Sunday, January 9, 2011

Birthday Daffodils

Hello Everyone!!!  It's Featured Stamper Challenge time again and this week the honour goes to UKGEM!  I chose her Spring Colours card to case and altered the layout a little because it was a sketch challenge, keeping the yellow and green flowers, different image and added a sentiment.

This card also fits for the CopicOz Challenge to create a Summertime themed card with a twist to use Yellow and Green Copics!!!  :)  There's an awesome prize of 12 Copic Ciao Markers to be won, so come and play with us, you have until January 24th!!!  You can find all the details HERE!!

I started with an aqua base and layered with white, green and two pieces of Thrift Shop DP.  Over the join I added some yellow satin ribbon.  The Daffodils are from JustRite's brand new set called The Greatest Joy (which also has some roses and crocuses!) and I've stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y35, Y38, YG11, YG13, YG17) and then cut it out with scissors and a scalpel.  I then stamped the border also from The Greatest Joy, in Memento Bamboo Leaves and cut it out with Large Oval Nestabilities and popped the Daffodils up on foam tape.  I framed this with yellow cut with Large Scallop Oval Nestabilites and then a frame of aqua cut with Label 8 Nestabilities.  I did all the cutting with my Grand Calibur.....and guess what.....you can cut them ALL AT ONCE!!!!  COOL!!!!  What a time saver!!!  :)  Then sentiment is from JustRite's new Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit - comes with 18 SENTIMENTS, a MINI BORDER, 4 TAG DIES and a clear STAMPER!!!!  I used the Birthday sentiment and the two smallest of the tag dies to cut and frame it!  Finished off by adding a yellow satin bow and a couple of small yellow pearls to the top corner.

Stamps - The Greatest Joy, Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Aqua, White, Green and Yellow Bazzill, October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP 
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories - Copics,Happy Everything Tag Set, Label 8, Large Oval and Large Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Grand Calibur, Yellow Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Yellow Pearls, Foam Tape  

Before I go, I've had a lot of emails, comments and messages at SCS and Facebook asking if we are being affected by the Queensland Floods.  Although we have had a lot of rain, we live south and east of the massive flooding that you have been seeing in the news.  As I write this, my parent's town of Maryborough is experiencing flooding and roads in all directions have been cut off.  Their home is up on a hill and well away from the river and they are in no danger of flooding and taking it all in their stride.  Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers - it's so nice knowing that so many of you care - from all over the world!

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!!!  :)

17 comments:

Sue W said...

It's a beauty too Kathy!!!! Love the pretty edge in green......very nice!
Hope your toes are dry!!!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Another stunning beauty!
Love the colors and your elegant touch. Awesome card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Love those vibrantly colored Daffodils!

Betty Wright said...

Just gorgeous, Kathy! Beautiful colors and coloring! Lovely card!

Marisa said...

Bring on Spring! Love the great DPs and your daffodils are gorgeous. So glad to hear you are away from the flooding and your parents are up on a hill. They are forecasting the frozen version for us here on Wed-Fri! If it comes through we'll get 15 - 20 inches of snow!!

Janet said...

another beautiful Kathy - I do so enjoy coming over to your blog because your cards always brighten my day.

Thanks for keeping us updated on what's going on there and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Leigh said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Love those daffodils.

Jessie said...

Happy new year Kathy! Your card is gorgeous and I can see why you chose those pretty colours and I'm so happy you and your family are out of harms way. Stay safe.

Janie Printz said...

Thanks for making it feel like spring here today !!! With all the snow everyones been getting this is like a breath of fresh air ... LOVE your wonderful coloring & such a great image ....
So glad you're not near the flooding. Sure feel for those that are ...
Hugs, Janie

Kim Wiseman said...

What a stunning card! So pretty and refreshing :)

ChristineCreations said...

Just had to stop by here and tell you I was thinking about you ....praying for the flooding to receed!

And...it's a completely beautiful card lady!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Kathy!! I just love your coloring of those flowers!!! Wowzer girl! So lifelike! Your design and colors are beautiful. Miss you!!!
hugs,
Chris

Minta's Creations said...

Beautiful card!
Just became your newest follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
Minta

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Kathy. You know my geopraphy is horrible so I am glad to know you are not in the flooding area. Hope your parents stay above it as well.

Leslie Miller said...

This is pretty, Kathy! I love a blue and yellow color combo in these soft shades. Lovely stamps and design!

Rosietoes said...

What a beautiful card - so spring like and refreshing. Just gorgeous Kathy.
I'm glad to hear that you and your family are faring well in the awful conditions in Queensland.
Be safe.

Edna x

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job colouring the flowers, I like the yellow ribbon too!

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