Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is in the air - Crazy 4 Challenges #29

WOW!! Time is just speeding along and today is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! And I think I can speak for most folks and say Yippee!!! So, in honor of Spring's arrival, I'm challenging everyone to make a Spring themed card or project.

We have a new sponsor for the second half of the month: Digital Delights by Louby Lou. They're offering a prize to one lucky randomly chosen winner, so be sure to get your card entered into Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog so you can have a chance to win.

Nothing says Spring any more for me than flowers starting to bloom. I love this little violet cupcake Lockhart stamp so I decided to use it for my Spring card. I stamped it on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. I'm using Taylored Expressions Sketch #105 for my layout. I used my new Scallop Detail border punch on the top element and at the bottom, and added some tiny green flat backed pearls to it. I'd been wanting to make a poofy flower from tissue paper, since I bought this gigantic package of different colors, so today is the day. I punched out 16 layers, bradded them together, and sort of smooshed up the layers. I really LOVE the look of the tissue paper layers!! They almost look like real flower petals! I added a small button to the center, and made some leaves by punching out ovals, folding them in half, and running them at a diagonal through my paper crimper. The sentiment is computer generated and popped up on Pop Dots.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C29.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Violet Cupcake (Lockhart)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI); Sour Apple, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Gossamer 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box); tissue paper (craft store)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Milled Lavender Distress ink (Ranger)
Supplies: 3M Pop Dots, ribbon, brad, flat back pearls (craft store); oval punch, Scallop Detail Border punch (SU!); Copic markers; paper crimper


  1. this is so lovely, barb...very springy indeed! i am so over winter, lady...bring on da spring! LOL!

  2. Hey GF - your spring card is BEAUTIFUL!!! The flower image is so pretty and I love the big added flower too!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. surely says spring to me.....what a beautiful bloom and love how you texturized the leaves...very clever

  4. BEAUTIFUL, Barbara...that flower is GORGEOUS!!!!

  5. This is beautiful. I kinda chuckled when you mentioned your flowers. I just bought a large pack of tissue paper for the very same reason. 16 layers, huh??? I have that stamp and have only used it once. Your card inspired me to use it again!

  6. Absolutely Lovely card. The flower embellishment is awesome. Happy 1st Day of Spring!

  7. Ooooh, this card is just gorgeous and I am IN LOOOVE with that flower! So glad you could play in the sketch challenge!

  8. What a pretty little cupcake, and gorgeous card! I love the crisp, clean lines of everything, and the poofy flower is beautiful!

  9. Great springy card!! And you changed your blog banner!! Spring is here!!

  10. Oh my gosh Barb, this is GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful flower!!! We are so lucky to be having such beautiful weather this weekend aren't we?!?!?

  11. Beautiful soft spring colors, Barbara! Wonderful coloring and design! Lovely card!

  12. Perfectly springy! Love that tissue flower!

  13. I love your fresh, spring-like card, Barbara. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  14. Barb,
    You are WAY too talented for one person to be :)
    Makes me want to get sick, married, divorced or SOMETHING so you will send my a card!!

  15. Ohh Barbara, this is a precious card!!! I am not a real fan of cupcake images, but this one is to DIE for! I think it's the prettiest one I've ever seen and your card does it justice!


  16. Gorgeous as always! I must put it on my list to try one of those beautiful flowers!

  17. Gorgeous flower and it looks so striking on this card. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane


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