Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring has Sprung... I think!

The Friday Freebie at Bugaboo available right now is this wonderful image named Jar Tulips. (You can get it free for a few more days at I decided to use it on the front of a box card with a belly band so that I can enter the finished item into a few challenges. Simon Says Monday Challenge requires a box and wecraftcards challenge is to make an Easter Basket. Since I didn't get a chance to create until today, and hoping that this card box will be acceptable. I filled it with an assortment of Spring themed cards and some yummy teas. Will be giving it to my MIL as part of her 95th Birthday present. Can't wait to see her in a few weeks! Also entering it into the Butterfly Challenge "Letter T" (using the colors Teal and Tomato and a bit of twine) and the SumMoreFun challenge (reflecting the fresh cut flowers and butterfly in the photo on the left.) 
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Inside the Box            (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes     (
Butterfly Challenge- #97 Letter T                                    (
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                          ( 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Almost Easter      (

Recently was introduced to a new technique called Eclipse Card. Was surprised how easy it is to do! I used scrapbook paper for my card base, drew a ribbon shape to use as my template, and finished the card off with one of Lili of the Valley "Sentiment tags." (Here's a link for directions to make an Eclipse Card: I included a second photo to show how the raised section looks from the side. 
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #523- Add a Quote              ( 
QKR Stampede- #287 Anything Goes                    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge      (

I enjoyed stamping a bit on Saturday. This was one of the cards that came out of that play time. I found a box of bits and pieces of cards that I'd cut up because they didn't "work". Was fun to use them to make this white, cream and lavender beauty! 
Entered into:
CAS-ual Fridays- #196 Spring Fever                                    (
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Lace                      (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #328 Anything Goes    (


  1. What a fabulous box card, love that it holds a gift. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Beautiful cards!!! Especially the first one. The box card idea is amazing. Wonderful job!!
    Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun!!
    SumMoreFun DT- Amy

  3. What a lovely gift idea! So Pretty and I love the jar with the flowers in it! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  4. What a beautiful gift for your MIL's birthday and what says spring like a jar of tulips. So pretty and you have done a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun
    ~DT Heather

  5. I like your idea of creating the card as a belly band for the box of goodies for your MIL. Such a neat present. I love this image and you have coloured perfectly. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Love them all! Your jar of tulips is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

  7. Who does not love a good BugaBoo digi, you colored it up perfectly for our challenge. Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun. I look forward to seeing more of your projects! ~ Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  8. Your scrapbook paper looks great - I need to check out that eclipse technique! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede weekly Anything Goes challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  9. That spring image you used is so pretty! I am so ready for spring to arrive. Thank you for joining us for the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  10. The purple and white are so pretty together. Thanks for playing along CAS-ual Fridays Spring Fever Challenge. DT Lisa

  11. Your box card is stunning! Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenges. DT Lisa

  12. Love your believe card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge last month. Hope to see you again this month.
    Sorry I am late on commenting this month... it was a crazy month. But better late than never.

    Happy crafting!

    Catherine x DT


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