Thursday, March 31, 2011
Happy Easter Chicky!
Well, today is April Fools Day and we woke up to SNOW!!!! And that's no joke. It's actually snowing here in PA. So, for those of you that are also getting snow, I hope this card warms your heart a little!!!
There is so much talk lately about making our own paper flowers and I have to tell you, it is addicting. I'll never look at my punches the same way again. My three flowers in the upper right hand corner were made using a 5 petal punch. I topped them off with Glitz Glitter Gel from CTMH just for that extra sparkle.
The design inspiration for this card came from The Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge. This challenge has two parts. The sketch and stitching. Right up my alley since I stitch most of my cards anyway.
The papers are from the Mayberry Paper Pack from Close to my Heart. The Happy Easter is also from CTMH and is called Say It In Style.
The Chick and egg image is from Fred She Said and is called Easter Chicky. This fabulous image comes as a Digi or pre-colored images in 8 different colors. They also come with or without flowers. You can use these for Spring, Easter or Baby cards or layouts. I used yellow crystals in the center of each of the small flowers for a little extra bling. They started out as clear crystals but I colored them with my Copic Markers.
I usually hand stitch around the entire card, but this card was so busy that I only stitched the righte side with matching Embroidery Floss.
Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
2 Sisters - Make your own embellishment
My Sheri - Spring
Sugar Creek Hallow - Stitching
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Wet & Dry Embossing & part of the image popped up.
Totally Gorjuss - Spring Has Sprung
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Decoupage
There's Magic in the Air - Pink, Yellow, & Green
Anything Goes - Make your own Embellishments
Lady Bug Crafts Ink - Handmade Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes + A Handmade Flower
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers
ABC Challenge - Roses
Creative Belli Challenge - Sewing
Cooking it up with Katie - Sparkle, Shine & Shimmer
Creative Craft World - Easter
AI Factory - Bright Colors
Craft Us Crazy - Easter or Spring
Delightful Challenges - Flowers
Dutch Dare - Distressing