Monday, August 24, 2015

Hummingbird Just For You

Hi, everybody! I'm back again today with a second card. It's been awhile since I made a very embellished card so I decided to give it a go now that my mojo seems to have returned.  This gorgeous image is from the Pretty Petunias set from Imagine That... digis by Kris.  This is a pre-coloured image - the vibrant colours are so gorgeous that I did not feel the need to colour it myself.

I made a shaker card with another image from this set here. I won some ITDK digis last week (thank you, Kris!) and fell in love with the hummingbirds!  I am on a hummingbird kick after watching these tiny birds at our feeders this summer. Such an inspiration they have been for me!

I die-cut the image with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. You've probably noticed I use these dies on a lot of my cards. Here's a tip:  If the stitched rectangle die isn't the right size for your image, die cut it anyway and then die cut it a second time using partial die-cutting, with just the outside edge of the die, to make the rectangle any size you like, and it's still stitched! 

Here are the other items used on my card. I am happy to say that I used some items that I won recently.  I tend to hoard my crafty stash so I'm trying to get better at using it:
  • Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Ovals, Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip, Nellie's Decorative Border (won in candy from Snoopy's Homemade Fun - thank you, Snoopy, I love this die!) 
  • Ribbon:  Crinkle Ribbon (won from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces - thank you, Karen, I love your ribbon!)
  • Flowers:  Large stitched felt flowers (won from Kerry at The Craft Garden - thank you, Kerry, it was hard to use these beautiful flowers as I wanted to hoard them forever, I love them so much!), two teal flowers from K and Company, and royal blue flower from thrift store - used item.
  • Sentiment:  Deedee's Digis Spring Blocks
  • Charms: Hummingbird (won in candy from Snoopy's Homemade Fun - thank you, Snoopy, I love this charm!), heart (from my stash)
  • Enamel Dots:  MME (won in candy from On a Stampage - thank you, Mynn, I love them!  I am still hoarding most of your candy but I used the enamel dots)
  • Ink:  Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar (inked around sentiment oval)
  • Gems:  Dollarama
  • Button:  Thrift store - used item
  • Butterfly:  Dollarama
  • Patterned paper: Dollarama

Here's a photo of a female ruby-throated hummingbird resting on our clothesline this summer.

My card was also inspired by Scrap it With a Song's Rock Song Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone. I have fond memories of this song from my childhood!  I used the sentiment "Have a Beautiful Day" on my card because the words "Beautiful Day" are repeated in the song many times.

I would like to join the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Brown Sugar Buttons and Bows 1/2; Cheery Lynn AG 1E; Cosmic Colours #16 See Colours Below 2/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Craft-dee BowZ AG with Handmade Bow UE; Crafting by Designs August AG 3/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3 (DT FAVOURITE); Crafty Calendar Bingo (Pink, Gems, Ribbon) 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafting Musketeers Sketch 1E; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations Flowers UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 3/3 (DT FAVOURITE)Crop Stop Linky #7 Spellbinders Dies available at Crop Stop here and Distress Inks available here 2/5; Dies R Us The Great Outdoors 3/3; Di's Digi Designs Ribbon, Lace, Twine, any or all (used ribbon) 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August AG UE; DL.ART August AG UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams Wings UE; Emerald Faeries Favourite Colours (Pink/Magenta) 2/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG with Glitter 1/4; Imagine That... digis by Kris Customer Link-up and Win UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Lazy Days of Summer 1/3; Little Claire's Favourite Colour Combination (Pink/Magenta) 2/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Natalie and Amy's Buttons and Bows 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Paper Creator's Crafts Dies and/or Punches 3/3; Papertake Weekly To Die For 4/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Die-cut leaves from snippets 1/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG with Twist Glitter 1/3 (TOP 5)Scrappy Moms Stamps Summer Fun (watching hummigbirds) UE; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Die Cuts 2/3; Sister Act Cards Only AG UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG with Border (see border die-cut) UE; Wags n Whiskers Frame it Out 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

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

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Darlene said...

