Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring is a trickster.

So I don't know what's happening in your neck of the woods but spring here is changing her mind like a woman. And I guess since it's "Mother Nature", she is a woman. I thought the cold was over and walked out of my house this morning to freeze my ba-doka-dok off.

Anyhoo, I made this card for some friends of ours in Canada. Don't really know what's happening up there (I barely know what's happening here) but I wanted to send some sun-shiney cardness.

This image is from From the Heart Stamps and mandatory for their current challenge. Isn't just stunning? I used my Copic markers to color my image and wouldn't you know that one of them was completely dried out? So I had my darkest pink and my lightest and tried to get each of the different flowers to look like a different shade but I'm not sure I succeeded. Oh well, I like it anyway. :)

I used Stampin' Up's Gable Green and Pixie Pink card stock and matted my pieces with black. I used a harlequin Cuttlebug embossing folder on my green panel. I added some rhinestones from Terri instead of a bigger shape as the sketch suggested, so I hope that's okay.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps - Spring Medley
Oldie But a Goodie - April Showers Bring May Flowers (Pink Copics, Cuttlebug Harlequin folder)
One Sweet Challenge - Ringing in Spring
Get Inky - Hop into Spring
Hobby Cutz #42 - Flora and Fauna
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant #245 - Photo Inspiration
Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #208 - No Designer Papers
The East Wind #4 - Use a Sentiment
Copic Marker Spain: April - Flowers
Use Your Stuff #130 - Spring
Seize the Sketch #17
Crafting by Designs: April - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #44 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar # 88 - CAS
Card Makin' Mamas #84 - Small Embellishments
Creative Fingers #30 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #225 - Springtime
Friday Mashup #154 - Spring Theme or Colors
Paper Makeup Stamps #135 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #207 - Flowers
613 Avenue Create #66 - Anything Goes w/ Spring
Crafty Bloggers Network: April - Diecuts or Embossing
Just Inspirational - Embossing


  1. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

  2. Awesome coloring and i like the Pink and Green togehter. It looks so fresh - it looks like spring !

    Thanks for joining our SOTM Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !

  3. Your card is just beautiful. I really like the bright pink w/green and the black border so, so pretty. I also like the embossing you did and the coloring of your flowers with your copics looks beautiful. :D
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  4. Super springy, bright card, Alycia. Just love the colors and your coloring! TFS with the Friday Mashup this week!

  5. This sentiment is perfect for how I'm feeling right about now! Great card! I love the beautifully colored tulips! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  6. Beautiful job! The pink & green are awesome together. And I here you about this weather..OMG! Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps :)

  7. Alycia, your card is beautiful! I love the bright colors and your coloring looks wonderful. Thanks for playing with us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  8. lovely card, great image and colors, thanks so much for joining us at brown sugar challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  9. Such a pretty card, love this color palette ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  10. This is so pretty and vibrant !! You did a perfect job on this card !! I am so happy you shared this with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !! Hope you have a wonderful day !!


  11. Oh my...we do need spring here in Canada...especially Southern Ontario where I am, but the sun is shining today and we are at a high for the spring so far...and most of my snow has melted. What a lovely creation. Love the colours and the layout of your card. Wonderful creation.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  12. Such a pretty card, love the pink and green and your flowers in or "Flower" challenge. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  13. Beautiful card I just love pink and green together :)

    Thanks for joining us at DDD this fortnight, good luck!

    Elaine ♥

  14. This card is stunning, I love the embossed panel! Thanks for playing in our SOTM challenge at FTH.

  15. Love the bright poppy colours and that's cush a pretty image. The embossed background is fabulous too

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Hobby Cutz

  16. Absolutely gorgeous card & coloring on those beautiful flowers! Love the embossing too...very nice!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  17. This is totally gorgeous!!!! Love the colors you have used and the great embossing. I'm sure that your friends in Canada will appreciate! I live in Canada and yes it's been a really hard and long winter... it's time that the snow finish to melt!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  18. Love this card! It definitely makes me ready for spring!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas!! (:

    Krystle CDD DT

  19. wonderful card, love those gorgeous pink tulips and crocus, thank you so much for joining us at jic, good luck
    caroline dt

  20. Beautiful card, LOVE your colour choice! Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Hugs NIKKI DT

  21. So pretty and the colours pack a punch! SO happy you joined us at Seize the Sketch!!

  22. In my part of Canada, it hasn't decided whether it's spring yet or not so this card is a welcome sight. Love the freshness of the colours and that beautiful grouping of images and sentiment.The embossed background adds lovely texture and subtle pattern to this delightful card. Thanks for joining our No Designer Paper challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  23. so pretty, love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  24. Alycia, this is so pretty! I'm so glad you played at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week! I hope it warmed up in Texas now. It's been nice and warm in NC. Have a good week, girl! Nance, DT

  25. Gorgeous card - love the sentiment!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  26. Very pretty, lovely colouring!

  27. Alycia
    Thanks for entering your card at Get Inky Challenge. Your card was featured as today's Monday's Mojo Mention! Congrats! We will also feature you over on our Facebook pages as well. -Thia

  28. Lovely Spring card! The bright color combo is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  29. Hi Alycia! We wanted to let you know we are featuring your BEAUTIFUL spring card you entered in our challenge today on our Get Inky! Facebook page!

    We LOVE love the colors you used, they shout SPRING!
    Please stop by and comment, share the post and enjoy the limelight!! Here's the link to the FB page...
    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.
    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  30. Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! hope to see you in our next cxhallenge! Love the tulips!

  31. Super card and fab image, love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs this fortnight.

    Cathy xx


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