Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here!

 The challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #151 this week is "green." I pulled out some of my green scraps of dsp, cut them in strips and made a herringbone background, cutting the design with a top note die. I used a MFP Planted with love stamp set for the image and sentiment, adding a blossom punch flower done with saffron card stock, and a SB foliage die cut. I added a kissy brad on the sentiment panel just for some "punny" fun :)

With the framework left over from cutting the top note, I made a 2nd card...


I'm entering this card into the Oozak March challenge where it's "anything goes" with a spring theme. Since I used all those leftover strips of dsp to create the herringbone background, I'm also entering this into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #64. The image is by Angels Landing, and the sentiment is by Inkadinkado. The bunny was colored with Copics.


Last but not least, I'm entering the following card into the Sweet Stop SSS202 sketch challenge.


I used a SNSS stamp set called Springtime Babies, and colored it with Copics. I pulled out a scrap of turquoise blue to make the scalloped mat, and used a piece of Echo Park dsp for the background. I used some matching yellow & white gingham ribbon to create the diagonal strip, the corner embellishment, and the little bow. I added a tiny red piece of bling into the center of the red flower that's from Pizzazz Aplenty which might be more visible if you click the photo to enlarge.

That's going to do it for me today, but thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy first day of spring!

Carol

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Three beautiful Spring cards! I love how you used the paper strips and that bunny images is adorable!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

3 Super cards here and a great way to use up your snippets xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Three fabulous cards, my friend. I love the herringbone you made and great thinking to use the framework from your Top Note. Those lips really made me laugh. The coloring in your second card is second to none, so soft and sweet. The third card is adorable and you matched the coloring with the background paper so nicely. Have a wonderful day and hopefully you'll get spring like weather pretty soon.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful, I am loving the spring theme of them. Thanks for joining us for The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Cathymac said...

All three beautiful spring creations, Carol! Love your paper pieced herringbone background on the first two, and the blue and yellow combination for those adorable chicks is perfect...now if we could just get a little spring weather! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

JD said...

All beautiful cards...makes me want to sit down and make another Herringbone background (You have me addicted now...LOL) Thank you so much for the very nice comment on my Anniversary card

jimlynn said...

Guess when you have snow, you just have to stay inside and craft!!!! And craft away you did! All these are so pretty. Love that rabbit in the second card the most. Precious image and a fabulous card!
Stay warm up that way!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The first card is just incredibly unique, Carol! As for the bunny, I have loved him since the first time I saw Korin color him. The third is just the breath of spring that we so badly need. That swash of diagonal ribbon is perfect.

Pat Garvin said...

I absolutely love that bunny card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

i see you had a very creative day Carol.I love your cards, and I like how you used the leftover frame on the second card. TFS and for the inspiration.

Faye said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards. I really like the cute flower and sweet sentiment on the first. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week. X

Di said...

Three beautiful cards Carol! I love them all but the bunny has the edge for me - lovely colouring and great use of your snippets too. Hugs, Di xx

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful cards. I don't know which one I like better, the bunny or chicks.

Angie said...

Beautiful cards! Wow what a gorgeous design you made of the frame and top note die cut! Your bunny is colored gorgeously!!!! Wow, that's a pretty card! Your chicks are so cute and colorful! Love the ribbon! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Benzi said...

Super cards, Carol. I love the herringbone pattern on your top note die. The rabbit image is one I have always loved and you've made a beautiful card. I love the yellow checked ribbon and little chicks on your last card. You've made your Blog look very Spring-like with these cards.

Janice M said...

Oh I kove your SSS card Carol! I like the way you did the ribbon.

Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

scrappymo! said...

Three fabulous cards and a great way to use up your snippets.

Wendy said...

Such pretty cards, Carol!! Fabulous job on them! :)

Crafty Cath said...

Look at all the gorgeous Spring motivation you've shared with us. Perfect for the Oozak challenge this month. So glad you could join us. Cath DT