Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Birthday

Good Morning!  And after last night's Red Sox game it really is a good morning! 

Today's card is for a couple of challenges; Flourishes, We're Having A Birthday Party, to create a birthday card, and for the Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge!

 
The stamps are from the beautiful set, Dahlias, available at Flourishes.  I think this was my very first purchase from them.  I hope in the coming winter months to turn to this set time and time again, to make me feel like I am still playing in my gardens.  Fingers Crossed!  :)
 
I actually remembered to whip out the old Janome mini sewing machine.  My New Year's Resolution was to incorporate more sewing on my cards.  I honestly have been doing it more and more.....well more than last year anyways.  And I fussy cut the entire image out, must have been a little bit of last week's Challenge still on my mind!  Colored with various Copic Markers and a touch of an orange Sakura Glaze pen.  A few layers of some pretty designer paper, a little bit of ribbon and some pretty aqua textured rhinestones.  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle dies.
 
This card came together really quickly.   I was emailing with a friend while crafting, she was going on about how her work day was going poorly (we worked side by side for over 5 years together, you know, 40 hours of free therapy each week!  Gotta love your girlfriends!)  and I made the mistake of replying:  I'm coloring!  lol  Not at all what she wanted to hear.  I will have to wait for a special day and send her this card, or maybe just on a Friday!  That should smooth things over.
 
Have a wonderful Tuesday, hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Stunning birthday card Donna! I think your friend would certainly love a little letter love in the mail. Thanks for helping us celebrate Christine's birthday over at Flourishes!

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  2. Donna your card is gorgeous, that Dahlia is colored beautifully. Love your story too, I'm sure she'll forgive you SOME DAY!

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  3. Great card, your flower is so vibrantly coloured and I love that stitched detail. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  4. Gorgeous card….I want to sew on my cards someday…I have never tried it! It would so be out of my comfort zone….I am sure your friend will love it and she will forgive you…lol!

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  5. I love how you inked up the blue from the DP and used it in shuttle touches on this card. Great stitching too. I am always afraid to add that after the card is done. I'm afraid that I would just mess it all up.

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  6. Gorgeous colors here. Love orange and that shade of blue together. You have really colored the image perfectly, and those corner elements are the perfect touch. Oh, and then you STITCHED it!!! Well done my dear!!

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  7. Your Dahlia is just stunning! Love the blue accents too! WOW!

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  8. Another gorgeous creation! Just love that dahlia stamp! Gorgeous coloring too! I still have that little card that you sent me with the blog candy that has this image on it gorgeous!

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  9. I love these dahlias! Such wonderful rich colors too! And I love how creative the stitching is too. Thanks for such a lovely card Donna!

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