CYS: Hello Lady(bug)!

Hello Lady(bug!)

 It's almost the weekend ~
and that's a pretty bug deal :)

March 19 is the first day of Spring!
The Challenge Your Stash card group has a new theme this month:
Old School!
Jenn asked us to create a card using an old school stamp or style.
My old school item ~ brads!
My card is spring inspired card ~ 
new growth and flowers, green leaves sprouting, and the return of life -
yes, even bugs! ♥

I've used the ADORABLE Hey Lady from Lawn Fawn for my card.
I adore this set and it reminds me of my little granddaughter, Alice ♥
I realized (too late) that this is a newer stamp
and the idea is to challenge your (older) stash of stamps

BUT ....
I'm playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #71
Bring it Back - old school crafting items.

I've made a slimline card and started with a base of white cardstock
and blended distress oxides in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar
with my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to create the background.
I used a paintbrush and lightly ficked it with water to create the splatter.
Then, I stamped the images with Momento Tuxedo Black ink,
and colored them with copic makers.
I realized too late that I didn't add the matching dies to my order ...
so I used my Brother Scan n Cut and
 'scattered' the cut out leaves and sweet ladybugs onto the card.

For my bring it back and stash challenge (CYS), 
I've used my very old brads - circa 2008! - as the additional decor to my card.
I think these are from Doodlebug and are super glittery and sparkly cute!
 So this month,
 I'll have to just go with the flow and not get bugged about it! :)~ 
 Last, I added the matching sentiment and popped it up on foam, too.

I can't believe we are almost in March!
That's my birth month so I'm really looking forward to the new month ♥

I've also entered my card to:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big BUGS, bigger blessings!


  1. Such a cute happy card Kelly, I LOVE ladybugs/birds, they are the sweetest of all the bugs, love your card shape and design, so cute.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Oh Kelly what a gorgeous, sweet card- it's hard to think about spring when we are still sweltering in a late summer! But autumn is coming, my white cyclamen neapolitanum are starting to flower!

  3. Love these little ladybugs card!
    March is my birth month too.
    xxx Margreet

  4. Such a beautiful stamp set and gorgeous card that you've made with it Kelly.

    Sue xx

  5. The colors certainly scream of spring. Really fun card!

  6. Super cute and colourful spring card, Kelly!!! Ladybirds in Italy are a symbol of luck, so there are a lot of lucky elements here! :D Really adorable!

  7. Pink and green - one of my favorite combinations. Love your gorgeous Spring card, Kelly. The sentiment is the perfect match!

  8. Kelly, your card is soooo pretty (I love the size) and full of beautiful colors. Awesome job!

  9. Oh wow I just adore this card Kelly! The colors are perfect and your brad go perfectly with the design too!! Thanks for the smile today! :)

  10. Love the beautiful bright spring colors you used. Love the magnifying glass with the lady bug in the middle. Perfect to go with the sentiment. Nicely done.

  11. I haven't used brads in forever! They look great. I forgot how versatile they can be. Your card is so bright and fun and perfect for spring.

  12. It's an adorable card Kelly, beautifully designed and I love the ladybugs, so sweet, though they can give you a nasty bite, gorgeous colours, Kate x

  13. Very beautiful card!

  14. What vibrant and wonderful colours and a fabulous design on your striking card. Yes here's to Spring coming soon x. A fun idea to use the brads x.

  15. A cute card, Kelly. Love those adorable little ladybirds. xx

  16. I love Lady bugs and put them on items I make. Love the card and the sweet design. Have a lovely weekend and we hope Sunday is supposed to be mainly dry here. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  17. This is so sweet!

  18. Cute card! BRADS . . . I still have some . . . Must dig them out & use .. forgot all about them! Thanks for the reminder!

    I'm up in the Playground Treehouse sharing chocklit (amongst other things)! Come join the party. X

  19. What a lovely card, so sweet, those ladybugs ! I haven't seen any yet in the garden, but I already have frogspawn in the pond ! Hugs, Enny

  20. So cute--love the brads and the slimline card is sweet. Great colors too!

  21. Love your sweet bug card, Kelly! Love your use of enamel dots too! Thanks for playing along with Lawn Fawnatics!

  22. How cute are these adorable ladybugs!!! Fabulous card, Kelly!!

  23. What a gorgeous card Kelly! Love the vibrant colours and the stamps are so cute! I'm sure this is your first time to play in the Snippets Playground. Do remember that if you are playing for the prize I ask you to leave a comment saying so - purely so I can be sure you wish to be in the prize draw. My guess is that you used up some white snippets for your leaves etc. Come back again soon!


    Di xx

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