Sunday, May 7, 2017


Happy Sunday everyone!  This is the first Sunday in May so that means we have a  new challenge starting at Great Impressions.  Our theme is "Feminine".  Here are some examples for you.

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The prize is adorable!

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The stamps I am using are "Bird and Roses" (G111) and "The Rose" (J106).  I made the background using "The Rose".  It is embossed in Aged Rose and then I used distress inks.  I colored with my Copic markers and did a fussy cut with the "Bird and Roses" stamp.  After I cut it out I added some Glastique on the branches and weaker areas.

The frame is actually not a frame at all.  After cutting the paper with the die I cut out the middle so the image would be set inside the frame.  I wanted to make sure to see as much of the embossed words as possible.  Instead of flowers I wanted to use these things that were attached to some silk flowers I have.  I then glued them to a ribbon.

Since it is difficult to read the words I wanted to show you what it says:

God created the rose in the likeness of a woman.
The rose represents beauty.  The stem represents
strength.  Petals are soft as her delicate skin.  The
fragrance so pure and so sweet.  Leaves represent
arms outstretched, always giving.  Each time you
look at this rose remember ... God made you special.

Is that not a beautiful assembly of words!

Now pop over to Great Impressions and check out the other inspirations made for you.  I do hope to see you join in on the May challenge.

Card recipe

Stamps - Birds and Roses (G111), The Rose (J106)
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Embossing powders - Aged Rose from Stampendous and Super Fine Detail Black from Ranger
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose and Antique Linen from Tim Holtz
Die - Spellbinders
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Ribbon - from scraps bin
Bobbles - Darice

Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #154 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #274 - Blooms and bows
Simon Says Wednesday - Hint of pink
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #27 - AG w/product they sell
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Cute Card Thursday #476 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #121 - Wings
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Dies R Us #72 - Flowers
Stempelsonne #188 - Always anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #125 - Make your own background


Darlene said...

Beautiful coloring and composition Robin! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Absolutely adorable. Love those birdies!

Thanks for joining us for our Wings challenge at Cut it Up!


Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Robin!! The image is beautiful!! The birds are so pretty!! I love the colors!! Stunning card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Ruza Rebel said...

Robin you card is absolutely STUNNING! I really love the background you created with the sentiment stamp, and your coloring of the birds and flowers is beautifully done along with the framing!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Robin :-) the birds and flowers are beautiful and I love the fancy frame and all of the details, very feminine and pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful feminine card! I love the way you nestled the birds and flowers inside that pretty scalloped frame! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Robin, love how you framed the image!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Virginia Lu said...

gorgeous details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “A Hint of Pink” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful spring card. Thanks for sharing it with us at DRU Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in our future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

Chriss America Real said...

Hi Robin,

Did you know that you won the Mickey Mouse stuffed bag on my blog? please e-mail me your address at


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning colours on this gorgeous card. ♥[aNNie]

Loose Stitches said...

Here again with my DT hat on. :) Such a gorgeous card Robin, love the image, frame, bow and colors! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. We hope to see you again.
~DT Sherry x

Loose Stitches said...

Hello again Robin. I'm back with a different DT hat on. :) I love your gorgeous card, so have enjoyed my visit each time! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
~DT Sherry x

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous colour and a beautiful backdrop for the card
Good luck & Thank you for sharing with us at Let’s Craft & Create challenge 125.
Shylaashree DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…