Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Ducks

I hope you all have had a wonderful Easter. I've had a full weekend of crafting! I have several cards to share with you this week. I couldn't let this season pass without coloring up this adorable digi from Prairie Fairy. The "buttons" are actually from a Bath and Body Shop bag that I had saved because it was made of glitter paper and it was gorgeous! I still have plenty left for some other projects. I punched these with a small circle punch. The papers are Colorbok. I have a confession to make... many of my ribbons come from Wal-Mart. I can often find some good clearance as I did for both of the ribbons on my card today. The pink ribbon around the "buttons" was actually white and I colored it with my ProMarkers to match.

My flower today is made of a pipe-cleaner. You can find the tutorial at Scrap a Little. Helen has several easy to follow flower tutorials if you want to try some out.

ProMarkers: Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Meadow Green, Apple, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Baby Pink, Cool Grey 1, Mandarin, Pumpkin

  • Colors – pastels
  • Stamps – go digital and flowers
  • Color Mediums – Copic markers (Alcohol Markers - ProMarkers)
  • Embellishments – buttons & brads
  • Techniques – sewing

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Digi Day
Card Cupids: Use a Punch
Corrosive Challenge: Animals
The Crafty Pad: Circles
Creative Cowgirls: Easter, Spring Mother's day
Pile It On: 2 or More Ribbons
Sparkles Forum: Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday: Pile It On
Bee Crafty: Easter
Craft Your Days Away: Easter
CES Challenges: Spring Colors/Image
Crazy 4 Challenges: Easter
Drunken Stampers: Farm Animals
Little Claire's: Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity: Handmade Buttons
Sugar Creek Hollow: Circles
Alphabet Challenge: Y for Yellow
Card Makin' Mamas: Spring Colors
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Easter
Totally Gorjuss: Bling It On
Crafty Catz: Children's Card
Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes
Frosted Designs: Bird or Butterfly
Fairy Knoll: Easter/Spring
If the Shoe Fits: Recycle
Floweret: Easter
Fun with Shapes & More: Animals
Fussy & Fancy Friday: Springtime
Off the Wall Craftiness: Easter
Stamp Something: Flowers, Buttons & Sparkle
Art Impressions: 3 or more designer papers
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Thinking of you with Sentiment and/or animals
Crafty Purple Frog: Texture and Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments: Easter
Moving Along With the Times: Recycle
Papercrafting Journey: Use a Freebie
The Rubber Cafe: Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew: Recycle
I Love ProMarkers: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop: Glitter
The Paper Shelter: Inspired By Nature
Penny's Challenges: Easter
Scrapbook Sisters: Buttons.
Your Next Stamp: Texture
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Use a Digi
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Spots & Stripes
Top Tip Tuesday: Open Challenge
Tuesday Taggers: Upcycling
Craft Your Passion: Spots
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Lots of Layers
Stamp N Doodle: Easter

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch.


Jacki Randolph said...

Oh what an adorable card, love the image and all your embellishments. Nothing wrong with a good bargin fine and the polka dot ribbon is great with your layout! Fun flower will have to check out the tutorial - thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at SSW! Join us next week for our 100 sketch celebrations lots of prizes for our players.

mulberry station said...

Wow, you have some fung ideas incorperated into your card. I love the pipe cleaner flower and I love how you have the buttons attached to the ribbon. You have colored up your image so sweet. Love your card! Happy Easter!!!
Nancy SSW-DT

Regan said...

Delightful card! Cute image and I love that you recycled to make the buttons! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Bridget said...

Love your card! I love the flower you made & how you changed the color of your ribbon! Very creative! Thanks for joining us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS....


almondeyez2000 said...

Your card is so adorable, I often find myself using things off of my gift bags as well, especially for LO's! You have done a wonderful job here, and I love that too cute image. Thx 4 playing with us over at "The Shoe"!

Dawn said...

A very sweet card, Heather! That image is adorable, and though I don't like to admit it, I also buy ribbon from Walmart from time to time lol. Glad you joined us this week at Crafty Catz!




Hi Heather
A gorgeous card love the cute image,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Karla Yungwirth said...

What a cute card! Love those little ducks :) I was just at the Drunken Stampers site and wondered what I could use for a farm animal image. Thanks for the digi stamp idea!

Lisa Jane said...

aww what a cute little duckies.. i love the circular design and the little buttons
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say .Thanks for joining in my recycled challenge at MAWTT this week too
Lisa x

Saskia said...

So sweet!! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids with your lovely work!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Kathie said...

