Sunday, January 14, 2018

Spring Fever

From the cards I've been making, you can probably tell that I am tired of cold winter weather. We are at 35 below zero again tonight… which is REALLY cold! So, am thinking of Spring and beyond!

My first card uses a free coloring sheet from Tammy Tutterow that I printed off on vellum. You can find her free coloring pages here I added a sweet and happy little House Mouse named Monica to my card! (I think this image is especially appropriate because the stamp is titled "Tiny Jumper" and she looks like she is jumping with joy about Spring. I can totally understand!)
Entered into: 
House Mouse & Friends Challenge- #256 Anything Goes (
The Paper Shelter- New Beginnings                                   (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (

Moving from Spring into summer, my next card is made using a cute digi from Tiddlyinks named Snorkelbunny. I colored him with my Spectum Nior makers, and used a layer of blue vellum to add a watery translucency. So fun!
Entered into: 
Tiddly Inks- Anything Goes                                                  (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Winter Blues                  (
Penny's Challenge- Anything Goes                                      (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #192               (

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 8th Birthday this week with daily birthday challenges. Today's card is to be bold and bring. My card features a wonderful image from Beccy's Place that I won a while ago but had not yet used… to it is really new, right?! Was fun to color, especially since I made it into a 3-D card, fussy cutting and layering many of the pieces. (I provided a close-up photo so you could see those details.) The cover sentiment is printed on vellum and attached little gumballs where the adhesive showed through (a happy solution to fix my oops.) To fit the birthday theme, the inside of the card reads, "I hope that your birthday is as sweet as you are!" (Oh, and it was fun to find a use for this patterned paper that I've had in my stash for several years. Isn't it a perfect fit for the colorful gumballs?) 

Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Day 1- Bold and Bright Birthday             (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- January                                            (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Something New                                (
Cute Card Thursday- #512- Something New                         ( 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Use Patterned Paper  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                       (


  1. You are right that paper goes so well with the gumball machine and don't those gumballs look good enough to eat. Great card.
    Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Margaret M DT

  2. Hi Kathy
    What a fantastic bunch of cards you've made!!! I love your little spring mouse! Your snorkelling bunny is wonderful - I had a good giggle at that one, and your gumball card is so bright and happy! Super, super, super!!! Thanks for entering our challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges! Good luck in the draw!!

  3. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are so cute! I love the little mouse springing with happiness and the snorkel bunny is adorable, I have this image and only used it once, I need to print him out again, he is so cute! Love the gumboil machine too, lovely colours and the paper is perfect! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  4. WOW- what an adorable collection of makes! Awesome idea to print coloring pages on to Vellum! Love the Fab Mousey on the corner for a lovely Spring take! The second snorkel bunny under water card is so cute and the third with the gumball machine totally ROCKS! Great dimension! Thx somuch for playing along with us at HMFMC!! Good Luck! :)

  5. You have been busy. Love the coloring sheet with the happy little mouse. I will be jumping for joy when it gets a little warmer here too. Fun cards all. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  6. Such darling cards, love the gumball machine card the most, those gumballs look so dimensional. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Many thanks for your gorgeous creation for our current challenge, your chosen colours are beautiful, please join us again. [aNNie] DT for Scrapbook Stamp Society

  8. So many cute cards, love the printed vellum and that cute little house mouse !

    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  9. A cute card for spring. I feel just like this House Mouse or would if we had some spring weather. Lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  10. I can't even begin to image weather that cold Kathy, I don't think I'd be able to stand winter's that get below freezing. I'm definitely a sub-tropics kind of girl.
    Another fabulous collection of cards. The Spring card is fabulous, I really like the colouring page you printed... it was a great idea to use the vellum. The little mouse is adorable and I think you're right about her jumping for joy with the return of spring.
    The snorklebunny card is so cute! I love how you've added the "water" over the top of the image, it's a very clever idea and looks fabulous.
    The gumball card is definitely a labour of love, but well worth the effort! I really like how you've fussy cut all the different elements and layered them together, the 3D effect is awesome. I agree that the pattern paper works perfectly with the bright colours in the image. Love it!

  11. Nice gum box card ! Thank you for participating in our challenge at Bugaboo Catch the Bug! Creative regards, Gina

  12. What great cards. Love the wonderful colors of the bubble gum...remember when my kids had one of those, hehe. Thanks for joining in the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bold & Bright Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  13. Thank you so much for entering out ATG challenge at Penny's Challlenges this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Mary (DT)

  14. I'm with you Kathy! I am ready for spring! I love your cards they will put a smile on someone's face! Have a great day!

  15. Thanks so much for taking the time to join in our Birthday bash for our bold and bright challenge! I love your project! Good Luck!

  16. This is adorable, thanks for playing along with us during our Birthday Celebration at Catch The Bug.

  17. gorgeous cards Kathy

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Thank you for join in my Challenge….. Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  18. Love this adorable mousey Spring card..great use of this sweet image lovely fresh colours .. you have been super busy crafting..

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this wk.good luck.

    smiles Christine DT xx

  19. What a lovely design! We are all ready for spring aren't we LOL!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    I hope you will join our new 2018 challenge!!!

    ♥ Sue Kment


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