Sunday, June 12, 2016

I'm A Surprise Sweetie....

I'm a Surprise Sweetie (Guest Designer) at Cupcake Sweeties Challenge Blog.  If you've never played along before at this FUN and SUPER SWEET challenge blog, then I hope you will stop by to say hello and link up a card in their new challenge.  The inspiration photo for this Challenge #364 includes the colors Grass Green, Goldenrod, and Black.  Here is the inspiration photo:
Isn't that just beautiful?  I got such a warm, country vibe from this photo.  I wanted my card to have lots of great layers and texture.  I grabbed some patterned papers in grass green and goldenrod, inked the edges, and machine stitched them together.  I always love warm, homespun feeling that machine sewing adds to a project.  Next, I used a layered flower die-cut set from PTI to cut some layers of wool felt in these colors that I would place one on top of the next, coordinating colors as I went, and then finally topping each flower with a black button that's threaded into a bow with Solid Grass Green Baker's Twine.
Then, for my sentiment, I layered two October Afternoon stickers and used a Doodlebug rub-on by the No. with a 1, and a HELLO die-cut in black using Poppy Stamps Hip Hello Die for the main word.  Near the No. 1, I added a stick pin with a tiny tag onto which I stamped "friend" in Black Soot Ink so that it would read.....Hello....No. 1 Friend (if you're extra creative and read it out of order as it exists in my twisted mind...LOL).  I hope this makes to sense to someone other than just me. :)

We really hope that you will stop by to play along in this fun new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderfully and creative week.

I'm linking my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Garden

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party

Poppy Stamps Blog - Challenge #21 - Tic-Tac-Toe - I went diagonally with Flower, Yellow and Twine.

Karen

12 comments:

  1. Love your adorable card, Karen and congratulations on your surprise sweetie spot! Cupcake Inspirations always has such sweet inspiration!!

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  2. Your sunflowers look awesome. Congrats on being a surprise sweetie!

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  3. I absolutely love your take on the photo inspiration! It is GORGEOUS!I love the detail of the stitching.
    Congrats on your GD spot!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  4. This is such a beautiful creation. Love the pretty flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  5. What a pretty card Karen - love your die cut felt flowers, they are really stunning
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Very cute I like the flowers out of felt and the colors. great card.

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  7. Super joli, les couleurs sont si fraîches, biz

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  8. Your felt flowers make one very happy card and I love the stitching detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps.

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  9. A beautiful card, I love the design.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my latest follower. I've returned the favour and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations. xx

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  10. I LOVE this beautiful, cheerful card! Thank you so much for being our surprise sweetie, pleasure having you! Hope you keep playing the CIC!

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  11. Beautiful card and colours Karen.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

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  12. Beautiful card Karen! Love the mix of paper and those sunny flowers!

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