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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Parrot Tulips and Humingbird



Here is my first card I've been able to make after the surgery on my shoulder a week ago. Got some bad news today that I would have to wear the sling and not use the arm for much for the next five weeks. I seemed to have lost my creativity with the pain and pain meds so this card seemed to take me forever to make. Typing this post with one hand will probably take even longer.


The design inspiration started with a sketch challenge over at Hanna and Friends.

For this card, I used the new Barely Mine Designed Digi papers for Fred She Said, called Floral Surprise.
I then printed out a Hummingbird from the Wee Hummingbird and Petunia. There is a whole sheet of Hummingbirds in different colors in this set. Then two of the Dark Pink and one cream colored Parrot Tulips. These I fussy cut and mounted then around the left side of a spellbinders die.

The stamp set I used in the center is called Scrapbook Statements from Close to My Heart.

It's been killing me not to be able to hand stitch my cards but I did manage some here on this card. I just kept it very simple. 

The dark pink gems are are the Pink Glitter gems from CTMH.

I'd also like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Anything but a Birthday 
Pile It On - April Showers Brings May Flowers
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Distressing
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Well Read
Created With Love - Spring


16 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Nancy. I love the image and such a beautiful sentiment.
Sorry to hear about your shoulder, I hope that the pain eases soon.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

catherine said...

This is beautiful Nancy and thanks for joining us over at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Scrappin Chris said...

Adorable card. Love the colors they pop. Thanks for joining our Spring Blog Hop.

~~Chris

Linda W. said...

I too love this card Nancy - and I will keep you in my prayers for renewed strength fast! I was just prowling around for a tulip or iris card and I think you swayed me your direction at FSS!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow this is beautiful, I love your image and the sentiment is perfect. thanks so much for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges Spring Blog Hop
Linda K. DT

Chris said...

Very beautiful card! I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Maria Rud said...

This is such a beautiful card. The image and the colors and gorgeous!!!
Thanks for playing with us this week at Created With Love Challenges.

Hugs,
Maria

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
with your beautiful card.

Pam x

craftin-dawn said...

Stunning! Love the colors and really love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Spring Blog Hop Challenge!
DawnD

lindyloo said...

wow what a beautiful card thank you for joining us at digital tuesday
linda

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful framing with this design, love the flowers with the bird!

craftybunny said...

You've combined everything beautifully.The wording is so lovely and just love the sweet hummingbird.Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Andreja L. said...

Your card is beautiful; good using the paper ... great job!
Thank you for sharing it with us in BearlyMineChallenge this week.
Hugs, Andreja

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is beautiful. I love the way that you have combined the images. The hand stitching is a wonderful detail...really pretty. Thanks for joining our Well Read Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Good luck with your shoulder healing. You'll be back using both hands before you know it!

Chris said...

beautiful, just beautiful. I love how you've colored the flowers and bird and how they frame the sentiment. '
thank you for playing with us at Pile it ON.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team) PS Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I've got an impingement in my right shoulder and injections haven't worked so it's a long long wait now for surgery so I know what you mean about difficult to make cards. Just try 5-10 minutes at a time. This card is beautiful and well worth the effort it took to make