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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hope Springs Eternal

Today brings a quick reminder that very very soon (April 1) I will be celebrating another year of glorious life on this planet with a Birthday Blowout. There will be games, questions, and challenges, and of course, PRIZES, from generous sponsors like Ike's Art, whose image, Shhh, is showcased in a card above. Other sponsors include Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, Creative Bug Designs, as well as prizes from Queen Kat Designs, Simpy Betty, Stampin Up, and many more.
For my card today, I wanted to help those still in the throes of winter temps, like Chicago. We had one fantastic day of Spring, where short sleeved shirts and capris could be seen against a background setting of mucky old hills of icy snow. Well, the snow finally melted, but Spring hid from our cheers and temps fell back into the 30s and 40s.
So I created this card to warn my peeps to be cautious in welcoming Spring. She's a little shy this year. I colored her with Copics, then popped her onto a shimmery card from DCWV. I added ribbon, jeweled flowers, a butterfly charm, a couple pearls, and even doodled a tad on one edge. My sentiment continues from the word "Shh" to the inside of the card, which reads, "You'll scare away Spring."
I am entering my card in Ike's World Challenge blog, whose challenge for another couple days is "Coloured Hair." I gave her the rich colors of Spring flowers (trying to get her to return). Wish us luck here in the windy city!
Other challenges I am entering:
(Pin)spirational challenges - photo inspired
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - What Season Are You In?
Fab n Funky - Spring into Color
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delight - Always Anything Goes #43
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes #51
Crafty Boots challenges - Spring
Monday Morning challenges - Think Spring
Stamp & Create - Is It Spring Yet?
That Craft Place - Add a Charm

17 comments:

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

WOW!! stunning love the coloured highlights in her hair a wonderful card .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and that image is fab! I'm also a Chicago girl Pat. That one nice day earlier this week was wonderful, but as I'm typing this, my hands are freezing! I want warmth!!!!!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

The image is beautiful! You created a great simple card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, your colouring is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

ike said...

Oh, that is GORGEOUS - what wonderful colouring and it certainly makes me feel like Spring. :-) Thank you for using one of my images and for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D

IKE xoxox

Debby said...

this is soooo beautiful
thank you for sharing at FNF

hugs Debby

cheryl Baker said...

This is gorgeous hun,bless you for playing at That craft place this week hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Michelle said...

Lovely with those bright colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again a next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Sall said...

Beautiful and elegant my absolute favourite!

Helen said...

Beautifully coloured and a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Naz Smith said...

This is such a stunning art work. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at {PIN}spirational. http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Hugs
Naz xxx

Happycrafter Shell said...

Your gorgeous creation has put a smile on my face. Such a bright and beautiful piece, the colours you've used on the hair are perfect!
Thank you for playing along with us at IWC xx

Lillian A said...

Thank you for sharing with us at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

Rachel Gillham said...

such a gorgeous card, thank you for joining in the challenge at that craft place 'add a charm' , and good luck :) rachel, TCP DT

Ellie said...

Beautiful creation! Love your coloring!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "Think Spring" Monday Morning challenge!
xEllie

Deanne Saunders said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper