Sunday, March 14, 2010

Little Bird In the Sky

Like others, I am soooooo ready for spring so I 'needed' to make a card with light spring colors! I made a card similiar to this before and didn't like it because of the colors I used so I CASED myself! I've said it before and I'll say it again, SU! is really getting with the times with their new cling stamps and punches. Thank you SU! (by the way, if you need any SU! gear I am a demo and can get it for you...just had an order today...thanks Kim!)
I am also liking the paper flowers I am seeing everywhere. Maybe I should schedule a day where I just make embellishments and use up all my scraps. Today I dug out my crochet hook and thread  to 'practice' making crochet flowers. It's been awhile and I'm really having to work at keeping that thin little thread in my hands and get the tension right. Ah age...!  I messed up the middle of one, therefore, a button center!

Back to my card. The deets of the card meets requirements on several challenges. They are:
  1. Crafty Creations Challenge to make a flower
  2. Cupcake Craft Challenge to add flowers
  3. Die Cuts Dreams Challenge to use at least punches, I used 3.
  4. Die Cuts R Us to make paper flowers.
  5. Challenge Up Your Life to use a flower
  6. Just Us Girls to make a flap card
  7. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge that anything goes
  8. Pile it On to use pastel colors
  9. 365 Cards Day 11, Lovely Landscape
Enough for tonight, need to make some St. Patty mints for the office staff while I watch Brothers and Sisters!
Have  a great week.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card - love the colors and all the textures and embellies. Fab crocheted flowers. Wish I knew how to crochet! Great job on all the challenges too. So happy you could have some fun with Pile it On this week.

Kim said...

aaawwww! LOVE IT! Fab flower and the pink embossed bird is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at 365 Cards and hope to see you more in the future!

Aloha, Kim
365 Cards Design Team member
Check out the DAILY challenges!

Patti said...

This is adorable! I love the dp... it does most of the work! Your bird is cute embossed!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Absolutely stunning card, wonderful handmade flower and gorgeous images. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Debra said...

Very pretty card...and I just love the bird. Your colors are wonderful and it really expresses Springtime!

Debra Dukes
Conroe, TX

My Blog: Creative Heart Designs

Juls said...

wow this is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the texture on the birdie and gorgeous flower!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DCRU!!

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card love the embossing and the punches shapes - thanks for playing along at Die Cut Dreams and Cupcake crafts

Nicola said...

Beautiful card and punched detail and what an awesome flower.
Thank you so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. I love the flower, the embossing on the bird and the DP. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Martina said...

What a beautiful card! I love the birdy punch! It's so gorgeous!

Rose said...

awesome!! and your crochet flower is perfect luv the button in the center :) So glad you joined us on crafty creations this week

Stampin' Pam said...

Sam this is glorious - love the birdie and your paper flower. I, too, just started practicing crochet flowers - my tension is pretty tight so it's a bit hard with a tiny hook. Love your button center as a work around :-) Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by being an active participant in our challenges. We appreciate our loyal followers! We look forward to your take on our offerings ☺

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the flower!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card! Great job :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful! Love your paper flower and that little birdie is just the cutest!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute, cute, cute card! Love that 3-D flower embellishment & the embossed bird! Spring has sprung in your corner of the world!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oops! thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge! Hope you come play Saturday!

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Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your double row of scallops and the little birdie! I bought that punch but haven't used it yet. Now I want to after seeingyour card!