments always very much appreciated. 
Laura xxx


  1. Laura this is so sweet! I love the little dotty vase. Warning - if you are anything like me, now you have glossy accents you'll be putting it on everything! All of your other Easter cards are very pretty too - you have been busy! Cx

  2. GORGEOUS, Laura! You've showcased the CB flowers beautifully, and your polka dot glossy accented vase is so eye-catching! CAS and fabulous! My CB wish list will be expanding, after seeing what you've created here! WOW!!

  3. Wow! What a pretty card, I love the glossy embossed vase, very lovely design :) Thank you so much for joining in with the Clearly Besotted Challenge, Laura x