Friday, April 8, 2022


Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  Today is the first day of the NEW RELEASE at Digi Doodle Studios, YAY!!!  This month's theme is Rainy Days, and the images are SO CUTE!  I had the opportunity to use the adorable Decker and Moe image.  Here is my card:

I created a tiny little scene for this sweet image by ink blending Stormy Sky oxide ink (appropriate, no?) for my sky, and Mowed Lawn oxide over a Recollections grass stencil for the ground.  The raindrops are from the Beary Rainy Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and they were stamped using the same Stormy Sky oxide ink.  The sentiment was made by combining the "I'm here for you" from the Here for You Bear stamp set, which was the freebie from Lawn Fawn, and the "Rain or Shine" from Beary Rainy Day and was stamped in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink using my MISTI.  I used Copics to color the image.  This is actually the second copy of the image I had colored, because as I was coloring the raincoat, I decided I wanted to use a dark green to add some deeper shadows.  It started out just fine by coloring the small stripe on the hat, but then as I started on the coat, the color came out in a BIG BLOB right in that corner where his arm is behind his leg.  UGH, I WAS SO MAD!!! 😠😠😠 When I expressed my frustration to my crafty friend Karen, she suggested that maybe I could put a sentiment over it.  I couldn't picture that looking right in my head but luckily, I already had another image printed and cut, ready to go.  Crisis averted!  Next time I used the offending marker, which was either G28 or G29, I took the cap off the other end and had no problems.  The raindrops and umbrella were given LOTS of shimmer with my clear Wink of Stella pen.
Spellbinders dies were used to create the Classic square and the Lacey square shapes.  The scalloped edge at the bottom of the card was created using a die from the Brackets, Bevels & Lace set from Sizzix.  That gorgeous yellow gingham paper is from the Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow 6x6 petite paper pad, also from Lawn Fawn.  The card base is 110lb Accent Opaque white in a 5.5" x 5.5" square.  The image was popped up on thin foam adhesive, and the whole image panel was popped up using thicker foam adhesive.  Despite the setback during the coloring of the image, I had fun making this card, and I am super happy with how it turned out!  Here are a couple more pics:


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #67:  ATG (5/8)
Mix It Up #58:  ATG (5/8)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG w/coloring (1/3)
613 Avenue Create #202204:  ATG w/optional twist of April Showers (1/8)
Crafty Animals #60:  ATG w/animals
The Paper Funday #40:  ATG w/optional twist of April Showers
Unicorn Challenge #75:  Include an Animal
SheepSki Designs #61:  Let's Be Cute (1/3)
Crafty Friends #154:  Spring (1/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Easter/Spring (1/3)
Double Trouble #107:  Create a Scene
Alphabet Challenge:  "A" for Animal Antics
CD Sunday Plus #82:  ATG using digital products (1/3)
Dream Valley #267:  ATG (1/3)
Everybody Art #511:  Chicken and/or duck and/or rabbit 
Simon Says Monday:  Easter/Spring
Digi Choosday #14:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #14:  ATG w/coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #590:  ATG (1/3)

I appreciate you stopping by today.  Don't forget to join Team A on the challenge blog for the EASTER/SPRING challenge...we all enjoy seeing what you create!  Until next time friends,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!  💗

~ Marie


  1. What a perfect for out theme this month. Lovely card, so cute. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  2. Such a cute image! Your colours are really cheerful although there is some rain. Great match to the sentiment. Great colouring as well. I especially love the colouring of the umbrella.
    Thanks a lot for entering the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  3. Yes, luckily you had another image ready to go. Great coloring and card design, Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge and we look forward to more of your lovely projects.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. I love your card so much, thanks for sharing it with us at The Colour it, Create it, Show it off Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  5. I love your card so much, thanks for sharing it with us at LeAn's World 101 Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  6. You've created a wonderful card, I love all the shimmering accents and the bright yellow background paper. The uplifting sentiment is a perfect fit for the main motif, which is super cute and lovely. I completely understand the frustration that comes with something not going as planned, and I've had to come up with creative ways to cover up mistakes sometimes. To not be able to save your work isn't a nice feeling for a crafter, but it's part of the process. When I ruin part of an image beyond repair, covering up is always a good idea. If that's not possible, I try to create a cut-out from the remaining part, in order to use it somewhere else. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

  7. This is such a bright cheerful card! I like how you've combined the two sentiments - perfect to go with the image. What a shame that naughty pen ruined your first image but the second one is perfect.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Marie, your Spring card is so adorable! Great job coloring, too! Sorry about your mishap, but your re-do is perfect! Thank you for sharing your card and talents with us at Double Trouble for our "Create a Scene" challenge!!! -Donna

  9. Perfect April Showers card, thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Funday.

  10. Fabulous colouring of that sweet image, Marie and I love the zingy yellow background paper...
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers! Lisa x

  11. Beautiful die for your rain scene and your stenciling of the sky and grass and adding the stamped raindrops is perfect... adorable and fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  12. This is such a sweet scene and so beautifully colored. I can imagine how upset you were when the marker spoiled your first one. Thanks so much for taking part in our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  13. This is so cute and you've done an awesome job designing this sweet card. Thanks for stopping by to share with us at Word Art Wednesday and please visit again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. GORgeous colours and design.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    GDT Chrissyxx

  15. Such a gorgeous card, Marie - the image is just too cute and I love the sunny colours of your papers!! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  16. That's so cute - we've all been there with a colouring disaster! Well done for having a second one ready! Thanks for joining our 'animal antics' at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

  17. Turned out great after the little mishap! Love those bright colors and that adorable little duck. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge and Double Trouble!

  18. Gorgeous card! The image is super lovely! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  19. Aww what a sweet card Marie. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  20. Your image is delightful and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  21. How frustrating for you!

    This is a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and so cheery. Such a great sentiment. Your card is sure to make the recipient feel special.

    Thanks for joining us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  22. Beautiful inky background and lovely colouring on a prettily framed background. Thank you for participating in our challenge at Everybody Art with this delightful card. Hugs, Lesley

  23. Your card is so great visually from the blended background, to the image and the great border die. Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT

  24. Super cute card! Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  25. Such a lovely scene you put on your card, I like it! Thanks for showing at EAC! Christin

  26. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Jackie, Mirtillamente DT

  27. What a beautiful image and card!
    So glad you have posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  28. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Crafty Friends 'spring colours' challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again next month.
    Crafty Hugs, Diane Louise [Team Leader] xx

  29. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "include an Animal" challenge.

  30. Gorgeous Marie - so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    Helen x

  31. I'm back again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Cute as a Button Challenge too.

    Helen x

  32. Beautiful work. I love the touch of mixed media.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Dagmara



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