Monday, March 10, 2014

SFC1014 - The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Happy Monday Bloggers!

Today's challenge at Squigglefly is 'The Earth Laughs in Flowers'!
I can hardly wait for my flower beds to start laughing their little heads off!  LOL!
Would you believe I've had spring bulbs pop up out o the ground about 3" only to be FROZEN with the last two snow storms and frigid temperatures!  Poor little things!!

Anyways ... here's my card for today using an adorable image called 
"Pigtail Gabby" by artist Cheryl Grant Alger

I've used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring and the background paper is from the First Edition Papers 'Love Letters' that I won recently at Classy Cards n Such (thanks Beverly).
Did you notice the ladybug on the little girls shirt?
Well I thought I needed a few ladybugs around this cluster of Petaloo & Darice flowers too ...
SO ... I got out my Sizzix 'Susan's Garden' Ladybug kit and made up
about a dozen of them that I have stored now in a little jar to use
on all my upcoming spring/summer creations!
After all, if you have lady bugs in your house you know they show up EVERYWHERE ... 
So expect to see more on my cards with flowers! LOL!

Here's a closeup ...

A few additional challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Fabulous Florals
Challenges & Candies - Flowers
Scrapping4fun Challenge - Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
It's actually supposed to be in the 50s today ... YIPPEE!!


Diane said...

Adorable card...she is so sweet and colored so beautifully!! Love the addition of your lady bugs..very clever idea to add them...another pretty, pretty card my friend!! said...

I enlarged this so I could get a better look! Gorgeous! And how sweet those little lady bugs are. I need to check out that die! Have a great day! said...

I just figured out this is not a die for the ladybugs but I do love, love, love them. Well done!

Pat said...

Love this new image by Cheryl! Your card is awesome-really loving that double bow and your choice of flower colors. too!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous Darlene and your tiny ladybugs are just precious! What an adorable image you have used!! Love this!

Bunny said...

A very cute card. Love your embellishments and bow. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Marlene (cards4u) said...

You are right she is adorable! Love those little ladybugs they are precious! Sorry it has been so lonnnng - I'm trying to get back into the swing of things ; ) Take care!

Tammy said...

Such a cute image and the flowers are beautiful! Love the color combo.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funchallenges!
Rachelle DT

Sherrie K. said...

What a super sweet image! Your coloring is beautiful! LOVE the cluster of flowers:) So pretty!
Sherrie K

Holly Young said...

Such a very sweet card, and I love your ladybugs! I don't know that I have the patience or steady enough hand to make those!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful in every way :-))
Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
Hugs, Andreja

Angie C. D. said...

What a sweet card. Love the colors, flowers and cute ladybugs. Thanks for joining us at scrapping4funchallenges. :D

nwilliams6 said...

This image is so sweet! Love how cute she is and your flowers and ladybugs are perfect! Great card. Hugz!