Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blooming with Happiness (FTHS image)

Hello, everyone!  One more progressive challenge card to go this month, and this is it!  I'm cutting it close! Apple Blossom Birds is the free Stamp of the Month for May over at From the Heart Stamps, and it comes with several sentiments (see below). I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, die cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, and popped up with foam tape.


I die-cut a frame out of blue polka-dot patterned paper (Forever in Time) using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and popped it up with foam tape as well. The background was embossed with Cuttlebug Baby's Breath.  To finish off the card, I added four hot-pink pearls (Forever in Time).

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I would also like to support the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations Die Cuts UE; Aud Sentiments Cute Plus Sentiment 5/5; Buckwell's Crafty Spots or Stripes or Both 1/3; Bugaboo Catch the Bug Recipe - Cannister 3 (Image, Die Cut, Bling) 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafty Calendar Things with Wings 1/3; Crafty Creations Challenges All Creatures Great and Small 2/2; Crafty Gals Corner Critters 2/2; Cute Card Thursday Too Cute UE; DL.ART May AG UE 1/day; Emerald Faeries Flowers for Mum 1/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Add Texture 1/4; Great Impressions Celebrate Spring 1/3; Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Real or Faux Stitching (stitched rectangle die) 1/2; Ladybug Crafts Favourite Colour (pink) 3/3; Little Claire's Outdoors 3/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Paperbabe Stamps Brights UE; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick - Colour - Blue 1/5; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3;  Scribble and Scrap AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE;  Stamp and Create May Flowers 3/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Bright and Beautiful UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown AG 3/3;  Wags n Whiskers Seeing Spots 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


P.S. I have candy!  Check out my 2-year Blogiversary celebration post here.

64 comments:

Anna-Karin said...

Love the colours and the inmage. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

~ginny said...

Awww - very cute Kitty! I like all the texture you worked into your design with the embossing, the frame, pearls & stitching. Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#132 – Cute + Sentiment]
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jimlynn said...

Kitty, blue is my favorite color - so you know I just HAVE to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! And besides that's, it's beautiful! SO very pretty!!! Love the bright pink of those flowers too.
Lynn

Andrea W said...

Delightful card! You coloured the image beautifully and I love the polka dot frame. Very pretty!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! I love the way you've framed it!! This is fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

Love these lovely birds with the flower branch and how you have coloured all them!!
The frame and the rectangle inside with the space around it is a stunning idea, I haven't seen before and looks great! Love the dotty frame (and the stiched frame inside, as you know)!
The sweet embossing is a perfect background for this cute card!
Hugs!

Natalie said...

What a pretty card! Such a sweet image and everything is colored so nicely! Love the blue!

Pia S said...

Adorable image and colors and I love the effect of the frame! Cute!

KandA said...

This is lovely card Kitty. Adorable image and such a super colour combo xx

Jacee said...

Wonderful card Kitty. love the sweet image
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jo said...

Gorgeous......love the blues
Jo x

Becca Cruger said...

This is just stinkin adorable!! Those polka dots were a perfect choice to pair with your happy robins. Cute cute cute!

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card
big hugs

Liz said...

Lovely card. I love the cute image and the colours you've chosen are beautiful. xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Too cute!!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love your birds
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Mynn Kitchen said...

How TWEET is this?! I love those sweet birdies--and your coloring is gorgeous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Mynn Kitchen said...

PS: Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions!

Joann Williams said...

Such a sweet card!! That image is adorable! And I love the embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a gorgeous image and beautiful colours.
Pauline
x

Annie said...

I really love this stamp - infact I popped over to From the heart stamps to see their products - really cool - not heard of them before. I will be investigating further. Love how you have used the image - so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw. Annie xxx

Lozzy T said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty..Thank you for joining us at Buckwells Crafty Challenge and hoping to see you next time. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning Kitty and super gorgeous hun they certainly do look blooming happy crafty hugs Judith xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Kitty me again hun great card and certainly is bright and colourful thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

Kuni said...

