Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Flower Child Blog Hop - Picked For You!!


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Flower Child Blog Hop!!  I am so glad you are hopping by to see all the wonderful projects we have to share with you.  If you came here from Gerlinde Townsley’s  terrific blog than you are in the right spot!!  If you just stopped by, you may want to go back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details and start from the beginning.

The hop runs March 22-23.  You have the chance to win one of two grand prizes, plus there are three hidden prizes at three designers’ blogs.  To be elegible to win a prize you need to visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment.  We love all those comments!!    The winners will be announced on Saturday, March 24. 

Don’t forget that through the end of the month Flowers, Children, Spanish, along with our featured artist, Tom Jones, are on special – 15% off!   To view all our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders and flocking – just click here.   


My dogwood trees are just starting to bloom, as well as my azealeas.  My neighborhood is all a bloom.  I also heard that it was recently Mother’s Day in the UK and that is where the inspiration came from for my card.  I heat embossed the image, Becca with Tulips, and colored her with markers and a Dove Blender.  I adore her smiling face.  Reminds me of my little blond girls bringing me flowers.  I added lots of distressed layers and even some faux stitching.  The frame and flourish with butterflies are actually felt die cuts that I picked up at a local discount store.  There are so many great felt and chipboard dies available and you can make them look so spectacular by using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Brushable Glue and adding some of their gorgeous glitters.  I used Green Nugget, Fascination, and Cyclamen.
 


The sentiment is Picked For You, also heat embossed, and added to look like a tag, surrounded by flourishes and a bow.  I used seam binding ribbon for the bow that I spritzed and smooshed into some diluted ink to give it a little variation.  Go here for detailed instructions on this card.




 

The flowers on my card are homemade.  The large pink flower and the two blue flowers are made using Peony 2 and Blossom 2 images, cut out with Spellbinders’ Blossoms 3 die.  The two yellow flowers are die cut from baby wipes.  Come back to the Sparkle NSprinkle blog on Sunday, March 25 to see how to make these flowers. 


Ok, only two more designers to visit and you will have made it!!  Head over to Jill Jacobsen’s  lovely blog for some awesome creativity.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave!

Good luck and come back soon.

E. Marie





This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 22 – Shabby Chic/Vintage
The Crafty Pad Challenge #162 - The Perfect Pair (Two Yellow Flowers/Two Blue Flowers/Two Pearls)
Penny Black And More at Allsorts March Challenge – Spring
Stamping Scrapping March Challenge – Spring/Pastels (Spellbinders Nestabilities – Blossoms Three)
Crafts and Me Challenge #76 – Spring Colors
Flutter By Wednesday #195– Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #!38 – Things With Wings
One Stop Crafts Challenge #174 – Handmade Flowers
Phindy's Place Challenge #97 - Spring Has Sprung
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #113 - Easter or Spring
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #155 – Cute As A Button (It only takes ONE)
Top Tip Challenge 72 – Mother’s Day
Basic Grey Challenge #65 – Mother’s Day/Girlie (Cardstock - A-line Dress, Lilo, and Glazed Apple)
Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge #9 - Spring into spring (Flower Dies from Creatables - Ribbon Weaving LR0111) 










Stampin For The Weekend Challenge 5 – Shabby Chic Photo Inspiration

65 comments:

Charlene said...

Love all the sparkle and bling on this card, Marie!

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, your card is so so sweet, I especially love the flowers that you added. They are perfect with Becca and her tulips.

Brenda said...

Love all the layers, elements and texture!!! The flowers are stunning!!!

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the colors, fabulous design and details! And you colored it beautifully, I especially love the way you colored the roses in two tones.

So glad you shared with us at penny black and more! Hope to see you again soon!

Ellie said...

I meant to type tulips, not roses. So sorry, it's late here, and I should really head to bed.

Karalee Ingram said...

OMGosh, this is beautiful, and I love all the colors and embellishments. Truly eye candy!

Shanna Shands said...

Wow I love this card. I could never make duplicates of that. It is a really great job!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow just beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!

Hugs,

chriss

Mynnette said...

I think this is just darling! LOVE your tag--the way it matches your image is fabulous!!! SO CUTE! :)

Julie Z said...

What pretty & sparkly color choices. I also love the little tag - it would even be great just by itself! Lovely!

brenda said...

Your card is very pretty Marie and love the mix of sparkle and colour.

Thanks so much for joining our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the great prizes on offer.

B x

Gina said...

I love the little tag on the card.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Cute and pretty! Love those glittering embellishments! So Sweet!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “How Cute is That?” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Scattychick said...

