Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another Fall Birthday!!

Happy Sunday!!  I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

This weeks theme at Stempeltraume is The Alphabet!!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do, then I remembered I needed to make a Birthday card for a friend of mine.  I tried a simple Monogram card but it just wasn't working for me so I dug out some old chipboard letters I have and made this.  I really liked the way it came out.  Originally I was not going for the distressed look but then I wanted to add some color around the oval and then wanted some green on the letters and when I layed it out thought that I needed to complete the look by distressing the CS & DP.

This was lot of fun.  You should join the fun and pick some letters and see what you can come up with!

There are alot of wonderful challenges out there.  Mine fits the following:

A Pocket Full of Posies - Autumn Leaves - Unfortunately the leaves where I live are not longer bright red and yellow but more of a dull orange and brown.  I love the fall colors I just wish they were around longer.

Crafty Calendar - Autumn Birthday - I have alot of Birthdays in Oct & Nov.  I always struggle with what to do for them so they don't look the same year after year.

Paper Play Time - Ribbon, Buttons or Rhinestones - I just got some beautiful lace ribbon and knew I had to use it on this card.

Creative Inspirations - Birthday - I don't see the friend getting this card often but she loves receiving my cards and tells me she saves them so I will always make her one.

The Townscrapper - Distressing  - I think distressing can add so much to a card.  I especially think that it adds to this one.

Crafty Creations - Sketch - I loved this sketch.  It calls for a circle in the middle but my saying wouldn't fit in a circle so I modified to an oval.  I think it was perfect for what I wanted to do. 

For Fun - Something you never used. - I bought these chipboard letters a couple years ago thinking I would use them on everything.  I can't thing of anything until now I have used them on.

Sarah Hurly - Flowers - I love the look of layered flowers.  I bought these green roses a while ago and thought they would compliment this card and the other flowers perfectly.

Charisma - Autumn Colors - I love all the oranges and greens of Autumn - I wish the season was longer before we are talking snow.

Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Orange - When I think of the color Orange I think Fall!  I always like the way it looks on cards.

Paper Romance - Halloween or Fall - I usually make this friend bright pinks and blues.  I'm glad I went with Fall colors this time.

If the Shoe Fits - Distress - As I put in my post, this card was not intended to be distressed but as I was making it I just kept distressing it more.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday - I have alot of Fall Birthdays and I wait until the last minute for most of them

Challenge up your Life - Autumn - Orange and Green are my favorite Autumn colors.

Secret Crafter - Distressing - I think that the distressing so much character to this card.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you like my card.  A special thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.



WeirdCat said...

What a wonderfully elegant card, love those flowers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle's Best this week
Ruth x

skylife said...

I really like how you make the big letters. This is one really lovely b-day card.

Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Sara said...

Love it! Very soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB!

Curly said...

Beautiful design and colours, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful distressing

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful colours, pretty card
Thanks for joining us at sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Shell said...

Gorjuss I love the flowers, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Jaspere said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the TownScrapper.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful card...I really love the chipboard letters. The colour combo is so pretty, and the distressing really does add so much! Thanks for joining us at The Town Scrapper!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Beautiful take on the sketch!! I love this! What a wonderful birthday card! thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card and wonderful colors. So glad you finally got to use the chipboard. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Katja said...

This card is so pretty! Love your colorcombo!!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


Diane said...

Lovely colours and a very pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop's best.
Diane x

Michelle Quinno said...

Beautiful job on this, Peggy! I'm sure she'll love it.

Janis Lewis said...

I love the larger letters and the flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime, Wendy! :) Janis

Unknown said...

this is just beautiful. i love love the flowers and the color scheme that u used on this! the lettering is fabulous too ;) Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card and I really love your color combination. Thanks for joining us at For Fun challenges.

Basslady said...

a delicious card with an awesome look!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Autumn Birthday card! Love these papers. Just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Kiki said...

Wow, this is just stunning! Love the colors you've used and the huge letters look fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at CUYL.

Hugs, Kiki

Manuela said...

VERY nice!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your Life!

Hugs, Manuela

Unknown said...

This is beautiful, love the colours, thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x