Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring, Spring, Beautiful Spring

     I know most of the country is looking forward to spring being here and I'm no exception so I'm making springtime cards.  I've been sniffling and sneezing and coughing with the last of the winter colds (I hope it's the last) so my crafting has taken second place to resting and getting better but I did manage to make this card this morning.   I used an image called "Bouquet Chick" by  From the Heart and also used their sketch.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers, die cut and added to a die cut mat.  The background dp is from Anna Griffin, her "Georgette" stack.  That was one of those "must have" purchases which has now lain idle in my stash for more than a year!  Polka dot ribbon came from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the 7 flowers were in my stash.  I added a bit of color to each of them with a marker, then put rhinestones in the centers.  The leaves were cut with a die from Cheery Lynn.  Can you  believe all those flowers but still a ton of open space?  The sentiment is mine, printed with a computer font and ink outlined.  I added the stitching using a white gel pen.  Finally, I added 5 rhinestones to the lower corner.

ABC Challenge -- "G" is for Girls
A&T Emerald Faeries -- Girly: Pretty in pink
Bearly Mine -- For the girls
Card Mania -- Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments -- Spot or Dots
Created with Love -- Think spring
Deep Ocean -- Just for a girl
Fairies -- Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -- Anything goes
Just Inspirational -- photo of flowers
Natalie and Amy's -- Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie --  Spring has sprung
Stamp and Create -- Ready for spring
Tok Bobok -- Spring flowers
Top Tip Tuesday -- Use 3, 5, or 7 of something (3 large flowers in image, 5 rhinestones in the corner, 7 embellishment flowers)

     I know spring is just around the corner now but we could use a lot more rain out here in the West before summer hits us with all its heat and sizzle.  Those of you with snow still in your yards, would you be so kind as to ship it out to us?  We need it and you don't !  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Benzi said...

I love your pretty flowers in the vase with the center bling. Very pretty dp, too. Yep, we just have to have all the paper we see...or so it seems. Ha Lovely card, Connie.

Hope you get some more rain before it is extremely hot and dry again.

Chasing the Dream said...

NC, this is so pretty, so ready for Spring, colors are popping and the flowers are dancing with the focus on the bling in the center.

Donna Ellis said...

oh! how pretty this is, Connie! Spring has come here in Florida, but I know the rest of the folks are crying out for it! I feel for those in the northern states. UGH! Your card is a reminder that Spring does eventually arrive, and with it all the beauty, just like your card. Beautiful papers, darling flowers, and wonderful coloring! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

So pretty! Love the bling and those pretty flowers right along with all the rest. Cute image and love your take on the sketch.
Hope you start feeling better soon!!!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

Linda Simpson said...

What a beautiful Spring card Connie, I love it. Beautiful image and love the flowers.
Linda xxx

Mynn xx said...

This is SO fabulous! LOVE the image and you've colored it so beautifully! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to hop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I have blog candy up for grabs! :)

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous the image
Thanks for joining us at Fabulous Tuesday this week.....
Hugs Sylvie DTx

Imke said...

Beautiful spring card and great image choice !! You did a great take with the sketch and also the tWiSt.

Thanks for joining our NEW Sektch Challenge with a tWiSt @ From the Heart Stamps !! Our Blog Hop starts tomorrow - don´t miss ! said...

Connie love this card it's so pretty. Love Alison xx

Leslie Germain said...

So cute and very springy. I am ready for spring!!!!

Elaine Stark said...

Avery pretty card, perfect for spring. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday 3,5,7 challenge. Elaine

Sue Bridesmith said...

Very Pretty Design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous love the sweet little image and the pretty detailing, and thank you so much for the lovely comment
Hugs Kate xx

Kathy said...

Hi Connie!
I haven't stopped by in a while. Love this one, so sweet and springy (I'm ready for spring). Love the flower details, too. Fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps.

Shazza said...

very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Lady Bug Stampers said...

NanaConnie this is beautiful. Love the image and the flowers of course are beautiful. I like the strip behind the image too.
Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “One for the girls”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Miss Emerald said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely. The bird is adorable and funny.
Blessing hugs,

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Lovely card ! Thanks for joining the challenge at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Anne Lise ~

Francesca said...

Lovely card , Thanks for joining us at OBAG

Francesca x

Jane said...

Lovely card, thank you for playing along with our challenge at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

*Vicki* said...

Hello NC!! WOW!! This is sure gorgeous and reminds me of Spring coming soon! :) TFS!! HUGS

Anna said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)

Denise Goeldner said...

So pretty, cute & great for spring. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

sian said...

What a great card for spring I love it, makes me look forward to spring even more. Thank you so much for playing along with JIC this week from Sian (DT Co-Owner)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful creation Connie, your coloring of the image is adorable and I love the insides of the flowers! Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments:)

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card connie love your colouring of the flowers and thanks for sharing at Crafty sentiments this week

Andie's Space said...

Hi Connie,
What a pretty card. Such a sweet image & I love the card design. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Andie xx

Teresa McKitterick said...

Great card & such a fab image.
Thanks for playing along at
Fairy Challenges Blog
Hugs, Teresa DT
Ceesa's Card Creations

Teresa McKitterick said...

Great card & such a fab image.
Thanks for playing along at
Fairy Challenges Blog
Hugs, Teresa DT
Ceesa's Card Creations

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, thanks for joining in our challenge at Bearly Mine Challenge and good luck in the draw.Annie

Carol said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy's challenge.

Annette said...

Fab card, and I love your cat photos in the sidebar. Oh so true!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

Toni said...

Great card. It is so sweet! Good luck! Regards, TokBobok