Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom

I made this card for my mom, whose birthday is next week.  Ironically, she is my biggest fan and she gets the fewest cards from me, but she absolutely loves taking them and sending them to people and I love that (thanks, Mom!)  

The flowers are the "new to me" technique I used for this card.  I think this is the first time I've ventured into cutting anything but paper with my wafer dies.  The felt I bought recently after I saw the tutorial in Lisa M. Pace's book Delight in the Details, and I just love the look of the felt with glitter.  On mine there's just a hint on the petals and it doesn't show up so well in the photo.  I can't wait to try out more or Lisa's techniques since I've been wanting to give cards with a more vintage feel a try.  


Digi:  MilkCoffee - Antique Bicycle
Papers by Katie's Wish
Sentiment from Silhouette Online Store
Flowers made with felt and Memory Box Die
Recollections lace
Buttons, gems and glitter glue from stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Sketch

Come and Get It Something New
CRAFT Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Very Vintage
Crafty Calendar Let's Celebrate
Crafty Hands Anything Goes
Creatalicious Wishes
Creative Craft Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations kraft, cream, gold 

Digitally Sweet Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Anything Goes
Great Impressions Use Something New
Heck of a Challenge New
Inky Impressions Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Celebrations
Open Minded Crafting Use New Toys or Technique
Robyn's Fetish Use a Digi
Silhouette Challenges Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Something New
Simply Create Too Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Use 3 Designer Papers

47 comments:

  1. Leeann- There's is nothing I don't like about this card! From the sentiment to the image to the layout, it's just fantastic. :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. -Alycia

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  2. Love your colors.. those flowers are gorgeous!! This is WONDERFUL!!! I love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at Open-Minded!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

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  3. such a cute card, lovely bike and details
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  4. Sweet card. I love your color scheme and what a terrific sentiment. Really thought provoking.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Mari

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  5. Wow this is super. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
    Hugs from Africa.
    Olga DT G'nS

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  6. Fabulous card Leeann, that sentiment is brilliant and your flowers are wonderful. xx

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  7. Beautiful design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and a chance to win some super digi stamps....
    Hugs
    Suzy B DT
    XX

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  8. Your flowers are wonderful, great card and I love the sentiment, thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

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  9. Wat een schitterend kaartje heb je gemaakt Leeann.
    Dank je wel voor het meedoen met het Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog.

    Liefs, Ilonka

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  10. Lovely card, and a great sentiment. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Anything goes". We wish you good luck with the draw and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

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  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely card - super sentiment - for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  12. This is a beautiful card for your mom - I package cards up and give them to people - maybe you will want to give your mom some of your card creations for her birthday? I hope she has a very Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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  13. Great card, wonderful layout I'm sure your Mom will love it, I really like the sentiment too. Thanks for playing with us at the CAGI Challenge.

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  14. Fabulous card, Leeann. Your cream and brown colour scheme looks really elegant and that sentiment is just perfect. I love using felt to make flowers and yours look stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

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  15. this is gorgeous! Thank you for entering our challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!

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  16. This is lovely! I love the lattice detail. Great job. Thanks for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations.

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  17. Those flowers are gorgeous!! This is stunning!!! I love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at Open-Minded!

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  18. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

    Hugs,
    Marjoleine

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  19. You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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  20. This is wonderful! Those felt flowers are a perfect touch! (I need to try my dies out on felt. I like the texture it gives!) So glad you were inspired by this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  21. Super cute card. Love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

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  22. Beautiful card - love those flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at The CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  23. Great birthday card and what a beautiful saying! Thank you for joining in on our challenge this week at Inky Impressions. - Sandy, DT Member

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  24. this is a darling card. ;I love your color scheme and embellies.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  25. Love how this turned out Leeann, and I know your Mom will too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  26. Hi, Leeann: I love your card--pretty felt [?] flowers--beautifully created. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the browns and tans. Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

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  28. Nice card. Thanks for joining the challenge by Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!
    bye Ine

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  29. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  30. wow! fabulous card. I love the background and your handmade flowers are awesome. Thanks for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations.

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  31. What a pretty card , full of beautiful elements ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations !

    MayraDTM

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  32. Love this card and what a great sentiment. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

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  33. Very pretty card. Nicely colored. Love the flowers. Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. Good luck. We hope to see you next challenge.

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  34. Great card Ty for playing with us at Robyn's fetish this week .
    Sherry at Robyn's fetish Dt

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  35. Great card Ty for playing with us at Robyn's fetish this week .
    Sherry at Robyn's fetish Dt

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  36. fantastic card, love the sentiment! thanks for sharing with us at CAGI, Jo x

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  37. Beautiful image, paper and flowers. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

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  38. Gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  39. Love the flowers you have created! I'm going to have to check out that tutorial!!! I'm sure that your mom will just adore her card. It's beautiful.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

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  40. Such a pretty card. Love the neutral colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

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  41. Such a fabulous creation!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Open Minded Crafting for our very first challenge and good luck!

    Hugs,
    Karen.DT.xx

    www.kraftykarensblogspot.co.uk/wordpress

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  42. a very nice card :)
    Thanks for joining on Cheerful sketches challenge blog.
    Geesje

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  43. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine,
    Hugs Ria

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  44. What a wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Silhouette Challenges!
    Alice B. DT member

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  45. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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