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Monday, June 21, 2010

Birds & Roses - Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Stampers!!!

I really love summer, however, I don't do heat very well. It's the humidity her in PA that bothers me most. But, that's why they invented Air Conditioning and swimming pools.

So, here is my 1st day of summer card using the newly released Digi Stamp called Birds and Roses for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Isn't this juts the prettiest image. The image was colored in with Copic Markers.

For this card, I was inspired by the sketch at Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog and by a cup cake. See link below
I also had this great find at Michael's last week. I only went in for some embroidery floss that I was out of to do my hand stitching and I some paper pads from K and Company called out to me. I bought three 12 x 12 pads for only $7.00 each. I love the papers from that company.

The paper flowers and leaves were made using punches. And again this week, I'm finally using my stash of buttons that I've neglected and have been hoarding for years.

The Hand stitching was done using matching embroidery floss.

Other Challenges used on this card:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Paper Flowers 
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Flowers
Fun With Shapes & More - Flowery
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - Stitching
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
Lexi's Creations - Something old.(my buttons and that color of embroidery floss)
Cupcake Inspirations - Use the cupcake for inspitation.
One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Seeing Double (My Flowers)
Twisted Thursday - Something old - My Buttons and embroidery floss
Paper Play Challenges - Something Old
365 Cards - Ad Inspiration


Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

OMG! FANTASTICLY AMAZING! I love your card! Theimage is wonderful and it is colored so well! All of the lacey effect and the flowers! FAB! Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL SUNDAY’S STAMPEN CHALLENGE HOP"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

craftyb said...

such a beautiful card...your sweet image is coloured supberbly! LOVE this stitching detail! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Gina said...

Stunningly gorgeous!!!! Love that sweet birdhouse image. Thanks for playing along at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge.
Love as always Gina x x x

Faye said...

Wow, what a lovely image you've used and it's coloured beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at Lexi's. x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty, great details...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Valarie (vampme3) said...

This is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cowgirl Up!

Gloria Stengel said...

Lovely work! The stamp and the papers are amazing! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

dstandard said...

What a gorgeous card! Love this! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card Nancy very pretty image your flowers compliment it beautifully. Really pretty colour palette. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch At A Time.
Carol Ann xx

Jane Wetzel said...

how sweet! glad u joined us at S2G!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is really stunning love that image wondeful layout and detail too bless you for joining us over at OSAAT,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Spyder said...

Love the colours, very striking, love that image too, fabulous card! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Seeing Double challenge this week!

Georgia said...

Lovely! Great stitching!! Thanks for playing this week at the Crafty Creations Challenge.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

beautiful card!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Such a sweet image. Thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT. smiles...Tammy

Claire said...

Sooooo beautiful!! Love the DPs and the image is coloured beautifully too
Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful card!! I live in Maryland, so i sooooo know what you mean about the humidity!! Hope you can stay cool in your craft room hehe!
P.S. If you get a chance, come check out my challenge blog! This week’s challenge runs until Saturday night. I hope to see you there! xo Kelli

Lori said...

Great sketch, and I love the giant zigzag stiches, thanks for joining Lexi's this week!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, love everything.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous - reminds me of when I was a child in our cottage garden!

Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge.

Sarah x

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Lorraine said...

stunning card huni thankyou for joining us at CUPS this week goodluck huni xx

sam said...

Great price for the papers hun. Shame we don't have a Michaels over here in the UK - we never get deals like that! Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x
Fab card by the way

Sammibug said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Sammibug(GD)