Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Blessings


I finally got a card done!  As some of you know, my husband had been very ill.  He's getting back to normal now, although, he is still on a feeding tube.  We hope that it is removed soon.  Fortunately, his body is healing so he was able to avoid surgery.  Thanks so much for all the support I received during this ordeal.


This card was designed for Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge #54, Easter.  The beautiful image is from Eureka and is available here.  I just loved this image and couldn't wait to use it.

Funny story, I was babysitting my grandson during the process of making this card.  He was on the family room floor playing during dinner time.  The table that I work at is also in the family room.  I decided to sit and eat at that table so I could keep a better eye on him.  I sat at the opposite corner from where I had been working on this card.  We were having ribs for dinner.  I looked over at my card during dinner and there was a spot of barbecue sauce on it.  Of course, I had already finished coloring it!  I had been sitting several feet away.  I don't know how I managed that one.  Anyways, that is how the pearls ended up on the card.  They were definitely not planned, but barbecue sauce does not come off.  I ended up liking the pearls anyways.




The paper is from Stampin' Up, the pearls are from Zva,  The gorgeous silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and the flowers are from Micheal's, I believe.  I used a Martha Stewart corner die for the shell corners.  The image is colored with Copics.

Copics: 

B16, B91, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BV0000, BV000, BV00, C0, C1, C2, C3, E11, E53, E55, G20, G21, G24, R01, R20, R21, R22, R35, R37, R39, Y000, Y38, YG61, YG63, YR24






I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DL.ART Easter
Forever Friends & Co  Lots of Flowers
Moving Along with the Times Spring is in the Air
Crafting for All Seasons Spring Into Spring
Ribbon Carousel Spring is in the Air
Avadares Easter
Bloggers Challenge Think Spring
Digi Haven  Easter
QKR Stampede  Dreaming of Spring 
2 Sisters Flowers for Spring
A Gem of a Challenge Easter/Spring
CMC Challenge  Spring Colors
Di's Digi Design Easter/Spring
My Sheri Crafts Easter
Paper Creator Crafts Spring has Sprung
Sweet Stampin' Easter
Creatalicious Challenge Easter
Glitter 'n Sparkle Easter
Lacy Sunshine Layer it Up
Opus Gluei Spring has Sprung

44 comments:

Tammy Ortiz said...

Morning,
what adorable Design.
We are so glad to have you this week.

I thank you for another wonderful week
at Tammy Scrappin Corner.
Hugs Tammy

Riette said...

I really, really love this card!! And I know all about covering up little hick-ups!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT!
Hugz
Red

Sandy Palmer said...

This card is simply beautiful, and that bow is gorgeous! Those pearls added so much to your card! Good job covering up the barbecue sauce! ;) Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

CASTOWNE said...

OH Diane,

This is another example of your great card-making skills. I think I'm glad that you got a little BBQ sauce on the card because the pearls add more elegance to an already-elegant image, colored to perfection...not to forget that gorgeous bow and flowers. You and your husband will be in my prayers.

Jennifer Scull said...

Diane, I had no idea that your husband was so ill. both of you will be in my constant prayers. may you find comfort knowing that so many love the both of you and want nothing more than to help in any way possible.

of course, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards. this one is quite the treat - that image is stunning and will be soon going into my shopping cart thanks to you! :)

sending you big hugs! please let me know how I might be able to help....

Craftin Desert Divas said...

I have an Easter linky party at www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com hope you'll stop by and link up.


Tara

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh, what a gorgeous image and verse. I love the pearl flourishes and that bow is stunning.

Thanks for joining us at Avadares for our final challenge.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Karal Schuknecht said...

Diane, this is gorgeous, and I'm so glad you were able to start getting back to the 'normal' things. I am still praying for your families health.
Karal

Jill Hogg said...

This is such a pretty card, I love it!!
Thank you for joining in our challenge over at Lacy Sunshine, hope to see you again soon and good luck!

