Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Spring Card in Purple and Orchid

Hi, Friends.....

Is it spring where you live yet????? Probably not quite yet if you live in the North. (Or in the Southern Hemisphere!! lol...) Here in Idaho we had several days of spring weather last week and I noticed a few daffodils had opened up their cheery blossoms.  (None of mine, of course, but in some other Yesterday was chilly with thunder and hail and today we woke to an inch of snow. The birds were singing throughout the day, though, so I know spring is coming!  

I have a pretty spring card to share with you today. I used a gorgeous die that the lovely hostesses of the Double D Challenges sent me as a prize a long time back. (THANKS again, Diane and Darlene!!) I teamed it up with one of my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds. LOVE!!!

Supplies used include:
Tutti Designs - Garden Background die
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Leftover Easter Egg dye background
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Scraps of cardstock from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to pop in tomorrow....Thursday, March 26th. I am participating in the Purple Day Hop...for epilepsy awareness. There will be great inspiration and prizes! Yay! Just what we need to lift our spirits. Stay safe and healthy!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Double Trouble Challenge #52 - Thing 1: Used a die for my Spring Flowers, Thing 2: Entering in Bitten by the Bug
2. Bitten by the Bug 2 - Spring Equinox plus Double Trouble (Usu reqs Cricut, but this time any diecut machine is okay....I used my Big Shot.)
3. Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge - Encouragement
4. CARDZ-TV Challenge #110 - AG
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #432-433 - AG
6. The Creative Crafters Challenge #26 - AG
7. Dare2BArtzy March Challenge - AG
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
9. Double D Challenges - Welcome Spring

10. STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge - Stamps + Nature


  1. Beautiful background and card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will link up with us often.

    DD DT

  2. What a beautiful card and I love that die. The background colours are SO pretty.
    It’s not spring here yet. Two days ago we got about 10” of snow but the good thing about it is, it has settled a great deal already. Hopefully it will warm up soon and we will be able to go outside actually enjoy being out there. 😉
    Stay well Janis, take care.

  3. Beautiful card....... Love the shopping( hoarding) kitty .....Lis

  4. A beautifully created card with the die and all your gorgeous colors and papers. (glad you enjoyed the die :>) ! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. BEAUTIFUL! This garden background die is one of my Tutti favorites! You've really made it shine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Spring’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Wow! Your card is so vibrant with beautiful color, Janis! It is spring here in Arizona - cool nights, pleasant days. I agree that the cat is head of the household because we have to check in with our boy, Sluggo. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #52.

  7. Wonderful card!
    thats meme is so fun!

  8. Beautiful background and love the die you used. And, of course, all the purple.

  9. Janis what a wonderful card! love that intricate background. thank you for sharing with us at Bitten By the Bug 2. Good luck!


  10. This is an absolutely beautiful die cut. Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten by The Bug 2.

  11. Wow! What a stunning card with a lovely die cut background. Love the colours too. Thanks so much for joining the Double "D" Challenge Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  12. just gorgeous. Love that it is a tribute to epilepsy. thanks for sharing it with us at Bitten by the Bug2.

  13. Love your card and the background is exquisite. How do you make the Easter Egg dye background, it's beautiful. As far as the weather, we are having about the same as you, since we are your southern neighbor ... Utah. I don't comment too often but subscribe and watch your posts all the time.

    1. Hi, Lezli....How nice of you to leave such a sweet comment!!

      My leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds are just sheets of watercolor or mixed media paper, with leftover egg dye spooned or dribbled over them. It's the leftover dye from dyeing eggs with my granddaughter. (This was at least two or three Easters ago..and I am still using the backgrounds!!! Bwahahaha!!) I smooshed the papers together for different effects, and added more dye, etc. until I liked what I was seeing. I just couldn't let that beautiful egg dye go to waste...even though we had made our own with a few drops of regular food coloring, so it wasn't like I paid for a kit or anything! :) I love the colors, though, and I've had a lot of fun using them.

      Thanks for asking abt my backgrounds. Stay safe and healthy down there in Utah...and think spring!! :)


  14. Beautiful card. Love the colors in your background. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble challenge #52.

  15. That Easter egg dye background is so pretty and paired with that gorgeous die makes for one fabulous card. Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

  16. This is so pretty! Thank u so much for playing with us at March STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt! Do join us again! :)
    Suchi xx


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