Thursday, April 22, 2010

Busy Beauties Welcoming Spring with a Blog Hop and a Twist and Shout!!

Busy Beauties are geared up for Spring and to show how fired up we are for the beauty of the season we have TWO EVENTS going on today!  Yep --- TWO!  First ......a blog hop!



We’ve got a “SPRING” in our step today and NEW Busy Beauties Boutique images in our hands, and are delighted to have you along for the hop! If you are just starting out, please be sure to hop back to Carolyn’s blog so you don’t miss any of the fun! If you are arriving here from my dear friend Heather's blog then you are right on track.

My card for the blog hop features the lovely "Tea Time" and "Tea and Cookies" images that I used for a Mother's Day card.  The images are colored with Copics and mounted on bright spring dp from Daisy D's.  I love to use silk flowers on the cards and a lovely charm is irresistable.  On the inside..........

........... you will find the image "Tea and Cookies".  These images are so sweet and I can think of dozens of card types to use them on.  Oh, but there are so many more new images!  In a minute I will tell you who is next on the blog hop........

But don't go away yet!!

We hope you’ll join us for a TWIST & a SHOUT! The “TWIST” being our new GO GREEN WITH A TWIST Challenge (in honor of Earth Day) at the Busy Beauties Creation Station! And the “SHOUT” being a RELEASE PARTY over on Paper Craft Planet this SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. EDT. We'll bring the Party Favors! *wink, wink*

I made a special birthday card for the GO GREEN WITH A TWIST CHALLENGE.  My lovely Grandma Browning was born on this date in 1900!  She would love that Earth Day is on her date of birth!  I don't know anyone who could grow prettier flowers or more delectable vegetables in her garden! 

This card is a recycled front with the addition of the new BB image "Spring Flowers", colored with Copics.  I know Grandma would have loved this card!


The sentiment on the inside is just what I would say to her on this, her 110th birthday.

Now, on to the rest of the hop...........

Your next stop is the always amazing Karen! When you reach the Busy Beauties Creation Station you will find more details about the hop, the challenge, and the release party!

Thanks for bopping & hopping with us, and we hope to see you for the TWIST and SHOUT!


24 comments:

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh those new images are gorgeous, and so are your cards. Nothing beats a nice cuppa tea, and those teapots are so pretty.

Grandma Browing sounds like a wonderful lady, I'm sure she would have loved you card, so beautiful.

Suzi
xxx

Heather said...

Oh me Oh My! Where do I begin?!?! The first card is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the layers, colors, charm, flowers and of course the image you colored in so sweetly! Absolutley Gorgeous!
The second card is just as stunning! I love the papers and how you hilighted the image. I also LOVE how you added the image to the inside of the card. Just beautiful!

have a blessed day my friend

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Barbara. My goodness, you have been very busy with your cards. They are both absolutely fantastic. Such beautiful images, lots of gorgeous bright colours, just perfect in every way. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Callie said...

So pretty. Beautiful cards. Those images are too much fun!

Rachel said...

OMGoodness Barbara, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! you did such a stunning job with both those beautiful images!!!
hugs,
Rachel

racinggrandma61 said...

You have done a GREAT job with all of your cards. I love your flowers. Giving me ideas (Oh no there goes that dang budget again.)

Bobbi said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors you used.

Jennifer Scull said...

there is absolutely no way I could pick a fave because these are wonderful! love the images and the way you have used them on your gorgeous cards! :)

Michelle said...

Barbara! These are both beautiful. Such wonderful layouts and your coloring is absolutely perfect. I just love them both to bits.

Catherine said...

OMGosh, Barb! Your card is divine! I love all the embellies and your fab coloring!
YGG on your Twist card! That is so smart and the colors coordinate beautifully!
Awesome!

Lorie said...

Oh Barb, your cards are just gorgeous! I collect tea pots and antique tea cups, and now I'm craving a cup of hot tea! Beautiful work, my friend!!

Catherine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The tea pots are so feminine and I love what you did with the "recycled" card...very sweet!

Nancy said...

Love the teapots!! Beautiful, cheery card!
Your recycled card is wonderful. Your additions are great!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Barb, I love both of your cards. The first one looks so warm and cozy. I love the colors you did it in. The recycled card is gorgeous. You rocked with these images, girl. Hugs,

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous gorgeousness!!! I love your teapot card!!! The colors and embellies remind me of my grandmother's cozy kitchen!! Oh, the wonderful times I shared with her there:o) Your "twist" card is absolute loveliness!!! I love all the beautiful shades of purple, and your coloring and the design is positively divine!!! Both cards simply ooze with springtime beauty!!!

Love you!!!
Carolyn

Annita said...

uhhhh I have no idea how to choose a fave cause both cards are STUNNING !!! I love them... I am off to print those images out too so I can give them a try myself ! thanks for sharing these beauties with us

Lynette said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Barb! I love that you embossed your matting layer on the first card. And I'm sure you're right - your grandmother would have LOVED that card!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Barb! Your colors are just fabulous on this! Love , love, LOVE this card and the images! xxD

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

OOh, I really love the teapots and the spring flowers. Great use of the recycled card, too. Your grandma sounds like she would have been best friends with my great grandma. She loved flowers and grew so many wonderful vegetables and things in her garden. :)

Susan said...

Oh my gosh these are beautiful! I love the colors & patterns and silver charms on your gorgeous tea time card. And your twist card honoring your grandma is beautiful!

Heather said...

Beautiful job. These are all wonderful..

Myrt said...

Hi Barb - love both of your cards, they are superb. A cuppa sounds good and I think Art is just making some (wish you could join us). Love your work, my friend.

Leigh said...

Hey Barb, Thanks for the welcome back and the note. I'm getting back into the swing and loving it again. I love your these cards, so bright and pretty. TC

kadie said...

Barb, your coloring is A-MAZING!!! WOWEE! That teapot and teacup are aged to perfection. I need you to teach me how to color like that. They look so REAL! Oustanding! Beautiful beautiful cards. I really love the charms on the first one and the altered store bought card is genius and such a beautiful tribute to your grandma!