Monday, 14 April 2014

Hoppy - Card 3

Here is a birthday card I made with an image I coloured up at the lake last summer. I found it in with my coloured images that I file away in dollar store photo albums.  It sure is handy to colour some ahead and file them away for days like this. lol

I have kept it fairly simple. The background paper is from a 6x6 paper pad I purchased in England last August. The Celebrate sentiment is a found treasure from a recent clean up in my craft room. All the other card elements were chosen from my snippets drawer because they either went with this DP or this sentiment box colour. A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do, to narrow down choices and get on to finishing up a card faster!

I am happy to say that my hip and back are feeling better...all that alternating of ice and heat really took the edge off and I feel on the road to recovery. I will be leaving DH to do any raking, lifting etc. in the gardens, and have been ordered to only do tasks in the garden that require sitting. DH is preparing a list for me! lol

It has been lovely here for the past couple of days and DH has been washing down the siding of the house and the garden shed. He is about 2/3 finished, and is already planning on washing the outside windows next. Then we will be well ready to enjoy spring and summer. We even put out some of the patio chairs and cushions...can't wait to have lunch out there.

****************This is card #3 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Card Recipe
Card base and envelope -  5 1/2 inch square card and envelope from my stash
DP - Riverbank Revelry from England 6 x 6 pack; green plaid is a snippet of Xmas DP
Card - dark teal snippets from my stash
Dies - Marianne doily die; Memory Box Lavish Branches; Quickuts corner die
Bling - Pearls from my stash
Stickles - Star Dust
Stamp - Stampin" Up

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. MFP Speedy TV Colour Challenge - Pink Turquoise and blue
3. Two Peas In A Bucket April Mood Board Challenge
4. Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
5. The Squirrel and the Fox - All creatures Great and Small
6. Polkadoodles Challenge  - Animal Magic


Di said...

Brilliant Mo! Gosh that backing paper is perfect with the little frog :)

I had the change your link - it whizzed me over to Two Peas in a Bucket rather than your blog - I got a bit dizzy wondering where I was at first :)

Glad to hear you're feeling lots better - take it easy though!


Di xx

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card, I love your sweet little frog and perfect papers.
I'm pleased to hear that your hip and back are a little better, take things easy.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen what a cute card. Love that little frog so sweet and the papers are perfect with it, loving the pop of teal too! Thank you so much for your comforting words they meant a lot. Hugs Susan xx

Christine Harrop said...

Really cute image Maureen and the backing paper is delightful! Really lovely card. I'm so glad you are starting to feel better!! Hugs Christine xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a pretty card put together with this and that, that all works well together. That background paper is perfect for this card. You made a really nice card from such a small image. He has impact though!

pinky said...

Ah so cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

jimlynn said...

Delightful!!! So springy looking and precious! Love all those wonderful colors and that design and pearls!
Great idea about storing of the colored images. Guess I'll have to hit the Dollar Store once again.
So glad you're feeling better.

Sassy Raggedy said...

How adorable...I love this wonderful card. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am not sure why I thought it was your knee you hurt...Crazy I guess but hope you get to feeling 100% before long. Hugs, joann

Kathleen said...

Super cute card, love the papers and the cute little frog image.
I am on a use up all sorts of stuff, but I keep forgetting and it is making me really cross. lol

Kath x

Sue said...

So glad to hear your feeling much better Maureen! your card is lovely such pretty colours and all those gorgeous pearls! huggles Sue xxx

Bev said...

Awww how cute a lovely bright & vibrant card. THANKYOU for joining in with our 'animal magic' challenge at polkadoodles

brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Mo and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

Apols for the lack of visits outside DT's, explained on my blog.

B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

Kerrie Brown said...

Oh I love your card the colours are so bright and springlike - gorgeous and your little froggie awwwww so cute

thank you so much for entering the Animal Magic Challenge at Polkadoodles

Hugs Kerrie
Polkadoodles DT x

Anonymous said...

What a happy and fun card! ,Love that little froggy :)
Nessa xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the design of your hoppy birthday snippets card, Maureen! I love frogs and think this is just the cutest!

I'm so sorry to read about your hip and back. Gosh, picking up leaves will do it every single time! I've been out cleaning up the garden, too, and trying to be aware of all my movements. It's such a PITA!!

But I am glad to hear the heat and ice are helping. Gentle hugs that it doesn't take long to pop back in this time! Darnell

MaryH said...

Delightful frog image (my DH would approve - he likes frogs as well as trucks!). How lucky were you to have that lilypad dp to go with this cute froggie. Liked the layout and that sentiment truly was a treasure, and the way you used it as a splendid accessory on the card. I'm admiring your resolve to put a freeze on spending until you have a goal achieved with made cards. I should take a leaf from your book. So glad to hear you are on the mend with the 'hurts'. Keep to that resolve too! (and keep ice & heat handy for your DH too! LOL). TFS & Hugs

MagsB said...

Hi, hun! I'm very glad to hear you're feeling better!

What a cute card! I love the frog - and how fabulous is that paper, it's just perfect!

Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox, too!

love Mags B x

Greta said...

So cute! Glad your hip is better--take it easy!

nwilliams6 said...

I am glad you are doing better! Your card is super fun - great image and the BEST paper! I need to get some Dollar Store albums and pre-color some images AND I need to be on a spending freeze too! I have slowed down but paper calls me like a drug!!! LOL! Hugz!

SARN said...

Oh that is SOOO sweet! xxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

how much fun is that frog!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this time

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So, so cute!!!

Wishcraft said...

Such a cute card, great colours and design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PS. re the copic dropping thing... yep, it's not even the first time I've done it lol!

Carol L said...

I'm happy to hear you're improving and following Dr's orders! Fun card with that little frog and all those lily pads working the background! Congrats on your spending freeze! I should be that strict with myself too!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sweet sweet card Mo, I like the wee frog image and the design.Happy Easter
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

That is one fabulous image and a really beautiful card Mo! Love all the little details, the papers are gorgeous.
I am still on a pledge of not to buy papers until I have used 90% of my stash. More than two years since I mad that pledge and I have not used all of them up - nowhere near it. The only thing I buy regularly are card blanks and envelopes and glue. I ask for cash or stamps for my birthday.
Make sure you don't do anything too much right now - you need a bit longer to heal and make sure the pain has gone.
Hope you have a very Happy Easter Karen x

Sally H said...

Hi Mo
Such a gorgeous card for our Dies and punches theme at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better Mo, the card is gorgeous.

Have a wonderful relaxing weekend.

Warm hugs

butterfly said...

Oh cute - love the fresh pretty colours and patterns, and the frog is adorable!
Alison x

Diana Seal said...

Hi Maureen, thanks for coming over for a visit. Love your cute froggy card,the lily pad paper is just perfect!
Hope you have a sweet Easter!

Tracy said...

Great card, that little froggy is so cute.
We received another dumping of snow…so no outside work here for a while.

Cathy said...

Cute froggy card Mo, hope you are feeling better soon. Great idea to have a goal to make so many cards before adding to your stash. My hubby would like that one LOL! Cathy x

Glenda Atkins said...

Delightful card, love the background paper, the little froggy and the pearl embellishing! Happy Easter!

Di said...

Hi Mo!

As you know, I follow you anyway so will keep an eye open for any snippets cards and will link you in if you like as the week goes by.

Hope your Mum is doing OK.


Di xx

Cornelia W said...

That little frog will make anybody happy! Happy EAster, hugs, Cornelia

Pia S said...

Isn't this the cutest little frog! And LOVE your choice of DP!