Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A Die for a Sketch - Challenge #10 Reminder

Hello, my friends!
I can't believe it's already the 20th of March and time for my "reminder" post for A Die for a Sketch. A huge thank you to all of you who have already linked up! For those of you who haven't joined us yet...there's still time! :o)
Our generous sponsor this month is Bugaboo Digi Stamps! These images are always so fun to play with and you could win some of your very own!

Here is the great sketch for Challenge #10:

I made another Easter card using a fun bunny image from Bugaboo called Egg Shower. I had a good time  picking the papers for this one. I thought it was so cute how the raindrop paper turned upside down looked like an egg shower! lol You might have to click on the picture to see it better. I've added Stickles to the spots on the umbrella and to accent the bunny. Again, if you enlarge the photo you can see it better. I added some fun dies, some pearls and ribbon and it's a card! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Echo Park - Springtime, K & Company - Sweet Nectar;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Tulips, Spellbinders Borderabilities - Tulips,
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles LG;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Scalloped Circle, 
EK Success Border Punch - Scalloped Scallop;
Prismacolor Pencils  and OMS;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Martha Stewart - Stem Green;
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Diamond;
Ribbon: Offray,
Pearls and Sentiment: My Stash.

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So pop on over to A Die for a Sketch and join us this month! You have until April 4th to enter.
Remember to follow the fun sketch and use at least one die on your project!

Also, pop on over to Bugaboo and take a look at all the wonderful Spring and Easter images they have in the store!  

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Speaking of Spring...
  When I was a kid, March 21st was always known as the first day of Spring.
 These years it seems to always begin on March 20th but I the 21st is the first FULL day of Spring, right?
So with that in mind, I'm going to pretend today is the last day of Winter and share a few seasonal photos with you! 

A pretty sunset. The little trees are heavy with snow. This was early in the season:

Then fluffy little tree:

These beautiful Waxwings come every year...hundreds of them! This one was right outside my sun-room window:

The beautiful frost pattern on my sun-room door:

This one was taken last week. We've had two more snowfalls since then. That's me waving at you! :o)

Well...Spring is here now! I think somebody needs to tell all my snow!
Have a happy day! :o)


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous...
Love your colour choices too...
Huggles Pops x x x

OMG I feel cold just looking brrrrr

Friday said...

Love your card, Nancy. So springy. Now about your outside, I don't think so well, not yet at least. It will come. Brrrrr!! TFS... Hugs!!

Marilyn said...

Love the pink bunny Nancy! The whole card has a 'happy' feel about it and I like it.
Oh yes, thanks for the reminder that we still have all this snow in SK! Looks to me like you guys have as much as we do... so looking forward to spring!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love your bunny card! Love that beautiful sunset & snow pic! We got 5 inches last night. Can't wait for the real spring to step forward! Have a great day! ~*~Lisa

Creations by Shirl said...

hehe your card is cute & funny Nancy... love the eggs falling like raindrops... Oh my goodness I don't think I would be able to tolerate all that snow you folks have there... I wouldn't know how to act to hybernate. All though the pics are pretty... Lucky to be in Hawaii....

Jonia said...

Oh Nancy, what a beautiful card! And I so love the bunny with the umbrealla. And, yes your raindrops look like eggs falling. lol Thanks for sharing your snow covered house with us. I don't quite know how that feels. But it sure is beautiful!

Daen'Ys said...

Hello Nancy
Your card is just gorgeous! I love this casual image from the bunny and the "egg shower". lol, what a word...
Poor bunny, no more eggs for the nest, they will all be smashed!

Fabulous sunset and splendid winter pictures. Here in France, we had much snow too, but in my region, snow is very rare. I live near the Atlantic and the weather is often relatively mild in winter.

I wish you a nice evening...
Rosi x

Embellishments said...

Hi Nancy, such a cute card and I see the raindrops turn upside down do look like 'egg drops' Genius!!! :-) OMG why are you guys still having snow!?!? don't worry I'll send a memo to the snow that it's SPRING! LOL... I sympathize with whomever have to shovel the snow :-( pack your bags I'll pick u up at the airport hehee.

Tracy said...

I just can't imagine snow like that. Love the waxwing picture and that amazing frost pattern on the glass. The card is lots of fun and aren't you a clever girl turning those raindrops into eggs. hee hee. Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

How sweet this looks Nancy, a truly adorable Easter card! And I love your photos (although I have seen enough snow for this season, too, lol!) But thank goodness we didn't have THAT much snow today! Hugs, Ira xox

Dunja Dücker said...

OMG so much snow. But yeah i can see you :)) I think the spring will come, once the snow has melted. * lol * But when the snow will be melted? I hope very soon. Love to see you, when you're standing there, ok in a bikini :)) I'm joking a bit. just a little bit. :))
Your pictures looks great, that's for sure.
I'll send springtime greetings to you my dear friend.

Tulip-Greetings *Insider*
Love, Dunja

Dunja Dücker said...

oh i am back again, so much so snow, so i forget to tell you a kind word about your easter card *ooops* your card is gorgeous my dear. The egg shower is great and your style is so beautiful hun

Lots of Love and Blessings

Jennifer said...

Such a cute card Nancy! I love the flowers and umbrella!
Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures! Yes, Spring needs to notify the snow that it's time to go! LOL
Waving back at you!

~Tammy~ said...

I am ready for spring that is for sure! I do miss living in Hawaii!!!

Your card is adorable!!! So so sweet!

Susan M said...

Thanks for showing us your great photos Nancy . The bird is so beautiful , it must be wonderful to have a lot of them together. I love your little tree covered in snow! Thanks for waving to us!Spring seems to be late everywhere this year! Your card is so cute,love the little tulips.

Susi said...

Dang it to freaking Frank! I must go to their blog and check them out! Beautiful card Nancy! As always, WONDERFUL! Hey, pass us some snow over here! We need some! =/ I wish I lived in the snow even for a month! It would be so nice and especially for my kiddos. One day.

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

The bunny is too cute! Love those colours! Your cards are beautiful, Nancy. The scenic photos are lovely. Looks a lot like where I live in Northern Ontario. The frosted pattern on the door is a really cool shot. Happy Spring! xx Kathy