Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A new challenge and a new card...

Happy Wednesday, everybody!  I can't believe this is already the third challenge hosted by Amber's Crafts and Stuff.  It seems like we just started a few days ago but in reality it's been two weeks since the first one posted.  We have had such a wonderful turn out for both of the first two and I anticipate there will be a large number of participants this week as well because the new theme is a common one... flowers!  If you know anything about me, it's probably how much I love flowers.  It seems that springtime has been on the minds of many bloggers lately because I see comments to that effect all the time as I'm making my rounds in Blogville.  Many of the other challenge sites have already used this theme but in my opinion, you can never have too many flowers so I was thrilled to learn that would be our challenge this week!

You'll notice that my card, which also happens to be my example for the challenge design team, doesn't have the usual paper flowers that I have been using so often on my recent projects... but never fear!  They will be making another appearance in a couple of weeks if not sooner.  So without further delay, here's my card.

Each one of the flowers is stamped and colored with Copic markers and mounted on deckle edged squares of coordinating card stock and popped up on a white cardstock background.  The stamps I used are actually from the dollar bin at Jo-Ann's.  I thought they were really cute and was tickled that I found 4 different designs that matched!  You usually don't find that in the dollar bins.  The lace border is created from a Martha Steward border punch and the center motif is stamped, colored and mounted on gold and green cardstock squares and the center is coated with Diamond Glaze to add dimension.  I left the inside of this one blank because I think it's suitable for a number of different occasions and I can select an appropriate sentiment when I decide to use it or leave it blank and use it for a note card.  That's it for today... whatdya think?  Your comments are always appreciated.

Happy crafting.


  1. Very pretty & cheerful with all those beautiful colors.

  2. I think its absolutely stunning! I am so honored to have you on my design team!

  3. Very pretty card. Don't you just love the dollar bins? Can't wait for you project next week.


  4. Beautiful design and coloring! I love the border.

  5. I love your card, beautiful coloring. I usually think of one image for my cards I love that you put four on this card. Really pretty. thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck on the drawing. I am following you. THanks

  6. This is gorgeous! I love the variety of colors :)

  7. That is just BEAUTIFUL! I love it... that should be in a frame! Your coloring and color choices are just spot on! I sent you and email... hopefully you check your spam! LOL It will be rkrharris at comcast dot net. I published just one of your comments!
    Thanks Anne for hopping along with W.W.!

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am now a follower!

  9. Hello Anne~ I found you because you stopped at my blog during the Whimsical Wednesday hop. I am grateful.I am now a follower of your lovely blog.
    This card is just delightful. I adore the flowers & the colors-nice job.
    Looked forward to coming back.
    Crafty best wishes,

  10. Hi Anniebee! Your card is beautiful and I'd say you got a bargain to find these in the dollar bin!!! I love these kind of stamps!!! Thank you too for your sweet comment on my blog. You asked about the dp I used.... it's Prima Annalee and Prima Fairy Flora. They are both still pretty available on line if you don't have a local lss. Thanks! Have a great week!

  11. Oh wow Annie!! This is just adorable!! I am with you on the love of flowers! I love to garden (although my flowerbeds are desperate need of some TLC) and I think that carries into all of my crafting too! This is very inspirational and I just love the layout!!


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