My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Red Wheelbarrow Birthday Card


Well, another weekend bit the dust. Where do these days go! At least it's getting closer to Spring. And, I'm making it happen sooner with this wheelbarrow full of flowers. I chose to go with brighter colors rather then the Spring pastels. Mainly because I wanted to use this Red pre-colored Wheelbarrow from Fred She Said. They come in 8 different colors and since Red is one of my favorite colors, I just had to use it.

I don't know where my head is this weekend. I LOVE to play along with challenges and especially Sketch challenges. So, I started printing my images and planning my cards so I can sit and hand stitch them while I watch TV in the evening.  Well, yesterday waqs my Granddaughter's 4th Birthday Party so that day was shot. AS I was making this card today, I just realized that I have three cards planned out and all three are from sketch challenges from Tuesday. So, that means that I have to finish and post all three cards in two days. Oh My!!!

This card was inspired by a sketch challenge from Anita Be Stampin.
The papers are from the Sweetheart Paper Pack from Close to my Heart. The color black was added to make the image POP.

I did the Hand Stitching with White Embroidery Floss to frame the whole card nicely.

The Happy Birthday is a Clear Stamp from the Birthday Card Chatter Set also from CTMH.

Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You
If the Shoe Fits - Happy  Birthday
Stamp Bazar - Spots and Stripes
Wags n' Whiskers - Punches
Charisma Cardz - Spring Has Sprung
Stamp & Doodle - Ribbon, Embossing, & Bling
Dital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
The Crafty Pad - Red, Pink & Black
I Did It! - Anything Goes

17 comments:

Merry said...

Very pretty...always love your stitching. Really like the shape of your tage with the greeting.

Danni said...

Very pretty! So many intricate details that make it really wonderful!

Priyanka said...

what a coloring skill you have,and the stitching is out of this word.very talented u r.Thanks for joining with us at Stamp-n-Doodle.

Pink Sunshine said...

Beautiful spring card, thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a beautiful Spring card! I long for it to hurry up and come! Thanks for the sneak peek! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week! Hope to see you back again soon!
Hugs,
Georgia

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for your participation in the Digital Tuesday Challenge...
xxx Anne-Marije

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with the Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the pearls, and your hand stitching is just fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Brenda said...

Wow, that hand stitching is fabulous, great card. Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

Gemma said...

a fab creation! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Your card is beautiful! Love the coloring!

Thank you for participating in the Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card. The pre colored digi image is just perfect on this card. I love all the techniques you have incorporated especially the lovely stitching. My daughter is a CTMH rep also. I just love all their crafting supplies. I am so thrilled that you demonstrated the new pen...thanks. Also, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad for our red, pink, black challenge this week. XX

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~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This is beautiful and really feels like Spring is on its way! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad in our red, pink & black challenge. I wish you good luck in the prize draw and hope you can play along with us again next Sunday :) The Navy Wife

lizzie said...

lovely card! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

lesleyworth said...

beautiful card! great use of the image! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

dj1952 said...

Congratulations on being one of the top 3 at Crafty Pad. I'm one of the other 3. I love your card. Fred She Said has always had some of my favorite digis. Hugs, dj1952

This N That said...

This is precious! So wonderful! Thank you So much for sharing with us at card makin mamas!