Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PSC67 - Floral Fantasia

We're about to get 8 inches of snow, according to the weathermen. My eyes are truly hungry for the early spring flowers in my garden. So here's a challenge to remind us of that quote:

No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow.

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge for this week is:


Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place. I used one of her lovely images called "Shabby Chic Birdhouse." One lucky winner of this challenge will receive 3 free images from Beccy's Place.

I used this lovely sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge to make my card.

I loved this image of a birdhouse with its scrollwork trim, adorned by roses. I decided to color the roses like some English roses I have in my garden. The yellow strip on the left was embossed with Cuttlebug's "Gypsophilia, or Baby's Breath" and the raised portion was inked with CTMH Buttercup Chalk ink. The Prima paper I used has yellow roses and tiny purple flowers. the bottom strip is CTMH with purple flowers, but became covered with flowers and ribbon, so it doesn't show. The sentiment stamped strip and small green jewels on the right are also from CTMH. The flowers are a mix of Recollections and some very old purple of unknown source.

I'm dedicating this card to my friend, Chris. We've been friends since 7th grade and have gone through a lot together. Today is the one year anniversary of her husband's death. I know that's hard, but she has always been a cheerleader for everyone, just like she was in high school. We were both teachers for 30 years and both taught first graders, and share a common faith. She has never stopped being one of the sweetest, most positive people I know, thus the sentiment, "tweety." She's spending the winter in a warm climate, but is forever on my mind and in my prayers. I woke up today praying for her, not remembering the significance of today. I came downstairs and looked where I kept her husband's obituary, and knew why God had placed concern for her in my heart. I've learned over the years that if someone comes to mind that way, I should pray for them. It's no coincidence, but His Spirit working in my heart and mind and there's a good reason that person needs prayer.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Green, yellow, purple (and neutral gray)

Digi Sketch Challenge - sketch (or theme)Created With Love #29 - Things that Fly
Cuttin' and Stampin' #7 - Purple, green and yellow
Forever Friends February - animals (birds)
Stamp and Create - Spring



Cheryl said...

Wow Vicki I love so much about this card!

Sandy said...

Wow, a delightful card, I love the contrast of the plain birdhouse with the pop of colour from the flowers and ribbon (my fave colour purple!!!)
Hugs, Sandy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the splash of bright colours!
Hugs Shell xx

Scrappin Chris said...

Lovely card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining our Things that Fly challenge at Created With Love Challenges


craftin-dawn said...

Gorgeous, love the images and the flowers, great sketch too!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Things that Fly Challenge!

Rose Petal said...

Hi. Great card and pretty colours. Love the design. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xxx

Scrappin Mama said...

Beautiful card! Love the design and colors. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
Lisa O

Paula Bee said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!

Nat said...

Lovely card, beautiful image and pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
Natx GDT

Diane J said...

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge at Forever Friends with your beautiful card. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Diane x

Kellylouj said...

What a great card and a great take on teh sketch! Thanks for joining in with Digi Sketch Challenge.

Kelly x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very pretty, like how you left the image black and white, actually makes it stand out even more, with the brighter colors around it. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It

Lisa xx said...

oh this is so sweet,very cute image, thank you for joining in with the Forever Friends Monthly challenge

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow this is so pretty I love it. Love those flowers and your coloring is wonderful. thanks so sharing with us at Created with love challenges.
Linda K.

Teresa said...

Great Card! And I love your story that is behind the card...that is what makes it extra special. Thanks for sharing with us over at Cuttin and Stampin.

DT-Cuttin and Stampin

TeresaK said...

This is a beautiful card for your special friend! I love the pretty colors and the embellishments you used!
So happy you joined the challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin'!
Teresa K
Design Team for Cuttn' and Stampin'

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges.

Bettina L. said...

Oh this looks absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the birdhome, flowers, bow and birds too. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx