Monday, 13 February 2012

Crocus time.......

Well it`s Monday again where does the weekend go, boy it`s great not having to go to work. Now it`s get up take your time, have a cuppa then decide how you are going to spend the time lol. Won`t be doing this tomorrow as hubby has his hospital appt so it will be up early to get there by 9, then probably 4-5 hours just waiting around while they do the tests (fingers crossed it`s nothing bad), so I probably won`t be about depending on how the day goes. Now onto the card I had a play at the weekend with a few of my crocus photo`s and here is one that I came up with

Paint Shop Pro X2
My  Craft Studio Professional
A6 card from stash
Gems from stash
VersaMagic Pretty Petunia

I took the photo into PSP and put frame around the image. I looked the meaning up for crocus and it came up with the meaning of cheerfulness and gladness and also it was dedicated to St valentine. I also shrunk the image to fit between the sentiment and printed strait onto the card. The backing paper was made in MCS with 2 different shades of purple one placed behind the other then digitally stamped the leaves so the darker colour came through, placed th main image on top and printed. I then distressed the edges with the versamagic and placed topper and gems onto the card.

Chris xxx


  1. So elegant and Spring like, Chris really lovely. Vee xx

  2. How lovely , you are clever.

  3. Wow Chris, this is great..You are so clever playing with photoshops stuff . xxxx

  4. Lovely card Chris, the crocus look very pretty. Carol x

  5. gorgeous card, hope all goes well with hubby x

  6. Stunning card Chris, love crocuses and the colours are beautiful too.

    Linda xxx

    Fingers crossed for you and your hubby tomorrow xxx

  7. Beautiful - clever to be able to take a good photo in the first place and clever to be able to manipulate it. Mx

  8. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments I do appreciate each and everyone. Chris xx

  9. So beautiful Chris, fabulous photo...Hope all goes well for your hubby tomorrow.
    Wendy xx

  10. Lovely card Christine, wish I could do this kind of thing, thank you for the lovely comment on my exploding box x

  11. Beautiful card and the colours are so pretty....hope all goes well for your hubby
    Hugs Lorna xx

  12. Beautiful card and photograph Chrissie. I will have everything crossed for Mick tomorrow.....Hugs
    Jackie xx

  13. Fingers crossed for today {Hugs}.

    As a follower of your blog I would like to award you the Liebster Award. It is designed to encourage new followers and is passed on to blogs that inspire you. You can find the instructions for passing it on to others here (

    Happy Crafting.

  14. wow super card ... love the image and love your papers happy crafting and love sandy xx

  15. Another really gorgeous card, I love the colours and I think the way that you have made the backing paper is brilliant. It's really interesting to know the meaning for crocus too.
    Fab design
    Lindsay xx

  16. A fabulous card Chris......makes me long for springtime x

  17. love this card - great image!


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