As the wheel of the year turns towards spring we notice signs around us of earth awakening after her winter slumber. The ancient celts considered this the first day of spring and their traditions centered around new beginnings and clearing out the old in anticipation of the new. Spring-cleaning typically takes place at this time. Imbolc is a festival of lights and candles are lit at dusk on Imbolc eve and placed in every window of the house. They are kept burning until dawn. This is symbolic of lighting the way in to the future and the coming season of spring and renewal. And to celebrate the fresh new energies of this season Lesley over atNutkintailz Designs will be releasing her newest kit Imbolc Inspirations on 1 August! I'm sure you'll agree the soft fresh colors are what we all need after the long dark days of winter, and I've got a couple of teasers for you today but be sure to pop into Nutkintailz Designs in a day or two to see the entire kit.
This second layout was designed for a challenge I entered and it was a perfect chance to test run Imbolc Inspirations.