Colors of Spring

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Hello my fellow crafters! Mema here with warm wishes for everyone that visits my blog.  My heart is heavy today because of the attacks that took place in Brussels. I wonder how anyone can justify such devastation and the taking of another person's life.  

Although it is hard to find joy at this time, we must not allow these acts to change our way of life and make us prisoners of fear.  The attacks in Boston, France and now Belgium proves that no place is truly safe when there are folks without a conscience running free, so today take time to say a prayer for peace for everyone everywhere.

Now to try and brighten up this post I have an announcement.  One of my cards was selected as Spotlight #94 for the Hearts challenge at Crafting by Designs. That put a smile on my face!

Here is another attempt to brighten up things and that is a card filled with bright happy colors and I definitely needed to get back to coloring and using my array of markers. The old saying "if you don't use it, you'll lose it" is not a me :)

The image is from one of my favorite illustrators "Mo Manning" and I believe her name is "Emma with Lamb". The paper collection is by Fancy Pants labeled "ParkBench". 

My embellishments include lace that I picked up at a local craft store "Big Mouth Scrappers" and my floral arrangement was created using Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers. I added a few pearls, some stickles, a MS butterfly and a border punched with a really old EK Success border punch.   

On the inside I stayed with my typical habit of using any leftover scraps to maintain some continuity in the paper design.  I also added a sentiment from a set of stamps I just purchased from Stamp Simply labeled "He Has Risen" which is perfect for this time of the season.
Lastly I used a host of copic markers:

E57, 50, 51, 35, 34, 33, 25 
C05, 03, 01, 0 and R20
YR23, 21:  Y08, 21, 11, 06, 02
YG97, 95, 93: BG57, 53, 09

I would like to enter the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - #316 Flowers (3/24)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Easter (3/24)
My Sheri Crafts - #177 Spring Fever (3/24)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Easter (3/30)
Allsorts Challenge - #355 Easter (3/24)
Gem of A Challenge - #365 Easter (3/30)
Scrappers Delight - Anthing Goes (3/29)
Digi Designs - Lots of Layers (3/25)
Crafty Friends - #27 Anything Goes (3/24)

Well that's all for today.  Hope you enjoyed my little card and will leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sending hugs from Texas


Maxine D said...

What a wonderful, pretty and gorgeously coloured card Lesia. I agree, to be afraid of the events surrounding us is to give in to those who perpetrate these acts!

brenda said...

A lovely bright and sunny creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Lois Wyche said...

A beautiful card to brighten anyone's day. It did it for me.

Sandy Palmer said...

Aww, look at that big happy smiling face! :) Wonderful paper and design! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Wynn Walton said...

A lovely bright cheery card which would brighten anyone's day. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Mervi said...

Fabulous easter card with lovely colours.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
Happy Easter;-))m

Susan Hogan said...

What a glorious polished card. Yes, sad for all the world when the people who believe they have the right to dominate create their hell for us. You card is a signal that joy will win. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annette Stapylton said...

wow this is just so gorgeous. Love the colors and love the design. Image if gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Lynda said...

Stunning!! I love all the attention to details and the pretty papers. Thankyou for joining is over at Di's digi for our 'lots of layers' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

SO much LOVE in this card!

Glenda said...

Lovely and cheerful Easter card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!
Glenda's Cards

mixamatoasties said...

What a pretty card.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


Mary J Scrapper said...

What a lovely card. Love the patchwork look of it.

Sue said...

Hi Lesia, this is a really cheerful Easter creation. Great colours and really pretty card design and colouring. Thank you for joining us this time at A Gem of a Challenge.

aichaku-愛着 said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and really pretty design. It's great the inside is as beautiful too! Thanks for joining the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful Easter card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

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