Sunday, March 9, 2014

Birthday Roses

     Well, two posts yesterday and one this morning.  You know I've been making good use of my play time this weekend.  :-D  This next card I did using an image from Beccy's Place (theme: Anything Goes with Beccy's image.)  I discovered Beccy's Place images a couple of years ago and I just love them.  These roses seemed perfect for a birthday, and a friend of mine has her birthday on Mother's Day this year so this will probably end up in her mailbox.  :-D


I started with the sketch at Speedy TV (twist: add bling), turned sideways.


     The roses are colored with ProMarkers and die cut with another of my frame dies from Spellbinders.  The polka dot dp is from SU and the background has been lightly embossed with my "Linen" folder.  Can you believe there are no fewer than 6 shades of green on this card between the papers, the CS, and the coloring?  There are just so many challenges this week wanting us to do something with green.  I tried to satisfy them all.  :-D

     I added the pearl swirls and the metal brads for a bit of bling but the card is still flat enough to fit into a regular envelope for mailing.

     The following challenges all have themes related to "green":

     Challenges with other themes:
Crafty Creations -- Birthday
Creative Moments -- Swirls/Pearls
Cuttlebug Mania -- For Mum
Digistamps 4 Joy -- Birthday sentiment
Fussy and Fancy -- Birthdays
Just Inspirational -- Photo of flowers
Loves Rubber Stamps -- A/G
Scrap It Girl -- Birthdays
Seize the Birthday -- A/G
Totally Papercrafts -- female birthday

     Back to my craft room now.  If you're in the USA, but not in Arizona, did you remember to move your clocks forward into Daylight Savings Time?  If not, better do it before you have to go to work or be at an appointment.  You'll be late if you don't.  BTW, can anyone tell me why we "save daylight" in the spring and summer when days are longer and we have more daylight anyway?  The farmer's cows still wake up with the sun, not the clock.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

47 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Love those really pretty yellow roses! They really pop against the green cardstock! HUGS :)

Kimbo said...

Lovely pretty flowers and I love the bling flourish

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Chasing the Dream said...

Stunning and elegant, lovely colors and beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at
Digistamps4Joy.
Hugs
Berni (DT Member)

jimlynn said...

Love the statement about the time change! LOL! Just about time we get used to this one, it'll change once again.

Your roses (and card) are so pretty. My very favorite yellow roses (and not because I'm from Texas either)! So pretty against all the green.
Lynn

KarinsArtScrap said...

such a beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karin

Creative M said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Great job!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What beautiful yellow roses. Gorgeous card for your friend.
Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Holly Hughes said...

This is just fabulous! I love the colors and the sketch is perfect with this sketch. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges, Holly H, DT.

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful; love that you flipped the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Sketch With a Twist Challenge.

karalschuknecht said...

Pretty Image, beautiful coloring and get die cuts. Love this card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Our Color Challenge - Green." Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Nikki said...

Lovely card. That image is so pretty and I love your colour combination. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

Nikki

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely, NanaConnie.

Jackie Scott said...

Gorgeous card - I do love those yellow roses! Always fun to use a sketch!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I just love the yellow and green color combo. The roses are gorgeous. What fab coloring!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Goodness this is beautiful. The color combo is wonderful and I love how you followed the sketch. Lovely card....Hugs, joann

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Roses : ) Your colors are so pretty and ohhhh how I love that die! You have one lucky friend. hahaha yep- the cows do get up with the sun, don't they???

Dawn Lancaster said...

Very pretty NanaC, I love the colour combo!
Hugs
Dawn xx

alex said...

This is truly beautiful Nana Connie, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
Alex x

OttawaMom said...

Very pretty flowers on a lovely green background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card....Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Donna Ellis said...

the are LOVELY, Connie! Such beautiful shading and wonderful assembly. Love how the greens really pop everything together, with that contrast of the clean white! Beautiful card, and a great take on the sketch! hugs, de

Cheryl Miller said...

Beautiful coloring job! Thanks for playing along at Mark's Finest Papers SWAT challenge.

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card for our Think Green challenge! I love the pretty roses! Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD A BIRTHDAY SENTIMENT’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Cards by Ziggy said...

what a beautiful creation, thankyou for sharing it with us at Creative Moments this fortnight

Zoe DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Beccy said...

Your card is beautiful NC, you've done a fantastic job colouring the flowers. I love the beautiful die cut background and the lovely flourish too. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful card! I love that image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Janet Zeppa said...

Beautiful card and colouring!
I'm so glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Judy McKay said...

Pretty card. Lovely colours and good use of your sketch. Thank you for joining us this week at Get Inky!. Hope to see your art work back here soon. Judy DT

Olivia said...

So nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

Nathalie said...

Adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie

Jessica said...

Wonderful color combo I really like the mix of the green and yellow. Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors. Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

They yellow roses are so pretty against the green background. Lovely card. Thank yo for sharing with us on MFP's Sketch with a Twist.

Jamie Melissa said...

Amazing! Thanks for Joining Our Challenge over at Get Inky!

--Jamie DT

Charlene said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous card. You have colored those roses so beautifully and created such an elegant card. Thanks for playing in our Add a Birthday Sentiment challenge at Digistamps4Joy! We hope you will join us again.
♥ Charlene DS4J DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the image of the roses! Hope you will join in the next Get Inky! Challenge...

Angela said...

Fabulous Card and great colour combo. The Roses look fantastic!
Thanks for taking part in the Let Go Green Challenge at the Stamping Dragon

Kisha said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Wonderful image!
Thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Craft for the Craic.DT Katya x

Katy said...

Very pretty card! Love the green! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

Candy Spiegel said...

Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

Jamie Pope said...

how pretty!

Amelia Harris said...

Beautiful! Very elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

This is so pretty....love those yellow roses! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!