Monday, 4 March 2013

Cute As a Bug!

What a beautiful Sunday it was! In the afternoon, Karly and I took our dogs for a walk. The sun was shining, we had a good chat and the dogs enjoyed a good run! Afterward, we played a couple games of cribbage. The rest of my day consisted of catching up on Grey's and papercrafting.

For today's card I played along with three card challenges: Dynamic Duos, Sweet Sunday Sketch, and Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

This colour combo is great for Spring, and it fits perfectly with the theme from H2H -- Spring Forward! This sketch is also a good one this week - I just love the layout!

This is the first time I'm participating in the Heart 2 Heart challenge, as well as the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. I discovered Sweet Sunday Sketch blog a little while ago and just love the sketches! I came across the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog just yesterday and while I just started my Close to My Heart products collection, I hope to play along with more challenges in the future! 

While I was crafting last night, I wanted to try out one of the new stamp sets that I got from Close to My Heart. The one I used for this card is called "Bugs and Hugs" (even the name is cute!) I thought it would be perfect for a Spring card! Garden Green is generally not a colour I tend to turn to, but I happen to have the ink and designer paper for this colour - fancy that!  Here's what I came up with:
Everything came together so nicely in this card! As you can see, I spent time fussy-cutting the grass and the bees. This has to be one of my favourite 'techniques'. I love how fussy cutting adds more detail to a card. I added polka dot designer paper from Stampin Up's Brights and Regals DSP collections for the background and striped DSP for the 'flagged' pieces. The bees and sentiment are popped up to give it some dimension. I added a button with linen thread to embellish the card.
Doesn't this make an adorable Spring card?!
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment :)
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Bugs & Hugs (CTMH)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Garden Green, Brights DSP, Regals DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Basic Black, YoYo Yellow marker
Tools: Circles Nestabilities, Scallop Circles Nestabilities, 1" square punch
Accessories: Daffodil Delight button, Linen Thread


  1. Totally love this card, Charissa! The colors work so nicely together for a beautiful Spring card! Thanks for playing along with H2H this week!

  2. Awe! Such a great card with that adorable set :) I agree, perfect for spring!

  3. What a happy card! I love that stamp set! Glad you found us at H2H and played along!

  4. Your card is super cute and rocked all three challenges! We're so glad you found H2H and are playing along. Join us every Monday for a new CTMH challenge.

  5. So cute Charrisa! I love all the polka dots! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! ♥

  6. It is adorable! SO many lovely details and that fussy cutting is such a lovely addition. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  7. This card is certainly 'cute as a bug'! Love the border you've created under the image! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!