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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Maybe? and a few challenges

We just had such a beautiful week of warm spring weather. Then this morning we wake up with about an inch of snow on the ground and a light swirling snow and grey skies. That is our spring. :)
Louise's Tuesday Tag Challenge # 43 is to create a spring tag. The Moxie Fab World challenge is about Doily and Lace. So I put the two together following up on my card from yesterday and came up with this:

Can you tell I was experimenting with stamping the doily in different colors? I loved how the new Ranger Distress Ink Bundled Sage looked on the scrap cardstock that I turned it into my tag for the spring challenge. For me the indicator that spring started was the sighting of a Robin our backyard. So my tag is based on the birds and the nests.

Then I liked the effect of the sage lace so much I decided to create a card using the same concept.

The card uses a little bit of real lace for the nest with a little twine tied in a bow intertwined with the lace. There are a few pearls mixed in my doily. Our birds here are very creative as the last nest that fell had quite a few bits and pieces of thread and other items from the family. I am thinking they were pulling from the dryer trap outside.


  • Hero Arts - Starburst Lace, Bird in Cage, Long Branch, Everyday Sayings
  • Impression Obsession - Alesa Baker Design - D6973, Bird on a Candycane
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • B Line Design - Bird Silhouette Cube
  • Pearls
  • Vintage Lace, Twine, Lace Trim
  • Marvy Uchida Corner Rounder

Have a fantastic day and hope the sun is shining by you.... (FYI my teenage son just got up and said "More Snow?" with a grimace which tells you we are done with snow as the kids always want more snow.)



  1. Love them, Sue! You have singlehandedly sold me on this lace doily! Love the one with the bird especially! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Wow, Suzanne, both of these projects are stunning!! Love, love, love them!

  3. ...and now there's another stamp I simply cannot live without!
    Gorgeous tag and card Suzz - totally stunning combos of stamps and colours! Jo x

  4. Suzanne, I absolutely ADORE your spring tag!!

  5. Gorgeous!! Love these doily backgrounds and these stamps are yummy! Happy Spring - hope the snow is gone soon!

  6. I just LOVE both of these two!! So many lovely details to admire.... from the lace for the tag to the nest for the bird!! Wow! PS: hope you are having fun dropping the eggs :)

  7. Hi Sue, whenever I need some gorgeous inspiration, your blog is my destination and I was not disappointed today. Your card and tag are both so artistically crafted...the colors are perfect, the finishing touches are just right.....your work is so amazing!
    I'm hoping you will be enjoying warmer weather soon but it's clear you have Spring in your crafting heart!

  8. Sue, this is amazing work - so happy to have you in our crafting world to inspire us! Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas with these stamps!!

  9. you are doing some fab things with this lace doily stamp. the tag is wonderful. the birdcage stamp just seems to belong there.

  10. Your doily cards and tag are just wonderful Suzz, That bird is just amazing. And I love the little birds on the tag.

  11. Bee-U-teee-full!

    Oh my gosh.. I love the tag, with the yellow and the lace.. and the card! Gorgeous creations Suzz!

  12. You are LOVING that lace stamp, aren't you?!

    These are really wonderful, Suzanne. Do you know I love bird nests and feathers. Whenever I see that one has fallen from a tree or I see feathers that have become detached (owww!), I scoop them up and use them for decoration in my home. Just a little tidbit I am sure you could have lived without : )

  13. The way you are using the starburst lace stamp is simply DIVINE!

  14. That lace stamp is gorgeous and you are getting lots of use from it.

  15. Oh Suzz, these are both just gorgeous! Love the bird -- and the doilies look super great in sage! :)

  16. You have made so many beautiful things! LOVE the birdnest and the tag is just STUNNING! WOW!

  17. Wow, I love how you use the starburst lace!!! Fabulous!

  18. gorgeous projects, Sue! the starburst lace is sooooo beautiful in Tim's new yummy color!! love those!!

  19. The tag is great! I love the vintage feel!

  20. Hey Suzanne! Thanks again for entering the Diggin' on Doilies and Lace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm glad you've found it to be so inspiring! :)

  21. I missed this last week!!! It's delightful...and springy...and beautiful!


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