Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 172 - Easter Blessings

 I'm Baaaaccckkk!

And I'm so happy! I missed you!

I had Knee Replacement surgery on Feburary 14!!!

YUK!!!! It is NO fun!!

Because of knee stiffness and pain, I was unable to sit at my desk for long periods of time, 

therefore I wasn't able to sit and stamp!

We have a beautiful new challenge starting today at


Here is the new photo Inspiration Board:

I think this is so pretty! I was totally inspired by the Easter theme to create my
Clean & Layered Style card!

~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

Here is my card:

I created my Easter card with some dies from Jaded Blossom! They are so cute!
I just selected different colors of card stock from my scrap stash to create the gnome and his Easter goodies!

 I created clouds in the background with a cloud die from MFT and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink! I then added highlights with Stickles and a Wink of Stella Glitter pen, to the Easter eggs and chocolate bunny!

I think this gnome is adorable! Jaded Blossom has several different holiday add-ons for the Gnome!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

Happy Easter!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Blessed Easter (Jaded Blossom)
Dies: Gnome Dies (Jaded Blossom)
         Gnome Dies: Easter Add-On (Jaded Blossom)
Stencil: Clouds (MFT)
Ink: Speckled Egg Distress Oxide (Ranger/Tim Holtz)
       Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Paper: My Stash of paper scraps
Other: Star Dust Stckles (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen


Lisa Elton said...

Welcome back! Cute card, Mackie, love the bunny ears on the gnome!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so cute, Mackie. It's giving me inspiration for my Paper Sweeties DT creations for this month's new release (gnome add-ons) so I thank you for that. Your art is always a treat for the eyes.

I do hope that your knee is healing up nicely. I prayed for you this morning as I stopped by here - just asking God to heal you and give you His great peace. I'm SO GLAD you're back in the craft room!