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Friday, July 17, 2009

My sister-in-law's "Whimsy Owl" birthday card and 9 challenges too!!



Hello and thanks for dropping by!
Today's card is for a very special person...my sister-in-law. I am truly blessed that my brother chose her to be a part of our family. I wanted to make her a special card. She loves purple and green so I chose to use. DCWV "Latte" stacks. (both the DP stack and the matching cardstock stacks)

I just discovered an awesome challenge blog called "Mojo Monday". I am sure you all have heard of it but, I never really participated in sketch challenges until I DT'ed for "The Next Level" and discovered I LOVE them! I hope you all will join in...they are really fun!
This is the sketch they asked us to use this week.



Another one of the design teams I am on is "Whimsy Stamps" and wanted to use one of their cute images. I just love this whimsical little owl!



I found this pretty green ribbon and the purple and green floral trim in the fabric department of Hobby Lobby. I think it works lovely with these colors. The tiny flowers on the branch and sentiment were hand and punched and glittered.



I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - “Furry Things”
I hope feathers count! LOL!
Raspberry Ribbons Kits and Sketches - “Circles and Ribbon”
There are circles in the cardstock on the panel to the right of the image, on the inside, and on the envelope. The flowers on the trim are also circles
Stamp With Fun - “Use Shapes or Punches”
I used my nesties for the rectangles and a flower punch for the tiny flowers.
My Time To Craft Challenge – “A Bird in the Hand”
Owls are birds! I am in! ;)
Creative Inspirations – “Stitching Real or Faux”
Of course my card fits into this one…I always stitch!
Paper Blooms – “Animal Fun”
Hope I can count an Owl as an animal! ;)
Dutch Dare – “Use Cutting Dies and/or Punches”
I used Nesties for the rectangles and a punch for the tiny flowers.
Lily of the Valley Challenge – “Animals”
Now I KNOW my owl works for this one because one of the DT examples is birds! Woohoo!




The card base is made of my fave cardstocks...Bazzill Swiss Dots.



Thanks again for checking out my card. Please be a sweetie and leave a comment so I will know you dropped by!
Hugs!

34 comments:

Tracey Parrott said...

This is a beautiful and fun card! The colors are luscious and the embellishments stunning. You captured the sketch with a wonderful design! Inspiring!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi True!! This is just totally adorable!! I really love the pretty colors and your wonderful touches that make it special!! She'll love it!! ;)

Cindy said...

Cute, cute, cute, True! You did that sketch fantastically, too!

Abby said...

Adorable card True! Your SIL is sure to feel like a very special lady with this beauty!

Jacilynn said...

This is so cute! Ilove the color combo and love your coloring. super!

Leslie said...

He is so daggone cute.

Sharon said...

A really beautiful card True. Your paper is gorgeous and that owl image is fabulous. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Leah said...

Such a fabulous card! That owl is the funniest thing, so cute and all your details are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us on Paper Blooms.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Absolutely adorable card!! Loving everything about it ♥ ♥

Danio said...

What a cute card! I love purple and green together too!

Dianne said...

Another cute one !!

SMK said...

great job!!! love it when a bunch of challenges come together :) looks fab!

Littlebear said...

Such a beautiful card True. The colours are gorgeous. I love all the ribbon detail on this one. Your sister in law will surely be over the moon to receive it.
Clare x

Fe-Fe said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colour combo.

Thanks for joining in with the Raspberry Ribbons challenge.

Kim. said...

Great card True, I really love your stitching it always looks so perfect.
Beautiful.
Kim xXx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous work - what an adorable image! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, I am sure you SIL will love it.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

You are amazing.........9 in 1....that has got to be a record. I have doubled up on challenges before but never 9 at once. Your cards are always so amazing.

pretty-pink-cards said...

Thanks for joining in again. Love the card and great colours too

Caroline x

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous card, I love that image and the papers match perfectly, great colouring, I am sure it will be really well recievdd my your SIL
Hugs Jacqui x

Sandra said...

Hi True...gorgeous card,love the fun image you have used and such pretty papers and colour scheme,all those challenges too!...thanks for joining us this week at SWF,
San x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

OK, Okay! You are the Queen of Challenges! I bow to you and making one card work for 9! And it's a lovely card too!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Lovely colors and ribbon! I'm sure your SIL will love this!

Cheri said...

WOW! What a card. Your sis-in-law will love it.

Christi said...

This card is gorgeous! And yeah, that owl is an animal, just look at him! Great work, thanks for sharing and for playing in this week's paper blooms challenge! hope to see you again next time!

Deb said...

very special card for a special person, it is beautiful! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Karin said...

Fabulous card.
Love the colourcombo, lay-out and beautifully coloured image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo Karin

Heather said...

This card is GREAT, wow!!! It is amazing! You really captured every detail. I so hope YOU win because this card is awesome!

Ann (Madge) said...

Another stunning and beautiful card True, I just so love the colouring you have used. Ann xxx

Lesley said...

Wow - 9 challenges! Fab card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW Gorgeous,love the papers and all the beautiful detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
xx

Tracey said...

absolutely stunning card True, love all the details, just perfect :-)

hugs
Tracey
x

me-bear said...

This card is fabulous! I love owls :)
Thanks for joingin DDCC this week.
xx Monica

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