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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Just a Bit o'Green

Yeah! It's March!  Spring is just around the corner. Even though this winter was an easy one, weather wise, I'm still looking forward to the warm sunshine of Spring!  And when it gets to being Spring, I think green!  To me, green is the color of life, and Spring is filled with new life all around us. The flowers are growing, the trees are budding, and soon the grass will need mowing. OK, so that's one thing I don't look forward to!  And of course there is St. Patrick's Day as well! That will certainly get you thinking green!

There is a new Card Caravan Challenge starting at The Hybrid Chick today, and I'm hosting!  My theme for the challenge is Lucky Green. You can check it out here.  If you're not keen on green, you can grab some inspiration from the photo (below) or go with the lucky part of the theme. So there are lots of possibilities!

I used digital papers to create my card.  The background is a Kraft paper from the So Krafty v.1 by GeniaBeana Scraps, and the beautiful green patterned papers are from a GeniaBeana kit called Verdant Splendor

The sentiment is a digital stamp from a set by Arty Pants Digital Stamps, Card Sentiments Digital Stamps.

I used some of the scrap papers to create the flower.  I punched, inked and scrunched, then layers a few medium and small punched flowers together to create this bloom.  The ribbon is some old seam binding from my stash that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist to give it a green color.

Hope this inspires you to "go green"  :-)

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  1. Hello...Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol
    ps maybe you would consider turning your word thing off as it takes that little extra to call round the blogs,

  2. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  3. I love the flower & the seam binding!! Very pretty!

  4. Wow beautiful card. Love how you used our color challenge great tag for the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR.

  5. Its pretty card and best gift for the wedding couple ,are you made by hands there's background theme.....

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards
    Scratch Card Printing

  6. oh super card and love the take on the colour scheme, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)
    please consider removing word verification some people cannot read them and therefore may not comment

  7. Wow Cathy your card is stunning. I love the way the green looks. The sentiment is really pretty.
    Thank you for participating at our monthly challenge at Scraphouse.
    Wish you good luck.

  8. Just a lovely card! I love all the green!

  9. brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

  10. Quite pretty! I like making my own cards sometimes, but people like you always put my efforts to shame.

  11. Stunning card! thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter SC. Linda x

  12. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and your pretty ribbon. Thank you for joining us this month over at The Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT member

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Paper Issues.

  14. Fabulous card! Love the layering and all of patterns.

  15. AWESOME card! FABULOUS Ribbon too!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! We have a NEW challenge for you beginning Saturday that I hope you’ll join us for!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  16. Fantastic card, so girly and I'm loving the fab flowers you have added! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CES :) Donna ♥ x

  17. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x

  18. I love your card! Beautiful!

  19. Cathy your card is wonderful!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Scraphouse this month!


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