Jill DT xx

Deonna Bemish said...

This is a Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and that beautiful bow. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Lexie said...

Absolutely stunning card Diane. Really beautiful colours and layout.

Hope hubby is feeling much better soon.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Debora said...

So beautiful! The pearls are my favorite part of the design,and to think they were not planned.Love when that happens.

Jani said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Carol said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Whimsey said...

So stunningly gorgeous; love the image!!!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!

~Michele

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the fabulous image, Thanks for joining in with us at Dig Haven, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Sherri said...

This is a beautiful card, and the pearls complete it perfectly. Maybe the BBQ sauce was meant to be! Some of my best cards have been the result of trying to cover something up!

Anne Fenton said...

Lovely Easter card...great coloring and design. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

~DEANNE~

Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeous, thanks for joining us this month at Forever Friends. xxx

Sarah said...

Your card is beautiful! I don't know how many times I've added embellishments to cover up some kind of mistake! Thank heaven for 'em! LOL Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Janie Printz said...

I'm so sorry to hear your husband has been ill. Sounds like he's on the road to recovery. Good save on the BBQ stains on yourcard. Your secret is our secret ... Thanks for joining the Paper Shelter in the challenge.
Hugs, Janie

Gail said...

This is absolutely outstandingly wonderfully gorgeous. And there are reasons why things happen sometimes...maybe that barbecue sauce got on their just so you'd put pearls there. :) Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

craftyeyes said...

stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Diane, the link to this beautiful card was accidentally deleted from our Avadares Easter challenge. Could you please add it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hugs,
Teresa

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent image, Diane, and what an incredible bow! I love everything about this card. Now, DT hat on -- Thanks so much for playing along in our final challenge, "Easter or Spring", at Avadares this month. Good luck in the draw. :-D
NanaConnie

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

pst said...

Beautiful card and a great safe with the pearls. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Wedgie said...

Pretty card, love your colouring and your swirls.

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

The Craft Bug said...

This is stunning xx

Adrienne Crist said...

Diane,
This is the first chance I've had to peruse your blog...your work is outstanding! Clean, crisp and your coloring is amazing! Blessed to be able to create alongside you at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!
Adrienne

Judy said...

Goodness girl, you totally wow me! That's exactly what my first reaction was when I seen this stunning card. Then I seen the one below, and was wowed some more. Fantastic creations! Thanks for the inspirations.

xo

Marie Gamber said...

your card is just stunning! I love the colors and you layout is amazing! Thank you for joining us at CMC!
Hugs, Marie

Debbie said...

This is such a beautiful card and perfectly coloured. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x

Anthony Paterson said...

very nice,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

CaroleAnn said...

There is never a mistake for us crafters - we figure it out and you did it beautifully! Love your card and please know my prayers are with you for your hubby and a complete and fast recovery! Big Hugs

NanaConnie said...

Congratulations on making the Top 3 list of four of our DT members at the last challenge at Avadares! I knew your card was a magnificent winner as soon as I saw it, Diane. :-D

Amanda said...

What a very pretty card! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too

Amanda
SCTDT
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is great thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous Easter card. Love the image and the pearls look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Craftin Desert Divas said...

So pretty!!Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas "Easter" Linky Party.


Tara

Rosemary said...

What a gorgeous card, you obviously channel stress quite well into creativity. That said, I hope your husband is well very soon. Your card is magnificent, so elegant and refined. You also know how to make lemonade out of lemons, the pearl swirls work wonderfully and saved your hard work! Thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei, I hope that in the midst of all this you are able to check our our latest theme and play along with us again. God bless you and your family!

PaperDaisies said...

What a beautiful card. Just stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

michelle white said...

Hello dear, i so love this creation of yours. The image, the design, the coloring are simply fantastic and cute. Loving it so much!

Hugs xxx Michelle
Happy Easter wishes everyone!

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