Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring is in the Air

This past weekend, hubby and I went to Kona.  While shopping at one of the stores (maybe I better not mention which one but will say it wasn't a dept. store or supermarket), I saw the cutest thing.  While waiting for hubby in one of the aisles, a man came around the corner  looking downward behind him calling, "Come on, come, come."   Then this little "animal" came happily trotting along following his master. I froze for a moment and my eyes popped.  I was thinking, 'Whoa, what is that????? It's not dog, humm, could it be a funny looking dog, nah, that's no dog."   I asked, "Oh, is that a lamb?"  He replied with a smile, "Yes."   OMG, it was only about a foot tall, all black, and just the cutest little thing.  I wish I took a picture.  I wonder if it's name was "Baa-baa."   Get it?  Hee-hee.

OK, on to my card.  Now that we're in the midst of Spring, I created this card and splashed on a few flowers.

Fun ingredients used:
Image by Penny Black
"Fanciful Flourish" die by Cheery Lynn
DP by Jillibean
Spellbinder dies
Flowers by All Natural Accents
Distress Ink
Ribbon by Offray
Bead Charm which I made
Brown "chocolate" DP for scalloped border
Edge / lace punch by EK
Alphabet die by QuicKutz
Corner punch by EK

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - Challenge 48 - Colors of Spring
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge 68 - Flowers
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - 2TC48 - Chocolate Buffet (I used brown/chocolate CS for the scalloped border)
Bearly Mine - Challenge 82 - Spring Flowers
Challenges4Everbody - Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Challenge 70 - die Cuts and/or Dry Embossing
Crafts 4 Eternity - R-120 April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Catch the Bug Challenge - April Bingo Challenge (Pastel colors, pearl, and Design Paper)
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Challenge 175 - Tic Tac Toe (Blue, gems, die)

Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.  Have a Scrap Happy Day!!! 


Shirley-anne said...

Lovely card . sweet image love the vine and flowers and of course that stunning little hand made charm .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Karen, brilliant colours and design.
pity you didn't take a photo of the lamb. I acheived one of my life's ambitions the other week when I got to cuddle a lamb at a friend's croft, a little black one as well, he was a bit poorly and needed bottle fed, he's on my blog. Kona sounds an interesting place, conjures up all sorts of images.
Have a great day, Kate x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute, I love your MiMi and the fabulous colors you used. Definelty happy spring. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! Don't forgot about our Sunday Blog Hop for a chance to win more!!!

crafty-stamper said...

cute card and image and love the flourish die-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

Danni said...

Adorable card!! so cute!

Deloris said...

What a darling card! Love that cute image, the happy colors and fun embellishments!

Lynn said...

Love your cute story and I love your cute card even more. The colors that you chose are really very fresh and say 'spring' even though they are not traditional spring hues. Your layout is really good too. Thanks for letting me see your creativity!

eva said...

aww, that lamb must have been so cute! love this sweet card too!

Mary J said...

That is so adorable, Karen! Love the fresh bright feel of this!

Mary J said...

That is so adorable, Karen! Love the fresh bright feel of this!

Mandy said...

Lovely card Karen, thank you for sharing it with us at LCC.

p.s. I have popped your link under the flowers challenge as you had put it on the challenge before.

coops said...

so stunning karen.really gorgeous image and colours and your design is so pretty :D

xx coops xx

Vickie Y said...

Adorable card and cute, cute image! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Cheryl said...

Haha! A lamb? Never saw anyone with a pet lamb before. Your Mimi card is so sweet! Love all your accents on the card.

Colleen Kwan said...

How funny... I never saw anyone with a pet lamb except for one of Kylie's cartoon characters. I love your card. It's so pretty with the flowers, pink vine, and pearls. Mimi of course looks super cute as usual. Have a wonderful Friday and a nice weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Karen what a wonderful thing to see I am afraid I would have asked if I could have given the Lamb a cuddle I just cannot resist giving a bit of love to any animal, lol, Karen I love, love this little beauty, that is one cute image love the sparkle in her hair, the die cut display looks fantastic so do the papers and colours a truly joyful card.
lorraine x

Janice said...

A lovely image and a super sweet card, Jx

Dora said...

Awww what a darling :) I love this image and fun bright colours. Hope you a having a nice weekend xxx

Ceal said...

great card it is definitely springy! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps! Hope to see you again soon!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh that is funny! Your card is perfect for spring! Lots of bright refreshing colors!

Amanda R said...

Very sweet and I love how the blue flowers match the little birds. Wish I could have seen the lamb, sounds adorable!

Tracie said...

Very cute card. What a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

eunice said...

What a sweet card, Karen! Love the spring colors...you did a fabulous job with the coloring...cute, cute birdies! Oh, and lovin' all the flowers and pearls you added for the perfect finishing touch. BTW, thanks for sharing that fun story...only in Kona, right!

Shari Nelson said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday.

Dangina Martinez said...

Oh so sweet. Your swirly die is the perfect embellishment for such a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Eileen said...

Such a cute card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kerry Johnson said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at KKS!

sammi said...

Really cute! Great colors! Thanks so for stopping by! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our April “Bingo” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Min said...

We’re so glad you played along with us this week for the Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
We hope you join us again this week for a new Bugaboo challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations