Friday, April 18, 2014

Fields Of Tulips

It is the month of tulips here in the Pacific NW.   Over one million people come to see the spectacular display of over 300 acres of bright, beautiful tulips.   Here are a couple photos, compliments of a friend of mine.
The first two weeks of April was just beautiful, then the rains started again a few days ago.  But the festival continues and today we have the sun back -at least for a few hours.  You never know here.  It comes and goes with such speed.
Anyway, on to my card.  But I thought you might like a look at a few pics of the glorious colorful fields.

I made this card as a sympathy card and opted to keep the sentiment inside.  The tulip wreath and papers are by Doodle Pantry.
The sentiment I used inside is by Diane's Daydream Designs.
The sketch I based this card on is found at Sketch Saturday
Challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - monochromatic
Crafters Cafe - CAS
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - letter B (bow)
Pink Gem - anything
Open Minded Crafting - pastels
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Spring
Paper Creators - spots

Planting Time

A digital image and a sketch at From The Heart

Embossing folder is Stampin'Up!
Image colored with Prisma pencils.
I love this bright green paper.  It is a little brighter in the pic than IRL but it is one of my go to greens. Wasabi by Stampin Up.


Challenges:
Sweet Stamps - emboss
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - Spring
Stamp and Create - flowers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Doodle Pantry Sponsors Creative Knockouts

Creative Knockouts has a new challenge, Furry Friends,  beginning today and Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor.  I used a sweet image from the Doodle Pantry set, Hoppy Logs.

Here is a pic of some of the images and sentiments in this set:
I used the sketch at Your Next Stamp just exchanging the banner for clouds which were cut out with a MFT die.
The digital image is a pre-colored image.  The paper is also from the Quirky Bunny set by Doodle Pantry.
 For the little flower brads, I drew little leaves for each of them, coloring them with pencils.  
Here is the sketch:


I hope your will check out the Furry Friends challenge at Creative Knockouts and also enter your card using a digital image at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge which runs through the 24th.

Challenges I will enter:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - animals
Crafty Hands - anything
Pink Gem - Spring
Stamp and Create - flowers
Paper Creators - spots and dots
Love to Scrap - anything

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Spring

This adorable little lamb is a digital drawing by Katlyn Traxler's KnK Designs .  You can find it at Diane's Daydream Designs.
Pretty basic stuff for this card but I did add liquid applique to make the lamb "fluffy".
Coloring is done with Prisma pencils.


Challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - animals
Crafty Hands - anything
Pink Gem - spring
Love to Scrap = anything
Creative Knockouts - spring
Simon Wednesday - animals

Monday, April 14, 2014

One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns

Remember that nursery rhyme?
We never did Easter eggs or the Easter bunny in our household.  But I did make hot cross buns for Resurrection Sunday morning and gave each of the children a special gift.  We haven't had any children home for quite a few years but I still enjoy making the buns and this year I will make a few for my mom.  She doesn't bake any more.  At age 91 she still has at least 4 friends come to her home every Monday morning for coffee and goodies, so I will provide enough buns for her to serve the day after Easter.
Here is a little 3 x 4 card I made to include with the bakery items:



    And a little tag in case I bake up extras for someone else:

Paper Makeup Stamps has a new challenge beginning today.  The theme - Easter Treats.  It will be so fun to see the entries.  If you are planning on making some Easter treats, Paper Makeup would love to see what your creative minds and hands come up with.  Challenge runs from today, April 14 to Saturday April 19.

Challenges I will enter:
Die Cutting Divas - pastels
Sweet Stamps - Easter
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Wednesday - Easter or sweet treats
Creative Knockout - spring
Sister Act - anything
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
Craft 4 eternity - Easter

Crafty Hands - anything
What if Wednesday -  Easter
Open Minded Crafting - Easter or pastels

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Doodle Pantry Sponsors Aud Sentiments

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor over at  Aud Sentiments where the challenge is "For A Friend".  I have a very special friend who is having a birthday soon, so I make this card for her using one of the new sets at Doodle Pantry.

 Here is a pic of the set, although more comes than is shown in this picture:
I used a pre-colored image and one of the papers.
I really like how many sentiments are included in this set.

Aud Sentiments would like you to come to their blog and enter the challenge.  There is also a digital challenge at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge Blog.

Challenges I am entering:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafty Catz - Springtime
Your Next Stamp - colors
Stamp and Create - flowers
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the air



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rejoice - He Is Risen

Because Christ broke the power of sin and death, I too will live forever.  What an incredible plan He had; what an incredible future He gave me.  Not only joy now on earth because my sins are forgiven and I am counted as righteous in God's eyes because of Christ's death, but the gift of eternal life and therefore no need to fear death.  Obviously, I could go on and on.  But suffice it to say, Resurrection Sunday (Easter) is a pretty big deal for me.
I really love this image by Designed 2 Delight, now From the Heart, because even though we think of the cross for Easter, it is really the empty tomb that symbolizes Easter.  When friends and family members came to the burial place of Jesus, there was an angel at the entrance that said, "He is not here.  He has risen just as He said He would."



I used the weekly sketch at  i heart sketches

Challenges I will enter:
From the heart sketch 61 - sketch and image
My Craft Spot - Easter
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - Easter
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Simon Wednesday - Easter
Stamping Boutique - Easter
Love to Scrap - anything
What if Wednesdays - Easter