Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lilac Bear

Hello! One of my favorite things in spring is Lilacs! I just love the smell of them. My Mom has a bush and cuts me a vase full every year. With all the warm weather we've been having here in south central PA they are liable to be blooming early this year! Hopefully they don't get froze out if the nice weather doesn't stay.

My card uses a older wooden "Gruffies" stamp called Lavender Bouquet by Stampabilities. Which it now seems is sold by Stampendous as a cling mount and called Lilac Bear??! Either way it's a cute stamp! I colored it with my prismacolor pencils. I used my most used go to embossing folder swiss dots. Love that folder! Mine is getting well used so I bought a back up for when this one gives out an eventually breaks(it's getting very weak at the seam). I added a MFT Banner die cut topped with a button an tied with a bakers twine bow. I also used a PTI Doily die. This card makes me smile! Thanks for stopping by an have a great day! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
House Mouse & Friends ~ Give us a Bow
Cuttlebug Mania ~ It's a Zoo out there
The Paper Shelter ~ Animal Magic


Carol L said...

This is so cute, and I love the color combo - my favorite! That little embossed banner with the button and bow is too cute! Love that doily too!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Janice, Gruffie is so cute with his lilacs, I can almost smell them, I love lilacs too :-) I love the green and purple together and clean crisp design, very pretty :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐭
Lols x x x

Cards Created by Mo said...

Beautiful creation!
And such a lovely stamp!

Thank you for joining us at the Papershelter!


Love, Monique Dt TPS

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your Animal and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Wendy said...

Adorable!!! I remember that stamp very well and you colored him SO nicely, Janice! Love the design of your card and all those wonderful layers! Definitely my kind of card!! PS. I have noticed my lilacs are soon going to bloom too...crazy weather this year!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can smell them, Janice! Just hope they don't think about leafing out until the frost is over. Great Gruffies card for springtime! Hope the wind is not blowing you away.