Sunday, March 25, 2012

Flowers Galore

Well I am proud to announce that I have actually won a couple challenges this week and was featured in another!!  Yahoo!  I was wondering when all of my work would "pay off"!  Here are the links to my "wins"

52 Christmas card Throwdown  for Kitty Christmas
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and Birthday Sundaes for Doggy Birthday

I will bask in the glow of my win for a day or so.  I never win anything, so this is a real treat for me.  Hoping that this is just the beginning and will see some more in the future!

On to my latest card.  This was a struggle for me as I was challenged to do a "circle" card.  I have been shying away from these for some reason.  But once I got going, I found out it wasn't so bad.  I was so pleased at how it turned out and so grateful for my Cricut!!
I based the design from a sketch I found on Mojo Monday's blog Sketch 221.  I was following along with the color challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge blog, which worked out great because Blue is my favorite color.  Stamp is SU! and from the "Goody Goody Gumdrops" set.  I colored the flowers with colored pencil and glittered the leaves (hard to tell from pic though).

All cuts were made using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge, (the best cartridge to date).  Card was cut using "Circle 2" at 4 1/2".  Circle layers were cut with "Circle 1" at 4 1/4" and 3 1/2".  Flowers were cut using "Flower 6" and cut at 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1".  Leaves are "Leaf 1" and were cut at 1 1/4" & 1 1/2".

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp - BINGO (flowers, glitter, brads)
Pixie Dust Studio - Favorite things (Blue, brads)
Raise the Bar - In the garden
Catch the Bug Challenge blog - Color challenge
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes
Lily Pad cards - Flowers
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Handmade flowers


  1. Love a circle card!!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  2. Hi Heather - I love your card! It's perfect. I shy away from circle cards too, but you have inspired me to give it a try. I love my Art Philosophy cartridge, it has been so worth the money. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Very pretty card! Great colors and details. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop National Craft Month Challenge.

  4. Very sweet card! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  5. What a beautiful springtime card! I love the shape, your colors and those lovely flowers! Thanks so much for joining our weekly challenge over at FCCB!

  6. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the scallop card. I also like how you put together both brads and eyelets. This card looks very professional and polished!

  7. Love this shaped card with perfect combination flowers and image. Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    (I have same candy if you interesting. Click on sidebar)

  8. lovely pretty card, thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week, x carol

  9. Great card - love the circle shape of it.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

    Susan x

  10. lovely card and thanks for joining us at craft this week with our handmade flowers challenge

  11. Love your shaped card. The Flowers are beautiful
    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

  12. Heather...this is's sorta CAS and yet elegant and crisp and sweet as can be. I'll need to remember this. Thanks you for sharing with us this week in the color challenge at Catch the Bug.

  13. What a beautiful card. Thankyou so much for joining our Bingo challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

  14. BEAUTIFUL job with your spring card!I LOVE the colors and flowers,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  15. Love this shape of card and the flowers and colours used are fab. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. I love the elegance of your creation!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Bugaboo's Colour Challenge on Catch the Bug. Good luck in the draw!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  17. Beautiful card! Love all the flowers! Thank you for joining us at CropStop for our National Craft month challenge of making a shaped card.

  18. Great circle card! The flowers work great on this card. Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!