Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTI February 2014 Blog Hop







The challenge for this month's PTI blog hop is to create a project with a spring theme.  That was pretty easy for me, as we seem to have skipped winter here in Southern California, and have had spring-like weather for weeks.  That is not all good, as we are now dealing with a very severe drought.








I had time to make two projects.  I used the sketch at this week's Retro Sketches rs #103 for my first card.  The sketch is for a tag, which I attached to a card.  I had to use my new Doodlie Do stamps, which I colored with Copics.





My second card uses Sweet Spring, the picket fence die from Little Bitty Bird Additions, and lots and lots of fussy cutting.  I had this idea in my head for this card--with flowers behind and in front of the fence, and didn't really think through how much cutting would be involved.  Anyway, I am pleased with my little spring scene, and would love to have a little flower garden like this in my yard.





I am looking forward to hopping around to see what spring looks like around the blogosphere.


Edited to add that I am linking up both of these cards at The Card Concept #4 to use a floral theme, and I am classifying them as both Clean and Layered.
 

Thanks for Looking

39 comments :

  1. Your fence idea is great. Makes a stunning card.

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  2. My dear Joyce, your cards are both stunners, as usual, very partial to that white picket fence with blooms. screams Spring!
    And thank you for helping with posting. It actually works!

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  3. These are so pretty!!! I love the tag

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  4. So beautiful- the first card is my favorite (and I really must "borrow" that idea)!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness Joyce these have me LONGING for warm sunny days and blooming flowers!! Your tag is as sweet as can be and I love all of the flowers tucked among the fence slats!

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  6. Gracious Joyce! Love these. The greens on the tag are so cool. The fence and flowers are a winner.

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  7. Goodieness, Joyce! I know you will always delight me with your creations and so you have. That picket fence card is so being penned. I have a NBUS picket fence die ... thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Both of your cards are so pretty! Gorgeous colors and designs!

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  9. Great cards, Joyce! I like the colors and the layering of flowers. The fussy cutting really adds a great touch. Perfect cards for spring!

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  10. Pretty cards Joyce - love the flowers layered with the fence!

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  11. Wow! I love your card both, but the tag card is my favorite! Such a clean and beautiful images with perfect coloring! (Yeah! We are expecting some rain this week in SoCal. Exciting!!!)

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  12. Sweet springtime perfection! Seriously, the little scene that you created around the picket fence just makes my heart sing. Love.

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  13. What fun, spring cards...
    I'm lovin' that Doodlie-Do more and more every time I see it...
    and that adorable fence! :)
    I wish that's what I saw when I looked out my window...
    maybe soon! :)

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  14. We sure did skip winter!
    Oh darn I had that flower set in my cart and told myself I didn't need any more flowers…. you are making wish I kept them in my cart with this beautiful card. Love the way you used the older set and layered those flower all around the fence and then you used gingham… love these Joyce!

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  15. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors on the first card!. Your flower arrangement around the fence ia awesome! Great minds think alike. Right!

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  16. Both cards are terrific! I had Doolie-Do in my cart, but took it out. Might have to put it in the next time.

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  17. Yes...no Winter around here! That fence card is my favorite! Such a cheery card with the pretty blooms and the ring of gingham in front!

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  18. Your coloring is beautiful! Well worth the time and effort!

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  19. These are both really cute and beautiful! Great colors!

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  20. Two fabulous cards Joyce, and now another order from PTI thank you for enabling. LOL Love the colours you chose, they have brightened my day!

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  21. I love your little flower garden, especially that white fence. So cute.

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  22. WOW!! I LOVE your cards. The coloring is spectacular!!!

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  23. LOVE your creations Joyce. The colors are so bright and cheerful. LOL, same thought with the fence....great minds think alike. How did you do that with the grounding circle on the bottom? Looks really cool!

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  24. Not sure why but I seldom think to use tags on my cards. Love your results! Your fence surrounded by little posies is adorable and definitely spells Spring.

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  25. Oh you got the doodle stamps! I LOVE those, especially the sentiments with the box around them. Maybe I'll have to draw my own boxes for now : ) Love the strong colors in your fence card ... they still say "Spring" without being pastels. Gorgeous scene you created, Joyce!

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  26. Fantastic cards! Great bold colors and design!

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  27. Both of these just scream Spring! I love the bright, happy colors. And your scene with the little fence is so sweet!

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  28. Joyce...both of your cards are just beautiful and scream spring! I am now kicking myself for passing on the stamps you used for your first card, it is stunning! So much beautiful detail...love them both.

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  29. What a gorgeous pair Joyce, and I love how you adapted the tag to make it look so good on a card. I'm sending some of our rain your way!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  30. These are magical, Joyce ... the doodlie tag bloom wandering off the edge is gorgeous ... and the picket fence is so charming and sweet! Anita :)

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  31. Hi Joyce! I love your springy creations. Still snowing on the left coast. Love the way your leaves and flowers are over the edge. Wonderful colors and design. Enjoy your spring!!

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  32. These are both great Joyce! I am loving that tag!

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  33. This is master pieces :) love each one of them. I love those bright flower going off the fence :) I just cant stop staring at this

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  34. Wow!!! Love these Joyce!!! So Beautiful with those flower stamps! Love it!!!

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  35. Another fabulous floral creation (I hope you were able to see my comment on your first card...which took me directly to Flickr for my comment). Just in case the comment is MIA - awesome card!!!

    And speaking of an awesome card .... that's exactly what your 'tag card' is! Such a cool idea to hang the elements off the edge. Nice touch with the sentiment placement too! Thanks for sharing these two woderful creations with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

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