Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Spring Thank You

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

A quick card inked with markers and blended with a damp waterbrush.
I did some second and third generation stamping of splatters to add a little color
to the background.  It was the perfect size to frame in this window.

We recently went to Nags Head for a few days.  This card is for the sweet
neighbor that picked up our mail and kept an eye on our house while we were gone.
Good neighbors are a real blessing!

Want to see some of what we saw at the beach?

Day 1 - High seas and crashing waves

Day 2 - Fog and wind

Day 3 - A little calmer

Day 4 - Sunny skies in time to go home

But it's all good at the beach!

The Four Seasons - May-Spring

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Poppies (SU), Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sky, Soft Seafoam, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Other:  Peek-a-boo Square Window Die (MFT)


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I Card Everyone said...

How wonderful that you were at the beach for a few days - I don't mind the clouds, or fog as long as the temps are warm!
Gorgeous card and a beautiful way to say thank you - you're right good neighbors are the best!

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie, this card is simply beautiful! Love your CAS design ... well done!! I'm not going to make it to any beaches this year so I really appreciate you sharing your photos with me!! Very inviting ...
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


Susan said...

Lucky you getting away to the beach! Though I'm feeling very fortunate myself that Covid is at a point where I felt I could safely travel to Toronto to see my three sisters (for the first time since Nov 2019 - I've never gone that long in my life without seeing them). Love your card - beautifully coloured tulip and perfect framing.

tonilea said...

This could be a lovely sympathy card too. Nice work.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful CAS watercolored flower card for your sweet neighbor, Bonnie. Anytime at the beach is always relaxing and wonderful. TFS all your photos of each day. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Jan said...

Lovely card Bonnie!
Your trip to the beach looks like it was relaxing and gave time to recharge...happy for you!
Paper Hugs,

Pat said...

Great to get away and the beach is always a beautiful place to be and a wonderful card for your neighbour Bonnie to say thank you, with that pretty inked flowers which fits beautifully in the Peek-a-Boo square frame, and love the added bits of spattering. x

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely way to say thank you! Yes, if it was warm, it's all good!

Nstiz said...

Beautiful painting Bonnie. That window die is one of my favorites and I seldom think to use it. Great background for it too. I am envious of your wonderful beach vacation in spite of the weather. The photos do look wonderful.

Christine Alexander said...

so perfectly CAS and elegant Bonnie ♥ Beautiful card.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

it's always good to have great neighbours - I have had some wonderful folk next to me over the years. Loving that gorgeous CAS card Bonnie that says it all!
Anytime at the beach is fabulous - the rougher the better for me :)

Cat Craig said...

Such a sweet image in your window. the beach looks relaxing. Time near water relaxes me and helps to reset.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful poppies in their window, Bonnie - love them! Ah, the beach - haven't seen one in ages - lucky you!!

Bobby said...

Glad you had a nice getaway, Bonnie, even if they weren't all sunny days. Having had to call on a neighbor recently, I know how special they can be. She'll love your beautiful card.

Marcia Hill said...

Your sweet tulip is framed beautifully with that Peek-A-Boo die Bonnie...CAS perfection!! And I'm sorry the sun didn't come out till it was time to leave on your vacation, but any time away is still a good time, and the photos are beautiful!! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

Sweet card for your neighbour, Bonnie. It's so nice that you got away to the beach for a few days. Looks like there was lots to see there. Gorgeous crashing waves!

Your card is adorable with the soft palette and your fabulous marker watercoloured cards that you do so well, my friend. Love the CAS design that makes the gorgeous poppy the star. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a delicate and pretty card, perfectly framed. Thank you for sharing the photos of your beach trip Bonnie, which looked fabulous, especially those crashing waves x.

Heather said...

I love everything about today's post, Bonnie. Your card is a delicate delight and those photos of the beach feed my soul. I really miss the beach in all it's moods!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, you got to see all the displays of the beach while you were there. The card for your neighbor is so pretty and I'm sure she appreciates that you made that for her.

HilaryJane said...

What a perfect little card and perfect splatters too. thanks for sharing photos from your little break, what a shame about the weather. You are right though beaches are brilliant whatever the weather xx said...

What a beautiful card, I love all of the white space and then that gorgeous flower beautifully coloured and gently splattered.Fantastic photos of your trip isn't it always the way with the weather the last day is always the best but it does look spectacular.


TK said...

Very pretty card, Bonnie, and also very calming, much like your beach photos. Hope you had an amazing time

Trina P. said...

Adorable thank you card and perfectly CAS.

The beach looks too cold for me. Too bad the sunshine didn’t come out earlier on your trip. At least you were able to get away.

Leslie Miller said...

Your card is such a delicate beauty, Bonnie. The petals are translucent and lovely. The beach is a special place in all kinds of weather. I'm glad you had a chance for a getaway.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Lovely thank you card, Bonnie! The splatters are just perfect to bring out the beauty of the flower.
Glad that you got to enjoy and relax at the beach for a few days! Thanks for sharing the photos!
Hideko xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Bonnie: I love the simplicity of this card and yet, it's so super pretty. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. We hope you will join us again soon. Have a blessed and creative week.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons