Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Birthday......{Challenge Entry}

Happy Sunday everyone!!
Hope you are all having a GREAT weekend!!
I am playing along in some challenges I like to enter into so I have another birthday card to share that will be linked up to a few of my favorites. All the challenges are listed below and if you have not checked out some of these...what are you waiting for?? They are all so much fun and always packed with gorgeous inspiration. But before you check them out here is my card.....Hope you like it :)
I used this week's Seize the Birthday sketch (pictured below) and the challenge for this week was a feminine birthday card. Using one of my all time favorite characters~ Ava (this one is Ava Flower) from Bugaboo Stamps I printed her and colored her using my copics. 
Here she is up close :) I added a flat back pearl to her flower center, the a felt flower and petal to the base. The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps~ Wish BIG stamp set (it is one of the new release sets for this month!)
Now you know me....I can not go without adding some stitching so I ran the mat through my sewing machine using 2 different to border the mat and the other to border the designer paper to my embossed cardstock.
I finished it off by attaching the entire mat to my Brown Kraft A2 card base.
So there you have it...another birthday card to add to my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

Entering this into the following challenges~
Seize the Birthday~ Sketch #14
Pile it On~ Photo Color inspiration
Catch the Bug~ April Bingo Challenge
Cupcake Inspiration~ Challenge #207
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Showers/Flowers (spooled item is my thread for stitching)
DL Art~ April Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Sunday Funday linky party
Simply Create Too~Use your Stash
My Craft Spot~ Anything Goes


  1. This is so sweet, Jessica!!! The image is adorable!! I love the papers you used and the design!! As always, your stitching is fabulous!! This is just gorgeous my friend - I love it!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. So cute, love the sweet little image and the stitching!!!

  3. Great bugaboo image and such a cute card...
    TFS Jessica - hope your Sunday is going awesome!

  4. How sweet is this card? SWEET! I ordered me a new sewing machine one that I could use on paper. You stitching really makes your cards. TFS

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. This is the Perfect Birthday card ever!!The SWEETEST image and the colors are my Fav. The green,orange & crème.
    Is this for me...My bday is in June!!!LOL..
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  6. How perfect! I tried this sketch, but didn't get it to work with the paper I was using. I am going to try again. Yours looks fabulous!

  7. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! She is so adorable and you did an awesome job on the coloring... not to mention the stitching! ( so jealous you have a machine! i wouldn't even know what to do with one! )

  8. Fabulous card Jessica. Love the cute little image and the lovely stitching. Now you say you use your sewing machine, do you use any specific size needle, size of stitch that works best for you. I am wanting to try this! TFS

  9. Absolutely LOVE this card, super cute and the stitching is just perfect. Awesome Coloring my friend. Hope you had an awesome Weekend.

  10. What a sweet,sweet card! Love that darling image and your stitching looks fabulous ♥

  11. So sweet and cute. Great stitching on here too!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  12. wow now this is just so sweet.. I love that image.. such a sweet birthday card...

  13. This is so sweet. I love your sticthing and the image is cute and colored perfectly
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  14. Wow Jessica, I didn't know you used digtal stamps and colored with copics!!!! Awesome job, this card is beautiful and I love that stamp too , she is adorable. hugs

  15. Super great!!! Love those papers and the stitching.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  16. Super cute card, the paper and all of the stitching are just perfect. Have a beautiful day!!

  17. This is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene :D

  18. So adorable! The image is so sweet:) Loving the papers you used and the stitching, wow-looks so amazing! I really need to dust my machine off!
    Happy Monday my friend!
    Sherrie K

  19. Love Bugaboo images! Super sweet card. So glad you joined us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  20. So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Hugs, Jill

  21. super cute card Jessica...check out all the challenges you were able to hit. awesome.

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  23. Oops - sorry for the last post. I had copied and pasted my name for the bottom and accidentally copied the entire comment!! I'm SO sorry!!

    Your card is precious! The image is absolutely darling and your papers are gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  24. Oh Jessica ~ this is simply SOOO PRECIOUS! Oh my word! I LOVE the image, your coloring and the soft subtle colors you used! The embossing looks AMAZING along with the stitching! Oh this MIGHT be my favorite of all time!! Especially all the little details!! Add this to the top of my stack ~ TU!

  25. So darn sweet!!! The image is just adorable, love the little pearl on the flower and the embossing on the card stock strips!!!!

  26. Jessica: Such a fun card! Glad You joined in our Challenge #35 - "Use Your Stash" at Simply Create Too


  27. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy (Bugaboo Stamps DT)

  28. Just love the sketch on this one!
    We’re so glad you played along with us this week for the Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    We hope you join us again this week for a new Bugaboo challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  29. What a sweet, beautiful card! Love the papers & coloring. Thanks for joining our Color Challenge at Pile It On last week; hope you'll join us again this week for our "April Showers bring May Flowers" challenge. Best, CG