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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Digi Bells April Blog Hop!

Yay, it's blog hop time at The Digi Bells featuring our amazing artist, Elisabeth Bell. For this month's digi release, let me introduce you to "Peek-a-Bunny" and "Easter Basket" - they are sooooo ding-dang-darling. You can find both of these sweet new digis at Elisabeth Bell's Digi Collection! 
                                                 
The details for the hop are as follows:
To win one of these two adorable digis, you hoppers need to hop through and leave comments on each blog (find the complete list here), to better the chances to win! 2 blogs at random will be chosen, and the winners will be picked from the comments. You will have until Friday May 4th, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be picked and posted to The Digi Bells Blog on Saturday May 5th, 2012. 
The second way to win will be to make a card and post it on The Digi Bells Blog, with the challenge theme of " SPRING FLOWERS". You may use ANY Elisabeth Bell image (digi or rubber). This will also end on May 4th at 9 AM Arizona Time. The winner will be posted on The Digi Bells Blog May 5th. That's 3 winners!!! 
You should have arrived here from sweet Alethea's. If you wander off the path, head back to The Digi Bells Blog to get yourself back on the bunny trail. From here you'll want to visit our darling Janneke.
Don't forget to join me in celebration at my Retirement Party Here!
For my showcase project, I chose Peek-a-Bunny to make my daughter-in-law's (Kath) birthday card - the image was just perfect for the sentiment and way fun to color with copics. Love blue/green color combo - one of my faves!
I followed Dawny P's sketch over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - awesome sketch - just right for my card.
 I'm so tickled that Magnolia-Licious US store had the Magnolia Doohickey dies (lovely fence and spruce)  in stock - woohoo!! All dies cut and embossed with my cuttlebug.
 I knew I just had to create a scene with this sweet image - decided it need a green velvet ribbon to continue the grass across the entire card. I also wanted to say more on the front of the card than just "Hoppy Birthday", so put a little sentiment in the clouds "SomeBunny Loves You and... That's Me!"
Found a metal ribbon in my stash, which is at least 10 years old-LOL (yes, I am one of those!) I chalked the sky according to Bev Rochester's tutorial (she uses ink), along with chalking the trees and cutting an extra "shadow" for them. Punched a bunch of flowers from the hoarded/stash Doodlebug DP (stripes and gingham) that I've had for years and years, with my EK success mini flower punches, added a bit of bling to the flower centers, and did up the inside of the card a bit too. The whole card is 3-d, using my fave Scotch 3m mounting tape.
Have fun Hopping, My Friends!
Love,
Wendy
Challenges: Simon Says Stamp Challenge-sketch; Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog-spring/summer colors; DYSU challenge blog-stripes; Paper Crafting Journey-3 pattern papers; PaperPlay Challenges-animal antics; Shelly's Images-AG; Just inspirational challenges-photo inspiration; Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge-four legged friends; Sundays with Crissy-fave colors; Creative Belli Blog-children; Inky Impressions Challenge-birthday; Paper Pretties-card for a girl; The Pixie Cottage-sketch/green & gorgeous; Whimsy Stamps Challenge#35 -dies/punches; Ribbon Carousel Challenge-bright colors; The Stamping Boutique-AG; BnW Challenge Blog-spring; Craft Your Passion Challenge-dies/punches; Ooh-la-la Challenge Blog-bright/bold; Paper Playtime-say with sentiment/birthday;  Pile it On-pop it; Stamptacular Sunday #159-freebie; Craft Your Days Away-metal; Card Makin Mamas-girlie; Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge-stripes/checks; Prairie Fairy Fridays-flowers; Fat pages and cards challenge-AG/faces; Fussy and Fancy Friday-punches/dies; Jellypark Challenges-little bunny foo-foo; Raise the Bar-clouds

51 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy! I love the colors and the pretty gingham background! Wonderful coloring of the cute images and great details!

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is gorgeous. Elisabeth Bell is amazing. I love all her art. This is stunning
Hugs

Renkata said...

Gorgeous design. Fantastic combination of colours.

Pysselbus said...

Amazing, Wendy!!! I looove the creativity with the diffrent die cuts and you coloring... Fantastic!!

Hugs
Linda

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

Michelle B. said...

I love the colors and papers you used! Beautiful coloring, your daughter in-law will love it! So glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments!

Jan said...

Love the card, thanks for the chance to win.

Charlene said...

