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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Easter Chicky!

Well, today is April Fools Day and we woke up to SNOW!!!! And that's no joke. It's actually snowing here in PA. So, for those of you that are also getting snow, I hope this card warms your heart a little!!!

There is so much talk lately about making our own paper flowers and I have to tell you, it is addicting. I'll never look at my punches the same way again. My three flowers in the upper right hand corner were made using a 5 petal punch. I topped them off with Glitz Glitter Gel from CTMH just for that extra sparkle.

The design inspiration for this card came from The Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge. This challenge has two parts. The sketch and stitching. Right up my alley since I stitch most of my cards anyway.

The papers are from the Mayberry Paper Pack from Close to my Heart. The Happy Easter is also from CTMH and is called Say It In Style.
The Chick and egg image is from Fred She Said and is called Easter Chicky. This fabulous image comes as a Digi or pre-colored images in 8 different colors. They also come with or without flowers. You can use these for Spring, Easter or Baby cards or layouts. I used yellow crystals in the center of each of the small flowers for a little extra bling. They started out as clear crystals but I colored them with my Copic Markers.

I usually hand stitch around the entire card, but this card was so busy that I only stitched the righte side with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
2 Sisters - Make your own embellishment
My Sheri - Spring
Sugar Creek Hallow - Stitching
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Wet & Dry Embossing & part of the image popped up.
Totally Gorjuss - Spring Has Sprung
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Decoupage
There's Magic in the Air - Pink, Yellow, & Green
Anything Goes - Make your own Embellishments
Lady Bug Crafts Ink - Handmade Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes + A Handmade Flower
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers
ABC Challenge - Roses
Creative Belli Challenge - Sewing
Cooking it up with Katie - Sparkle, Shine & Shimmer
Creative Craft World -  Easter
AI Factory - Bright Colors
Craft Us Crazy - Easter or Spring
Delightful Challenges - Flowers
Dutch Dare - Distressing


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is a very nice Easter card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Sadilla said...

great take on the sketch and lovely image.... I like the bright colors you picked...
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

sari said...

What a sweet & lovely easter card! Just love all the purple!! That image is sweet and love the roses! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & sunshine! /sari

Lou said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours :) thank you for joining us over at CCW.

Lou x

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful chick and fab flowers
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Nancy love how you coloured this chicky up really lovely
thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge this week

Sue C said...

Lovely card, the chick is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge. Sue C x

sue said...

a cute card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Deb Mitchell said...

I just adore your card Hun, it is just so so adorable!!!

Hugz, Deb

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Wow, talk about cute! The coloring on your chick is wonderful and those purple flowers are amazing. Great job with the stitching. It adds so much to your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining our sparkly challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching with us in The Pixie Cottage :)

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous card, thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes

Kat said...

What a cute image. Just right for an Easter card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Tanya R said...

Super fantastic stitching! Thank you for joining the fun over at The Pixie Cottage.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! This is adorable and great coloring!!!
Thanks for sharing you fabulous card with us at Speedy's Friends!!

lisbeth said...

What a lovely card, Love the colour and all the work you put in to this. Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up whit Katie this week

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! That image is cute and the flowers are gorgeous, what shape punch have you used?? Thanks for playing with us at TMIA this week, Good Luck xxx

Stampin Lucy said...

Oh NANCY, fancy meeting you here this way, LOL....I really wish you could share some of your gorgeous coloring, creative talent with me ;0)

thanks for joining us at "There's Magic in the Air"

Beth Norman said...

Fantastic. Your colouring is so very beautiful. I like how you decorated your background with blue and green. And I love all the flowers. You said you like homemade flowers, so you might like my recent tutorial on making paper flowers.

Thank you for playing along with the Creative Belli Blog Challenge. Best of luck.



Chocolate Orange said...

Such a cute image. Love the colours that you have used.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Easter Challenge.
Choccy x

jdmommy said...

Both your coloring and stitching are fabulous!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge.

Hestia's Helper said...

I'm so glad you decided to enter our challenge at the Stamping Boutique!
Your flowers are beautiful! And that stitching is so original and creative! I love it!


Karen W said...

Beautiful card and that image is adorable. Great take on the Belli Challenge!!!

theCook said...

This chicken is too cute!!!! And the flowers are lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge!

Tammy said...

Adorable card! I love that image and your stitching!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Anita said...

Your card is lovely and your coloring is amazing. Love the handmade flowers. Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Ika said...

Your card is soo amazing.. i love the embellishment and layout too.. it's just sooo adorable! thank you for playing with us at AI Factory! hugs

Thebug415 said...

WOW. Adorable! I love that stitching! Great job...thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I'm back! I see you've entered into another of my DT's challenges. I'm still in love with those gorgeous purple flowers! The subtle sparkle on them is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥

lynne said...

Great card! I am loving that cute and adorable! Your flowers are just fab!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our Easter/Spring challenge!

Lynne x

Petra said...

Wow, love your colouring on the image and all the attention to detail :) Thanks for joining us at AiFactory!

Mini said...

A super card! Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Savahanna said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. what a cute little chickie. I love the card. You did an amazing job. Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

Vicki said...

Hello Nancy! What a beautiful creation. I am looking forward to working with you on the FSS DT. Your cards are simply amazing...what a talent! Your flowers are superb! Nice to meet you!