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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

"No Spring Skips Its Turn"

It is the second Wednesday of the month and that means it is time
for a new challenge at Words 2 Craft By.

Our quote this month is by Hal Borland...
"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn,
April is a promise that May is bound to keep,
and we know it."

You may interpret it any way you wish.

What could represent Spring more than a daffodil, a chick, and a bunny?
Perhaps lots of beautiful flowers?!?!?

I have had this sweet image for several years, and am ashamed to
admit that it has never seen ink before now. 

I have so many lovely stamps, dies, and papers that have never
been used, so with (I hope) unwavering conviction, I will attempt
to resist all temptation to buy any more supplies until I 
employ much of my existing collection.

Last year I popped into a Spotlight store for some new bathroom linen, but
it would have been rude of me don't you think, to not pay a visit to the art 
and craft department also. There was a huge box of 12x12 paper that
was discontinued, priced at 10 cents/sheet! Much of it was 'yucky'  
or damaged, but on the very bottom there were 6 sheets of this 
lovely, heavy quality paper, all in pristine condition. I
bought all 6 sheets, plus several other very pretty 
sheets. Who doesn't love a bargain!

A close up look at my floral arrangement. I made the large orange
flower from white crepe paper which I coloured with Distress Inks.

The mushrooms are cut with dies from a set of 3, and coloured
with Promarkers.

Challenges I would like to enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #13 - 'Anything Goes' (must have a critter)  WINNER
A Gem Of A Challenge #216 - 'Female Birthday with a Sentiment'
Always Fun #53 - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Animals #13 - 'Anything Goes'
Crazy #272 - 'Spring'
Fab 'n' Funky #389 - 'Cute Critters'
Fussy and Fancy #209 - 'Add A Sentiment'
Incy Wincy Designs - 'Nature and All of Its Beauty'
Make My Monday #68 - 'Things With Wings'
Papercraft Business #5 - 'Anything Goes' (option 'Birthday')  WINNER
Passion For Promarkers #439 - 'Blooming Days'  TOP 5
Rubber Buggy - 'Springtime and/or Flowers'  TOP 3
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'Bunny Rabbits'

Image - Stampavie - Penny Johnson Clear Stamp Sweet Spring (retired, I think)
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - American Craft Blossom Boulevard
Dies - Spellbinder Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight, Classic and Scalloped Circles; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Olive Branches, Faerie Mushrooms; Marianne LR 0192 
Scissors - Fiskars Deckle Edged
Flowers, pearl sprays, peel-off stickers are all from my junk stash.

For a chance to win a fab prize, pop over to Words 2 Craft By, check out my teamies lovely creations, and enter your own project which is inspired by Hal Borland's quote.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. xx


  1. Hi, Jennifer! I couldn't agree more that nothing represents spring more than chicks and bunnies... and they don't come any cuter than the one on this adorable card! Love your interpretation of our April/May W2CB Challenge. :)

  2. So much beauty in one card! Wonderful coloring, Lovely flowers, and layout design.Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

  3. This card is just gorgeous! I love your sweet critters all enjoying a beautiful garden of flowers. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon. Oh - and I really wish you much luck keeping that promise! ;)

  4. Beautiful Bunny card for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  5. Sweet lovely card with fabby colours. Really lovely feeling of spring. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. What a sweet creation Jennifer! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bunny Rabbits’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Jennifer your card is awesome - the image is so cute, I am surprised it s the first time it saw ink! I love your floral arrangement on the card - it goes perfectly with the background paper. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Papercraft Challenge Blog!

  8. Very cute - love all the flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. my goodness,
    this is so adorable!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,

  10. A very adorable card with such gorgeous flowers. The crepe paper flower came out gorgeous and love the coloring of your very adorable image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us and can't wait to see your next card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy

  11. This is gorgeous, Jennifer- love the colours and design and your floral details are just wonderful! Thanks for joining in our Blooming Challenge at PFP this week, good luck, Juliexx

  12. Beautiful card and design. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  13. Hi Jennifer,
    OMGosh look at that adorable bunny! I simply love bunnies :) You have coloured the image beautifully & the flowers really bring your design to life. Awesome job! Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Join us at the Papercraft Business FB Group

  14. The flowers are a wonderful touch for your project. Thanks for playing along this month and hope to see you for our upcoming challenges!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  15. Love that image. So cute! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  16. SO pretty! I love all the flowers you added - great job! Who doesn't like getting a deal on craft supplies??? :)

    Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  17. Such a cute image and with your handmade flowers you added the elegance. Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft Business Challenge. We hope you join us again for Challenge #6.
    Aletha Jane
    PB Design Team

  18. Congratulations for being selected by our design team for the badge of top 3 for The Rubber Buggy April challenge. The badge is on the challenge blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us and can't wait to see what you have to share with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy.


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