Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring is in the Air or Is it?

The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge blog is to create a card celebrating Springtime.  For those of us in traditional snow belts, spring is ages away yet and we can only dream that it is in the air.

When I was a kid, we had a really long clothesline and no dryer so everything was hung on the line all year round.  In the kind of weather we are experiencing now, the sheets came inside frozen stiff so then my Mom would have to drape them over every chair to allow them to thaw and warm up.  The clothes smelled divine when dried on the line but the best was the way they smelled in the spring.  My dryer broke last summer and I had to put some clothes outside to dry on a rack and even with warm weather, the clothes took ages to dry and weren't soft and fluffy so I concluded that I am sticking with a dryer.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Pile It On - Bright and Breezy
One Stitch at a Time - Do it with a Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge  O is for Orange

Image:  Spring Breeze (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  My Design
Card Stock:  Orange (Recollections)
Papers:  Floral (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Orange polka Dot (My Stash), Orange (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prosmacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Label one Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Orange Peel Stickles (Ranger), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. What a great card, love that image and the cheery colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

  2. Lovely warm colours and one of my favourite images. I still line dry in the better weather:). Roll on Spring

  3. Scrumptious, rich coloring on this Cec - it's gorgeous! Such a pretty spray of flowers too (it goes so nicely with your blog colors!)
    Thank you for the beautiful card!

  4. Beautiful! Such lovely colours and colouring too.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  5. Hi Cec. Fab card. Oh for the warmer weather so that the washing can go out. Fab take on the Spring challenge.
    Tine :)

  6. Oh, I remember the smell-wonderful but the stiff, scratchy part-not so much! Perfect image for this challenge-love it to pieces!

  7. This is so pretty. Orange is my favorite color and the grouping of flowers is just stunning. Love your coloring, also. I have fond memories of line drying clothes at my Nana's in the summer, I know that wonderful smell you are talking about.

  8. Oooh...I love this!! Pretty, rich oranges! Beautifully done!

  9. fabulous! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

  10. I so am looking forward to Spring. This card gave me a spark that it will come. Beautiful......

  11. Oh what a wonderful card! I really love your colour choice for this image...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  12. This is wonderful. You took the Bright and Breezy literally. Perfect image for this challenge and the coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On this week.

  13. very cute card! love the flowers thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at cath the bug!

  14. Love the image and great colouring, perfect for our O for Orange at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, blessings Hilde

  15. This is gorgeous, Cec!! I really love the rich colors and your coloring is awesome. LOVE this!

  16. love the orange and your colouring is fab. The image is so sweet :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again

    Hel xox


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