Sunday, August 29, 2010

Good Heavens....Sierra's 7!!

Yes, I can't believe niece is going to turn 7 on August 31st. Her birthday party however was Saturday at noon and of course, I had to make her a birthday card. This week was kind of hectic so I was up until 3:30am finishing it, but I must say I'm really pleased with how it turned out! I don't get very many opportunities to do girlie cards since I have a 4-year-old boy so this was a lot of fun for me. :)

These are the Challenges I'm entering my card in:
All That Scraps - Anything Tilda, Edwin, or Magnolia
Oh, Alice! - Little Girl Theme
Allsorts - Park Inspiration
Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrations
Let's Ink It Up - Use Yellow Somewhere
One Stitch at a Time - Girlie
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Birthday Celebration
Stamp with Fun - Card for a Girl
Just Add Ink - Just add Material
Sew Many Challenges - Happy Birthday
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Top of Card-Closed (with purple dot pattern behind Tilda)
Top of Card-Open (dot paper folds down)

Easel Card-Full View

Easel Card-Side View

Magnolia Stamp: Happy Tilda (I get my Magnolia stamps from 2 places: and
Paper: Designer Paper is DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy/CTMH Cardstock
Ink: Memento/Copics
I did most of my shading on Tilda with Stampin Up chalk. For the background behind Tilda, I used a cotton ball and rubbed green chalk on the lower part of the circle. For the sky, I cut out cloud shapes and used small pieces of double stick tape to position them on the circle. Then I used a cotton ball and rubbed blue chalk over the top. I pulled off the cloud shapes and sky with clouds!
Fence with Sunflowers: This is actually a 3-D sticker made by The Paper Studio (at Hobby Lobby)
Ribbon: Offray Inspirational Ribbon (at Michaels)
Flowers: Gardenia Flower is made by Recollections (their new Boutique Fleur line at Michaels)/ Small Roses also from Recollections (at Michaels)/Medium Size Yellow Rose (in upper right corner) is from Wild Orchid Crafts
Flat Pearls (in corners & on butterflies): Recollections (at Michaels)
Pearl Sprigs on Sentiment: from Hobby Lobby's wedding supplies
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Punches

Here's the Birthday Girl with her cousin Isaiah (my son)
Here's Sierra & her friends admiring the card:
My niece had a great party and she loved the card! It always feels good when the recipient appreciates the hard work that went into making a one-of-a-kind creation. Love you Sierra bunches!

If you get a chance, please leave me a comment! I always appreciate your feedback!




Julie said...

That card is gorgeous! Happy birthday to your niece!

Mummylade said...

this card is fantastic! I'm so glad you joined my garden challenge at Allsorts this week, good luck!

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute easel card. Love the circular top with the square bottom. Colored beautifully and love the details on the bottom. Sierra is a cutie...Happy Birthday to her!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! It shows that you put a lot of love into this card. Your coloring is wonderful!
~Pam L.

Andrea said...

Very sweet card - loveley details. Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.

larue said...

Your card is just adorable. You did a fabulous job on it. Your daughter and her friends are so cute.

Karen Howard said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges you will love this blog:

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a delightful card for a delightful young lady! Looks like your efforts were a great hit!!

Rene said...

Oh my goodness this is just fantastic! Beautiful job!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rosemary, What a beautiful card. I love the image and your papers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous Rosemary--such pretty details and papers with that cutie!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous easel card, love the little scene you have created and your sunflowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up for our first challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Claire said...

Wow, such a lovely scene and the colours are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck!!
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card. Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
Sam xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous easel card!!! So fun to see your niece smiling at it too :))) Great job and thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up :)


Diana Crick said...

WOW, absolutely fabulous. I love how you have done a circle beacking, very different and effective. Your colouring and shading is excellent. STUNNING!! Happy Birthday to Sierra
hugs, Diana

Nancy said...

What a lovely card and Sierra is absolutely gorgeous! Her cousin is cute too. You made her a beautiful card.

Basement Stamper said...

How could she NOT love that card, it is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice!

Erin said...

So cute, love all those flowers. Very sweet little girl card. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Unknown said...

Rosemary, I'm not at all surprised that your neice loved her's absolutely darling!! So many lovely details! Love the butterflies!! Pat Frank

Lynne Phelps said...

Lovely easel card with such a charming image! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

Agnieszka M said...

Your easel Card is stunning. I love the image, and colours.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


Paula said...

Rosemary, your choice of colour is perfect
Fantastic work!! Thanks so much for joining in with us at OSAAT ‘girlie’ challenge this week, good luck and hope you can join in again soon

Just to let you know that I have some blog candy available

Paula xx

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card-I love the circle for the background!

LINDA W. said...

Love your card and all the embellishments.
Hugs Linda W.

Laney said...

Rosemary a super Girlie card!!Your niece will love it!! thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and hope to see you with us next week too

Anonymous said...

what a perfect girl card that takes in everything a little girl loves! Your Tilda card is fabulous! Beautifully created and designed! Love the picture of the girls adoring the card! so FUN!
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

so glad you linked up to the first ATS Magnolia challenge! Wonderful creation!
Pam Going Postal

Pat said...

What a fabulous card. Thanks for playing with Let's Ink It Up.

Fleur said...

Hi Rosemary, this is gorgeous - well worth the late nught lol.
Looks like your niece loved it
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Gem said...

beautiful card Rosemary! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Berry said...

What a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk! Come back and see us on sat when we will be having a sneek peek competition of sundays theme, guess the theme and win a prize! Hugs Rebekah xx Happy birthday to your niece!

Amanda said...

Great card - love the shape!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Check the challenge blog on Saturday for our new “Sneak Peek” game with some prizes on offer.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Maria said...

Rosemary this is fabulouse! Totally stunning and I'm sure your niece loved it. Hugs, Maria said...

WOWSA!! LOVE this card!! All the beautiful flowers!!! TFS with us at SMC!

Carol Ann said...

A beautiful card for a 7yr old. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Scrappy said...

WOW! This is Fabulous! It's no wonder Sierra LOVED her card!

Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!