Thursday, April 4, 2019

It's a Good Day to be Happy

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a hummingbing card!  No colouring here; only stamping of the image and background.  Hummingbirds will be here early next month after making their long journey north, and I am so looking forward to seeing them again!

Stamps:  Hummingbird (STAMPlorations The Birds and The Blooms), flowers (Memory Box - Whisper Print Wildflower, Geranium, and Daisy), sentiment (MFT)
Ink:  Stampin' Up Going Grey
Die:  Tag (Your Next Stamp Stitched Fishtail Tags One)
Patterned paper:  MME
Ribbon:  Crafty Ribbons
Other:  Flower sequins 
Recycled Item:  I don't have a lot of grey cardstock so I like to recycle chipboard packaging.  I can't buy these photo-magnets any more (discontinued) but I have saved a lot of the packaging because of the grey colour.

I was inspired by the April STAMPlorations TAGplorations Challenge, which is All About Recycling:

By the way, STAMPlorations is having a Spring Fling event from April 1 to 12 so head over and check out the beautiful spring inspiration!  There are 12 days of giveaways!  I'm linking here.

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Critters - Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, Scaly, or Insect 3/5; Allsorts Use Yellow 3/3; Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Bird and Photo Inspiration 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anthing Spring Wk1 1/2; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; Three Amigos Blog Hop ISpringtime UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Donna said...

Fabulous card, like the color combo, the beautiful background and fabulous saying!

DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love the reminder that today is a good day to be happy - good reminder everyday I love your tag!!
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #241 “Always Thankful”. Have a blessed day
my friend


Mrs A. said...

The yellow and grey look super together. How nice that you get to see these little birds for real. Hugs Mrs A.

Bunny said...

A beautiful card and a great way to upcycle. I love the gray.

Scrapper69 said...

Super sweet card! I like the tag and hummingbird! :)


Patti said...

This is really sweet Kitty! I have been seeing some of your Hummingbirds around my house here in New Mexico!!

Andrea W said...

Your card is lovely! I enjoy watching the hummingbirds throughout the summer and can't wait until they return.

Deb said...

Such a pretty card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Tina Z. said...

Great upcycling, I love it. How lucky you are that you can see hummingbirds.
Hugs xx

brenda said...

How amazing it must be to have Hummingbirds flying overhead Kitty and what a great way to gain inspiration for your pretty creation, thanks so much for joining in our 'Use Yellow' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jo said...

Beautiful.....and I love the sentiment xx

Linby said...

Love the DP you used for the background, it looks so good. How lovely to have hummingbirds to see.
Thanks so much for joining in with my use yellow challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

carla said...

Another 2nd nice card for our challenge.
I love that and again a very beautiful one.
Thank you for participating in our challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good luck !

Carla (DT)

cotnob said...

A pretty card, lovely papers and beautiful Hummingbird.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm so glad that the hummingbirds are arrived safely in your zone despite the bad weather!! Climate challenges have not good effects to the animsl migrations...😔
Your card looks so lovely with the beautiful hummingbird tag! Well done with the grey packaging recycling! Great idea! 😊
Big hugs!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the bird and background. I do love hummingbirds too.
Linda xxx

Margreet said...

Great stamp and a beautiful background.
xxx Margreet

Barbara Godden said...

Great card Kitty, no wonder I haven't found those magnet sheets, You must be very organized to have a stash of backing papers. I can never find anything when I need it.

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous and soft design! Love that hummingbird image and your stamped background scene too! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Fikreta said...

this is so very nice card!
lvoe your idea to recycle chipboard I do that also 😊

Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful hummingbird card. Great flowers and cheery paper. Have a wonderful weekend.

terrie said...

I'm a big a fan of re-cycling and great idea on using in your creation...
great looking card Kitty...tfs

Gail said...

We get those sweet hummingbirds too - we feed them as well as other birds - sweet card - and nice layout - like the use of the staple!

Suzanne H said...

What a great way to recycle. I don't see too many hummingbirds, not enough flowers to attract them, I suppose. Lovely card and tag.

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Monika Skinner said...

Love the hummingbird tag,great way of recycling chipboard! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations TAGplorations challenge. Good Luck!

sannalippert said...

isn´t it just great to recycle stuff into crafty projects?! your card is very pretty! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations TAGplorations challenge!