Is it Spring Yet?

Hi Everyone,

In keeping with our challenge theme this week “Think Spring,” I am excited to share a Spring inspired project with you!  It’s my hope that the more we envision Spring, the faster it will arrive!…lol!

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Unfortunately Old Man Winter reared his head again this week blasting us with bitter cold temperatures and another snowstorm.  So needless to say I am extremely ready for winter to be over and Spring to begin.  They say, “beware  the Ides of March” for a reason I guess : )

I was enjoying some time playing with some of the Cheery Lynn flower dies including the leaves from the Frangipani flower and decided to make a Dahlia flower and that is when I got the idea to feature it on these Spring inspired watering cans.   I had such a great time making the larger one that I decided to make a matching tiny version as well : )

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For the tiny watering can, I used Lady Kate Edger as the trim as well as the Daisy Strip die for the larger flower and I die cut some sweet little Darling Daisies to place inside the can.  Of course, I could not resist adding some nature as well.  You can find the sweet little ladybugs, bubble bees,dragonflies and even a butterfly all packaged as a set when you purchase  Tiny Things with Wings.

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Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

A196 – Darling Daisies
B134 – Frangipani with Leaves (I used the small leaf used for petals)
B136 – Anastasia Border
B181 – Build a Flower # 1
B259 – Daisy Strip
B261 – Tags 2
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
D137 – Sweet Williams
DL226 – Snowflowers Set Two (I used this for the base of the Dahlia)
SF-1 – Leaf
SF-3 – Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Think Spring.  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room Week #158 – Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #57 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
Happy Crafting, until next time…
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Oh Joann this is a true work of art, so creative and so pretty. How lovely to see a real touch of Spring, especially, when yes, as you say, old man Winter is still upon us here in Uk too. Spring is round the corner though, I just know it, it has to be. Just love your creation, and so unique! Judy x

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  2. This is truly an amazing creation Joann… Oh how I do love it !!! Did you use a pattern for those wonderful water cans or just free hand cut them. I have so many of the wonderful dies you’ve used & love building flowers with them. May I ask where you got your pretty little watermark in the left hand corner with your name & tiny hummingbird. I LOVE that. I just have a simple one with my name but yours is simply adorable & I would like to find something similar. You’ve made it feel like a spring morning with this beauty.
    Hugs, Janie

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  3. OMGOODNESS Joan they look real, your talent is boundless, you can make anything out of paper thanks for always sharing your creativity, hope you have a lovely day..,

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  4. Adorable, wonderful creations Joann. Nicola x

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  5. Beautiful, it screams spring, we have snow in the forecast for Sunday, I am so ready for spring!
    Such lovely flowers and love your cans!

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  6. So so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  7. Wow what a fabulous creation. I love all of the fabulous detail and enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for joining us this week at LTC Challenge.
    Laine
    xx

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