Sunday, April 1, 2018


Wow, here is it April already!!  Since it is the beginning of the month, it is time for new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: April Showers Bring May Flowers.  Our sponsor is the fabulous CAS-ual Fridays
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here is the card I created using some of their beautiful stamp sets:
I started by die cutting the white panel with a stitched rectangle die, then die cutting the circle out of the center.  After lightly marking the circle on my card base with a pencil, I sponged on some yellow and a very tiny bit of orange ink to add interest to the background that shows through the circle cut out.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on scrap paper, colored them and fussy cut them out and adhered them into place.  I finished by stamping the parts of the sentiment in two different colors: the gray is not as hard and harsh as black would have been on the large word, but it adds definition to the smaller word so it doesn't get lost.
     Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will get a chance to play along this month; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays "Mon Ami" and "Powerful Words"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Blueprints 12" stitched circle

Hiding In My Craft Room #346--freestyle
Cardz TV #41--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #116--spring fever

4 Crafty Chicks #396--crazy egg (anything goes)
Time Out Challenge #106--inspiration photo (inspired by the yellow and white and the spring theme)

Inspiration Destination #147--anything goes
Crafty Creations #363--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #328--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #162--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #373--anything goes
MFT #378--sketch

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Crafty Friends #80-anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #208--spring flowers
Calling All Sistahs--encouragement card using inspiration photo (inspired by the flower and the yellow and green)


Nélida Cordón said...

Lovely card! I love the yellow beautiful flowers and the classy, two colours, sentiment.
Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is so lovely Heather! Great design, and yellow is just so perfect for Spring flowers!! Beautiful sentiment too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges! Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

Jill V said...

This CAS-ual Fridays stamp set is my absolute fave and I love how you have used it here! The shading on the flowers is so pretty and makes me think of Spring daffodils! Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out! Jill

Aileen said...

Absolutely beautiful design using these flowers. Love it.

Becca Sadler said...

Pretty spring card, Heather! Thanks for sharing this at HIMCR! Becca~DT

Tracy Freeman said...

Very pretty design, those flowers are just perfect for spring.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

sandie said...

This is such a creative design Heather and your flowers are coloured beautifully. I just love it. Thanks for joining Time Out and also this would be perfect for our challenge at Calling All Sistahs-I would love to see you here-CAS-ual Friday goodies to be won and as you have used our products you could win $50!! Here is the link:

Lisa Kind said...

What a lovely card! Love the design you created. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

sandie said...

Heather I am so pleased you did link up to us and I ‘ditto’ my comments on your card from earlier. Thanks for taking the time out to link up to Calling All Sistahs after my comment earlier and hope you will now add our challenge to your list-18th of each month...April’s photo and colours are amazing, you can use either or both to inspire you x

Beth Brovold said...

Beautiful and bright Heather!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Flowers"!
Take care,

Rhapsody On Paper and Have Colors Be Happy said...

Just a very beautiful card, Heather! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck this challenge and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

Jenscrapstoo said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, Fabulous Project!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card…
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Michelle said...

A very precious card. Lovely.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Darlene said...

Just beautiful Heather! Love your design with the flowers over the edge! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

Fussy and Fancy Girl
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Marcia said...

Very, very pretty! Love the design of your card and the touch of orange is perfect on the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love all that beautiful yellow! So soothing! Thanks for sharing with us at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!

Heather North said...

I really like the way your yellow flowers are popping out of the circle! Thanks for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge! I hope you will join us for the new challenge starting on the 18th!