Monday, May 30, 2016

Big Birthday Celebration!

     This card is specifically for a dear friend who turned 81 today.  Happy Birthday, Don. :-D  I hope I'm as active and energetic when I get to that age.  Not that I'm decades away from it, mind you, but not there yet!


I did a different take on the sketch at From the Heart Stamps,
using feathers to replace the long, vertical strips,
 and I used colors in the top row of the Color Bingo

Sketch154    

     I used my ProMarkers to color the chicks, then cut and matted the image (which happens to be a From the Heart Stamps image, as is the sentiment.)  I mounted that piece onto a cream -colored, confetti CS base before adding the ribbon and the feathers.  I found a tiny, glittered flower and added a small, golden, Dew Drop to it.

     I love using feathers on cards but forget about reaching for them most of the time.  Maybe I need to change where I store them.  I'm sure it's the old "out of sight, out of mind" thing.

     Challenges:
A Beautiful Mess
Aud Sentiments
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Fingers
Cre8tive Hands Friends
Docerela Creations
Jo's Scrap Shack
Just Add Ink
Male Room
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Star Stampz

     Have a great Memorial Day, all my fellow Americans, and take a moment to remember why we celebrate the day.  Reach out and say a huge Thank You to a veteran, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous card NanaConnie, love that sweet image......and a Happy Birthday to your friend!
    hugs Jo x

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  2. Super cute. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

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  3. Fabulous card and those chicks are just so cute! Love the feathers too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. I absolutely love the feathers! So perfect for this sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches with a challenge!

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  5. A SUPER birdie card. Love the feathers, something I must remember to get out too. Clever use of the sketch.
    Faith
    x

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  6. Fantastic NanaC! I love the image & the colours are perfect!
    Bet it goes down a storm with your friend!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  7. How fun! Don will enjoy the happiness and wishes included in your darling card, Connie! LOL! Your image is sweet as can be, and the card is fantastic! hugs, de

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  8. This is such a delightful card! I need to stop visiting your blog since all I want to do is case your cards. Haha

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  9. Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

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  10. Love the use of feathers for the sketch elements of flags. Appreciate your entry (as always) at From The Heart Stamps. Take care.

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  11. OMgoodness this is sweet! I adore that feather in the corner and your coloring is fantastic.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  12. Wundervoll! Ganz super gemacht. Danke daß du bei A Beautiful Mess mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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  13. This is an adorable card! Love that sweet image!
    Thank you so very much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  14. Very cool card. Thank you for joining us at Start Sampz. Maria

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  15. Wonderful and funny Card. Love the cute image

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

    Hugs
    Doris *DT*

    *DT* A Beautiful Mess
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

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  16. This card is so much fun! Love the little chicks!Thank you for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
    Hugs, Maria (DT member)

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  17. How cute. Love the feathers in the corner. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack . AJ DT JSS

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  18. What a fun card. Great twist on the challenge by adding the feathers...

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  19. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  20. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs    
    Berni,DT
    audsentimentschallenge.

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  21. Cute card!! The feathers were a funny idea.Congrats
    Thank you for joining us at Docerela.
    Tânia (Docerela DT member)

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  22. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

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  23. Cute card, love the feathers instead of banners, a very nice touch. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

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  24. This is super. Love the feather accent and the images are so cute. Sorry to be so late commenting, but thanks so much for playing along with our Critters challenge at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

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  25. A fun card, love the birdies! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy

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