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Great Impressions Stamps–April Challenge


Hello!  Today we are kicking off the new, April challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.    Our new challenge is polka dots and/or pastel colors.


For this challenge, I once again grabbed Spring Boots (E642).   I love this stamp!  


2013-04-07 GI Boots WM


I wish my rain boots were these pretty color.  And the little bird is so sweet.  This time I colored it to look like a blue bird.


I hope you will join our April challenge.  Link up your polka dot and/or pastel color projects at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Spring Boots (E642) from Great Impression Stamps
  • Inks:   Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white cs, Papertrey kraft CS, Fancy Pants Time for Spring 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memory Box Whimsy Circle, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug Tulip Seam Binding, May Arts burlap twine, misc. button



Desire Fourie said…
Oh wow Cheryl, this is just so beautiful with gorgeously happy colours. Love the button with the twine and its so beautifully photographed.
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Desire Fourie said…
Oh wow Cheryl, this is just so beautiful with gorgeously happy colours. Love the button with the twine and its so beautifully photographed.
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Joan V said…
Cheryl, woo hoo, I just love, love this card. Those boots are so cute in that color. I need to find that Fancy Pants paper pad. Looks like a great color palate.
Sue - bearhouse said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. I love the image, beautiful papers and wonderful ribbon and button detailing.
Sue xx
Oh Cheryl this is ADORABLE! LOVE the dots/stripes design and that image is just perfect! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! COME ON SPRING TIME!!
Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love the image and your fabulous coloring!!
Me again ...
Did I say stripes? Silly me! However, your design is fabulous and the stitching is the perfect finishing touch. I was so excited I totally forgot to say . . .
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
Dreja said…
Eine wundervolle Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.

LG Dreja
Tara Bruening said…
So pretty. Love that stitching.Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Button” Linky Party.
Craftin Desert Diva's
DIANA L. said…
This is so sweet. I see why you like this boot stamp it is super cute I love the way you colored it. The polka dot paper is really nice. A fun spring card!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #106 Spring challenge, Have a great day
kalleinka said…
what a lovely card. I love the happy colours.
Thanks for joining us at Kreativeinkauf-Challengeblog.

Greeings, Ilonka
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl and it definitely makes me think of spring!
cotnob said…
This is a fabulous card Cheryl, gorgeous image and I love your papers and stitched details.
catherine said…
Lovely card and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
x catherine
Kelly Lloyd said…
Great card Cheryl
Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly
Jennifer said…
This is just gorgeous Cheryl! I love this little birdie on the boots! Beautiful papers and layered ribbons.
jimlynn said…
I'd like to have rain boots like these too!! Love your card!
Danni said…
What a fabulous card!! Really love this pretty!
Sandra H said…
Your card is so beautiful and so colourful too! great papers and a beautiful layout too x
Tracey Boley said…
Hi Cheryl

What a gorgeous card,lovely image,papers and layout.

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Tracey DTxxx
Mary Marsh said…
so pretty Cheryl-love this boot image myself and it looks so pretty with the great choices in designer paper
Shelby said…
What a perfect card for welcoming in Spring! Your coloring looks fantastic and the papers work awesomely with the layout.

Lori said…
Super cute card! I love how you colored it and especially love the dotty paper and buttons! Thanks for playing along at Bugaboo this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
Bugaboo DT
Lisa said…
This is so beautiful!! The papers are gorgeous and the stitching looks amazing!! The image is so sweet!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Happy Sunday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Sue from Oregon said…
Ahhh taking a break from the sunshine to pop in and say Hello and peek at your pretty creation! Love the image and that DP is gorgeous! ♥ Sue K
Tracy said…
Loved this when I saw it at GI. Cheery, fun, and sweet. Hugs!
Renee said…
Awe, this is so sweet Cheryl! I could use those rain boots at the moment....we have been travelling in California & along the Oregon/Washington coast & it hasn't stopped raining! Good thing the scenery is so spectacular...the rain hasn't dampened or spirits at all!
Hugs, Renee
Imke said…
This is such a beautiful card. Your coloring is aweseome and the DP also. Very pretty !
OMGosh I LOVE these boots and the cute dp and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!
Linda said…
What an adorable card! Perfect matching of DP's and embellishments with a perfectly coloured image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Brown Sugar, hope we'll see you again next week!
Linda xox
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog DT
Alexander said…
Your card look gorgeous!!!
Good luck to the challenge!

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Cheryl First said…
Your cards are always amazing, and this is no exception! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps
Davi said…
Beautiful Cheryl! I love the coloring on the image and the fun dps to go with it :)
Ceal said…
pretty Cheryl, love your paper choices and your coloring is amazing.
thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!
hope to see you again soon
TampaStamper12 said…
Cheryl I love your card! What a beautiful design, color and all of your layering. SueH
Marge said…
Thanks so much for sharing your SWEET spring card with us @ My Sheri Crafts spring challenge -- LOVE it!!!
La Vikinga said…
Congratulations to a very good combination; stamp colors and patterned papers match perfectly!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back Thursday for a new challenge!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons Design Team
Ein tolles Kärtchen.
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.
Viele Grüße
Stephanie said…
Very cute card, thanks for playing along in our anything goes challenge this week at Catch the Bug.
Sandy Trefger said…
Adorable! Love everything about this card...the boots, the stitching, the papers...all of it! Thanks for sharing on my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
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craftyeyes said…
lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy
Becky G said…
Cheryl, this is beautiful! Love everything! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your work again and good luck!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT
Tammy Miller said…
What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our April Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!
Andrea said…
so lovely1
Thanks a lot for playing around with us at Kreativeinkaufchallenge,
hugs Andrea
Alison Wade said…
I love the papers you have used. Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Ali x
The image is so cute! I like your coloring. Thank you for joining us on the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge!
Yolanda DT

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