Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Ray of Sunshine

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  It's already been busy here so far, but I did find time to finish a card I was making for a few challenges I enjoy.  This one is full of Spring colors and flowers and if only the real weather would cooperate with some Spring sunshine, it would be great!

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6x6 pad.  I used one sheet with text and one with flowers.  The sweet image is Sabrina from Saturated Canary.  You can find her in Krista's store here.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added just a bit of Crystal Stickles to her underskirt and a Eucalyptus Stickles to the flower centers.  I cut out the image and a mat for it with my Cameo.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  The pretty flowers are all from the amazing Sunday Sweet Stuff I won from Jacque recently.  Thanks so much, Jacque!  Peach chevron ribbon and a few gems from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be by to return the favor as soon as I can get a few things on my list done.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #198 (sketch)
Saturated Canary Challenge #39 (read all about it: use text or make a bookmark)
Forever Friends Fortnightly #58 (girls)
Incy Wincy (use pastels)
Love to Create #58 (pastel colors)
Card Makin' Mamas (Spring colors)
Digital Tuesday #203 (Spring colors)
Word Play Saturday March (inspired by the word "springtime")

Here is SSW-198:

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!


  1. Wow Carla, this is so pretty and your colouring is amazing. Thank you for cheering me up with such a sweet card, it has reminded me that spring is out there somewhere :) Donna ♥ x

  2. Carla, your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring and what great papers!

  3. hiyah carla!
    oh thats gorgeous, I love that texted paper too.
    thank you so much for playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  4. CArla, your card is stunning and absolutely colored to prefection. I love every little detail...beuatiful card!
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Gorgeous as always Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  6. Oooh, Carla, I love the colors on this gorgeous card! Love the DP, too! And you colored the darling image so beautifully; love the sentiment, take on the sketch, and pretty flowers, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Carla this card is beautiful! The colors you've used are so soft and feminine. And I love the way you've chosen to highlight the image by cutting with a white border and then adding another cutout of aqua!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Great job with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Gorgeous Carla. I love the soft colors! And her hair turned out fabulous! HUGS

  10. beautifully colored image and gorgeous card. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  11. Such a pretty sentiment to send someone. It will make their day. Gorgeous card!

  12. I can't believe it! I just bought this a paper pad yesterday. Your wonderful paper taste must be rubbing off on me. :-) Just love these colors and your image is so beautifully colored. Hugs!

  13. sweet image and you colored her so beautifully, Carla! gorgeous card!

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the embellishments you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT

  15. Hi Carla,

    What a gorgeous card!!
    I really love your coloring!! Also your colorcombination is stunning!!!
    Thanks for playing with our challenge One for the girls over at Foreverfriends.
    Good luck in the draw! and.... Happy easter!
    Linda DT-FF

  16. Wonderful card. Gorgeous coloring and color scheme.


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