Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birthday Wishes - Caardvarks Inspiration Challenge!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did.  I crafted in my jammies for four days!  Finally decided that I should take a shower, get dressed and make the bed yesterday.  Is that bad?!!  LOL  Hubby comes home today, so my jammie crafting is done for a while.  But it sure was fun while it lasted!  All I gotta say is "Thank God for Papa John's Pizza delivery!"  It's probably a good thing that hubby comes home today . . . if I kept eating pizza for too much longer, I probably wouldn't fit into anything but my jammies.  That's bad!  LOL

I wanted to share a card that I made for the current Caardvarks inspiration challenge.  The challenge is to create a card based on this picture.  The creative juices were flowing like crazy the minute I laid eyes on that photo. Isn't it sweet?  Of course, I had to get out my most favorite My Cute Stamps set of the moment - Elegant Birds.  Can I just tell you how much I love this stamp set?  The images are so clean and intricate and they stamp like a dream!  I stamped the bird cage onto pattern paper with Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The butterflies were punched using the Three Butterfly Punch, adhered with 3-D Dots, and embellished with self-adhesive pearls.  I think there's still time to submit something for the Caardvarks challenge if you want to play along.  I'm also submitting this for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Lovely On The Green.  All of the highlighted products can be found at ABC Toys & Crafts by clicking on the blinkie below!

STAMPS: Elegant Birds (My Cute Stamps), Simple Little Things (PTI)
INK: Versamark (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER: Spring Moss CS (PTI), Vintage Cream CS (PTI), Vintage Moon DP (Pink Paislee) ACCESSORIES: Self-Adhesive Pearls (Hero Arts), Three Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Upper Crest Border Punch (Fiskars), Retro Diamonds Embossing Folder (QuicKutz), Cuttlebug, 3-D Dots (EK Success)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have more crafty goodness to share with you this week - hope you'll come back to see!


Piali said...

Gorgeous!!! this card is one of Cath~ Moxie Fab's favorite one...you rocked it!!

peggysue said...

That is a gorgeous card Karolyn you captured the colors and the essence perfectly.

Justine said...

This is Amazing. I cannot believe how well you captured that photo. Great job