For the love of cards

I do make them, you know, sometimes. Usually I get a blood rush to the head and do a lot (usually when it's the 2peas challenge week), but mainly I'm a 'make 'em when they're needed' kind of card maker.

This pretty, girly card, was for Mia's birthday. The image is from Wild Rose Studio. It's packaged as a Christmas stamp, but some pretty colours and bling to cover the snowflakes and it's just purrfect (sorry!) for a girly girl birthday. I coloured the cat grey to match the balls of fluff we have at home.

Patterned papers are predominantly Making Memories (I absolutely adored the Noteworthy range and have quite a few papers from that stockpiled) and look, that purple paper is some VERY old Chatterbox. So very pretty. I absolutely adored that range and, yes, there is quite a bit of that in my stash too!

I used Nestabilities (scalloped and plain rectangle), Fiskars Apron Lace punch, Sizzix flower die (cut out a felt flower) and a circle punch (to create the shrink plastic button stamped with Love words). The sentiment is from a beautiful set from Hero Arts and the image is coloured with Distress Inks. I need more practice, but I do like the water colour effect of working with these.

I've discovered a wonderful site, The Daily Dare, which lists LOTS of challenges (just perfect for kick starting the crafting gears) and this card happens to meet quite a few this week:

ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
All That Scraps - Sewing
Creative Belli Blog - Die cut shapes CBC89
Fab 'n' Funky - Get it all out (neglected stash!)
A Spoon full of Sugar - birthday
Creative Card Crew - birthday
Scrap Creations - 3 different embellishments
The Crafty Pad - stitching
Allsorts - stitching
Split Coast Stampers Ways to Use it Challenge WT267 - Mixing patterns


Jodi said...

She is really a cute cute image! I love how you used her and made her for an all occasion stamp. Thanks for joining us at All That Scraps!
Jodi =)

Ceal said...

what a cutie! thanks for playing with us in the Belli challenge

Fleur said...

Hi this is so cute, great colour combo.
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mummylade said...

that is so cute. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card - great elements you have used and love your stitching. :)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)


jdmommy said...

This is SO cute! I love the buttons! Thanks for joining in the Belli challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Anonymous said...

So cute! love your creative use of stitching! Thanks for playing along w/us in the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday challenge this week. Enjoyed visiting your blog!
Pam Going Postal

andrea said...

fab card,gorgeous papers and sweet image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Amy said...

This is a perfect b-day card, I love how you've covered the snowflakes and made the stamp work, awesome! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

Kristen said...

Such a cute card. Great layout. Thanks for playing in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge!

Peggy said...

This is such a cute card. I love the layout. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey at Scrap-Creations.