Monday, May 1, 2023

A New Spring Challenge Begins at The Four Seasons

The Month of May is here already, and it's time for a fun new challenge over at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  We sure hope that you'll be inspired by this photo, and that you'll stop by to share all your Spring creations with us this month.  We always enjoy seeing your wonderful art and creativity, and we're grateful to have you join us.
My card was inspired primarily by the photo in the upper right-hand corner of this inspirational collage.  I love these soft muted colors, and I also knew that I wanted to create a Mother's Day card so here's what I came up with for this challenge.  I used white cardstock and added some sweet Maggie Holmes Crate Paper patterned papers, stickers and ephemera.  There's a lot going on and, other than the stamped floral image, everything you see is from another of my Crate Paper stashes.
The flowers were stamped using the Pretty Poppies Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Poppies Dies from Stamp Simply.  I colored them with my Copics, and I would have colored them completely differently if I'd selected my papers before I got started.  That's what you call "putting the horse before the cart".  Anyway...I attached the florals to this busy little background and I also did a bit of machine stitching.  The scalloped border I used is from Sween 'n Sassy Stamps.
We can't wait to see how this inspiration photo (shown below) inspires you.  It doesn't have to be anything literal.  It can be the colors, an image, a texture, or anything that sparks your creativity.  Just hop on over to The Four Seasons Challenge to link up your Spring cards with us this month.  We look forward to it.

I'm sharing my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #2317 - Anything Goes Sponsored by Power Poppy.

Inspiration Station Challenge - May: Photo Prompt - The beautiful streaming colors spoke to me.  I love using pinks, greens, and pops of bright color.  What a beautiful photo.

Have a blessed and creative week.
See you in blogland,


  1. Absolutely beautifully created!! I always love your flair for all the pretty details and designs, and I love the color too, a good choice!!

  2. SO pretty Karen and I love your overall design!

  3. Such a beautiful Mother's Day card! Love these pretty shades of pink!

  4. Wow that is gorgeous, I love the coloring of the flowers and the pretty collage feel to the background, the stitching and row of hearts are a neat touch!

  5. Wow! This is so lovely! The different textures you added are incredible. Thank you so much for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge this month!

  6. I adore this Poppy Stamp Set and your card design is lovely. Your cards are always a treat to see my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge. We look forward to more of your lovely designs soon.
    Donna xx
    Inspiration Station
    Beautiful Blossoms
    Paper Funday

  7. OH! A gorgeous and so feminine card, with such pretty details by you as always. Love it Karen.

  8. Gorgeous mother's day card. Lots of lovely papers and layout.

  9. Hi Karen: I noticed comment I have left are not being posted.
    this card inspired me so much I love everything you used to create, I love all the pink you used for this card another beautiful card.


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