Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring is on the Way

When you start seeing cute little chickies and duckies instead of Santas and snowflakes it can only mean spring is on its way.  When I lived in the north it was a favorite time of year.  So I imagine there are many of you enjoying the first glimpses of budding flowers.  Just remember, as my mom used to remind me that you never know what kind of weather March is going to serve up and if you're planning to march in a St. Patrick's Day parade you could be wearing shorts or your heavy coat.  You might start with one and end in the other.

Well, these cuppie chickies are the inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  This week we're sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs .  They have generously supplied the design team with images.  If you're a fan of Gilly (who isn't) then you must check out the challenge blog because some of  the DT have used adorable Gilly images, just perfect for this time of year.  For me it was a bit of a struggle picking an image to use, I really do love Gilly and they were all great choices to use in this challenge but in the end  I decided on the Spring Ducks.  Of course that just means that some other day I'll have to use Gilly.  It all works out in the end.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - Prairie Fairy "Spring Ducks"
ink - hp printer
paper - K & Co "Susan Winget Spring Bouquet" dt; Stampin' Up "Lucky Limeade" cs; Bazzill "African Daisy" cs
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's Lacey square die; lace; ribbon; twine; charm; brads

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC150 - photo
Colour Q CQC#126 - Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade; Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie and white
Raise the Bar - Use Twine
Crafty Catz  #122- Punches and Dies
Allsorts #144 - Spread Your Wings
Crafts and Me #73 - Pretty in Lace

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your kind and supportive words and hope you'll come back again.

Now get your fingers inky and make something for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge,  the sweeties love to see what you do.


  1. Chris, I love this SUPER CUTE card! That image is just adorable! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

  2. Your card is adorable, Chris! Those ducks are the cutest! Thanks for playing along with us at the colourQ! :)

  3. Hi Chris

    Know I'm here to look at your card which is lovely, but those cakes steal the show.

    Great to see you at Allsorts, note the prob with Mr L, I added a note above him so you can report to him as the problen seems to be ongoing with some blogs.

    B x

  4. Such a cute and yes, very Spring card, Chris, I love the duckies! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  5. Oh honey your card is so stinkin cute!!! I love these darling little chicks and such pretty paper. I live in Massachusetts and believe it or not we got snow last week so nope we can't see anything popping up yet.
    Hugs Bonnie

  6. Hi Chris
    A gorgeous card love the image and paper's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  7. Your card is so those sweet little chicks! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  8. Wow that is such a super cute card :D and those little cakes look adorable and make me hungry. Sorry I am late in commenting on your creation good luck with the prize draw and I hope you can join us at Crafts and Me again this week.


    Amy xx

    P.S.Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details.

  9. Oh what a sweetie pair! I am a huge fan of orange and spring, so this card makes me smile. The way your papers coordinate is too darn cute. Thank you so much for joining in on our twine challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  10. OMGosh this is one sweet card & adorable cupcakes-wish i could be so creative with the mini cakes!! your coloring is fantastic!!


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