Monday, March 2, 2020

Spring Birthday Card

Well one of the first signs of Spring is when they announce that the ice on the lake is no longer safe for driving on with vehicles. So hopefully we won't see such cold temperatures that it will freeze up again. All the fish houses had to be off by the end of February in our state so hubby got his home this weekend.

But I am not making a fishing card but instead making one with pretty Spring blossoms on it. I wanted to join in the White Rose Crafts Mood  Board Challenge which is on their Facebook page. You can read all about it at the White Rose Crafts LLC Blog post. I think most of you will find something you own in your stash that will qualify you for entering. They carry lots of nice products. The last two months we did not have enough entries to give away the prize so I hope this will encourage you to go for it this month. And it is nice prize too!


The stamp set I chose to use is from Inkdadinkado called Doodle Flowers and you can find it at White Rose Crafts LLC. And the sentiment and die are also available there and it is called Count Your Life by Ultimate Crafts. The die used to die cut the main panel out is a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die from my stash which was not available at their store. 

I colored the design in with my Bic Alcohol markers and then used my blending brush to add some blue ink around the edges and to make a bit of a cloudy look in the sky. I also added a piece of white paper inside to add a message.

Well, I am happy to say I almost feel normal. I think I got some sort of flu as it has been a week of feeling weak, tired, chills, achy joints, no appetite and tummy ache. But today I am much improved. I hope it lasts now. Thanks for visiting and for looking at my simple card designs of the past week. It was a forced effort and I am sure it showed. But this time I put more time into my work and I like it better. So anyway, I hope your week is off to a good start. See you next time.

God bless,
Verna

13 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

I found a crocus today with a bee on it!! Spring is certainly on it's way. This fun little card shouts Spring! Thanks for the inspiration, Verna!

TK said...

Another beauty, Verna, and I hope it brought Spring to your heart and helped heal!

Barbara Bruder said...

Ah yes, spring is right around the corner and the temp's here are getting warmer. Love your card, its so colorful and pretty and a true harbinger of spring.

Greta said...

Glad you feel better, Verna! I love the blue background, beautiful flowers & sweet sentiment!

Diane said...

Love the pretty colors you have used and love the red and yellows, what a fabulous tamp these flowers are, a card that is sure to brighten anyone's day! We are to have snow flurries today and to be be 55 next Monday...mother nature at her best LOL!!

Dawn S. said...

This is so pretty, and it certainly says Spring!

Bunny said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Hopefully you are on the full road to recovery. It's terrible to feel like that. Don't over do. We all tend to do that when we are feeling better. [Bunny]

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sounds like you're eager for spring as well! I know I am! Beautiful card, Verna! Lovely colouring and inking!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so happy and cheerful looking. This card would definitely cheer someone up when feeling sick or make them smile for any occasion. Love the bright colors.

Leslie Miller said...

Brrrr, sounds like it was cold up there! It's getting all spring like here, and I'm sure loving the spring flowers on your card! Super cute stamps. It's reassuring to hear you're feeling better. I think I'll have to go straight to the doctor if I get any flu-like symptoms until this Corona virus is defeated.

Theresa's Studio said...

Another great card! Love that sentiment! Am ready for spring.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun Spring card!

Dandi93 said...

Lovely card Verna... Ice Fishing is one thing I haven't done. I have loved to fish since I was a young girl and even grew up in the NE, but I don't remember ever seeing any ice fishing then. The end of Feb seems so early for the ice to start melting... Sorry to hear you were feeling under the weather and glad you are feeling better

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