Lovely crad, i like the colors.
Hugs
Kuni

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, love that image and have admired it for a while...hope you are okay.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute beauty Kitty. I adore the image and the lovely colours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

rachel taylor said...

fabulous cute card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

Imke said...

Great take with our FREE Stamp of the Month May Image, Kitty ! Your coloring and layout looks great !!
Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Awww, so sweet! Love that image Kitty, those birds are downright adorable and I love how you made a frame to showcase them! So pretty! hugs :)

Mrs A. said...

Thsee little birds are so sweet. Great colouring. Hugs Mrs A.

Sammy said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x

Planetsusie said...

This is a lovely card, I've seen this image before in different colours and it really is a great one! Love your choice of blues and the pink really makes it stand out! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Things with Wings) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Donna said...

This is just adorable, such a sweet image and you colored it so beautifully and displayed it so well!!

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty your cards have been this month, KT! I especially enjoyed your black graduation card, and all the darling critter cards - so cheerful and brightly colored. This one is lovely with the bright blue theme and those sweet little birdies. I hope you are doing well, and that the houses are being shown as summer approaches!

I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed you and your pretty cards very much. love, de

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet card..

Amy Cohen said...

So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Amy-DT

Regina said...

That is absolutely adorable! Great coloring on the sweet image!
Regina*

Kathy said...

This is so pretty. Love the bright pop of the pink flowers against all the soft blue. Thanks for joining us at FTHS for our Stamp of the Month challenge.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so sweet, very darling my friend hugs bibiana

Georgie C said...

Aww Kitty, I think this has to be the sweetest card I have ever seen, it's so adorable!! So lovely dear friend!! xx

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

So cute! A "makes me smile" kind of card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
hugs!
Pam
TT DT

Lori said...

So pretty! Love how that vivid pink just pops. Have a lovely week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so pretty! Love the frame and the pink pearls and... oh, it's all just lovely!

Ema M said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

cheiron said...

So pretty. Love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

Charity Chamberlain said...

Such a cute card! Beautiful birds! Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com

UTs Hobby Time said...

Supper cute card Kitty. Love your coloring.

scrappymo! said...

Very sweet! Like the colours on this one too!

Taunya Butler said...

So cool and just melts your heart - these sweet birds!! They are excellently colored and then the way you have framed them is so fitting - the colors and styles match so well!! Such an uplifting and sweet card - so glad I stopped by today to see it!! Hope you are doing well and that you are feeling crafty and happy!!!

Regina said...

That is absolutely beautiful! So colorful!
Regina*

Dr Sonia S V said...

So beautiful the lil birds look. Love it
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

marion said...

Somehow I missed this gorgeous card, so sorry for that, but I found it, it is lovely, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion PS take time in responding, whenever youhave time or want to write, no rush, not much news here either...

Tina Campbell said...

Awww so cute, well done on the card and such a fun sentiment too :) Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Tina DT

Sharon said...

what an adorable image and love your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap xxx

Cely said...

a lovely happy card! thanks for joining us this fortnight at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenges!

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty I am sorry I was not on line at Blog land and no new card on my Blog but today I joined the Coffee Lover blog hop and will visiting you I steal my time to visiting you first hehehe
Kitty the image is so cute
the coloring is adorable
and you are the queen of challenges again yayy Kitty back to the OLD Kitty that I knew
sweet card you made and love that frame with blue polkadots paper
Kitty may I ask you do you like some 3D picture..I have much and will send you some if you like I would like that you try it my friend

big hugs
Monika

Leah said...

Super adorable card! Thanks for joining the challenge @ HIMCR!

Beth F said...

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

Min said...

Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again this week for our new challenge that begins today!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

This is just SO cute! what a fun image! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers this time around, hope to see you again!
Jennifer, DT

Chris said...

Such a sweet cars and a gorgeous image too. Glad you joined us at Paperbabe Stamps Challenge this time. Chris :-)