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Friday, March 25, 2011

Parrot Tulips - Fred She Said Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy Spring. The snow we got yesterday and last night has melted and my tulips are already 6" tall. Can't wait for them to look just like my card.

My card today was made for the Fred She Said Blog Hop. If you came here from Danielle's Blog, you are on the right trrack. However, if you just happened upon my blog, you will want to start at the beginning with Tracey-Lynn's blog. This is important because you will be collecting a word along the way from each of our blogs to make a sentence.  You will then follow the direction given at the last blog stop. There will be a random drawing of all correct sentences on Saturday April 2nd. So you have until Midnight EDT on April 1st to play along.

The prize will go to ONE winner of $25 FSS GC, $25 CropStop GC and 2 Digi Paper Sets from Bearly Mine Designs.

Your second stop along the hop is Donna from Bearly Mine Designs, who is our co-sponser. You'll definately want to check out her shop where she has the most gorgeous Digi papers.
I used four of her papers on the background of my card today.

The Parrot Tulip images are a new release from Fred She Said. You have a choice of a digi image or a whole set of 12 pre-colored tulips. They are just so GORGEOUS!!!

The inspiration for this card layout came from a Cards & Things Sketch Challenge.

The Sentiment was stamped using a Clear Stamp Set from Close to my Heart called Card Chatter - Birthday.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Now, hop on over to Anne's Blog, and see what neautiful creation she has to share with you.
BUT, before you go, my word is "At".

Other Challenges thisa card was made for:
Birthday Sundae - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Use a Digi
Gingerloft - Die Cuts or Punches
Cutie Sunday - Spring colors/images
Inspiration Avenue - Hello Spring
Mami Doodles - Celebrate Spring
Aly's - Happy Spring
I Did It! - Welcome Spring
Let's Ink it Up - Die Cuts/Punches
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei - Spring
Stamptacular Sunday - Sentiment as main focus
Sentimental Sunday - Sentiment as main focus
Digi's by Phooka - Flower Power
Happileigh Scrappin' - Spring Has Sprung
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Blooming Blossoms
Everybody Art - Happy Birthday
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, gems or pearls
For Fun Challenges - Flowers and sentiment focus


~Michelle~ said...

Wowza! I love the fussy cut tulips, the grid work and the stitching and the colors...great take on the sketch and great presentation of the tulips! :)

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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pqueenie said...

Love this card. Very nice!

Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness-- Your card is so beautiful. Love all the cutout work and those tulips.

Robin Parker said...

Nancy, as always another stunning creation. Love the way you put the three tulips together . Great idea and thanks for the inspiration.

Rosemary said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card, soemone is going to have a very happy birthday when they receive it! Still too early for tulips in my area, but they will eventually bloom. What a striking card, love the design and the colors.

Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei.

Debbie W said...

Breathtaking! I was so awed, I almost forgot about the secret word.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS! This needs framed!

Dani said...

What a beautiful and happy card!! So lovely!!

Kath said...

Oh my goodness I didn't realize that was hand stitching until I read it..what a nice touch

Donna said...

Fabulous card Nancy, love the whole layout of your card and great job with the tulips surround the circle.
Donna xx

Fliss said...

Very pretty card Nancy. Love the colours and the stitching detail.
Thanks for joining in with LIIU die cuts/punches challenge and good luck!

Dorcas said...

Such beautiful flowers and your layout is drop dead gorgeous!Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, the stitching looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

Tracy said...

My goodness Nancy this is spectacular! I love the papers from Donna that you used. They are so perfect with the tulips and the rest of the design of your card. This is a stunner!

Jana said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love those tulips. I am so ready for spring. That stitching is the perfect touch to this card. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Anne said...

Wow this is lovely, amazing quilty background for those lovely tulips

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your card with those yummy tulips! I love the sentiment and all of the papers too! Thanks for playing at both IDIC and Happileigh Scrappin' this week ! Good Luck!

Shannon said...

This is gorgeous. It reminds me of a stained glass window. So pretty. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Josephine Cox said...

Nancy your card is beautiful, and love the sketch you included. Thank you for showing us your talent,

Anita said...

The details are amazing. Your card is stunning!

Cherie said...

I love the beautiful card you made. The layout is really neat!

aqualeiga said...

Totally stunning those tulips and the hand-stitching really is out of this world! I am really pleased that you decided to join THE CRAFTY PAD challenge and enter your card! Hugs, Ali x

Sue said...

I love all the detail on your card. The frame is fabulous. Great flowers and I love the variety of fonts in your sentiment. Awesome work. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh Nancy, I absolutely love the way you put this card together! It is just beautiful!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

ooooh this is awesome, Nancy! The trio of tulips just jump off the page! I love that sketch as well and how you incorporated Donna's wonderful papers. ... I think I'll stay here a bit and gaze at your card for awhile :)

Candice said...

I love your card! Great job using the sketch. Thanks for joining us over at Birthday Sundaes.

Darlene said...

Very nice Nancy.Like the way you add stitching.

Rufus said...

Gorgeous, everything about this card is lovely! I really like the way that you've "swirled" the tulips. Simply beautiful!

Barbara said...

Oh...Nancy, your card is gorgeous. I am in awe. I love the tulips, the quilted card design, and your beautiful stitching...just perfect!
Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "use a digi" challenge. We hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge:)

StampingMinnie said...

WOW! that's my first impression. Your card is lovely -- absolutely lovely. The longer I look at your card, I find more intricate designs -- the stitching, the watercoloring, etc, etc, Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Please do come back and join us again.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh My, your cards is so beautiful. Love your coloring and hand stitching. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Rose said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along at HSS this week!

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

Dawn said...

Thanks for playing at My Grafico!
Dawn xxx

artangel said...

I love this - it's sooo pretty! Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and those are amazing!

Marushy said...

it's a wonderful card and yor colouring is sooo perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week....


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week....


Nadine said...


wunderschön, da stimmt einfach

Danke für die Teilnahme bei Cutie

Liebe Grüße Nadine

laney said...

wow great card and the tulips are fabulous!!!

Judy Goddard said...

I love the lacy effect on your card. Very nice!

Carmen O. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card! Those tulips frame that sentiment wonderfully. What a treasure.

Anne Marie said...

Nancy, this is so pretty! So many beautiful details and I love how perfectly you cut out those tulips! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Deb said...

All you cards are gorgeous! Hugs.

Krista Driessen said...

Cute card ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !

Mami Doodles said...

Gorgeous! Love how you framed the circle with the tulips! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is so so BEAUTIFUL!!!~

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! The cut tulips are just breathtaking- you mastered the sketch- Wow-love this card!

Sue said...

Fantastic card i just love the parrot tulips Luv Sue x

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card, if your tulips are half as pretty as your card your blessed.

Jaqi said...

Nancy, this is a masterpiece! The hand sewn edging just brings it all together so perfectly.

Lynn said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Those flowers really jump off the card!
Thanks so much for joining us Gingerloft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Lynn said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Those flowers really jump off the card!
Thanks so much for joining us Gingerloft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Jackiekg said...

Great card! Love how you framed
the sentiment with the flowers,
also how you put all the lovely
patterned papers together within
the frames; the ribbon is nice