Sunday, April 10, 2016

It's a Pastel Spring at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

     April is my favorite spring month.  It's the one that has mild weather even if it's raining.  Snow and violent storms are gone and the hot weather has yet to arrive.  I don't mind April showers at all, especially in the midst of the severe drought we've had out here for 4 years.

     For our April challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun we have a theme of "Pastel Colors," another of my favorite spring things.  We're being sponsored by A Random Fan, Crafty Sentiments Designs, Lacy Sunshine, and Maria Medel Illustrations.   I used a sweet Crafty Sentiments image called "Nature Watching."

     I colored it with chalks and ProMarkers, then cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  I wrapped striped ribbon through it and then layered it onto another die cut to frame it, also Spellbinders.  That went onto the card front and I used a Fiskars corner punch to decorate all four corners.

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     I hope you're going to dig into your supplies, find something wonderfully pastel to fit with our theme, and then come play with us.  We love being inspired by each and every one of you.  Happy Stamping. NanaConnie


Desire Fourie said...

A super cute Easter creation. Loving the pink blue and purple combo.
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Daffodil Cards said...

Love the little character and the design and your threading looks wonderful.

Hanne M. said...

This is so cute NanaConnie! I love how you've put the ribbon around the image - just wonderful! This is great piece of insipiration for OMCF challenge.

Hanne, DT sis.
Handmade By Hanne

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a sweet card Nana Connie. Love the image and the colours you used. That lacing around the image is just lovely too.
Lynn, Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge DT Teamie

jimlynn said...

So sweet and pretty. I love the color combination you used and that design too. Hope you have numerous April showers - and more throughout the year too. Droughts aren't fun at all!

Donna Hanley said...

This is just darling and I love how you worked your ribbon through the die piece. Sweet corner treatments also. I will pray for rain for you. You guys certainly need it. Have a good Sunday.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I adore the cute image and pretty colours. Love the dies you have used too, especially weaving the ribbon around the oval.
Linda xxx

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Easter or Springtime” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 1, Hazel, DT x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Aww, this is uber cute NanaC!
I love the colour combo!
Dawn xx

Angela Jones said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
Angie DT
Jo’s Scrap Shack

Judy V said...

Sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

Creations by Shirl said...

Sweet! TFS it with Crafty Friends Challenge!

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a pretty Easter card. I love your shading and the threaded ribbon looks lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

Sara Barker said...

What a sweet card, and I love how you've laced the ribbon through the oval die cut! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapy Land! Hugs Sara Emily Guest DT

MaryV said...

Your card is so, so cute! Love all the colouring and the use of dies really makes it special! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Challenge!
Maria (DT Member)

Deborah Artliff said...

What A beautiful card and the design is wonderful thank you for joining us at Imagine that.

Debs DT Member xxx
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Mari Kocjancic said...

A very cute card, I really like your use of ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights this month.
-Mari K.
Scrapper's Delights DT

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Super cute card! Love that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining our Funday Friday challenge this week!
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Lisa Lynn said...

Love the colors of your adorable card. Thanks for joining us in our "Spring" monthly challenge at Imagine That, Lisa Lynn DT.

Samra Leshinski said...

What an adorable card!!
Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Linda Anderson said...

Sooooo sweet NanaConnie!! Adorable image and wonderful colors. Yes, spring is on its way...finally! Thanks for joining our spring challenge over at Imagine That's Creative Playground.


Dedal Prata said...

It's such a cute card. Here in Portugal rain a lot and it's also cold. I prefer summer months eheh.
Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
Big kiss
Sofia (Docerela DT member)

Nicky G said...

Great card and and you coloured it perfectly. Thankyou for joining in at Scrapper's Delights this month.
Nicky (Scrappers Delights DT)

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Easter or Springtime Only" Challenge #121!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x