Spring Chick

Spring is very late coming to Nova Scotia. We still have 3 to 3-1/2 feet of snow in our backyard; however, with the warm sun today, I can see that the snowbank has receeded slightly. There is a tiny bit of grass at the edge of the front walkway. The poor robins have been scrounging in that little area for food. I put out bits of apple today and they gobbled it up!

I made this spring card with a stamp from Stampendous - love the sweet little chick all dressed up in her flowery bonnet. Lots of flowers in the background paper, and I also added a few to bring out the colours in the paper, and a leaf sprig (Quickutz die). The Spellbinders Opulent Ovals border frame is sponged with TH Tumbled Glass and a touch of Faded Jeans distress ink and covered in Rock Candy dry glitter added on with "heat & stick" embossing powder.  There is a touch of Rock Candy Stickles glitter on the flowers as well. The lattice in the background is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable die.  Inside the card, I used another Stampendous stamp "Happy Spring" (very vintage with filigrees all around the words). A big faux silk bow completes the upper corner. I hope all the bright colours will bring a touch of spring to my friend.

Sorry, the photo is a little over-exposed. It was such a dark day when I made the card. Then the sun came out briefly and I rushed to get a pic, so I could get the card in the mail.

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Happy Spring everyone!
April 9, 2015


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  1. Very sweet Sharon. Your image is just adorable and I love the soft pastel palette. Beautiful Easter card! hugs :)

  2. What a beautiful card, Sharon! I love that sweet little bird. The oval frame and lattice are so pretty against the lovely soft colors. Hopefully, your snow will be leaving soon so you can look out your windows and see those spring colors. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Hugs.

  3. Your little chick is so adorable and beautifully coloured. We have had beautiful sunshine this week in Scotland.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

  4. Thank you so much for this pretty Easter/ spring card . It sure gave me a pick me up when I opened it . Love your cards they always have such tiny bits of detail .

  5. This is GORGEOUS! I am so glad I found your sweet blog. I'd like to invite you to share your wonderful card(s) in our challenges at:

    Really Reasonable Ribbon: Things With Wings (Plus Ribbon)

    Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

    I really hope you will play along. Your art is amazing!

  6. This little image is just darling, and I love everything about your pretty card, Sharon! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. What a cute sunny card! I love all those flowery patterns.

    I'd love to see your project on LiaStampz too. This time the theme is RIBBON. Here is the link if you want to come play with us: http://liastampz.blogspot.ro/2015/04/challenge-87-use-ribbon.html