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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 6 April 2014


Welcome to the last day of the Spring has Spring Blog Hop sponsored by Daydream Designs.  Start the day at Diane's blog

On this card I have used paper from Garden Delights Papers, Little flower patch, butterfly and bees from Doodle Garden colour set, Spade and Watering can from Garden Accessories set,  sentiment from Mothers Garden of Wishes set.  All from Daydream designs. 

Thank you to Diane who edited my scans to make my cards clearer.

Remember to leave a message on each blog for the chance to win some of Diane's digital stamp sets.  Go back to her blog at the end and leave a message that you have left a message on each blog.    You only have to leave one message on each blog to be in the draw for the prizes.

Diane has a different free digi on her blog for each day of the hop.  They will only be there for the time of the hop and will be gone tomorrow.  Also Katlyn has a different freebie each day.   

You should have come here from Karen's blog but if not go back to Diane's blog and start from there.  Not everyone is doing a third day but most are.  There are different cards posted each day.   Some overseas members will not be up yet so check them again later

Margaret Ashby - that's me

Your next blog to go to is MariLynn DeGroot

Freebie now deleted - blog hop has finished

I would like to enter this card into
Word Art Wednesday 126
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
613 Avenue Create 66
Anything goes with added twist sights/sounds/smells/tastes of spring
My card has sights, sounds (bees),smells (flowers)
Creative Moments 39 things with wings (there are bees and a butterfly on my card)


  1. Hi Margaret!! Just love your bright card! It is fantastic and cheerful!! Thanks for the freebie is a good one!!

  2. Spring is definitely happening on this little beauty!!! Love all the elements you combined to make this beautiful card. Thanks so much Margaret for all the work you did to prepare for this hop and make it such a success. So glad you joined in the fun.

  3. Beautiful card and sentiment! Love the sweet image! Fun blog hop - thank you!

  4. Thank you for brightening m day, Lovely happy card!
    xo Nana April

  5. I just love your card. The watering can and digger are just the right touch. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  6. Wow! You really coordinated a lot of images to make this card. It turned out wonderfully. TFS

  7. This is so pretty! So nicely done....

  8. Your card is so pretty. I love that sentiment you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. Yet another beauty, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  10. This is so cute love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  11. A very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x


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