WOW beautiful hot colors on this outdoor creation! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Vicki said...

Truly lovely card and that is a magnificent bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

ike said...

What a gorgeous colourful creation :-) You are so lucky to get those little guys up your end of the world :-D

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

Fikreta said...

this is wonderful
love all colors and embellishes
have a nice day

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Kitty, such a surprise today, not only for this your fabulous and colourful card, but also for the trick on the stitched rectangles.... I just needed this idea!! :D
I always tend to make big cards, so the stitched rectangles that you have sent me sometimes are too small to use... and now you have given me the solution! Very clever! Thans so much! :D
Love the hummingbirds and this wonderful card is full of joy and pretty embellishments!! You are so lucky to can see them so near, in the garden of your Mom! They are really lovely birds!

shulsart said...

What a beautiful card, love the bright and happy colors! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

brenda said...

Just beautiful Kitty and what wonderful sewing and work. And how lovely to see Hummingbirds so close, we don;t have them here in the UK.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty the image is gorgeous and your papers and card colours go so well.

Barb said...

The image really is so lovely. Your card is gorgeous Kitty. It's so colourful and summery. How well you did winning all those lovely crafty things. I especially like the felt flowers. I'd want to hoard them too. Barbxx

Beth Brovold said...

Beautiful Kitty...wonderfully vibrant!! Have a most wonderful day Kitty!
Take care,

Sharon said...

Your card is so pretty, bright and cheerful. That song is very catchy and stays with you for a long time. I am still catching my self singing that song. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful colors,Awesome card!!!!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kitty, such gorgeous colours.

Di said...

What a fabulous card Kitty - such rich colours and so many 'extras' too! Great tip about using the rectangles to alter sizes - must remember that one! I only have the rectangles and would like to try cutting one down to a square!

Really envy you with humming birds flying wild where you live. They're absolutely beautiful!


Di xx

KandA said...

Wonderful card Kitty. Beautiful rich colours and lots of fabulous details xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the pops of blue throughout! Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Kitty - I love the vibrant colours you have used on this and of course the image - Michelle x

Kuni said...

Wonderful card Kitty and great colours.

Kuni said...

Wonderful card Kitty and great colours.

New Creations said...

Great and fantastic scene created with so many beautiful candies, you won:). Fab color combination and i can feel the fun and enjoyment on watching Hummingbird in real!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful.. loving all those bright colors..

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh my gosh Kitty... this card is beautiful! The colors are so bright and gorgeous and I love all those florals! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge! Have a wonderful week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Anonymous said...

Really fab project! Thanks for joining us at SIWAS.

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning, Kitty!! The details and the colors are amazing!! I love the flowers and the butterfly!! The hummingbird is gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

So lovely and colourful, beautiful design, such lovely flowers and butterflies, gorgeous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tynke said...

I become happy when I see your card, such bright colors! Very beautiful, thank you for playing with us at Siwas again.

Petra-loves-paper said...

what a colourful card! thanks for joining augustchallenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Donna said...

So glad you and your mojo are back! Your card is beautiful, like the cheery bright colors and embellishing, the hummingbird looks so realistic.

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful bright card. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn's Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Karen said...

this is beautiful!

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a beautiful card, so many interesting elements and I love the bright cheerful palette! Thank you for joining Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 197
Ginny M. WAW DT

jimlynn said...

Good tip on making a die cut just the right size you're looking for. This is so pretty and love all the different details you added! Beautiful!
All of our hummingbirds are almost gone from around here. We'll have another surge of them before winter sets in and then that's it until next year.

Beccy said...

Wow, what fabulous colours KT! I love the mix of embellishments you used... the different flowers are particularly nice. Great image and great colouring.

Taunya Butler said...

Well, dear, your MOJO is definitely kickin some butt!! Love the classy and very elegant look of this beautifully colored card!! I am also so very impressed at how many challenges you manage to enter with one card - you are a marvelous person and a wonderful crafter!!! Hope you are happy - wishing you a great week!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes! More beauty! How wonderful! So bright and cheerful and absolutely delightful! Again, I'm so glad to see this in our DRU Great Outdoors Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Lena said...