Love all the layering and bling and it is such a sweet image :) Thank you for joining in with our mini challenge at Creative Craft World x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love what you did with this "simple" little image - a real work of art!

Karin said...

How beautiful! I really like your bow and sentiment, but the handmade flowers are real showstoppers!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

I love the way you colored your image....beautiful! All the sparkly flowers are just the right embellishment.

Anonymous said...

Love the embellishments! as well as the color. Becky

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful:) x

April said...

Oh, Marie! How sparkly and sweet! I just love those flowers too! Great job.

Hugs, April

Susannah said...

I did not know you could die cut baby wipes! What a bunch of pretty flowers.

A French Accent said...

Hi Marie, all those embellishments! beautiful.. those flowers and this bow... really add a beautiful final touch!

g said...

Beautiful layers, beautiful colors, beautiful flowers, oh my!

Julie said...

Your hand made flowers are a masterpiece!

Ann said...

Great card. Loved the flowers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Marie, That is the most gorgeous card I have seen in a long time. Great use of color and glitter and love those flowers you made. What a great work of art!

Anonymous said...

Great job on all the beautiful handmade flowers.

Youngdolphin@aol.com

Jann said...

Marie~ this is one fantstic card. so much work, different techniques, using material not typical for cards, too. The glittered embellishments just screams to me, pick me pick me. You must have had a blast making it, once you got into it.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful love the Detail and the colors the flowers are supper. the stamps are supper sweet. love the added Glitter it adds that wow factor and your swirl is awesome. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

pinky said...

So sweet, love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at LCI.
Pinky

NanaConnie said...

Marie, My 10 year old granddaughter, who happens to be called "Becca" by all friends and family, has just informed me that she wants a birthday card this year just like the one you made! Good thing I have Becca in my collection of SnS stamps. Fabulous job! Love the paper choices and the bow. :-D

Nikbee said...

A lovely sparkly card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Gina R said...

Love this card, the flowers are terrific.

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! What great razzle dazzle, Marie! Great colors and flowery elements. Your card is so very pretty!

susibee said...

Love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

Sherry Murphy said...

Great card. Lots of technique

Dianne Potter said...

This would make a great Mother's Day card. The colors are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Katy said...

This card is just brilliant! Love the flower child, the flowers and the colors! Very happy :)

Aurora Christina said...

I love the whole card. You did a really nice job. The flowers are really great. I can't wait to find out how to make them! I make flowers out of tissue paper, but I've never used baby wipes.

nancyparker55 said...

Vey cheery & bright. Sweet image too. Thanks for joining the fun at Kaboodle Doodles.

Sandra Kersting said...

WOW !!! What a beautiful card love all the embellishments, glitter and embossing. Truly a beautiful card.

debbi taylor said...

lovely card - so many elements to look at - thanks for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week! x

Amanda R said...

Very creative Marie! Makes me want to scrounge around and see what I can glitter up!

Kathy Vogel said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. I can't wait to find out how to make them. Baby wipes are an interesting medium.

Brenda said...

Testing to make sure the comments are working - as have had someone contact me with issues the Quacker Queen :)

carrie said...

Wow! So many layers and glitz. This is a wonderful card with so many things happening it takes some studying to see all that you have done.

HelenM said...

I love your card, esp the flowers

Jo said...

Lovely colours and pretty details.
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Robyn Rinehart said...

One of the best cards I have ever seen. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Heidi said...

This is adorable. So glad you joined the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week.

Frann said...

What a beautiful card, so colorful! Great flowers!

Tracy said...

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

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Wow, lots of layers here. And those flowers are just fab. I'll be back to see how you did it.

Cheryl said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Suzi said...

Fabulous sparkly card. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

Gerlinde said...

Marie, this is a fabulous card! All the layers, the bling, and the flowers are super!

creativearts said...

Great use of the glitter, Marie. Congratulations on being on the SNS blog today!

Joynana said...

Your card is beautiful, I love all of the wonderful details. I am guest designer at the Pixie Cottage this month and just stopped by for a visit.

MariLynn said...

Love the sparkle. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

LaJanette said...

My GOSH! This is absolutely awesome! Love all those flowers and that sparkle just makes me smile!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Mothers Day / Craft Buddy challenge. Hope to see you back often:0)

Hugs;
Janette

uksharon said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

sarah's little snippets said...

So cute Marie! love the sweet image and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World this month :) Sarah

Mini said...

So cute and so pretty! Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Little Claire this month.

Silvie Z said...

beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's this month.
Hugs,
Silvie xx