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.



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

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

  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,
    Crafting with Creative M

  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. :)

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

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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

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


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