Friday, October 10, 2014

Birthday Wishes

I've had this gorgeous pumpkin/flower stamp for a long time now and this is the first time I have inked it up!  Obviously, it is a little limited as to time of year, but I think I am definitely going to try to get more use out of it.  I started out with the firm idea that I was going to use this stamp and the checked orange ribbon.  It's been in my stash for several years now and I really don't use a lot of orange.  But it needed to be used and I had just enough for this card.
 I was having a hard time decided what color to use on the dahlias.  I obviously couldn't use yellow, and I really didn't want any more orange.  I was thinking maybe some red . . . Well, my twin 5 year olds were watching me color and were suggesting colors of their own.  Most of them I quickly rejected (blue, green, etc.) but when the littlest picked out this purple marker and handed it to me, I knew she was on to something!  And I love it.
Here is the inside of the card.  I added a few mums to tie in with the colors and the sentiment panel from the outside.

Challenges:
Lacy Sunshine #42--change of season/weather
SPDSS12
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes as long as it is covered with patterned paper
Wags 'n Whiskers #143--fall colors
Love to scrap Challenge Blog #39--anything goes (no digis)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #17--Happy Fall Y'all
Shopping Our Stash #172--its the most colorful time of the year

Supplies:
Stamps: DRS Designs "Pumpkin Bouquet"; Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment outside and "Vintage Oval" plain jane; PTI "Mum's the Word" and "Big Birthday Wishes" inside
Dies: Verve "Vintage Oval"; spellbinders Classic Circle, large and scalloped circle, large

22 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Heather thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne x (DT)

sammi said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Change of Seasons" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at OSAAT this wee. Good luck. Christine DT member.

Sandie Gough said...

Beautiful make hun, love the image and colours xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

This is a lovely fall birthday card! Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Such a beautiful Fall card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is absolutely lovely! I also love that your kids helped you out :) So glad you came to play at Shopping our Stash :)

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, what a gorgeous autumnal card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (colorful!) STASH with us this week! :)

Lesley Croghan said...

A beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at The SugarPea Designs Challenge!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful fall card and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Chasing the Dream said...

Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni,DT
tuesdaythrowdown.

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful card!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous stamp!! thanks for playing in my challenge at KKS and with our SPD sketch!!

Christy Butters said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

*Vicki* said...

I just LOVE this DRS Designs image!! You've done a beautiful job with the coloring!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Anna Jasiolek said...

Really stylish and elegant autumnal card, love this image. Thank you for joining our 'orange' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and good luck in the draw.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Boo Martin said...

Beautiful card

Donna said...

Gorgeous card - love the image and your colouring is fab!! Thanks so much for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!
~*~donna~*~
http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.ca

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a great fall card!

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous fall card and coloring!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Gloria Stengel said...

The pumpkin image pops right off the page! Your coloring skills are fantastic! I think we should be able to use fall images year round...they are my favs! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Fran said...

Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx