Saturday, April 11, 2020

My Garden

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Pretty In Pastel
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I pulled out some oldies but goodies for this one.  I'm not really a fan of pastels so I don't have many papers in pale colors.  But, I bought this paper pack from SU! about 14 years ago when I thought I might scrapbook for my baby girl.  That never happened, so I've not used these papers very much.  But they were perfect for this challenge and definitely create a sweet look.  Now, since they've been around for so long, some of the edges are bent and the sheets are crumples.  So, what's a girl to do??  Well, I decided to distress all the edges and then they all fit in.  The sentiment is one I have had printed up on my desk for a looooong time.  I'm not even sure where it came from.  If was fun to finally be able to use it--only two more to go (it came printed in a group of 4 different sentiments).  And the bits of lace were in my bits and pieces stash.  Finished it off with some giant, pink pearls.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Stams: Di's Digi Stamps "Daffodil Bear"; unknown sentiment
Dies: Verve "Mini Curvy Label"

Pennys Challenge--anything goes
Mod Squad--spring has sprung
Unicorn Challenge #53--furry animals
Crafts Galore #74--anything goes
Die Cut Divas--animals
Power Poppy Creative Confetti--let's go digital
Creative Inspirations--April Showers & flowers
Creative Craft Cottage #128--CAS or fully loaded (I went with fully loaded)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37--anything goes
CRAFT Rockets #69--furry friends
Dare 2B Artzy--pastel colors
Kat Scrappiness--spring flowers
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #180--sketch

Your Next Stamp #136--pastels
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--add some texture
Double Trouble #54--It's hip to be Square (Thing #1: squares; Thing #2: enter with any partner (Crafter's Cafe--anything goes))
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--digital image
Word Art Wednesday #434--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Little Red Wagon #544--mix 'em up (I used image from Di's Digi Stamps; unknown sentiment; SU! paper; Verve dies; Papertrey Ink; recycled lace)
Time Out Challenge #159--If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.


Suzanne Reynolds said...

What an adorable card, and aren't you glad you had that paper in your stash, it fits the image just right and the teddy bear really pops against it, great coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and 2CraftyCritterCrazies and Kat's Scrappiness.

JanR said...

Sweet card! I loving the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Karen Page said...

Heather, be still my heart, I love all the layers on your card! I'm not typically a pastel person, but it works so well with this soft, sweet image! The lace is the perfect touch too! Great way to use up some really old paper. We all have some in our stash!!! 😉 Thank you so much for sharing this with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

Donna Scholz said...

Sweet card, Heather! I've got SU paper packs that are about that old as well! I hope I find a cute card like yours to make with them. You did a terrific job coloring the image! Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble this week! -Donna

Michelle N. said...

I absolutely love your image (and coloring skills!). Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the cute bear and daffodil and your layout is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspriations, good luck.
Gina xx

Arlene said...

I love the shabby chic stile and your cute bear. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the April challenge of "It's all about the animals".

Linda Mc Enery said...

It's so lovely to be able to put something we bought ages ago, to good use! This is absolutely beautiful Heather! I love the papers and the distressed edges, the adorable image and the wonderfully sweet sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Very sweet image, colored beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out.

Judy Woodland said...

Such a lovely card, beautifully constructed. I love the soft colors and design. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Saphron said...

Wow, this is breath-taking! I love it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Kellianne said...

This card is so soft and sweet! I love that image! And your use of all the squares is absolutely perfect. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble!

Kathie said...

Wow, such a cute card Heather, I love the sweet pastel colours and I just adore Di's images they are so darn cute. I have a few that I've worked with and people always love those cards. Great idea to distress the edges. I love it when I see people do it but when I've done it, it never looks right and I don't know why. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

Kathie SSW2~DT

anne said...

Lovely card Heather, such a sweet image and love the additional embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2 DT

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a sweet card. Love this image and the overall design. Wonderful take on our sketch this month. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. AJ DT SSW2

Melanie R said...

Fabulous layering and coloring, Heather! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #54.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenge this time and good luck :)

Julie Koerber said...

Oh... how sweet is this card? It's just one of those that makes you say, "Awwww!" It's colored up perfectly and I might have to give that sketch a try too -- it's a fun one!