Monday, February 9, 2015

For You

Hi all..... hope everyone had a great weekend.  We got hit again with more snow.  I don't think I have ever wanted to see spring so much as I do right now.  It seems like it is always snowing.  This last snow fall started Saturday night and it's still snowing tonight. So, to get over my winter blues and get my thoughts on springtime I decided to work on a springtime birthday card.  I used the photo inspiration from the Creative Colors challenge for inspiration.

I started with a pastel yellow card base.  To the center I added a piece of pastel blue and white plaid patterned paper backed in pastel pink and white card stock. I embossed a piece of pastel pink card stock using a dot embossing folder and backed it in white card stock.  I added a piece of pastel blue dot patterned paper.  I punched one side of a piece of pastel yellow card stock using an eyelet lace border punch and added it so it was peaking out from behind the dotted paper.  

The image I used is Thanks from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored it using Spectrum Noir pens and then cut it out in a circle.  I backed it in pastel yellow card stock and cut around it using scalloped scissors. I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock, backed it in pastel pink card stock and cut around it with scalloped scissors.  I punched the end of a strip of pastel blue dot patterned paper and a strip of pastel pink card stock using a star punch. 

I created the flower using two punches from EK Success.  First I punched 3 flowers out of pastel pink card stock. I folded each petal in half and layered them to make one flower.  I added a light pink gem to the center.  I also added 2 leaves punched out of sage green card stock.  I punched 3 tiny butterflies out of pastel pink card stock, pastel yellow card stock and pastel blue dot patterned paper.  I added diamond stickles to them.  I added 3 light pink gems to the upper corner.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times: Pastels

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Fab N Funky: Hearts and/or Flowers

Mo's Digital Challenge: Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes

The Crafter's Cafe: Birthday Card

Crafty Catz: Birthdays

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: Anything Goes with a Twist.... Something with Wings

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Catch The Bug: Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations: Flowers

Creative Colors: Photo Inspirations - Pastel Blue, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Pink and Designs in the Photo

Creative Card Crew: Glitter

Hanna and Friends: Embossing

Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi

Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes

Mo's Digital Pencils Thanks Digital Stamp

Penny Black Mimi In Paris Rubber Stamp Set

Recollections Pale Pink Card Stock
Coredinations Pastel Yellow Card Stock
Pastel Blue Gingham Patterned Paper
Pastel Blue Dot Patterned Paper
White Card Stock

Darice Light Pink Gems
Diamond Stickles

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
EK Success Star Punch
EK Success Leaf Punch
EK Success Flowers and Leaves Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Scallop Scissors
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Dots

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
DG2, PP1, FS2, TB3, GB8, CT1, EB2


coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed card Mary love the wonderful pastel shades and that cute, gorgeous image a super make, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
lorraine x

Tina said...

such a cute card...lovely details and colors to
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Zora said...

Lovely coloured image and layout thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky. Hope you will join us nex time too.

Zora said...

A Lovely layout thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky. Hope you will join us nex time too.

Franz♥ said...

What a cute and adorable card!

Thank you for sharing your fab creation with us at Mo's Challenge Blog :*

Hugs, Franz.

Creations by Shirl said...

Precious love the cuteness..thanks for joining Brown sugar Challenge!

NickScrapShack said...

A wonderful Birthday card!
Like the pale colours and mix of patterns.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

Claudia Rogier said...


Great card. Make sure to post our color palette aswell.Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck.



Beautiful colors and design! I love flower!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.

Nance said...

Very sweet card with those gorgeous pastel colors and Mo's image! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you join us again!

Indy's Designs said...

Such a sweet card! Love those soft colors! So glad you were inspired by our flowers theme challenge at Cupcakes Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie

Billie A said...

Cute card and great image. I love the colors and fun feel. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

Nina Dee said...

What lovely details! I love that pretty flower and those cute sparkly butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Tanvi said...

Mary this is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Colors Challenge#29. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Such cute image! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays :) -Esther

Unknown said...

Awww, this is so sweet. Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Use a Digi/stamp. Wendy (DT).xx

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, great image and design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month.
Kim x