Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweet Pea Spring

It's supposed to be spring, but some are having snow (again), and we've gotten up into the mid to upper 80's already.  I think we went straight to summer here.  For the In A Sweet Pea Dream challenge this round they want us to do a springtime card, and the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge is to use punches.  I chose the Fall Masquerade Fairy by Caron Vinson, available from Sweet Pea Stamps, and colored her with teal and peach, which are the colors for Joan's card challenge this week.  Joan also wanted us to add a butterfly and use something frilly.  I have several tiny butterflies scattered on here, and my frilly is the gorgeous lace behind the image.  This was left over from a dress I made my daughter 15+ years ago.  I think I've about used it all now.  The flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punches, spritzed with some glimmer spray I made, and German glass glitter was added to the centers. 

In a Sweet Pea Dream - Spring.
Sweet Pea Stampers -  Punches.
Joan's Gardens - Peach and teal, butterfly and something frilly.
Friday Sketchers - Sketch.

Stamps:  Sweet Pea Stamps "Fall Masquerade Fairy" by Caron Vinson, Crafty Secrets "Bonjour Merci".
Paper:  Bearly Mine Designs digi paper, The Paper, DCWV Mariposa.
Ink:  Memento, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Stickles, Nellie Snellen flower and fern punches, German glass glitter, Spellbinders dies, MS butterfly punch, lace, seam binding, foam tape, corner punch.

12 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so fabulous, gorgeous image.
luv
Debby

GLENDA BROOKS said...

How gorgeous is this! Love the image and that lace is to die for!

angelwhispers said...

So beautiful and loving the image she looks so elegant on your card!

Thanks for joining us over at SPS Love Chanelle xxx

Faye said...

The colors are so fabulous on your card, Nancy. I love to make glimmer sprays too. Beautiful work.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Nancy! Love your card, and am definitely going to check out these Sweet Pea Stamps!.. Loved your Vintage Sewing tag too; and don't worry. I'm also a dork, and just a big kid at heart! I love the Cinderelly song! (0; I'm a single mom too, with two kids about the same ages as yours!.. I am VERY new to paper crafting and scrapbooking, just learning all I can, and I love every minute of it! I can only afford to build up my tools and supplies a little at a time. I saw the Cricut on HSN today, and am STILL absolutely SICK that I couldn't throw caution to the wind and just BUY it! What a deal, but I just can't do it right now. Oh well, fussy cutting doesn't bother me at all honestly, so I'll get over it, I'm sure... eventually!... Lucky you, the weather you're getting. Friday doesn't sound like it's going to be good here! MORE snow, and it sounds like we could get as much as another FOOT of it! Even for the "Great Northeast", I just can't BELIEVE this!.. Well, nice to meet you, anyways, see you 'round again with more tags maybe, and have a great weekend! ~tina

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous - what a great combination. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers, Hugs Debbie xXx

Vicky said...

Hi Nancy this is gorgeous I love the colour combo & of course the imge is fabulous.
Thanks for sharing with us at SPS, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xxx

KymKreates said...

Your creation is a masterpiece!!

Thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!
KymKreates
DT Sweet Pea

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

so gorgeous!
thank you so much for joinin us at SPS!!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Nancy, what a gorgeous card. You have certainly done the Caron Vinson stamp justice here. I've bought a few of her stamps but like them all so I think I shall have to save my pennies. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

tiggertastic said...

she is so sassy, love the layout you have created too
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Pascale said...

Hi this is gorgeous I love the blues so pretty.
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale