Monday, May 21, 2018

A Joyous Occasion at Aurora Wings

It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and this time we're celebrating

We're looking for Birthdays, Holidays, New Baby, Wedding, Mother's, Father's or Grandparent's Day.  WOW!  Loads of happy occasions to choose from, eh?  

Well, since it's the month of May, with Mother's Day just past, my thoughts did turn to my own mother who has been gone for 23 years now.  It's also her birthday month (and she'd be 106 if she were still alive) so I made a card that would honor her for either day using the sweet Lily of the Valley Sprite which is May's birth flower.

Here's a closeup of the adorable Lily of the Valley Sprite available HERE on Aurora and HERE on Etsy.  I've used the png version so I could print her on digital paper and color her with my Copics.  Blue was my Mom's favorite color and the gingham seemed as fresh and sweet as the image.  We had a little patch of lilies of the valley hidden behind my playhouse in my backyard as a child and I loved to pick bouquets and bring them in to smell.  As a matter of fact, Muguet De Bois was the first perfume I ever gave her.

I really wanted to give this project some dimension, but when I considered the intricate fussy cutting I would have to do, I was content to use die cuts for that.  The Spellbinders Grand Oval was popped on the Grand Decorative Oval mat.  The Lily of the Valley Frame die is from Tutti Designs. I cut it in white and colored with my Copics, trimmed off the rest of the thin oval frame because it interfered with the image and popped it ever so carefully with foam as well.  The sentiment label is also Spellbinders and the sentiment is from the Words 2 set by Elizabeth Craft.  Finally I added a few flat back pearls and called it done.  Unfortunately I didn't begin to  make cards until after she was gone.  I think she would have liked it.

Now I invite you to visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my Aurora Team sisters and come play along.  Hope to see you there.

Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (current challenge runs through June 16th)
Aurora Wings FB Fan Page

I'm entering this in the DL.Art May Thankful Thursday Challenge #228 BirthdayLil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 AGCreates and Makes #21 AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #234 AG , the Colour Crazy Challenge Wk 20 AG w/hand colored image613 Avenue Create May AG/optional Mainly Blue, the World Wide Open DT Challenge #05 AG, Scrapy Land Challenge #90 AG w/die brands SL carries, Crafty Friends #84 "B" is for...(blue, birthday), Allsorts Week 468 Happy 9th Birthday Allsorts, the Outlawz Festive Fridays Birthday theme, the Classic DT Open #25 May AG, Simply Papercraft #57 AG, Crafting With Friends #67 AG, Kitty Bee Designs #118 For Mom/Feminine, QKR Stampede #296 AG, Do Al(l) Creative #17 Not Sguare/Rectangle (3/3), As You Like It Pink or Blue (blue, because it was my Mom's favorite color and works for both genders), Create and Inspire #74 Springtime, Get Creative #69 Lots of Flowers, A Perfect Time to Craft #5 AG.



  1. Adorable and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining AYLI. Elaine

  2. This is so fresh and sweet, Donna! Lily of the Valley is such a precious and pristine flower, so the blue gingham paper looks perfect as a backdrop. Coloring is gorgeous - great job capturing 'white' with grey! I LOVED reading about your beautiful memories of your mom, Donna. Thank you so much for sharing that, too. And thank you so much for this beautiful inspiration for our new challenge at Aurora Wings today. Mitzi xxx

  3. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS, your Mum would have loved this, anyone would I certainly do. A Beautiful Sprite and card.

  4. Very pretty card and a lovely sweet image.
    Thank you for joining our 'Birthday' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. Saw this at Outlawz and had to come by for a closer look, Donna. I'm crazy about your choice of the gingham paper. It just makes this little sprite seem so happy! :-D While I'm here, I'll slip on a DT hat and say "Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck."
    NanaConnie DT

  6. Donna this is absolutely gorgeous. You have coloured your image so beautifully too. Great design and colours. Nice work.\
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  7. This is adorable and soooo beautiful!! Your coloring on this sweet image is fabulous and the gingham paper is perfect! I believe our Lily of the Valley are open; I need to pick a bouquet tomorrow. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  8. A lovely image and all so beautifully coloured. It's lovely to see you at our 9th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous love the beautifully coloured image and the blue gingham-our side front garden is covered in Lily of the valley flowers at the moment-----Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x
    Same here I got into cards after my Mam died,but I once made her one when I had no money out of pieces od coloured card and buttons-when she died I found it in one of the drawers x

  10. A stunning project Donna, so crisp and clear. The background story is lovely.

  11. Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  12. Such a pretty card with the gorgeous image, a wonderful card you made remembering your mom's favorites. I am sure she would have loved this!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and helping us celebrate our 9th birthday!

  13. Amazing cute. I love the image and the way you coloured it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#17 – not square / rectangle}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#17 – Party}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#48 – Embellishments}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  14. Gorgeous card. All the best for this challenge. Thank you for joining us. DT Alka from Jo's Scrap Shack

  15. My birthday flower! Pretty! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for

  16. This is just beautiful - I love Lily of the Valley and the way you have used the flowers to frame her. That "love you" diecut is gorgeous too. Thank-you for sharing your creation with us the week at Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

  17. Oh so lovely!! I ,ove the image and your colouring. Thank you for joining us at DAK.

  18. A pretty design. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  19. What a perfect card. Great image and love the card shape you chose. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  20. Oh this is so cute! I love the image and the wonderful shape! Wow...

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#17– Not square / rectangle)
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  21. Hi just popping back to say-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  22. This so sweet, and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land.

  23. Wow!!! This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Create & Inspire Challenges May AGoes.
    Crafty hugs xx

  24. simply GORGEOUS, thanks for entering your project at Create and Inspire!


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