Saturday, February 20, 2010

Come on Spring

Who doesn't like spring? Who isn't looking forward to it? Everyday I'm looking for crocus to pop up in my front yard. Winter is so dreary and seeing those yellow and purple buds gives me hope that the snow will soon be gone. After a day or two snow in the city is no longer white. Yesterday I saw a huge pile of snow that was black and looked like a chunk of coal. EWWWW. Not a pretty sight. No one can enjoy looking at that, no matter how much you like the look of snow on tree branches, or the flurries when they're falling once it's taken on the patina of soot it's nasty and needs to go.

So when I saw this week's My Favortie Things, Wednesday Stamp Club challenge to 1.) use either the Easter Basket template of another MFT template or 2.) to create something for Easter or Spring or 3.) use any MFT digi pack, well, I was ready. You can also find the challenge posted on Kim's blog which is on the store site, so you can shop there too. I love to participate in challenges, which is obvious to anyone who reads this blog. I try to do the MFT challenges every week, and I've been very lucky there. My Polar Love card just won last week's challenge. If you're not familiar with the challenge, winning means you get a $15 gift voucher to use in the store, now that's not shabby. Thanks Kim! I'll be shopping soon.

Here's the deets on this card: all three of the dp are from DCWV Nana's Nursery, Baby girl pad. The cs mats are scraps. The pearls are Recollections Pearl Stickers (don't they make a cute necklace, WTG knows how to accessorize). The velvety ribbon is from the MFT Halloween ribbon pack (and doesn't it go great for spring, AND it feels as good as it looks). The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, the grass is stamped in Memento Sprout with Stickles highlights. The image is colored with copics and paper pieced with the DCWV dp. The chickies are covered with yellow flock and the shoes are covered with SU Crystal Effects to make them look like patent leather (I loved to have patent leather shoes for my Easter Outfit). The dp's were stitched down to the mats with a Sulky variegated green thread. I drew squiggly lines on the bench to simulate a wood grain. The top panel is popped up on triple dimensionals because the the dotted dp is popped up on a single dimensional. So the top panel needed to be on at least a double dimensional but because the ribbon is thick but the double dimensional wasn't enough. If you aren't satisfied with the dimensionals you get at the craft stores, you should go visit Jody's blog, Confessions of a Ribbon Addict. Jody sells a variety of sticky stuff and it's the best I've found. The card I made a couple days ago was HEAVY with buttons and her red dots held everything in place.

Here's the other challenges it's made for:

Stamp Something - Touch of Spring Somethings (everything about this card is spring)

If the Shoe Fits - Fashionista Friday #23 Mad for Plaid (the jacket and base mat)

Paper Sundaes -challenge #5 A Glittery Spring (the dp is glittered and the grass)

The Pink Elephant - challenge #54 - Ribbon (the yummy green velvet MFT ribbon)

Papertake Weekly - Check this out (the jacket and bottom dp)

Simon Says - Recipe - 3 types of embellishments (pearls, ribbon, flock), 2 patterned papers, and one image

Crafty Creations - #55 Stitching

Cooking it Up with Kate - challenge #11 Recipe Something Girly (duh!- everything), paper piecing (the dress and jacket) and at least 2 dp

Thanks for visiting, please come back again. And don't forget to click the pink ribbon, it's good karma.


  1. fabulous! the colors are gorgeous! thank you for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  2. Gorgeous! The papers and the piecing are perfect and I just all the layers on this.
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  3. Chris! this screams cuteness, I'm sooooo wanting Spring. great card!

  4. 9 CHALLENGES!!???!!! Holy Smoley, Lady!! :)
    What a great Springy card!!! Love the pinks!!

  5. What a fun card!! I just love the little chicks! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

  6. Oh Chris...this is fabulous!!
    Thanks for sharing with TPE this week!!

    HUGS - LORi

  7. Darling card!! I love the colors and stitching!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  8. Fantastic card - love it! So glad you could play along with us at Paper Sundaes!
    Shanna :)

  9. So cute! Love you stitching, colours, and attention to detail with your little chicks. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

  10. What a cute card.... love the details and that image. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

  11. Very springy indeed! I love all the stitching and the paper piecing. The pearl necklace is a nice touch too. Congrats on your other card winning!

  12. oh this is just adorable- i LOVE it! i just got that set too- now you've got me anxious to get it inky!!

  13. This card is very pretty! Love the colors and the ribbons - beautiful! Congratulations on the Polar Love card - great job!!!

  14. Oh this is gorgeous, fab colours and great image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  15. Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the Papertake Weekly challenge! x

  16. Gorgeous card Chris! I love the fuzzy little chicks and the pearls around her neck! The spring colors definitely put me in the mood for warmer weather!

  17. That card is SO beautiful. Every detail is perfect.

  18. cute cute! I love how you made the adorable pearl necklace! Thanks for playin with the Shoes!

  19. love it! i like how u paper pieced and the fuzzy chicks!!! cute!! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!

  20. Chris,
    I need you to contact me again for your prize.
    You don't have your email on your blog so I can't send the details on to the sponsor.
    If you could EMAIL ME through that link we should be fine :)
    Congrats again on your win.


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