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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Purple Crocus & Butterflies

We had such a beautiful Spring like day today that it inspired me to make this card. I went outside to switch over the pond heater to the water fall and saw my crocus blooming. So, I finally got to use some new stamps I got a long long time ago and never got around to using. I'm also using pearls from my huge stash.

The design of the card was inspired from a sketch at sketch n' Stash. Actually, I started with two Flourishes Challenges and found a sketch that worked with it. The first challenge is called "The Cut Above the Rest", where we were punch a decorative edge on our card. The second Flourishes challenge was the Timeless Tuesday Challenge where we were to use butterflies.

So, all of my stamps are Flourishes. The Crocus is from "A Year of Flowers 1". The Butterflies are from "Gerbera Daisies". And the sentiment is from "Timeless Quotes".  They were all colored with Copic Markers

The papers, Glitter Gel and pearls are from Close to my Heaert.

The Hand Stitching was done with matchihng Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenges this card was made for:
Anything Goes - Die Cuts
Creative Card Crew - Show us some Green
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Spring Has Sprung
House of Gilli - Pastel colors & Bling
Happileigh - recipe
Lexi's Creations - Easter
Paper Scissors, & Rocks - Use more then one Die Cut
Stamping, Scrapping Challenge - Pastels
Sweet Pea Stampers - Scallops
The Pink Elephant - Spring
Wild Orchid - Die Cuts or Punches
Woodware USA - Spring is Coming
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring Creations
Paper Crafting Journey - Up in the Air
Charisma Cardz - To Die For
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes


ChristineCreations said...

What a stunning card! I love how you've combined these sets, your gorgeous stitching and the touches of glimmer! WOW!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhhhh, mouth agape... this is a dream! I'd love to step right into your card. You've got some awesome creative talent! I'm so glad you entered this in Flourishes Cut Above challenge. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this!

~Michelle~ said...

this is ROCK with your stitching and beautiful presentation! :)

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous and elegant card, and all that lovely stitch detail! Beautiful. Thanks for joining Anything Goes K x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is gorgeous! Your colors are a favorite of mine. Beautiful butterflies and your detail is wonderful. Thanks for playing in FLourishes A Cut above the Rest CHallenge.

sue said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, and lovely Spring colors! Thanks for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a stunning card! I love the flowers and they are wonderfully colored! Thanks for playing along with us at Happileigh Scrappin' challenge this week.

Peggy said...

OMG this is beautiful. I love the colors, the layout, everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli! : )

phatelara said...

Hi! I clicked on your blog link from Creative Card Crew Challenge. Your card is just gorgeous! Love the colours, sentiments and the pearls too! The butterflies and flowers are so pretty. :)

Debbie @ Phatelara

Sue said...

absolutely gorgeous card and fab caolours

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash


Ann said...

Your card is beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for joining the House of Gilli Challenge. :)

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful card that is so well coordinated. Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW this week and good luck in all the challenges. x

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh My Golly Wowsers! This card is amazing. I absolutely love the hand stitched edging. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful, beautiful card,I love everything about it. The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.

Shelly's Images said...

Absolutely a work of art. I love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the little details and the stitching is amazing! Thanks for playing along with my "more than one die cut" challenge!

Sussie said...

Gorgeous! You made an awesome job with the stitching on this card!

maddy hill said...

Such a pretty card and the colours are gorgeous ! love all the details.
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week.
maddy x

Suzanne :O ) said...

gorgeous card, I love all the attention to detail! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Woodware this week!

Yone said...

Gorgeous card ! Tks for joining our Pastel and Bling Challenge at the House of GILLI !

Leah the Orange said...

STUNNING! you do amazing work with that spray pen, and your colouring is fantastic. i'm in love with the butterflies! thanks for sharing your card with the Charisma Gals this week!

Vicky said...

Wow Nancy what a gorgeous card hun! love the image and your stitching is amazing....I love it :o)

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes Nancy....this is one gorgeous creation! Love the stitching, the framing, the colors, the 3D look of the flowers..what can I say I love it all...simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for joinign us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

Asia said...

Beautiful card :)

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Nancy, hop over to Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge. I've got something there for you. Hehehe

Linda Therrien said...

Wow - your card is truly a piece of art - love the stitching you did - great idea!!

I'd like to invite you to visit my blog, I am having a challenge that calls for punches and your card would be perfect for it.


Aletha J. Williams said...

I have this stamp! You have done a superb job! Thanks for joining us at the House of Gilli. Good luck!

Becca Fabozzi said...

wow, such a beautiful card. Love the flower stamp you used, just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at House of Gilli this week

elsi67 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at WOC ♥

The Bug said...

So pretty - love your stitching and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining our Pastel Challenge over on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central!
Hugs, Wini