Friday, March 8, 2013

Early Easter!! Early Spring??

Hello everyone!  
I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

I've been really busy creating projects (that I am paid to do) so haven't had much time to play some of my favorite challenges so I took the time this afternoon to do just that!

EASTER is really early this year (March 31st), and hopefully Spring is right around the corner!  With that in mind here is my creation to share with you today.

Earlier in the month, I told you about a combined digital challenge event going on using images from Shelly's Images and DigiStamp4Joy (read all about it here).  Well this is my 2nd card for that challenge using these adorable digi images and if you'd like, you can see my first card HERE
Two other challenges I really wanted to play along in (and kept in mind when creating this card) are the weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens and the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

I think I'm getting the hang of coloring with my new alcohol markers (finally purchased the last two sets ... have them ALL now ... YIPPEE!) and these two digi images were really fun to practice on with all the different colors that could be used for the eggs/basket & bunny!

Recipe for this card:
Papers:  White cs, Pink cs, Old Olive cs, Lemon Yellow cs, Doodlebug Designs 'Hello Spring' dp
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Fiskars swivel craft knife. Prima flowers, Lime Green Stickles, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small, Cheery Lynn Designs DL103 Italian Flourish Doily die, PoppyStamps #825 Grassland Border die, dimensional tape

Challenges I'm entering this card into:
Joan's Garden - Make a Garden Scene
Avadares Challenge - Easter or Spring
Brown Sugar - Easter
ClearlyiStamp - Die Cuts
Delicious Doodles - Die Cuts
Jellypark Challenge - Bunny Hop
Polkadoodle - Spring Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Die for Dies
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter or Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and if you've taken time to leave me a comment, DOUBLE THANK YOU ... it truly makes my day to hear from you all!  
Time to go make dinner!  It's Friday night during Lent so ghee ... guess what's for dinner!  LOL!  
YEP ... Fish & French Fries ... yummm!
But before I go .... here's a friendly REMINDER ...
For those of you who recognize Daylight Savings time, remember to turn those clocks AHEAD Saturday night!  I know, we're all going to lose an hour of sleep but I'm sure we will be JUST FINE ... especially with these sunny days getting longer!  YEAH!

As always my friends . . .


  1. What a beautiful card Darlene and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles xx

  2. Your Easter card is beautiful! Love all the pretty colors!

  3. Great colours in this card and I love the grass you have added.

    I visited Ohio in 1964 & 1974, seems a long time ago now, but I had a great time with family.

  4. Just as sweet as sweet can be, Dar.

  5. Darlene, I just LOVE the Italian Flourish Doily! Fantastic Easter colors! Just a wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs : )

  6. Everything on this is so fabulous, Darlene, especially that doily die cut! Love that you chose to share this with us in our "Spring or Easter" challenge at Avadares this month.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. So sweet card with a sweet image. Nice coloring too.Great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  8. Thanks for playing our die challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  9. A really lovely card Darlene x
    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my 'fancy butterfly' card. Unfortunately I managed to reject it instead of publishing it and just in case you got a notification telling you,I wanted to let you know so that I don't inadvertently offend you :)
    Ann x

  10. Beautiful design, Darlene.

    Thanks for joining us at Avadares for our last challenge.

    Blessing hugs,

  11. What a bright and happy Easter card. Looks like you are enjoying your alcohol markers. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  12. Love your cute scene! Love the colors, paper, coloring, and die cuts, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. Fabulous spring card!! love the fun bright colors!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  14. This is a fantastic Easter card. Love the scene with the grass and the dotty background.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week - good luck!

  15. I love your card Darlene. The colors are so vibrant and I like how you used the Italian Flourish Doily die as a backdrop. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  16. Darlene, Wonderful Easter card. So bright and colorful.
    Hugs, Patricia

  17. Love your Easter card- the bunny and eggs are so bright and cheery- love the doily- one of my fav Cheery Lynn dies!

  18. Thanks for playing our Dies challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  19. Loving the dies you used for this wonderful Easter Card. Great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  20. Super cute easter card. Beautiful scene you have created.

    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


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