Happy Monday - and an especially happy one for me because it's officially Day 1 of Spring Break...that's TWO weeks of Spring Break! Yayyyy! Today, I'm delighted and honoured to guest design alongside the fabulous Pink Elephant team once again, with this week's The Pink Elephant Challenge #291~Inspiration Challenge.
With Spring and Easter drawing ever-so-near, the team has chosen this lovely basket of pastel-iced, sweet-cookies photo to spark your muse. What details INSPIRE you? Colours, shapes, themes...the possibilities are wide open!
Once again, I've gone just a wee bit overboard with my cards (who me? Overboard??). Of course, I 'wanted' to create cards with Easter bunnies and eggs, however, the only bunny punch I have - bought on sale post-Easter last year - doesn't work any more! I was not hoppy...er, happy...with that discovery. Perhaps it's because my nephew went to town with it last year, punching out bunnies galore. Hmmm...anyway, no bunnies. I also don't have egg stamps/dies (yes, I could have used oval dies, but I don't know where they are, which is ridiculous, given how miniscule, in general, my collection is). Hmmm...anyway, no eggs.
I adapted. Drawing inspiration from themes, shapes (you do see the butterflies, right? *grin*), and colours and here's what I came up with:
Please head over (or if you've already been, THANK YOU for coming my way) to see the creativity from
Lori (on break, but she'll be back! Promise!)
I know you'll be amazed and inspired by what they've designed! I'm looking forward to your interpretations - cards and/or projects welcome - in the gallery.
I'm also joining the challenges with
Card 1 and 2 entered at:
Just Us Girls #285
TIME OUT #27~CAS, with the Optional Twist of Black, White plus a Splash of one Colour (Yayyy...not last minute this time!!)
Freshly Made Sketches #178
Card 2 Winnie and Walter Join in to Win
CAS(E) this Sketch #115 (Card 3)
Happy Little Stampers March Sketch Challenge
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!Hugs,
Wow beautiful springtime eye candy!! You are amazing--
And oh yeah thanks for joining in at JUGS!
Look at you with your whole collection of Easter cards! Someone is egg-stra prepared for the day. :) Thank you, THANK YOU, for inserting all those puns into your post. They made my Monday morning.
These are just beautiful! LOVE them all!
That Basket Inspiration is soo soo cuutee I want to eat that it that cookies...??
and your 4 cards they are all so soft color on it I LOVE THEM ALL Miss C...
great choosing of the sketch all and you did great using the all sketch I cant speak now hehe...but all are sweet with soft colors my fav is the first and second one...Hope I get my purple card I loved (from your last last post) at my bday time (10 April miss C) big hugs...Monika
These are so fresh and bright and cheerful! Absolutely love them!
Who needs bunnies and eggs when you have all of those GORGEOUS butterflies and blooms! Really stunning cards, Carol...I love every one of them!
Looks like you had a lot of fun!! Four beautiful cards Carol, and perfect for the inspiration photo. Speaking of that ... gorgeous photo ... those yummy cookies are making me hungry! :) Thanks again for playing along at HLS. Have a safe journey. xx
You over achiever you wink, wink :) Love them all. A fabulous burst of spring on my computer screen!! Welld one :)
Oh my you have been a busy bee! love the colours in these, love butterflies and I do like your tulips....four fantastic cards......how do you find the time seeing that to do list!! Safe travels this week.xx
You are on a creative roll and I do love how you habe highlighted the butterflies with the circle, thanks for joining Time Out
Hahaha!! Yes, I am laughing at you! :D You and your butterflies that is! So you can't find any bunnies or eggs, so you just randomly decided on the butterflies: heheh! I just love your butterfly cards! :) You have actually got me really loving them too. I've bought two sets of butterfly stamps and dies in the past few months! Yay! Anwyay, your cards are all just beautiful!! I love the springy-ness to them all! Have a wonderful and amazing spring break!! (Hugs)
Amazing spring time creations, Carol! Love your take on this weeks inspiration photo...I'm a huge fan of butterflies too! Great job!
Two weeks? Lucky girl! We only get one.... ;)
I love your pretty spring cards, Carol! My favourite is your take on the CTS sketch -- I love those pretty butterflies!
You were on a roll, Carol. One lovely card after another, after another. And so many challenges to send them to.
You are amazing Carol! I love how you adapted, all your cards are just stunning! You always amaze me anyway with your creativity. I so need to rub elbows with you. lol Enjoy your spring break!! You have earned it my dear. Hugs, Brenda
Carol absolutely divine ink blending, what a soft and even touch you have. I love all of your cards inspired by the challenge photo! Beautiful!
Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!
Gorgeous cards! they are all so bright and cheery. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)
Wow, what a fabulous range of spring pretties! Love the fresh colours and airy designs :) The softly inked shapes highlighting those lovely butterflies are just perfect. Great to see you over at Time Out!
OMG I am overwhelmed by gorgeous cards here, Miss Miss... and, will you please pass me the plate of cookies? Risotto? You're killing me, c...
Wow, wow and wow! Carol these are FANTABULOUS! Love all that springtime colour and totally gorgeous designs. Swooning! X
What a fabulous set of gorgeous cards! Love all the pops of colors.
Fabulous cards, Carol! Love how you spotted the butterflies. tee hee I love them, too.
Carol...those cookies look as sweet as your cards. What a fabulous four some, so full of spring. Love your inspiration too...that yummy butterfly cookie. I would love a basket of those!
Carol, these really take my breath AWAY. You are absolutley AMAZING!!!
WOW,these are all SO beautiful,Carol!! And of course,i am LOVING the beautiful butterflies!!! The colors...the design...amazing!! Can't wait for spring to arrive here,it's still freezing cold!! :/ Love your cards sweet lady!!
Oh my goodness, yes indeed you adapted and adapted well! You don't need eggs and baskets and all that! Your ability to adapt to what you have is wonderful. Can you send some of that ability to me? I have a super hard time doing the very thing you did here! Your cards are so very pretty and spring like and make me smile really big. Excellent work! Enjoy your two (!) week Spring Break!! Hugs!
For crying out loud, C! How do you DO that?! These cards are pure spring bliss. And butterflies – they make my eyes turn into heart shapes. Such lush colors and so much white space … I feel almost like on a beautiful spring day out in nature (the only thing that destroys that illusion is the super cold air in the office which my colleagues don't mind but I'm freezing, wrapped in a blanket). Anyhow, I'll just continue to stare at your cards and let my mind wander to warmer days …
So glad you entered your card at TIME OUT; it looks beautiful; love the verry CAS-style and the pink! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!
You absolutely rose to the occasion after finding out your lack of bunnies! Each is gorgeous - springy, cheerful, sweet and lovely! Butterflies were absolutely the right choice! I'm glad we could provide some inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches - great to see you playing along!
This is a beautiful collection of spring cards! I love seeing all of the beautiful spring colors. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!
You've been so beautifully inspired by those cookies and sorbet colours, Carol ... these are each so fabulous ... and so wonderfully full of spring yumminess! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)
Two weeks!??!?!!! I want a two week spring break!!! Anyway (hehe) fabulous cards, love the bright spring colors!! I esp love the pink circle with the black butterflies!!
Yay! Congrats on your GD spot! Fab cards, Carol--love them all! And I love that you used a sketch on one of them, too! Hope you're having a relaxing break! xo
Wow--you're amazing, Carol! Love all of these! Congrats on the GD spot!
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