Hi Heather what a cute image it's really pretty. I love those little chicks and your design papers are great. What a good idea with the pipe cleaner flower looks really good. Great job thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hope your enjoying your Easter
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Julie said...

A fabulous card, love the pipe cleaner flower! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous Easter card, shame you didnt use a TPS image. Thanks for joining us as and good luck in the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

Lesley said...

Cute card, love the chicks! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and Alphabet Challenges xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is so sweet, thanks for joining us with CES hugs pops x

Dragonlady said...

Cute card, love the design and colours. Thanks for joining in at the Aud Sentiments Birthady Blog Hop.

Hugs Ali x

uksharon said...

Oh this is so cute! Fabulous card.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Awwww really cute card, love the pretty image..

Thanks for joining us at SFC,

Huggies Angel

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Arlana said...

What an adorable prairy fairy image. I love the pipe cleaner flower. The buttons tied to the ribbon is just the perfect touch. Arlana@ssw!!!

Crafty Lynz said...

Adorable card! The image is soo cute!!

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Lynsey x

Cor* said...

Wonderful sketch with a PF image! Wow! Gorgeous. And a pipe cleaner flower. I am totally gonna have to look into that one! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time round.

Anonymous said...

Cute card! I like your pipe cleaner flower :) I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Frosted Designs!

Sonia said...

Adorable the image & all your embellishments.
Good idea with the pipe cleaner flower looks so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog
Good Luck!
Sonia **Sony** DT

Pami said...

An adorable card, love the image, it is so sweet and love the button. Thank you for sharing with us at LCI and MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Ildiko said...

WOW this is gorgeous, thanks playing along with TioT

Sharon Basel said...

Oh so clever you are with the recycled button and ribbon and that fab flower using the pipe cleaner! I'm going to try that one myself. Your card is adorable and I'm so glad you've taken the time to share it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! I do hope you'll share more of your creativity with us in future challenges.
Sharon, SSW-DT

Elaine Stark said...

A sweet card and lovely image. good recycling too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lori Apgar said...

Cute card! Love the pipecleaner flower!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

sweetbloominscraps said...

I always love this image! What a great card! Love your DP too!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

jackiescrafts said...

Awww those ducks are cute, what a lovely card
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Lorraine said...

Awwww lovely. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is the cutest thing ever!! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you had a happy easter :)

Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Jeannie said...

Such cuties and I adore your flower and all of the buttons! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

maxine said...

Such a cute card thanks for playing along at little claire x

paperfun said...

So cute. I guess I will have to shop more at Bath and Bogy works. Such a great flower.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.



Such a cute image, and great recycling - love the pipe-cleaner flower and those handmade buttons. Great work, and thank you for joining us this week in the MAWTT recycling challenge. Sylvia x

xxxtglxxx said...

Too cute! :) What a gorgeous card and such a sweet image. I love it.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin and I ♥ promarkers this week.



Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

How sweet this is!! I absolutely LOVE that chenille flower. What a great idea. You stitching is very pretty and you did such a great job coloring the little ducks. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!

Linda McClain said...

Way to reuse and recycle. Love that you used a Bath & Bodyworks Bag, and what a cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just an adorable image - love the recycled part! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Teri said...

What a super cute creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
Sharon x

laney said...

Super cute!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again

Lorraine said...

Lovely, so cute. I've got my other hat on now, lol so thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Sue said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

Sue xx

Val said...

Brilliant card - such a cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week. Please come back again.

Jacqueline said...

Wow impressive that you combined it with so many challenges. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

scripperscrapper said...

Too, too cute!! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

CraftyC said...

Your card is so cute Heather.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge

Annette said...

Awwww, too darn cute! Thanks for sharing your creaiton with us at SSC this week.

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cute card!

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cute card!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dora said...

Awww this is so cute, love your stamp. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Amy said...

so sweet!! Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge.

Debs said...

Super sweet creation, love the circles, layout and of course the Prairie Fairy's image, great job--Thanks so much for joining our "Digi" challenge at Creative Inspirations

Crystal said...

this is just downright adorable!! love it! thanks for "Piling It On" with us at PIO & hope to see you again real soon!! hugs!

Maggie's Crafts said...

So so cute!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad! :)


Kleeblatt said...

What for a cute card. Your image is so sweet. I like it.
Thanks so much for joining the Creative Cowgirls.
Good luck.

Hugs Monika

Cheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love your coloring and your little flower. I have to check out that tutorial.

Thank you for following my recipe at the Catered Crop.


Jaclyn Miller said...

I love how you've colored that sweet image! Thanks for sharing it with us at OTWC.

Claire x said...

How cute are those ducks? Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Claire x