Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good Friend

Every week I make a list of all the challenges I want to participate in, and of course, it's impossible to do them all. This week, though, I'm making a conscious effort to work on some of those that never seem to get done.

Today's card is for this week's Use It challenge: use something inspired by nature (my Paper Blooms flower), polka dots, and your favorite embellishment (ribbon). My card also uses this week's Card Patterns sketch.

Stamps: Trees, Birds, & Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red textured, PTI white, American Crafts dp
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: crocheted flower (Paper Blooms), Fiskars threading water punch, button (BasicGrey), ribbons (SU & ribbon fX), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, dimensionals

63 comments:

Кари Сол said...

Nice card!! Love your stile. Beauty flower.

Pat said...

I so love these flowers! Brilliant card, with great colours. The sentiment is great!
Hugs xx
Pat

Emma said...

This is so scrummy Ann. Just found your blog - it's gorgeous. I love all the colours you use, your style is so fresh.

Thanks for the nice comment at my place too x

Ольга said...

Hi, Ann! Beautiful card, delicate colors! I love your work!

Lauri said...

I love this color combination!!! Thanks for all your inspiration...every day I stop by and get more inspired!!

BananaStamper said...

Fabby card - love the combo of the polkadots (love polkadots!) the black ribbon and the scallop punch!

Shanna

Mary G. said...

Great card! I love the mixture of the Swiss Dots CB background and the dotted paper. Love it! TFS!

Susan Raihala said...

You got two for one on the challenges! Fun card...I really like the big button on the flower. It echoes the big polka dots so well!

rae said...

LOVE this bold & vivid card Ann, fabulous color combo! Thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!
♥rae

Ann Kranitz said...

love the bold colors!!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and love the layout and colors. What a great sentiment.

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Ann!
What a pretty card! I understand! It's so hard to participate in all the challenges!! Yikes. But I like this card a lot. I like the sentiment w/ the swiss dots too!

AUsome mom said...

Love this! I'm always in awe of how you put colors together and they work so well. 'Ausome' job!

Silke said...

I hear ya - Ann - I always want to do a few and then I end up with one or maybe too challenges - LOL!!!

Your card is super cute!!! Love these fun colors!!! Hugs ~S~

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These colors just pop. Love this card!

Cindy said...

Another beautiful card by you, Ann!! Love the crocheted flower! How pretty!

cricketeew said...

Love this card- I think it kind of has a retro look!
And Congrats on geting the card of the week on Lime light! :)

paula said...

I like the way you have done this card.

Danni said...

Oh I just love the colors in this!! Wonderful job!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

wonderful card! Love these colors

Heather P. said...

What a super cute card! Love the fun color combo, and those polka dots!!! :)

Leah said...

Love these colors together! Good for you for getting some more challenges done:) You knock them all out of the park!

dannisdoodles said...

be still my heart! this is awesome Ann!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

YUM!! Those colors, the scallops, that crochet flower...all so gorgeous together!

(-: Heidi

Allison said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the DP choice and the Swiss dotted sentiment!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, love this!! Such fun, crisp colors!! That big polka dot paper is some of my FAVE!

whoistracy said...

This is adorable!! I love that aqua & white polka dotted paper. So fun. Great take on the sketch, so glad you could join us.

Niki Estes said...

Ann, this is so cute! I love the colors!

Kay Sibley said...

This color combination is gorgeous! I LOVE it! The dainty crochet flower adds the perfect texture. What a lovely, lovely card! ♥♥ Kay

Aimes said...

Well you can't go wrong with polka dots and a button LOL! Love it, Ann! I wish I made more time to play along with challenges!
Aimes
x

Pauline said...

Really pretty card, Ann. well done :o)

Jenn Embry said...

What a cute card. I love the colors!

Nancy L. said...

very cute card!

specialcraftmom4 said...

LOVE the polka dot paper and the overall design of this card! Great job (:

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, love the dots.

Stephanie said...

I ADORE this!!!! It's so clean and the colors are terrific :) Wonderful job {*v*}

Juanita said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors you have choosen.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I lurk here all the time, but don't always comment, it is safe to assume I love everything you put up here.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Adorable!! I love this card! I love the colors and the paper! I make a list too but only get a few of the accomplished!

tmcc4 said...

Very cute card!!! Love the color combo..TFS!
Mandy

Jennie M said...

This is just adorable! I love the colors and the embellishments are perfect! Thanks so much for all of the nice comments on my blog! Hugs! :)

Lyn S said...

Love your card Ann! The colours, polka dots and embellies are all gorgeous!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

wow, this is a beautiful card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Simply Pretty and Elegant!

Joanne said...

What a gorgeous card! The colors are so bright and cheery!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So bright, happy and pretty! Just love this card!

Steph said...

Love the colours on this card - fab! x

jennyv said...

I polka dots. Great color combo. Good job!

Jennyh

Marie B. said...

Nice card Ann! Looks like you covered quite a few bases today!

Gina F said...

Love your card ideas, so clean and the colors wow!!Thanks for shring....gina F

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the big polka dots paired with the swiss dots embossing and the dots on the scalloped border. Very fun color combo too.

Belinda said...

Adorable! Love the aqua & white polka dotted paper.

Cass said...

Cute card! I love those crocheted flowers. :)

Elena said...

So cute! I love the flower and button and beautiful saying!

Cassie_lu said...

cute card. i really like the flower with the button.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE this!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is fantastic, love the colors!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! Love the colors.

rae said...

Congratulations Ann... you are the winner of this week's Use It! challenge!!! wooohoooo!!!
please contact me: raescards {at} comcast.net to set up the next challenge!!
congrats!!
♥rae

Joke said...

Lovely card, Ann and congratulations with beïng next weeks hostess for Use it!

Deanna said...

Congrats... can't wait to see your challenge!

i {heart} papers said...

I'm a dope...ignore my last comment. :)

I see it WAS for the CPS sketch. Duh. Blonde moment. Sorry about that!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW!! Such fun border treatment and the button and flower combo is super CUTE!! :)