Monday, January 25, 2010

FIRST Fred She Said Challenge-Polka Dot Blossoms

Hi everyone! Today is the first ever Fred She Said Challenge. Be sure to hop on over to the Fred She Said Challenge blog and join us for this fun challenge. You can enter you card there for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store.

Our challenge for this month is to use the Fred She Said Challenge Blog header and background as your inspiration for your card, layout, or alter project. This also qualifies for Vickie (basement stampers) Saturday Spotlight Challenge with Hidden Potential-to use yellow in your creation!
Here is mine!

This is a Birthday card that I created with Fred She Said Polka Dot Blossoms. This is the purple set. There are several color variations that come in your digi download. If you would like to see the red polka dot flowers click here for my project from yesterday of a Valentine card. I am a huge fan of Tracey's digis. They really highlight my card making style.
Now for the deets on my card. I used one sheet of the purple polka dot blossoms and the left over tea die colored ones from the red sheets I printed for my Valentine card. I cut out two Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendants and arranged my flowers on it. The center of the flowers have gold rhinestones I picked up in the $1 bin a Michael's.
There are several layers to this card. One of them has been sponged with Rangers Distressing Tea Dye Ink, and one has been sponged with versa magic purple ink. The gold feather looking element was from the floral dept in Michael's available at Christmas. The gold plate holding the Birthday Sentiment is from JoAnn's. The designer paper is from the Blossoms and Butterfly stack.
I used a Martha Stewart around the page punch and the butterflies are also a Martha Stewart punch with pearl accents. All the edges of the flowers were glittered with crystal stickles along with the butterflies.
I loved this card so much, I decided to create a Birthday poem to match the card. The Birthday wish goes like this:

A Birthday Wish on your special day
For sunshine and flowers coming your way.
May happiness bloom like the flowers of Spring,
Each day filled with the joy their petals will bring.
Wishing you a flourishing garden of beauty and pleasure,
For a day filled with contentment beyond measure!

Thanks for dropping by to view my contribution to the Fred She Said Challenge. Be sure to check out all the Design teams cards for more inspiration. I would be honored if you left me a comment to let me know what you think of this one! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.



Whimcees said...

This is so beautiful! The inside of the card alone is perfection! Just beautiful!

Barbara Diane

Maria Matter said...

Hi Carol!
your blog name always makes me smile!!!

this is absolutely stunning! your cards are pure eye candy hun! just gorgeous!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Lisa said...

The insides of your card are beautiful also! Well done!

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! What a piece of art, Your flowers and butterflies are beautiful. such an amazing card. Gorgeous!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol, each one of your cards is better than the last if that is at all possible! This card is beautiful. The detail that you are able to get into each one of your cards is incredible. I love everything about the card, including your very special poem! TFS

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- gorgeous combination of flowers and the polka dot ones are especially striking! How fun that you carried the wonderful butterflies and special sentiment inside to create a beautiful interior of the card as well!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Carol!! Love all the flowers, cheery colors and the dimension!! You should submit this for the Sat. Spotlight (to use yellow or bold cheery colors). It is perfect!

Patti said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous! Just as pretty on the inside as the out! Nice work! Thanks so much for your comment on my card at SCS!

Anneke klerks said...

so beautiful!

Dianne said...

WOW! This is beautiful. Gorgeous on the inside also. Love all the details!!

Annette said...

Oh Carol this is just wonderful, so much lovely detail, you not only produce such gorgeous craft creations you write poetry too, lovely poem, so fitting with the card, just love the colours, take careX:)

Grace said...
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Grace said...

Carol this is just over the top gorgeous!!! I LOVE all these beautiful colorful flowers and how springy it is! I love the inside too... You are so talented!!! I have so enjoyed working along side you this past month on MMSC! Hugs!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Carol your flower cards are phenomenal! Love them love them LOVE them!!! :)

Hugs, Tracey

Phyllis said...

Carol, this is just gorgeous!! I love all the beautiful flowers!! What a delightful card. You always inspire and amaze me!!

Priscilla said... is like I went to a garden..I can almost smell those flower they are so beautiful.

Stacey Schafer said...

what an explosion of beauty:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Perfect for the Sat. Spotlight Challenge Carol!! I can't stop staring at all the awesome details!! GORGEOUS! Thanks for submitting it.

Shawne said...

Wow, you just blow me away Carol, so many perfect details inside and out, unbelievable!

Angelwood said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Just love these bright colored blooms. Amazing card! I have to check out these digis. hugs, Angela

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! It's absolutely beautiful! what a piece of art! and what a lovely poem too!

Scrapmumur said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning!!!!
I love your work, it's of art!!!
the details and colours are so perfect.
you are a artist.
Hugs of France, Mumur

Priscilla said...

Hey Carol, you have been on a roll lately with all the fantastic creations. Where do you find the time? Thank you for your lovly comment on my painting :)

Spyder said...

omg Carol this is just to brilliant for words!! What a lovely creation!! I'd love to put it in my 'clip its'!((Lyn))