Thursday, March 9, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #341} - Spring Fever with Sponging

Hello! Happy Thursday! 
This is my second week of guest designing for 
This week the theme challenge from Nance for 
4CC #341 is "Spring Fever with Sponging".

I woke up to about 2 inches of new snow today - bah!
Oh boy do I ever have spring fever! 
Can't wait to see the pretty flowers poking their
colorful faces out of the ground! 
Come on Spring!  I'm ready!

Here's my card to share with you for this challenge
I used a panel of cardstock (Stampin' Up!) that had 
the pattern already on it.  Then I used a sponge to rub 
different colored inks (also Stampin' Up!) around the panel 
to magically make the pattern appear.  I got a little heavy handed 
a time or two in spots - oops.  I also used sponge daubers to
get the spots of color in places.  The sentiment is one from 
 a set called "Sincere Thanks" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

 I finished the inside too with an extra piece of the panel
and a second sentiment from "Love Story Sentiments
also by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 
So until spring actually shows up here I can
look at this and dream :o).  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Hope you will join the chicks this week
and share your own beautiful creation!
Hugs! D


  1. I am with you on spring fever. I love the colors you mixed together for sponging and adore those flowers and the inside is spectacular! Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. What a great way to give a patterned paper a different look. If you didn't mention that this is a patterned paper, I would have thought it is a stamped image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Thank You Cards Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

  3. Beautiful inside and out....thank you for joining our challenge at Double D! Come on Spring!!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! What an awesome design! I too agree ... COME ON SPRING! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  5. Ooops think I just commented under the wrong DT hat! Sorry! Still feel the same way though ... love this technique ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Hi Danielle - beautiful patterned paper ... looks so good I thought you had stamped it!!!!! Love the gorgeous colours you've used and I agree, come on spring 'cos I'm fed up of the damp, dreary English weather! Thanks for joining in the fun at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  7. Beautiful cards! Lovely backgrounds and inking. Thank you so much for joining us in this week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  8. Wow! This is superb. So pretty and so perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  9. Beautiful spring floral card,fantastic bright colors...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge
    Zeljka DT xx

  10. Beautiful CAS design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs.
    DD DT

  11. Love the colors you chose for this! I think I might have some of this paper stashed somewhere. Perhaps I need to pull it out!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card Danielle! It's so pretty & the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  13. Beautiful, Danielle, inside and out! Great idea to use a patterned paper and sponge it, never thought of that. Definitely very springy! Rocked it!

  14. love the sponging - thanks for sharing your creation at Addicted to Stamps and More


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