Friday, January 7, 2011

A Friend is. . .

I made this card using this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Wonder. This was a freebie that she gave to all her facebook followers on New Years. I love this image as it reminds me so much of my daughter. Becca is always trying to wear her dress shoes with everything (even sweatpants). She loves wearing them. When I showed her this image the first thing she said was that it was her. I have to agree. Anyway enough of me rambling.....

I created my card using the colors yellow, white and purple for the color challenge at The Corrosive Challenge and for the retro challenge at Bronte and Bella's (Mo's) Challenge. The purple is dark and might look a little black but trust me it is purple. The sketch that I used is from the chalelnge at The Sweet Stop. I embossed the square of white cardstock behind the image using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and then backed it in purple. I punched a strip of white cardstock using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and added a purple and white plaid ribbon to the top of it and added it behind the image. I added a bow to the top left corner of the embossed square made out of the same ribbon. I added three paper flowers, layered to make one flower. I stared with a green flower for the leaves, then a light purple flower and finished it off with a white flower with a dark purple center. I added a light yellow pearl to the center and a purple butterfly gem to one of the petals. I finished off my card by added 3 light purple pearls to the top right corner.

The challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is to use 11 elements. I used the following 11 elements to my card: cardstock, patterned paper, butterfly gem, punched border, embossing, ribbon, image, bow, sentiment, flowers & pearls.

The sentiment on my card celebrates friendship. It says, "A friend is someone you can do nothing with....and enjoy it." This is for the challenges at Crazy 4 Challenges (celebrate something), Sentimental Sundays (Celebrate Friendship), Die Cut Dreams (Quote).

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Out With The Old

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Flower Power (item from store: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch, DCWV Cardstock)

Flutterby Wednesday: Open

I Did It Creations: Favorite Technique (punching & embossing)

Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes

Fab N Funky: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Alota Rubber Stamps: Stamp, Ribbon & Bow

Sundays With Crissy: Ribbon

Stamp Something: Digi Day Challenge

Catch The Bug: Anything Goes

~ Supplies Used ~
Mo's Digital Pencil Wonder Digital Stamp
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Purple Cardstock
DCWV Yellow Cardstock
Yellow Stripped Patterned Paper
Paper Pizazz Lavender Flowers On Purple Patterned Paper
Purple Butterfly Gem
Lavender Pearls
Yellow Pearl
Oriental Trading Company White With Purple Center Paper Flower
Oriental Trading Company Light Purple Paper Flower
Oriental Trading Company Green Paper Flower
Making Memories Kids Trims Emma Purple Paid Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Dots)
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
Fiskars Circle Template
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Jennie Reedy - Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

such a cute image, love all the layers, adorable card!
Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Marie said...

What a darling card!
Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

paola said...

Stunning little ensemble, great color choice, thanks for joining us at Mo's

Elaine L. said...

I love this card! There's a lot to look at, but all the elements come together perfectly! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge

Emma and Susan said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love your sentiment, spoken from the heart. Thanks for joining us this time at Sentimental Sundays.
Love Susan

Emma and Susan said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love your sentiment, spoken from the heart. Thanks for joining us this time at Sentimental Sundays.
Love Susan

Debs said...

Love it! what a beautiful creation, gorgeous colors and layout, thanks so much for sharing with us this challenge at Die Cut Dreams

Debbie said...

Super adorable ... love that gingham ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Gemma said...

Mary this is really pretty! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Moments by Marla said...

Adorable card! I am one of Mo's followers and haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. Thank you for some wonderful inspiration.

Kimberly S said...

Such a darling image, and your card is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s Sentimental Sundays!

Danni said...

Love this!! super pretty card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Pat said...

Oh adorable!! I laughed when I read about Becca and her dress shoes...I have a couple of granddaughters who do the same thing!! Your coloring is the rich colors and layers you used...and that flower perfectly sets off this darling little sweetheart!! Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's for this week's "retro" challenge!
Pat Frank

Dawn said...

Oh Mary she is just adorable. That bow is just perfect on this card.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the image, you colored it beautifully and love all the detail.
Thank you so much for playing along at stamp something this week, hope you'll join us again next week!

Crafty Chris said...

A lovely layout and sweet little image, Thanks for joining us at DCD,
Chris x

Zoe said...

What a fabulous layout with all those elements and layers and Mo's image is indeed adorable. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Sundays with Crissy. Hugs xxoo

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love that it reminds you of your daughter.. You did a great job. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.

Cindy2 said...

Seeing Mo's images is always such a joy, especially when they're so well colored. We love it that you've shared at the SSCC 'flowers' challenge. C2

Suzanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Thansk for joining us at Fab n Funky x

Stephanie said...

Great job! Thanks for joining us at SSCC and hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Chris said...

A beautiful card thanks for joining us at DCD,
Chris x

Lisa said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!