My first e-card in a long time!
I've had a really rough time for... a few months. I think that is ending now (let's say so at least) ;)
Loved your idea for a challenge!
The words I used are "springtime heals even the coldest hearts." (the font I used is called "Gills Sans Ultra Bold" if you are interested to know)
If you are familiar with Dr. Black Jack, he is (at least on the outside) a cold, unforgiving man. Many see him as a criminal. (He isn't!!! I know it!!!)
The pattern is called Fire and Ice, and this reminds me strongly of this picture of Black Jack (ice) enjoying a pleasant, sunshiny day (er... fire I guess?)
I incorporated many of the colors in the pattern and... I couldn't resist but to include the pattern. (albeit rather faintly)
Have a nice day, thanks for the challenge!