Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Gem of a Challenge #165 - Easter Time

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and as Easter is next weekend we thought it was appropriate to have an Easter Time theme so you can show off all your sweet cards!

For mine I decided to go with the adorable trio of Chicks from the Chick Set and I colored a second set to create a 3D image. I love how this looks and don't do it often enough :)

Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Easter Chicks from Chick Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Doily Die - Little B
Enamel Dots, Flowers and Straws - Mickaels
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

As well as the 3D chicks I added a dimensional border from alternating green and yellow 1" pieces of craft straws topped with ribbon and flowers.
We really would love you to join in at A Gem of A Challenge you could be our winner!

Again I have entered a ton of challenges (just shy of 50!) with this card and hope everyone that gets to see it will get a smile from it :)

Robyn's Fetish - Easter
Deep Ocean - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Hanna and Friends - Easter
Double D's - Easter (3 entries only)
Artistic Impressions - Easter
Inky Chicks - Happy Easter
Jo's Scrap Shack - Happy Easter
Cuttlebug Mania - Happy Easter (3 entries only)
Cut It Up - Happy Easter and Die Cuts
Whimsy Inspires - Easter/Spring (3 entries only)
Ribbon Girls - Easter/Spring (and Ribbon)
Creative Moments - Spring has Sprung (2 entries only)
My Sheri Crafts - Spring
Brown Sugar - Spring (2 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Spring and Square
Patties Creation - Green
Dragonfly Journeys - Green
Glitter N Sparkle - Green
Going Grey - Green
Crafty Gals Corner - Show Me the Green
City Crafter - Make it Green
Incy Wincy - Shades of Green
Crafty Ribbons - Green and Ribbon
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Ribbon (3 entries only)
Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Die Cut
Di's Digis - Lots of Layers
Melonheadz - Layer it Up (2 entries only)
Clear it Out - Patterned Paper over a Year Old (3 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Wags N Whiskers - Wings
CCEE Stampers - Poultry Day
Creative Card Crew - Chicks
Cardz 4 Galz - Cute and Cuddly
Simon Says Stamp - Cute and Cuddly (5 entries only)
Critters and Creatures - Critters or Creatures
Aud's Sentiments - Bingo! (2 Patterned Papers, Flowers and Die Cut)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 entries)
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Corrosive - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



Desire Fourie said...

Such a delightful Easter card. Adore the cute little chicks.
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Kelly Lloyd said...

Lovely Easter card so fresh and bright
Hugs Kelly

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome Katie! Love so many things about this happy card! The 3d chickies are adorable and what a clever idea with the straws/ribbon ... fabulous!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘EASTER’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

These little chickies are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Happy Easter (use a Bunny) challenge!


Dorothy S said...

So cute - I especially like all the details in the background setting you created. I am glad you included the Eureka anything goes challenge in that long list!

Gina's Cards said...

This is such a gorgeous Easter card and the image is so cute! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girls, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous Easter card Katie, such cute little chicks and fabulous papers and ribbon. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Mrs Beez said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Such cute chicks and I love your fresh colours. The way you have used the straws is inspired. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Helen said...

Super cute Katie - love all the little details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Helen x

Jeannie said...

Hi Katie! The cuteness is on overload with this one girlfriend! I just love the straw border, and the awesome die cuts along with those adorable chicks. Thanks so much for entering this into my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Chana Malkah said...

This is adorable! The color palette is perfect and I love the patterned paper combo. Beautiful traditional card design! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Babs said...

What a gorgeous cute card fits our challenge perfectly, good luck hope to see you next time at Cardz4Galz.
Hugs Babs DT memeber x

Marina said...

I love the use of straws on this pretty card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Judy V said...

Pretty card Katie! Love the sweet chicks and your design! Thanks for joining us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

Vic said...

Aww.. these little chicks are just sooo cute! love everything about this card! x Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Lynda said...

Awww so cute! I love the stunning layout and the little chicks are so cute. Thankyou for joining is over at Brown Sugar for our Spring challenge. I hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

JayBe said...

How cute are those little chicks, and great colour scheme. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

JanR said...

Cute card! Those straws make a neat border. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Heather said...

Beautiful card, a lovely design with super colours..........your imgae is delightful with beautifully coloured images and gorgeouscute daffodils!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet trio of chicks and love the dimension you've given them.Perfect Spring colours and a wonderful design.Beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Michelle Quinno said...

Such an adorable card, Katie! I love all the little details! Your chicks are so sweet. Glad you joined us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Judy McKay said...

Love those chicks. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations this month. Judy DT

Judy V said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable card with yo st Crafty Gals Corner!

Veronica Regazzi - Le Idee di Penelope said...

so cute! I love it!
Thank you for joining us at craft your passion!

Ros Crawford said...

I too have this image and I love the way you used it! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Olga Fink said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the design and all the uses for the straws!
xoxo Olga

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, those chicks are so cute! They make me giggle! Love the straw border, too. Lots of creativity on your darling card. So glad you shared it in our Double D Easter Challenge!

Theresa said...

sweet card. love your colour combo and your use of straws is so fun.thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Katie your card is adorable! I love your little chicks...and I love the 3D ribbon you created from the straws! That is so cool and looks amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by and playing along this week in our Funday Friday Easter challenge! Have a great day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Creations by Shirl said...

Those chicks are so darn cute! TFS it over at Crafty Friends Challenge!

Kerys said...

Love this! Super cute image and I love the design of your card. The color combo is perfect and I love your idea with straws. Thanks for joining us at CCT this week :)

Sue Crease said...

Oh my goodness that is so darn cute. I just love those chicks. Very pretty card. Thank you for linking up with us over at my Sheri crafts this week.

Unknown said...

Your card is wonderful! I love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

Kellie 0:) said...

Super cute. TFS and joining us at Jo's Scrapshack for our Easter challenge

Sand Lee said...

Oh my....this is just so sweet!!!! So glad you played along with us over at Craftyhazelnut's Pattered Paper Challenge! Hope you will join us again soon! xx Sandi Lee DT

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely adorable, Katie. I love it so much, and can't thank you enough for sharing it in our challenge. I would love to have you stop by my blog to say hello if you get a moment. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Vicki said...

Katie, your card is gorgeous as always! I love, love, love the ribbon border you have across the bottom. The colors are so "springy"! Thanks for joining the Double D Easter Challenge!

Deborah said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs for our Lots of Layers Challenge.

Jennifer Scull said...

you have always come up with the most clever ideas! love what you did with the straws here. so neat! of course the little chicks are precious!

Thank you for joining our 'Cute and Cuddly' challenge at Cardz for Galz! :)

kreative basteltante said...

OMG so sweet card
Thanks for playing our challenge at Hanna & Friends
Hugs Manuela

Sandra DeFalco said...

Another cute one!
Thanks for playing in our "Green is the Color" Challenge #120!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations :)

Ellibelle said...

What a cute card Katie. Loving the chicks and such a wonderful design with great details. Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky Party, sorry I am late commenting!