Saturday 24 March 2012

Spring Is Sprung - Funky Hand New Release and Blog Hop!

Anice has worked her magic again and there is a brand new download released this weekend over at Funky Hand! The download is called Spring Has Sprung and to celebrate some of the Design Team are having a blog hop!

If you have arrived at my blog from Anice then you are on the right track. If you get stuck just go back to Anice and she will list all the links. The letter you want to collect from me is


Keep it safe, leave me a comment and then once you've hopped round us all, leave a comment at the end with the unscrambled word. There is a download of Spring Has Sprung for the winner but you have another chance to win if you do the Facebook thing too!

This is a lovely fresh download and I've had a bit of a mad time with the pinky lilac papers as you can see! I get an urge every now and again to create a layout as I like the idea of using more space and not worrying about trying to get it all in an envelope at the end!

All the papers you see are from the download and I've used various dies plus chunky ribbon from my stash along with half pearls, seed beads (flower centres) and some vellum here and there. I've handwritten the sentiment onto an X Cut fancy rectangle die (oh how I am loving this new purchase!)

I've edged all the papers with a silver gel pen but its not shown up too well in the picture. Photo is of my two nieces - Niamh is two and Amy was 12 days old when the pic was taken by my Dad - when we saw her she did nothing but eat and sleep!

Don't forget to leave me a comment and your next stop is Kathy! The hop will stay active until 9am GMT Monday 26 March - happy hopping!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Paper Girls: Layout Followed
Delicious Doodles: The Wonder of Life
Guylou's Inimitability: Monochromatic
Hotshot Craft: Ribbons
CRAFT: Handmade Flowers
Dutch Dare: Cute and Cuddly

  • All papers: Spring Has Sprung download from Funky Hand
  • Photo: Taken by my Dad
  • Dies: Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet, Cuttlebug Flowers, X Cut fancy rectangle
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. Lovely layout and love the colours. Like the way you have done the ribbon too.

  2. This is adorable, the lilac shades are just the perfect backdrop for that photo

  3. What a gorgeous layout, it frames the adorable photo so well! Love that ribbon!

    love Mags B x

  4. Love what you have done and the ribbon is a great effect.

  5. Love the card and the ribbon gives a lovely effect

  6. Stunning card. Loving the simplicity of it and that baby is beautiful - I am getting my 1st Grandchild very soon so looking forward to using pics for cards etc. Lovely wee family you got there< Sheila:)X

  7. Oh ruth hun this is just s very gorgeous and the girls look beautiful. I love a bit of a scrap page too, though I am so super slow at doing them!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  8. Love everything about this and the picture is gorgeous

  9. what a gorgeous creation, love the ruffled ribbons

  10. A gorgeous layout, my favourite colours and I love those new xcut dies too, I bought them this week! :) Ni. x

  11. My Favourite colour ,reminds me of spring,crafty wishes

  12. Wish you could see my mouth hanging open over this gorgeous LO. Fantastic colors to use with such a beautiful picture.

  13. The card is great, but the children are to die for. Jean x

  14. Gorgeous: scrapbooking and cardmaking combined. So clever; so pretty. Love the textured-look paper. xox

  15. Absolutely adorable creation.Love these colours, so pretty.Your nieces are so cute.Hugs Debbie x

  16. Beautiful nieces. Lovely colours. Excellent L/O

  17. Oh so lovely. The lucious lavendar papers compliment the photo of your nieces. So cute! Denise Hirst x

  18. Lovely card so fresh and Spring like. Denise Hirst x

  19. a fantastic card great colours Terri Baker

  20. love the lilac papers and the layout.
    Elizabeth Clark

  21. What an absolutely gorgeous layout Ruth - so so pretty and girly. Love it.

    How are you - hope you are OK.

    Paula x x x

  22. what a precious bunch! and gorgeous layout! love the use of the ribbon :)

  23. what a precious bunch! and gorgeous layout! love the use of the ribbon :)

  24. Wonderful layout and such a pretty subject too! TFS


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