Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Flowers

Sorry I haven’t posted lately.  I thought I had recovered from being ill last weekend, but ended up at the doctor with an infection and dragged through the week at work.  The teacher I work with was out ill most of the week and we have so much to accomplish before the end of the year so I came home exhausted.  I didn’t even have the strength to drag myself to my craft room.  After a weekend of rest I finally felt more creative and decided to make a card.


This card is made using one of my new Spellbinder Dies, Blossom Three.  I stamped this cute Penny Black Stamp on kraft cardstock and colored it with my Tombow markers.  I added a little white glimmer chalk to the tummy to lighten it.  I cut the image out using the two largest dies from the set and sponged the edges of each with blue ink.  I layered the largest section onto a white card cut out with the same die.  Then I used foam dots to pop up the image in the center.

I had this lovely lace with roses so I sponged yellow ink over the flowers and ran it around the edge of the popped up center shape.  I ran some yellow polka dot ribbon under the image and tied a bow.  Then I added a few more yellow flowers and three butterflies.  The butterflies are for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge of “Old Wives’ Tale”.  Did you know that three butterflies together mean good luck?  Hopefully they will bring me good luck in the challenges.

To give the card a bit of bling I added some tiny yellow jewels to the yellow flowers in the image and also in the center of each of the lace roses.  Then I added some blue jewels in the center of the larger yellow flowers.  These really made this card sparkle.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes Crafts Challenge #12 – Lace
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #165 – Let’s Get Krafty (stamp on kraft cardstock)
Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge #56 – Use tone on tone with focal image popped up.
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Sparkle and Shine

32 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Marie, your card is so cute and I love the colours and shape, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Carol S. said...

I love this little card, so much detail on a small space but it works. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our sparkle challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

Lori said...

Very cute card! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Alicia said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love the sparkle!! Thanks for joining in at PaperPlay this week. I have a brand new "Flying Angel Tilda" as blog candy if you would like to enter.
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Alicia xx

Samantha said...

Lovely card hunny, just love the shape and PB iamges, thanks for playing along this with us this week on the Kids challenge, Samantha Top Tip Tuesday :)

Cassie said...

So cute, Marie! I love shaped cards. Thanks for playing the CIC :)

Mervi said...

Hi Marie,
so lovely card!

Thank you for sharing this with us at
Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Stamps and Paper said...

A gorgeous card....and I love the new spellbinders you have used...mmmm think this might have to go on my wish list...

Anne

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Marie
A gorgeous card, thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Harriet Skelly said...

So glad you are feeling better enough to make this awesome card! I love your coloring and that flower trim! Thanks for playing with SPeedy's Friends!

Sandra said...

Your card is beautiful the colouring is to perfection and l like the shape of it too!! good luck with all your challenges:)

Motherhen3 said...

What a lovely cheerful card.....and it brings a big smile. Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

louise said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well but your card is gorgeous love the flowers and ribbon they finish the card off perfectly,thankyou for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card - love the flowery lace edging.
(Hope you're feeling much better now)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'One For The Kids' Challenge :)

Good Luck!

Carol x

Winnie and Patty said...

This Hedgie card is sooooo cute!!! The flowers are perfect for this card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Lorraine said...

That's really pretty and your image is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Ellie said...

So cute!! Love the yellow, and the image is just adorable! So sorry to hear you were ill.

And thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts!

brenda said...

Gorgeous card Marie and fabulous colouring.

Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

kath said...

such a sweet card marie...hope you feel better soon....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love this scalloped circle card. The little hedgie threw those flowers in the air, and a few of them turned 3D! Thanks for sharing it with Speedy's Friends.

Shell said...

How cute!!! I love the shaped card and all of your precious elements. Thanks for playing the Clearly Inspired Challenge!

Donna said...

this is absolutely DARLING - and so care-free! Congratulations on the many challenges, too, Marie!

Dawn said...

Hi Marie, Very sweet card, love the colour combo and the shape. Glad you are feeling better & thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz, Hugs, Dawn

Kathy D. said...

oh so pretty! like the blue and yellow and super cute critter! Thanks for playing at Clearly Inspired Challenge #28.
www.dunnitagaindesigns.wordpress.com

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our sparkle galore challenge.
Apologies for having to copy and paste today I thought it would be better than not leaving comments, I'm in a lot of pain with my shoulder and it hurts to type
hugs Mandy xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that looks so affective! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week. Kim

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dawn Frost said...

Great easel card and I love your hedgehog! Thanks for joining us at CIC28.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week.
luv
Debby

April said...

Sorry to hear that you have not felt well! Hang in there. School will be out soon! I just love this cute card! Way to go,girl.

Hugs, April

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love it!

Thank you for taking part in LACE & BOWS challenge at The Crafty Pad!

So happy you've joined us!

P.S.
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xx

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing at BBB. :)