Monday, March 11, 2019

Waiting for Spring

After yet another blizzard this weekend, I love this sweet Bugaboo image on this card that reminds me Spring WILL come this year. The sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named Stanley in the Rain. You can find it HERE.  I colored the image and the little raindrops with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. Oh... this item is paper pieced. I printed two copies of the image, one on kraft cardstock and one on white cardstock. Colored the one on white cardstock with a few shaped of yellow and the white gel pen. You can't see it in the photos, but before I fussy cut them, I covered the yellow hat, boots and "slicker" with a strip of clear packing tape to make them shine like the real thing. In real life, it adds a nice touch of realism to the card.
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Whatever the Weather     (
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Seasons               (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Create a Scene              (

Bugaboo Stamps- Make a Scene                                               (

Kitty Bee Designs- #138 – Animals                                         (
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #24                                        (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #133 Beary Sweet                           (

My second card for the current Butterfly challenge features a Hero Arts rubber mount stamp that I've had for a few decades. It includes the color bluebell [on the ribbon] and a bow and butterfly to fit the theme. I used a delicate pastel colored patterned paper, mounted atop an embossed white card. The image was colored with Tombow markers and a white colored pencil. 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #118 Letter B for bi-fold                          (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                            (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March            (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Color It In                    (  

My final card is for The Paper Shelter's current challenge, Let It Be Spring. I used one of their cute digi images named French Brunch but swapped out the items in her shopping bag. I cut out the baguette and bottle of wine and replaced them with a nice bunch of tulips from Patties Creations, the sentiment is a freebie from Scrapbookandcards, and the background is a free coloring sheet from Favoreads printed on kraft cardstock.
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #373 Let It Be Spring                            (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #376-#377 Anything Goes      (
Cute Card Thursday- #572-Anything Goes!                        ( 
Polkadoodles Challenge- Anything Goes Week 10             (


  1. This is such a cute and beautiful card! Love the great sentiment, too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card that bear is so cute and he looks so happy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Great sentiment and love the cute image-fabulous colouring I thought it was paper pieced
    carol x

    1. You have good eyes. It WAS paper pieced. I didn't have time to note that this AM before I headed to work. But I added it now. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This is such a pretty creation, Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

  5. You might be on a tight schedule but you have still had time to create 3 lovely cards. I love the soft blue on the card for my challenge. Thankyou for choosing to spin the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. The bouquet in the watering can is so sweet!! Thanks for linking up to our March challenge gallery at a2z.

  7. Your Bugaboo card is gorgeous, cute image, beautifully coloured and paper pieced, the packaging tape was a great idea and looks fabulous! Lovely design and sentiment too. Thanks for sharing at Catch the Bug

  8. The bear card for our challenge is such a sweetie, I would love an umbrella like that

    Thank you for joining in with the Cuties

  9. I do love that first card - reminds me of last week. Your cards are marvelous. The watering can with flowers is so sweet. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking for our March challenge of "Color It In".

  10. Such a cute rainy day card - love the way you've done the rain drops.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug.

    Helen x

  11. Wonderful cards and paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Sweet bear and great sentiment.Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  13. Kathy, I absolutely adore (and wish to live by) the sentiment about puddles! :-D While I'm here, let me put o a DT hat - Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I hope we see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. Such cute cards! You have almost a collector item with the Hero Arts stamp. Ha. I have a few from way back also. That watering can with the flowers is nicely colored and looks nice with the frame around it. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  15. A very cute bear indeed!! Thank you for sharing with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  16. Lovely sweet card just perfect for this challenge, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x


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