Such a bright and cheerful card. Love it! Beautiful colouring too!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
what a beautiful and bright card with that wonderful image.
It's coloured so perfectly, and such a very wonderful design too.
You are very lucky to see one of those wonderful birds near your house.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous bright card, love the image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love all the felt and fabric elements you added
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Giorgia Rossini said...

I love your colorful card! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song, I hope to see you again

Marie-Christine Denis Mixed Média said...

Oh, it is so beautiful, love the colors of your card!
Thanks to joining us at SIWAS!

Amy Cohen said...

Well, Color Me Happy!!! Wonderful and cheerful card- adore the image and all your fab embellishments too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Juliz Design Post said...

I'm so have Hummingbirds in your garden. I have never seen one in real life but would love to, unfortunately there is none in Scotland. Your card is beautiful and the vibrant colour choice suits it perfectly. thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Cindy said...

Gorgeous coloring. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

Monika Reeck said...

The main image really adorable Kitty
colored so beautifully done
and love all embellishment there
the enamel dots really cute from Mynn
great bright and happy card from you today Kitty
another big hugs from Croatia

Monia said...

Very pretty card! Full of colours and flowers! I love it! Thanks for playing with SIWAS!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Oh my! What a fabulous card! Love the bright, beautiful, and cheery colors! My most favorite part is the hummingbird on the card and your hummingbird picture! I LOVE hummingbirds so this card is right up my alley! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

applejack cards by sue said...

How gorgeous! Such a vibrant card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT xx

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Love the bright and cheerful colours you have used in this creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

Becca Cruger said...

Ooooo! I just want to run my fingers over those felted flowers! This is so bright and happy and cheery! I bet you have a ton of fun watching that hummingbird. When I was growing up we had a group of hummingbirds (mostly because my dad kept them well fed) and we had one named Bully who would seriously dive bomb your head whenever you got to close to the nectar feeder.

Colette said...

Another stunner from you Kitty. Adorable! You are so lucky to have these beautiful birds in your garden. Then again I have chickens in mine and I think they are just as beautiful ha ha! Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month :o) xx

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges this week.

marion said...

this is wonderfull, love it, love the pic of the humingbirdie as well, it is so much joy seeing them, sending lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Marie Richardson said...

What a lovely make
Thank you for taking part is this months challenge over at Crafting Musketeer's.
Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again in the next challenge
Love and Hugs
Marie DT for Crafting Musketeer's

Planetsusie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the vibrant colours you have chosen with your image. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar ('Bingo') Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Planetsusie said...

PS You are so lucky to have those birds in your garden, we don't have them here in the UK. The only time we've ever seen them was when we had a holiday in St Lucia and they were in the garden of the villa we had. Sooooo beautiful. xxx

Hazel said...
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Hazel said...

Lovely bright, cheery card. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge. x

Hazel said...

Thanks also for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 28, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Handmade by Veer said...

What a wonderful card! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at creative ladybirds creations.
Veronique DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

Jo said...

Beautiful card the colours. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here

Unknown said...

Your card is so vibrant and beautiful Kitty! Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnid DT

Craftdee said...

What a lovely card, thanks for sharing it in Di's Digis Ribbon/Lace/Twine challenge. Love the photo of the hummingbird too :-) I hope you can join us in our latest challenge … it's a nice easy one! Donna ☺

Sandy Hentzel said...

Congrats on being an August challenge top pick over at Scrapbook Blessings Club. Thank you for playing along.


Imagine That Digistamp said...

WOW Kitty, this is another GORGEOUS card using my Pretty Petunias set, I just LOVE all your added 3d flowers and the colors of your card are stunning - complimenting the digis extremely well. I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get over here to comment, I somehow missed the email notification from inlinkz - THANK YOU so much for entering and sharing your card. I'm gonna have to post this on our FB wall today :) Hugs!, kris