Monday, February 11, 2013


Hi everyone! I have a card to share today (well, I have two, but I was a dope and missed the deadline on the second card. DOH!) Anyway, here is my take on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #177, using the colors from the Color Throwdown #228:

The inside:

Here are the challenges:

I love the design of this card, and the colors, and my idea about using a jumbo stamp, but I don't like my coloring. At all. I made the mistake of coloring all the petals with the pale pink (which looks more like vanilla), and once I went over that with the light pink, it totally changed the color. Bleah! I should have just colored the tips. Oh, well, you live and learn. I stamped this jumbo zinnia twice so I could fussy cut the center, adhere with foam squares, and use it as the scalloped shape in the sketch. I will definitely try this again, just maybe in other colors.

So, onto my other card. This was made for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger, but for some reason I thought I had till tonight to enter. (smacking myself on forehead)

Here is the inspiration picture:

Yep, that's right. This chick can cross stitch. I used a stamp as my pattern for the cross stitching. (How cool is that?!) It's pretty self explanatory. White card stock base, strip of wood grain embossed blue card stock that I distressed the edges. (like the chair is distressed) I even have two flowers that I die cut from felt.

Well, that's all I have for now. Thanks for hanging on till the end of this long post! I hope you have a fabulous day!


Supplies - Hello card
Card stock: Bazzill (gray); Recollections (vanilla); Strathmore water color paper
DP: MME - Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
Stamps: Stampendous - Jumbo Zinnia; Hero Arts - sentiments
Ink: Tsukineko - Versa Mark, Tuxedo Black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug Chicken Wire E. F.; Martha Stewart ribbon

I ♥ you sew much card:
Card stock: Bazzill (blue); Recollections (pink, white)
DP: MME - Everyday Tango
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Needle Little Love, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Ranger - Antique Linen
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Classic Ovals Lg & Lacey Ovals Nesties; MFT - Rolled Rose Die-Namic; DMC floss; Doodlebug twine; felt from my stash; Darice woodgrain embossing folder; Marvy Uchida pink marker


  1. Dah-ling....those cards are simply gor-gee-us!!

  2. OK, I know YOU aren't happy with how you coloured the flower, but I think it's stunning! I love the colour (na-na-na-boo-boo!) and I also love how you trimmed the centre out. Very cool!
    And the second card - woodgrain? Stitching? Adorable little tag & Paper Smooches? LOVE IT SEW MUCH!

    1. Thanks sweetie! I'm obsessed with Paper Smooches stamps. I about peed my pants when Kim announced she was coming out with dies! I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my order to arrive!

  3. Wow, how fabulous are these cards, Chris!! As someone who has always had a love for stitchery, I cannot tell you enough how much I love your sweet cross stitched heart! And those felt flowers are gorgeous! Such a perfect take on the trigger photo. The big flower card is amazing, too! So love the popped up center and how the flower extends off the edge. Gorgeous!

  4. These are gorgeous cards! I love what you did for the trigger! WOW!

  5. I thought the coloring was great! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for The Color Throwdown!

  6. Beautiful cards. Love that woodgrain-looks very cool.


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