What a wonderful card. I love all your colors on your card, it makes your image just pop. Great job!
Thank you for entering your card with us on Whimsy this week.

Kerry said...

Your card is Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Kerry

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sundays with Crissy.xxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Love your coloring skills Wendy! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar this week!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Beautiful card Wendy! I love your clouds, fence and trees! Spectacular clouds! Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends!
Hugs,
Georgia

Mary Lou said...

Fantabulous!!!! Oh my those colors are so bright and beautiful!!! Love the sky, love the gingham paper and those trees--MMmmmm delish!!!
Great job and I have to comment on those wondrous clouds too!!!!
Hugz and blessings

paperfun said...

Lovely card. So delightful. I love Elizabeth Bell's images and your card is so cute.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is too sweet for words! I love the way you've coloured that little scene. Gorgeous. I'm sure your daughter-in-law will treasure this card!

Wendy said...

Oh Wendy! You made the perfect scene for this digi! Absolutely gorgeous card!!

xxx
Wendy

Lynda Nielsen said...

awww Wendy, I just don't know what to say, I can't believe all the little detail you've added, it's absolutely Beautiful. Your colors are so fresh, and your layers.. ohhh my...your layers!!! I LOVE it all.... =)
Hugs,
Lynda

Rose said...

Wendy, your Peek-A-Bunny looks fabulous on this cheerful and colorful birthday card. Lovely work. Hugz, ~ Rose

Mary Lou said...

Hey Wendy~~forgot to say.....Thanks for joining in the fun at The Pixie Cottage!!!
Hugz

Cathi said...

Very pretty card - just love the gingham and the colors!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Wendy
A gorgeous and beautiful card,fabulous image and love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! What a fabulous creation Wendy and your coloring is AMAZING!! GREAT JOB!! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Nikky Hall said...

Absolutely stunning creation as ever!! Love it! x

Anita said...

This is sooo beautiful! I love the blue and green color combo, and your cloudy background is beyond fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image, design, layout, colours, papers and all your pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges this week. Good luck,
. Hugs, Jill x

Elizabeth said...

Adorable - love the color combo - thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful card Wendy I am just loving this stamp

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the sponged cloud sky, and the fabulous colouring on this gorgeous image.

Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your image and colour combo, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

Glo said...

Great "scene card"! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational!

Céline said...

fabulous card ! love the combo and fab coloring

Thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

Keilly said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

Diamond Doll said...

A Gorgeous card i love the colours.
Thankyou for joining us this wek at CRAFTY CATZ.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable EB image and lovely card, Wendy. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Dawny P said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours and design and it's a great take on the sketch :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week. Hugs, Dawny x

Leah's crafts said...

colours and layout are fantastic . Thank you so much for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude x

Tracey said...

This is stunning Wendy, I love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

carol said...

What a fabulous card, love the colour, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. A lovely image and colour combo and a great charm.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight in our metal challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahxx

uksharon said...

JUST LOVE ELISABETH BELL IMAGES. FAB CARD.
THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US AT PAPERPLAY THIS WEEK.
BEST WISHES, SHARON

Lisa said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey xxx

Lisa Sumpter said...

What a lovely card. That image, and your colouring is fab. Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark Friends Friday challenge this time.

Lisa xox

julieprice3 said...

This is just beautiful, I love the scene you've created
Hugs Julie P

Crafty Daffy said...

Wow, what a striking card! I love the clouds and the striped paper for the trees was an inspired choice! I must be hopping on now, but I will be back to see more of your lovely work. xx Denise

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Wow absolutely darling image and how cute is that peeking bunny, love it hun,
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark,
Hugz
Kenzie xx

CraftinGranny said...

What a gorgeous 3-D card Wendy. I love it with all the intricate design and your use of the dies. Truly an inspiration! "Hugs"

~*Joni said...

Oh how adorable, I just love the beautiful scene and coordinating colors of your card! What a gorgeous image Wendy, this card made me smile. Thank you so much for playing along in our cloud challenge at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Louise Welsh said...

hi fabulous card and i love Elizabeth bell. thanks for entering the crafters companion blog challenege. louise xx

Daniele said...

what a fabbie card, so glad you joined us at OLL this week
hugs

Dot said...

Lovely colour scheme you have used for your spring card. Beautiful colouring of the sweet image. Thank you for joining us over at the Fairy Fun Friday this time.
Dorte,xx

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges