Friday, March 4, 2016

Quick Quotes March Welcome to Spring Challenge

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb...

Good morning! Alicia here today with the new monthly challenge: March Winds.  I am sure you have all heard the above proverb.  March weather can be so unpredictable, so really any weather related project will work with the theme.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, here are some more March weather related sayings:

A dry March and a wet May?Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
As it rains in March so it rains in June.
March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.

I have designed a few different weather related cards to inspire you.

To make this card I simply used Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink over a raindrop stencil.  Then I layered seven different ovals in rainbow sequence and cut the stack in half.  I die cut some clouds and stamped the sentiment.  Generously edging every element with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking inks.

Quick Quotes Products used:

Celebrate paper (purple) 
Purple Passion PowderPuff Chalking Ink

other ingredients:
My Favorite Things Raindrops stencil
Close to my Heart Rain or Shine stamp set
Spellbinders cloud and oval dies
Distress markers:  wilted violet and candied apple
white card stock

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

For the second card I created the background using a template and masks.  I used a template to cut the "hill" on scrap white card stock, I used one side of the the cut to mask off the sky, chalked up the grass then I used the opposite cut to mask off the hill and chalk up the sky.  I die cut the clouds and sunshine and edged them generously.  Once adhered in the position I desired, I cut off the excess. The Whistlin Dixie 102 paper made simply gorgeous sun and clouds!  The other blue paper clouds are from the new Chiffon collection.

Quick Quotes products used:

other ingredients:
Spellbinders Sunny Days dies
Kiwi Lane template Sentiments 1A
Stampin Up Modern label punch
White card stock

I would like to enter card #2 in the following challenges:

For my final card I really wanted the swirls and flourishes in the Whistlin Dixie 102 paper to represents the wind.  I stamped my sun right on the edge using the new Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  Details of the "silver linings":

Quick Quotes products used:

other ingredients:
Close to my heart Rain or Shine and matching cloud Cricut cuts
Ranger Silver detail embossing powder
unmarked sentiment stamp
Stampin Up sequins
misc ribbon
Sizzix die 
white shimmer card stock

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: until 3/14x

Is it Spring yet???  I hope I have given some inspiration for this month's challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. All three of your cards are lovely, but my favorite is the first one with the rainbow! I really love rainbows! Love all the clouds on your three cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenges!

  2. Hi your cards are stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 7 “Clean and Simple” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  3. I would take the rain to see this beautiful rainbow TFS Unicorn Ch Lis DT

  4. Fabulous and wonderful card thank you for joining us on this week's challenge over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  5. All three of your cards are lovely and creative, thank you for showing us how you made that great rainbow...

  6. Beautiful cards, they remind me of spring in Michigan.


  7. What a great card; love the rainbow; those clouds and raindrops are adorable too!

    Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero! ~Michele, DT

  8. Love these so much ! Thank you soo much for sharing with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
    Hugs & Blessings,
    Mayra DTM

  9. Wow what a clever idea!! Lovely cards. Jenny (AAA)