Thursday, February 3, 2011

Purple Roses - Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Good Morning to you all on this Sunny Gorgeous Frigid day. The groundhog said we'd have an early Spring. I'm just wondering how early. It can't come soon enough for me. We had snow Tuesday and Freezing rain and Ice yesterday. It's times like this when I wished I didn't have a really LONG driveway!!!

I always love playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge every Tuesday. And when I saw this week's sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

I LOVE purple and I have this gorgoeus paper left over from some bulk papers from Close to my Heart from several years ago and knew it was perfect to go with these fabulous pre-colored roses from Fred She Said. These roses are from the set called Hearts and Roses. You can get them as Digi's or as pre-colored images. The roses come in 7 different colors and I'm determined to keep making cards with them until I use every color. Only four more to go!!!

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.
The green cardstock was sanded in a cross hatch ddesign to make it look like linen.

I've had these Nesties for ages and finally had the perfect sketch and images to use them. The pearls going down the left side were colored a light lavender with a copic marker because they were placed on white paper. All the other pearls were left white.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
Belli Challenge -  Pearls
Creative Craft World - Love
Creative Cottage - Words of Love
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Flower Power
For Fun - Spring Card
Crazy 4 Challenges - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Stamps, Scrap & Doodle - Use Punches
Totallt Gorjuss - As you like it.
Creative Card Crew - Pink & Purple (Pink is in the DP)
My Time to Craft - Flourishes
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes + Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
Fresh Brewed - Anniversary


Helen Dooley said...

This is beautiful. Brings warm thoughts to me. Thanks for playing along on FOr Fun. GOod Luck

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Your coloring is so beautiful! What an elegant card with the pearls. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.

Valerie said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I look forward to your creation next week. Valerie PSDT

Dori Shelton said...

Simply stunning!

Cards By MI said...

Wonderful card. Love the colours you have chosen. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is absolutely stunning - and your colour is just perfect! Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

tiggertastic said...

amazing - wow i am blown away and also heading over to check out those pre-coloured roses

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Mary J said...

So beautiful Nancy! Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

Mary J xxx

MiniOwner said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for taking up our love challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Choccy said...

A stunning card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World. For Lous' Love challenge.

Choccy x

Melanie M said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy challenge

Maria Matter said...

so so beautiful Nancy!!!

Robin Parker said...

What a very pretty creation. Love the color purple. Fabulous sketch to follow and it still looks elegant.

Guro said...

How elegant!!! I love your stiching, well done :-) The precolored roses are lovely, and your composition is awsome. The elements are combined in such harmony, and the soft colors you have used, adds to this feel. Thank you so much for sharing this card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope we will see you again soon :-D
Hugs Guro

aqualeiga said...

Love these colours....Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter or Spring challenge at 'For Fun' this week.

Hugs, Ali x (DT)

Stacy said...

OH this is just so lovely! So romantic and vintage! Love it! That stiching you did is amazing, you really put together well, and it shows the time and efforts! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed challenges this week!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card! Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is stunning! Absolutely perfect!!!

Thank you for participating in the Fresh Brewed Challenge this week!

Donna said...

Stunning card for this weeks Words of Love challenge at The Creative Cottage...thanks for joining in the fun with us :) Donna x

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is absolutely stunning - and your colouring is just perfect! Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge this week.

sallysbitz2 said...

WOW, what a stunning card. Just love you stitching round the whole card x

Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, great image and colours. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a fantastic card. Love the flowers and sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.

Davi said...

Oh so beautiful. Love the colors thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Pauline said...

Beautiful creation - thanks for sharing with us at For Fun!

Embley Veronica said...

I looove purple, too! Thanks for the link to the site that sells those beautiful flowers. I'll check it out. Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us for this week's For Fun Challenge!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card love the striking colours
Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy flower power challenge and hope to see you again soon
Love Jan

Karen W said...

Wow this is outstanding!!! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli this week, can't wait to see what you do next time.

Patricia St Martin said...

your card is stunning and very elegant. Love your colors and all your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges. We always love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Christine said...

What a truly stunning card. I love everything about it - the papers, the colouring, the image, everything! Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Sooooo pretty Nancy I love the stitching it creates a perfect border x
And what a beautiful sentiment x
Thanks for joining in at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Michelle Pearson said...

gorgeous card...LOVE your edge stitching...perfect touch! xoxo

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

I squealed when I saw this card, Nancy. I LOOOVE it! This has to be one of my most favouritest colour combos and the swirly whirlies with the roses .... oh my.

Gem said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Flowers challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh how lovely! I already think purple and green are one of my color combos. I love how soft and peaceful this card is.

Thanks for playing along at the Fresh Brewed Designs Month Long Prize challenge for February!