Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thinking of Springtime . . .

Hello my friends!
Wow it's nearly noon and I'm just getting around to posting my card to share with you today!  I must be slowing down in my 'old' age! LOL!

The new challenge at Classy Cards n Such is a beautiful color challenge called VINTAGE HUES ... 
here's their inspiration piece ...

Aren't these such pretty colors and I can't wait to see my peonies (like the one in the photo) come out in bloom since they are the same color as this one and always so beautiful!
Here's the card I have to share with you today!
I hope you find inspiration and please won't you come join in this challenge fun!

 When I received my Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, it came with a Prima stamp set and beautiful Prima paper pack so that is the design paper I chose for my background.

I purchased this adorable Cheery Lynn Designs #B418 Birdhouse with Lattice die from Classy Cards n Such recently and thought it perfect for today's card.  All elements of this card will be listed below my name at the end of this post.

I actually diecut the birdhouse a few times, and here I've stacked one completed birdhouse over the base of another in a darker shade of blue to help give it even more dimension.

How do you like my picket fence?  Pretty fancy huh?  LOL!
I actually had this polka dot chipboard panel laying on my work table ... it was part of the packaging of 'something' this past week and when I saw it I thought I can probably use that on a project, so I tossed it 'on the pile' of This & That on the worktable.   
Waste not, Want not!!

Other challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers and More - Come Fly With Me (Birds/Birdcages)
The Paper Girls Challenge #50 - HOME (this is a home for the birdies)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Guess I'd best get upstairs and see if hubby's in need of lunch.
Then I'm headed to Hollo's Papercraft  in Brunswick, OH ... nearly out of white card stock ... time to stock up and see what other goodies catch my eye.

Papers:  White cs, Sky Blue cs, Teal cs, Medium Blue cs, Pink cs, Prima 'Fairy Belle Collection' dp, polka dot packaging scrap
Accessories:  Webster's Pages 'fabric fancies' (sentiment), Cheery Lynn Designs #B418 'Birdhouse with Lattice', Poppy Stamps #827 'Picket Fence', Spellbinder Shapeabilities #S5-152 'Fancy Lattice', Pop Dots, x-Press It dimensional foam tape, Martha Stewart bird punch


  1. very pretty! I love the mix of papers you used and the birdhouse is adorable!!!

  2. This is a real beauty. I love the birdhouse and fence. It does remind me that Spring is coming even though we have snow flurries forecast for tomorrow!

  3. Darlene this card is so pretty! I'm so ready for spring! I love that gorgeous sentiment and your birdhouse and picket fence is pretty amazing =)
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  4. This is so sweet. Love all the dies!
    Hugs from Africa!

  5. Very pretty card Dar....love that birdhouse (I enabled you to buy...lol)...and clever to add the fence...the background paper is beautiful...I think I "need it"...lol...anyhow thank you so much for entering your beautiful card in our challenge at "Classy Cards "n Such!!!!

  6. What a pretty card Dar. Love the little birdhouse and the way you have done it in two colours giving the impression of real 3D depth.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  7. Great card, I love that color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Girls Challenge blog!

  8. Fab card! Thanks for joining in my Birdie Challenge at CCM&M and good luck!

  9. What a fantastic scene you have created for us and love all of the dimension on this beauty. The sentiment and pretty colors are glorious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCM and More.


  10. This is beautiful! I love the colors and your birdhouse and picket fence! Thank you so much for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

  11. What a cute card, Darlene! I'm most intrigued by the polka dot fence! I rarely think to save that kind of packaging, but I need to change my ways. Thanks very much for playing along with our Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week!

  12. Lovely card and great die cuts used, thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT


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