Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Double D - Think Spring

Hello friends!
WOW can you believe it's March 1st already!
Spring is right around the corner 
and today Team Diane is getting an early start
with a new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog
where the theme is


check out this beautiful mood board Diane
has created to inspire you.
Isn't it GORGEOUS!!

When I think of Spring, the first thing I think of is that first Robin I see in the yard.  To me, that is always the first signs of Spring.  Then of course all the beautiful spring flowers that start waking up and showing off their beautiful color!

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Trailing Ivy
Sue Wilson Designs - Greek Island Collection - Corner. Border & TagMy image is from the Crafty Secrets (sadly, no longer in business) Seasonal Booklet.  My ivy is from two dies at the Dies R Us Store ... Sue Wilson 'Greek Island Collection' Corner, Border & Tag #CED5102
and the
Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches' Trailing Ivy #CED1423

After die cutting my ivy from SU Pear Pizazz card stock, I used a finger dauber and Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' ink to darken the edges for a more realistic look.

My corner flourish is from a We R Memory Keepers 'precious metals' Copper Swirls Rub-on sheet.  A few little Prima flowers with Nuvo Yellow crystal drop centers,  a hand written 'Spring' sentiment and VIOLA! my card is ready to mail.

I hope you will come join in our challenge fun and remember,
Diane has a prize up for grabs for one lucky random winner!
Here's a peek at today's prize ... this adorable Cottage Cutz Rabbit die!!
You need to play to win so what are you waiting for?????

Challenges to share in:
Paperminutes Challenge #476 - Spring
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #332 - Things with Wings
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Welcome Spring
Scrapy Land Challenge #61 - ATG with Dies
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


Lia said...

Hurray, spring is here and on your lovely card too! I like it so much!
Lia xx

Diane said...

Beautifully created 'Spring' card Dar. Nothing says Spring like when the Robins return (we had 2 fat ones the other day) a very pretty design and a sure sign of our Spring to come!

Olga Jewell said...

Beautiful, love the flowers and details!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this definitely says Spring!! We have a lot of robins around lately and I can't wait till the garden looks as pretty as your card!

Donna Phelan said...

SPRING! If you're looking for it, here it is! Love that image! That ivy is so beautiful and detailed! Your pretty posies are delicate and I love your little clusters. Yay it's March! (getting closer!)

Sherri said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the ivy with your image! Spring must be aways away for Nebraska yet....haven't seen a single robin! Just sparrows and Canadian geese!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Darlene your creation is so beautiful love the ivy leaves, the beautiful paper and the way you put it all together
Dr Sonia

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Darlene
Gr Karin

laurie said...

LOVE that pretty ivy! Makes me feel like spring...gorgeous card Darlene!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your background and the ivy and pretty flowers.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous dies.x[aNNie]

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous card! Love the dies!
The Leaf Studio

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Darlene your card is just Beautiful, love that image and your vines are such a lovely way to frame the card, love how they and your flowers compliment the image so well!!

Leslie Miller said...

Sigh... so beautiful. What can I say? This speaks to my heart, sigh...

Patricia Chalas said...

Beautiful card Darlene! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge!!

Kim said...

The background paper and dies are beautiful. Love the image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

craftysahmiam said...

What a lovely Spring card, thanks for sharing the names of the supplies that you used.

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful, Dar! Lots of lovely elements...the leave and flowers are a perfect match to the image!

Svenja said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for showing it on Paperminutes.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous darlene! I love the ivy, little blossoms and that beautiful vintage picture.

Sara Barker said...

Darlene, this is so beautiful! I love that bird image, and the tiny blossoms! Such a wonderful breath of fresh spring air! Hugs!

Jenny Marples said...

This really sums up Spring Darlene! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx