Friday, 30 January 2015

Spring Cards And Notecbooks


Okay so a lot of the UK has had snow and blizzards this week but signs that spring is just around the corner are everywhere, I promise!



Snowdrops and even primroses are starting to appear along with determined green spears destined to be daffodils. On the trees, buds are beginning to form, bursting with the potential for new life. The evenings are getting lighter too - yay! No more dusky dog walking!

All of this has inspired me to get some spring themed cards photographed and listed for sale this week, i hope they help get you in the mood for the loveliness that's on its way! :)


Spring Notecards


If you saw my recent post about my 'word cards' you'll know that i'm trying out some new ways to use my nature photographs in my card designs.

What do you think of this one featuring different types of blossom captured in the silhouette of a little bird?


I'm quite pleased with it and i'm thinking of turning into a fabric design.

I've also got a couple of new word designs listed, like this 'Grow' card featuring a close up of some lush green pea plants.



For 'Spring' i chose primroses, their soft yellow is such a delight of the season :)



They are all available from my website and Print and Paper shop on Etsy priced £1.99 (or £1.75 if you buy more than one).

I'm linking up this post with Happy Friday over on Planet Penny, and Handmade Monday over at Lucy Blossom. Looking forward to catching up everyone's week :) x

40 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the bird silhouettes, it works really well, and is very springlike. Thanks for joining with Happy Friday, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you very much Penny!

      You too! x

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  2. I love snowdrops, too. Your cards are simply lovely. I especially like the one with birds. Happy Friday:)

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    1. They're so pretty aren't they :)

      Thank you very much, i'm happy you like them! x

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  3. All of your notecards are lovely...but I especially like the birds. So pretty!

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  4. I like these new designs. The bird silhouette is a nice change. I would be interested to see it on fabric, perhaps the birds on the fabrics could be different sizes or different types of birds. Just a thought :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, i've been thinking about that too.. i'll have to have a play around and see what looks right i think :) x

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  5. I think the birds look amazing. It took me a minute to realize they had a different background for their bodies. I think they would look great on fabric. I was wondering the other day if you still did the fabric as I remembered the pug design. Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali xx

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    1. Thanks Ali! Yes, i still do fabric, i have lots of ideas for new designs that i haven't found the time to complete yet but i'm working on it :)

      You too! x

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  6. I like them all! I do like the cards with the words on them - they would be perfect to send to a gardener with a packet of seeds inside! xx

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    1. Thank you! That's such a lovely idea! :)

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  7. Beautiful Spring-like cards. I got over-excited seeing our little batch of snowdrops this week - Spring is definitely just around the corner. Have a happy weekend. x

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    1. Thank you! Its is so exciting when they start to appear isn't it :)

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  8. The older I get the more I seem to look forward to Spring, so this post has cheered me right up!

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  9. I love your word cards, they're graphic but beautiful and those blossom birds are so sweet. I too am enjoying the longer days, roll on spring! Xx

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  10. They look really stunning, such a great way to use your gorgeous photos.

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  11. I love those blossom birds, you should definitely make them into a fabric design x

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    1. Aww thank you, i think i will give it a go! :)

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  12. Love your little notecards with the blossomy birds, and your positivity about spring being on the way! I can't wait for the evenings to hurry up and get light again!

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    1. Thank you Clare! I know, it makes such a difference doesn't it :) x

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  13. I love the choice of yellow daffodils for the word Spring, your productivity amazes me:)

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    1. Thank you! They are actually primroses! :)

      Hehe, i don't feel that productive, there are so many things on my mental 'to do' list! :)

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  14. Such lovely cards. Love the idea of using the nature images within the lettering, the Spring is my favourite. I also think the birdies would look great as a fabric pattern x have a good week x

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    1. Thank you, i'm glad you like them!

      You too! x

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  15. The birds are so pretty and a wonderful idea. Your word cards are so effective

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  16. The bird outline photos are very clever, and I knew that there would be some snowdrops coming along.

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  17. What cute little birds. I love the silhouette style. Makes me look forward to spring xx

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  18. Beautiful designs! I have daffodils bulbs growing in my garden but I'm worried that the latest snow will kill them off before Spring properly arrives! x

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  19. I love your word cards, the spring green is a lovely colour, the birdies are really pretty and would make great fabric. Snowdrops are a lovely flower, I really need to get painting some this week. :)
    Jan x

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    1. Thank you very much! They are so pretty aren't they, i look forward to seeing what you paint them on! x

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  20. such a clever idea with the picture inside a silhouette- brilliant! x

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