Saturday, March 7, 2020

Easter Cottage

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this first Saturday in March.
I have been sick with a cold for a week. I helped my next door neighbor out when she was sick with this same thing, and I caught what she had. Then we have had contractors here working in our house so I just wasn't able to get the rest I needed for recovery. Well, last night I went to bed at 9:00 and work up at 9:00 this morning. I am feeling so much better and will be glad to put this behind me.
I have so much to get caught up on today and now I have the energy to do it. My craft room being the biggest thing. It just seems like I can't stay ahead of things in there. But, I guess every crafter goes through the same thing. You clean- then craft- room turns to a mess- then the cycle starts over again (LOL)!!! I need to get moving because tonight we turn the clocks ahead 1 hour. Losing an hour sleep always messes with me. So I am going to try to get to bed earlier.
Well, anyway let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I used the new Spring Cottage die to create this fun Easter card.
Design Steps:
I found a watercolored designer paper that I decided to use for the cottage background. I liked the light shades of blue. I cut it using the largest of the Stitched Scallop Rectangle set. I selected Stampin'-Up highland heather cardstock for a layering panel  and the card base is purple posy.

Light purple card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Medium Purple Layering Panel: 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Designer Paper Layer: 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Next, I cut the cottage elements. I used various spring like colors. All cardstock is from Stampin'-Up.
Stamped my sentiment directly on the designer paper. It's an Easter set from Lawn Fawn.
Now that all the card elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. Used double sided tape to secure the die cut images to the designer paper. Then I layered the image panel onto the highland heather background.
I finished off my card by attaching the card base. Well, that's it for me for this post. Enjoy your weekend. It's going to be a warm one here so I hope to get a little outside time. So until next time...…..God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends has an animal/bird challenge.
2.  Inkspirational has an animal challenge.
3.  Crafty Catz has an anything goes w/optional of flowers.
4.  Creative Knockouts has a lots of layers challenge.
5.  Cute Card Thursday has an anything goes challenge.


  1. This is just so cute, a wonderful Easter creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  2. My craft room stays in a state of confusion...LOL! Sweet card, love those die cuts. Thanks for playing along at Creative Knockouts! Donna - DT Member

  3. An adorable Easter card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Cute Card Thursday. Marlies

  4. What a wonderful die, great job assembling everything and picking sweet fitting colors for Easter. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’animal/birds’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day! Good luck in the draw and please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  6. Your scene is adorable! Thank you for sharing your work with us at INkspirational~

  7. Great card, the die you used is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.



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