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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dreams Come True


I haven't created a card in some time and I'm running out of time. I am making Close to my Heart cards for a Charity Auction for Operation Smile. So, I need to get busy. This is one of the cards I finished this morning. 

I used a sketch from Midnight Madness sketch challenge from last week for my inspiration.

Everything used here is from Close to my Heart. The Stamp Set is called Dreams Come True. I used Universal Backgrounds for the script behind the flowers.

The Buttons are from the Pink Assortment. I also used Half pearls, and tiny sparkles. The strip above the butterfly is from the Color Ready Kraft Borders.  Glitz Glitter Gel was used around the edges of the flowers for a little sparkle.

The Hand stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenges for my card:
Let's Ink It Up! - Stitching
Pile It On - Rubber Stamp
Quirky Crafts - Sparkly punchy Spring
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Tone on tone
Catered Crop - Striped Paper, Copic's on leaves, Spring, Sewing, Distressing, Die Cuts, Buttons
2 Sisters - Bingo-Die Cuts, Glitter, Flowers
Challenge Up Your Life - Masking
Secret Crafter - Stitching
Inky Impressions - Flowers
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Lots of Layers
House of Gilli - Stripes & Bling
Incy Wincy - Bright & Bold
Kaboodle Doodles - Thoughts of Spring
Woodware - Die Cuts/Punches

26 comments:

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous card

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Grace said...

Wow!!! Just amazing!!! LOVE the stitching you did! Love the swirly flourishes and the beautiful take on the MMS! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Peggysuez said...

What very soothing colors! And I like all the detail, the lacy look around the edges . . . so pretty! Best of luck with the auction. And thank you for coming alongside Stamnpin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful card! The colours are so beautiful and i love your stitching! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Linda McClain said...

Wow this is stunning in so many beautiful ways. Your stitching just knocks my socks off. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop. Oh, and such a wonderful cause. You are amazing.

Cazro said...

Your card is stunning, so much work entailed, the stitching is beautiful. Good luck and thanks for entering into the challenge at LIIU. Caz.

*Vicki* said...

Oh this is so stunning!! What a gorgeous flower and stunning layout!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenges!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Sr. Inkette DT

Caro said...

This is stunningly beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

It's been a while since I've popped in to leave a comment... thanks to following blogs through Google Reader. But I just had to pop by to say that this is gorgeous! Great work, Nancy! TFS

Bea said...

Lovely card :o)

Thanks for joinin gus at secret crafter this week

Bea

Nancy said...

Wow, your colors and stamp choice are just superb!! Love the detailing! Thank you for joining us this week for the Woodware USA challenge!

Martina said...

I love that you used my favorite colors :D the card looks awesome - I really like it :)

thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL :)

xx M.

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful card ! Good luck !

dj1952 said...

Nancy your card is drop dead gorgeous! I love the hand embrodering and the flowers. The color combination is also fantastic. I just stopped by after entering my card at Catered Crop, and I don't think I have a chance to win this challenge after seeing yours. Hugs, dj

Spyder said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and all that fabulous stitching. Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round, the voting should start tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday so be sure to pop back and vote for your favourites, and get your blogging buddies to vote for you! On saying all that inlinkz has started the voting early but with any luck that will be corrected as soon as possible!!
((Lyn))

Becca Fabozzi said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! LOVE those flowers, amazingly beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at House of Gilli and Midnight Madness this week! Great job incorporating both challenges!!!

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining incy wincy this week!
hugs

Diane said...

Lovely spring card....Thanks for entering the Quirky Crafts Challenge. Love your entry, well done. Don't forget to come back for voting.

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

This is a beautiful card! I really like the colors and it's layed out so well. It just Wows you!

thestampingbug said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Love all the elements that went into your creation and hope it gets a TON of bids at the auction! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

Nikki said...

Very Pretty Card Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Cammy said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the layers. Beautiful work!

Thank you for following my recipe at the Catered Crop.


--Cheryl--

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love your beautiful papers and layers, for such a good cause too, thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Flower Challenge, take careX:)