Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tangled Up in Creativity March Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you are enjoying it.  I just returned from the ski hill where I watched my grand children's last skiing day.  The resort is closing down for the winter.  Spring Break is over and soccer starts.

It did snow up there today but there are a few bare spots and now that the weather is turning nice in the valley, one forgets that there is still snow on the mountains.

 The card I am sharing today is the monthly Tangled Up in Creativity March challenge.  Dawn over at Sunnyside Up is hosting this month.  The theme is "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" or vice versa depending on what the weather was like March 1st.  We also have to do something with the ribbon.

I picked the Robin who is a good indication that Spring is on its way.  The weather for us at the beginning of March was like the lion and we can only hope that it goes out like a lamb.

Stamps: Nature Walk (c – 121997 $22.95, w – 121925 - $31.95 Occasion Mini p 27, Fabulous Phrases(c - 12051 $32.95, w – 117002 $46.95 p 149 IB&C)
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Spritzer, Chocolate Chip Marker, Victoria Crochet Trim, Pearls, Versa Mark

It's difficult to see, but the Early Espresso was stamped with the floral image from Nature Walk using Versa Mark.  This stamp set has really grown on me over the past month and have found myself going to quite frequently.

This stamp set is still available until April 30th so don't delay.

Hope the sun is shining where you are.  So until next time....



  1. I love your interpretation of Dawn's Challenge Karen. And the birds certainly herald in the spring such as this sweet one on your card. I love how you have just a spot of spring colours on your card. We are waiting for Autumn to arrive here, its been still quite warm.

  2. So pretty Karen! Love that image - and keep thinking I ought to go ahead and order it before it's too late. Lovely card.

  3. Wonderful spring card! We have robins galore and they are freezing their little wings off!

  4. Karen,
    Your card is very Spring... and I can see the versamark when I click and enlarge the photo. So pretty. I can't WAIT for spring to get here and stay. So tired of thinking it's over and then waking up to more of the white stuff.

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my sew suite card. I think it's tu tu cute too! Hugs.

  5. I live in Manitoba and still have snowbanks over 5 feet tall. But I do think Spring is on its way. I am now following you from SC #381

    Peggy Finney

  6. Such a pretty spring design, Karen!!

  7. Great job Karen - I can't wait for spring~

  8. Lovely card...I think when the snow finally melts here it will feel like Spring!

  9. What a lovely design. I hope that very soon there are lots of busy birds out in the trees around you. I love watching them raise their families.

  10. Karen...what a beautiful card! I agree, when I see a robin I "think spring!" The details on your card is simply gorgeous and makes me smile...

  11. boy! we finally got rid of the snow...but the temperature is still really, really cold! I can't wait for the spring to be be more like...SUMMER!

  12. I love your take on the challenge! That bird image is beautiful, wonderful card (so vintage looking).

  13. Beautiful! The Early Espresso is so rich! Very pretty, Karen!

  14. What a lovely card Karen! Great job with the challenge!



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