Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Has Finally Sprung!-Cardz TV Challenge



Hello my crafty friends, here we are at another Friday and the month is all but gone. Has spring sprung where you are? I think it is finally here in PA. Just last week it was a 50+ temp drop for Tuesday into Thursday. Then our temps went back to the 60's and now we have been swinging from the 50's to low 60's. Some places got a foot of snow, so glad it wasn't us!! lol I feel for the ones who are still getting snow, not fun-not in April! Although one time in the 1800's it snowed in June! Of course the snow didn't hang around long, but they had a measurable snow fall in June. I wonder it this is going to be a year like that? I sure hope not! I'm ready for nice warm weather, not hot, but warm. lol It's either feast or famine isn't it? Anyway way, our challenge at Cardz TV is Spring. I'm sad to say that this is my last challenge with Cardz TV and I've had a blast designing for Mary using her stamps.  They are so fun to work with and such a great quality too. Just a joy to use them.The gals on the team are so amazingly friendly and so talented and made me feel very welcome. A great DT to be on for sure and one that I will miss! Thank you so much Mary for having me on your awesome team!!!  I will be back on Sunday though as Mary is having a blog hop to introduce you to here 4 new stamp sets. The 3D team is on Saturday and the card team is on Sunday. So I will be back on Sunday with a fun project so I hope you will come back and have a look see. 

For the challenge today, I made two cards. They are clean and simple cards and I love them. I used these stamps for my cards today.





 For my first one I used My Creative Time umbrella and boot dies as well as the Polaroid frame. Sweet and simple! I made this one a spring and Easter card.




This card is just embossed at the top and bottom. I ran some score lines under and on top of the embossing. Punched some daisies and added a gem to them. I used part of a Cardz TV sentiment that was "ladybug hugs and daisy kisses". I masked the "ladybug hugs" and just used the daisy kisses. I wish I had a ladybug stamp or punch, but I don't, I just love that sentiment! lol 



Hope you will link up your spring cards with us at Cardz TV and don't forget you could win some of Mary's wonderful stamps! For more inspiration go and check out what my design team sisters have for you! You won't be sorry!  As always thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will come back Sunday too. Crafty hugs, Brenda

linking my umbrella card with The Card Concept who's challenge is to use an umbrella

linking my daisy card to CAS-ual Fridays who's challenge is the three thirds rule

26 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So spring! Super fun papers! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Stephanie said...

Your Spring/Easter card is perfect. Love the yellow and blue. Those colors always say "happiness" to me.
Your second card is so elegant. It could work for so many occasions. The embossing is beautiful. The stamping is perfect.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous colours, Brenda ... yellow and blue are so spring-like! Love how you matched the panels in the brolly with those fab wellies! You cound add this to The Card Concept's Use An Umbrella challenge! Your second card is so crisp and fresh ... so much glorious white space and with those sweet pops of yellow ... yummy! Anita :)

Joan Smith said...

Your cards are so sweet. I love your umbrella & boots card it so cute and your flower card is so beautiful.
You really are a very talented gal!

Sue said...

Fab cards Brenda! so elegant and sweet..the weeks seem to be just flying by I can't believe it's May soon!! we had some nice mild weather during the week but the drizzly rain is back today but that's the UK all over hahaha..have a wonderful weekend huggles Sue xxxx

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful, Brenda!! I love the papers and design of the first!! The umbrella and boots are so fun!! And the embossing on the second looks so elegant and gorgeous!! Love them!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Brenda in IN said...

Your umbrella and matching boots are darling. Perfect for today here because it is raining and chilly. The sentiment "daisy kisses" is sweet and that card is surely springtime.

jimlynn said...

Brenda, BOTH of these are fabulous!! I love all the fun paper on that first card and the cute little boots and umbrella. The second is so pretty with all that wonderful embossing! Two beauties.

I know you're going to be missed on that DT!

Lynn

DebC said...

These are all super cute! Love the little umbrella and boots and I love polka dots so that is my fav!
Deb C

cm said...

A duo of delight, here, Brenda! Gorgeous colours and such a sweet pairing of images in the first: definitely Spring! I second Anita: your card is a perfect fit for The Card Concept's Use An Umbrella challenge. Your sweet yellow flowers on the second are darling, especially with the pretty embossing. I thin it would fit wonderfully in the new CAS-ology Challenge, inviting us to create using 'thirds'. Do check them out, because your pretties certainly need to be showcased everywhere possible! We're under yet another snow-fall warning for the weekend. Tired of 'winter,' but on the plus side, it does give me reason to cosy up inside and craft! Hugs~c

Carol L said...

Your cards are just beautiful with those pierced dies and great spring colors! I love the umbrella and boots and how cute everything looks in matching colors and patterns! Your daisy kisses card is so pretty both 2 different embossed panels too!
I remember back in the late 1960's we were at a July 4th picnic where it was so cold we all had our winter coats on, so these strange weather systems repeat themselves every so often apparently! Enjoy the warmer weekend :)

Tina Campbell said...

Brenda such a pretty card and it just breathes spring love the clean lines and the pops of color from the daisies. Super cute stamp choices too

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda !!! You did such a fun and super cute job on the first one , and the second one is beautiful !!! I will definitely be back on Sunday !!! Hope you have a lovely weekend !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Sharon said...

I love both of your cards Brenda!! The Spring/Easter one is so very pretty. Love the umbrella and those boots and the bunny on the inside. The flowers and embossing on the second one are great!! Love the yellow. :

Jeri said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda. You were so desperate for spring you made two cards to keep you in the mood. LOL I love your card with the rainboots and umbrella. April showers bring May flowers (as long as the aren't snow showers, that is). The beautiful white embossed card is very classy. I hope the weather continues to get better for you. Down here in Florida it is in the upper 80s already. I'm sure going to miss it when we head north in a couple weeks. I know it's going to be cold in upper Michigan. The only bright spot is getting to see all the family again.

The Queen (Laura) said...

I just love these cards. The umbrella and boots are so cute! The daisy kisses card is so clean and crisp. Love the embossing. Bring on Spring! Great job!
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

Blue6366 said...

Such fun cards. Love the papers and cuts.

Bonnie said...

What wonderful Springtime sentiments! Love both these cards and especially the second one with the 2 different kinds of embossing! I'm going to have to try that!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great collection of cards here! Love your trio of sweet daisies. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Both your "Spring" cards are simply adorable. I love the paper combo you used for the the little Umbrella and Frame with the background, simply darling.I like how you embossed the top and bottom of the second cars with just a small pop of color! These new stamps sentiments are so sweet!

Hugs,
Debbie

crafthawk@centurylink.net

Tracey McNeely said...

Brenda I love the embossing. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Such adorable cards. I love the embossing and the boots and umbrella are so stinkin cute. You rock!

Kimberly said...

Sweet!

Cathy Weber said...

That is just an adorable umbrella and matching bootsl...this card is a real stand-out in the Card Concept Gallery!

Geri said...

The stitched umbrella & boots dies are sooooo dang cute! Stitched dies rock, don't they? Love your choice of DP's and LOVE the Polaroid die that you used to showcase the fun elements! I'm glad that you were able to join us for the umbrella challenge at the Card Concept Challenge :)

~amy~ said...

awesome cards...love how you were inspired!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

 

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