Thursday, February 20, 2014

Welcome Spring


Hi everyone.  I am loving making spring cards ... these bright colors make me happy :)

This card is for the LOVEFEST2014 challenge at SCS - Challenge B - Lovey Dovey Spring at SCS.  I used a free digital image I got from Birdie Brown a while ago, called Dreamin'.  LOVE this cute image and it would also be perfect for a baby card or even a "love you" card.  I colored it with Copics, popped it up on my card front and added a fun sentiment from Paper Smooches.  Another quick and easy card.

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After a few days of rain, we are back to sunny skies again.  Since the sun was shining brightly through our windows, I thought I'd share a picture of one of my crafts from many years ago.

About 30 years ago I took lessons and learned how to do copper foil stained glass.  I made many pieces ... unfortunately, the ones I made for us have all been broken over the years of moving, etc.  And a few of the pieces I made for other family members also were damaged, but two undamaged pieces were recently returned to me and I thought I'd share them with you.

This is the first large piece I made and I gave it as a gift to my DB and DSIL - both of whom have since passed away.  My niece and nephew gave this back to me and every time I look at it I think of Dave and Moe ...




This second glass piece I gave to my DFIL and DMIL many years ago when they lived in the Caribou.  Snow owls are a fitting image for up north.  It was the last large piece I made before we moved houses and I no longer had a place to work on stained glass.  My DMIL moved to a senior's residence recently and no longer has a place for the stained glass, so it is now back with us ...




I wish you could see how beautiful the glass is with the sun shining through ... it just doesn't come across in the photos.  Also wanted to mention that my sweet hubby made the oak frames (as he did for all the pieces I made).  Thanks for looking.








Challenges:
LOVEFEST2014 - Challenge B

22 comments:

  1. A lovely spring card, Loll ... full of sunny happiness! Your stained glass ... you truly have such amazing talent ... simply gorgeous! How lovely to have them returned to you! Anita :)

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  2. I would LOVE to welcome Spring like your lovely card does Loll!! and what marvelous stained glass creations! So nice that two have found their way back to you!

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  3. Oh my my ... talent!! I love ur stained glass creations :) and card what to say u always make amazing cards

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  4. Firstly, Loved your birds (of course) Just gave a fellow buddy your link and think you have a new follower. Then these amazing stained glass & foil pieces are stunning. Had a friend who was into that for a while, and I was so intimidated, I never tried. (also worked at the time, so not much free time). Loved the subjects you chose to replicate and each one is just a work of art, truly. I'm so glad for you that they came back home so that you could enjoy them all over again, and be reminded of the reasons you created them. It's a little like having them with you again, isn't it? TFS & Hugs

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  5. Cute card and I hope it comes true......I am a bit worn with winter.....but they are calling for more snow here next week, after reaching as high as 60 over the week-end. Crazy stuff! Love the owl glass. We had a stray white owl take roost in DC and they finally caught it after it got hit but a bus! They sent it for rehab and return to the wild, a beautiful site indeed.

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  6. Adorable card, and I can not wait for Spring to get here. Your stained glass is just awesome, you are a women with many great talents.

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  7. Your stained glass pieces are lovely!!! How wonderful that family members returned them to you so that you could enjoy them again.

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  8. Your stained glass pieces are stunning, Loll. I tried doing it and know how difficult it is. Thanks so much for sharing pictures of them.

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  9. Love your spring card - that colour combination makes me feel happy. Great idea to show your early crafting life and post photos of the stained glass. I'm glad I saw them in real life as the photos don't do them justice.

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  10. Beautiful stained glass pieces. Thanks for sharing them

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  11. How fitting that these two lovely pieces of stained glass/foil are back with the person who made them with love for others! Such beautiful pieces, Loll...really love the birds! And, speaking of birds...your card is just adorable...what a sweet image!

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  12. Can't wait for Spring to arrive either and your card is Gorgeous lovely spring colours.
    Your stain glass work is amazing Loll what a talented lady you are

    Anne

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  13. They are really nice, Loll. I especially like the tree one. So nice that your DH can make the frames. I remember when I used to do counted cross-stitch -- the framing was always soooooo expensive. I can remember being at the store with my ex and telling him that when the guy came back with the price for framing the piece I made for his mother he should remember all she had done for him over the years. :)

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  14. Firstly, I have to tell you how much I love your card! Those little birdies are just too cute and your Copic coloring is beautiful!

    How wonderful that these 2 GORGEOUS stained glass pieces were returned to you after all this time! You really did an amazing job, Loll...and I'm so happy for you that you can now enjoy the lovely sun light shining through all those stunning colors! Bravo!!!

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  15. Gorgeous card Loll. Made me smile! Love the glass work - a pity you've got it back due to such sad circumstances. Well you will be able to enjoy its beauty now.
    Love Lea x

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  16. Your glass panes are gorgeous and your card fantastic. I love clean and simple, I love the colors you have used, I love folk art and I love chicks!! We have five hens and the eggs are delicious!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Great to see these spring colours and Loll these stained glasses are amazing. What a wonderful talent and how sad you can't do this any more...you should move!!

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  18. Gorgeous card Loll...just wish Spring would hurry up! Love your stained glass pieces. I have also done some of these and they do look absolutely stunning with the sun coming through....the owls are my favourite.

    Karen x

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  19. Gorgeous card design Loll, stunning stain glass projects.

    Hugs Diane

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  20. Love a talented husband!! Lolly, why am I not surprised that you are a stained-glass artiste? These are truly fabulous!! I think it is wonderful that you made them and they were enjoyed by people you loved, who loved you, and now they are back with you so that you can enjoy them for themselves, but also as a reminder of your loved ones. What a lovely circle.

    I love your spring card, too, of course!! You can just see those sweet birdies taken a deep breath of that fresh spring air!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Dolly

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  21. Beautiful spring card Loll, the image is really sweet. Your stained glass work is as I thought it would be AMAZING! How kind of your family to return it to you to enjoy again. Cathy x

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  22. Fabulous card, Loll - those images on the card are so cheery. And your stained glass work is beautiful (and beautifully framed - your hubby's a keeper, I think!).

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