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Apr 1, 2024

Four Seasons April Challenge - A Little Spring Mouse

Happy first day of April and thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you had a nice Easter holiday weekend with a little bit of sunshine too. It's been chilly over  here but the sun did peak out so that was nice. 

Today is the start of a new Spring challenge at the Four Seasons challenge blog and all are invited to join us with your spring creations. There is a fun mood board as always but it is completely optional to use.

Here is what I made inspired by the pretty daisies and some colors from the mood board. 

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April Mood Board

This pre-colored digi is brand new to me. I stumbled onto it while looking for another image on the LOTV etsy site. While I wasn't lucky with that other image, I fell in love with this cute scene so into the shopping cart it went. I love the wonderful artistic pencil coloring it comes in. I've not been doing too well recently with coloring  (I always feel short on time) so this was just perfect. 

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I added a grass border which I simply cut by hand (I used to have a grass punch but somehow it's gone missing!!) I also added the die cut daisies which were done with a really old die from Whimsy Stamps and it is no longer available. I wanted to add something to the background for a little more interest so I got out Aall and Create's Miniatures stamp set for that wonderful quote. I didn't want the words to overpower the cute image so I stamped them with light gray ink. "Create your own magic" is from another Aall and Create set. Before I added the grass border I used the large wonky stitches border die (sold out). And I added a little bit of glitter to the butterflies and flowers. Btw. this image is also available in line art for your own coloring. 

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I plan to share with these challengese:


brenda said...

Absolutely delightful Elly and makes for a perfect Spring card with the addition of the little flowers and touches of sparkle.

B x

Irene said...

Love love love it!

Anke said...

Was für eine zauberhafte Karte, liebe Ellie. Diese frühlingshafte Szene mit dem goldigen Mäuschen ist aber auch zum Verlieben, da kann ich Dich gut verstehen. Deine Gestaltung gefällt mir sehr.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Jennifer said...

This card is so cute!

Curated by Jennifer

Darlene said...

Such an adorable image and you've showcased it beautifully!

coldwaters2 said...

I love this so much Ellie that little mouse is divine so are the flowers and colours this is a beautiful Spring card
lolo x

Arlene said...

This is so darn cute! Sometimes a pre-colored image is just perfect because you would have done much the same to the image or you just didn't want to color.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Michelle N. said...

What a precious image, and the die cuts are perfect with that image! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a soft, sweet image on this sweet Spring card, Ellie. Your art is always lovely and inspiring. Thanks for stopping my blog this morning. I really appreciate it.

By the way, PLEASE come by and play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I would absolutely LOVE to have you join us. Our current sponsor, Trinity Stamps, is offering a $50 gift card. YES! Come play.

Karen Letchworth, Owner
Word Art Wednesday

Joanne said...

Aw, this is such a sweet card!

papierelle said...

Eine bezaubernde kleine Szene!!! Ja, so stellen wir uns den Frühling vor!!

JanR said...

Such a pretty card! I love the sparkle you added to the image. I never would have guessed it's pre-coloured! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

SO cute and sweet!!! Love LOTV images and this one is just adorable!! And also already watercoloured so beautifully! Fabulous additions, just perfect!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, your little scene is so very sweet. I love the way you embellished with stitches, stamps, grass and flowers. It's a wonderful spring creation.

Carole J said...

Ellie, your card is adorable! I love this cute image and your daisy flowers are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” April Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet card! It made me smile!

Billie A said...

Sweet awesome card. Love the images and so glad you shared over at Crafty Gals Corner

Jayne said...

This is just the cutest card! Lovely to have you back at #MMBC! :)

Femmy said...

Beatyful card and a lovely challenge,
greetings Femmy