Friends of Happy Wen!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Erica!

First a confession (blush)! About six months ago I picked up a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch... I've used it several times since. I thought it rather odd that there were "hanging chads" (webs) on the punch image and an embossing-looking pad, but went along my merry way and snipped the web and had a sweet little butterfly. When making this card this weekend, I punched 4 butterflies in a row, set it aside, and went to work on other parts of the card. I glanced over at the butterflies in a row, and thought, wow that's kinda cool, its like 3-D - Oh, for goodness sake, "wendy", I said... that's one of the features of this great punch - oh, doy! LOL Okay, on to the card, the sweet images are from Stamp Fairy and i followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, used my bleached muslin, stamped with a "friend" stamp with one of my fave colors from Stampin' Up "more mustard" (i've had this ink for 10 years and it's still very juicy), tore my muslin, hand gathered it into a rosette shape, sewed on the pearl and my flowers were complete. I took a considerable amount of time hand sewing my matts, which was actually quite relaxing - but decided at the end, I really need to get my sewing machines tuned up - LOL. The paper is My Mind's Eye "everyday flair" and the ribbon is doodlebug. The rosebush wood is the Martha Steward medium branch punch (thank you, my sweet friend, KathyCan for sending me this wonderful prezzie!). Added some Ranger Liquid "bisque" pearls. I think Erica will enjoy this specially made for her birthday card!

RECIPE: Stamp Fairy-images; Sweet Sketch Wednesday-sketch; My Mind's Eye DP-Everyday Flair; Martha Stewart-butterfly 3-D punch, medium branch punch; Ranger-liquid pearls "bisque"; supplies from LCS for rosettes; Stampin' Up-more mustard ink; copics

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PanPastel UK Challenge
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Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very, very sweet and I truly love the happy colors.

Aunty Sue said...

Such a sweet card and thanks for sharing at CRAFT this week and good luck

Jeannie said...

I really like all of the butterflies with this beautiful sunshiny yellow paper! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

happyscrapper said...

I love the happy yellow colors along with all the butterflies. Your image is colored beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at Dare To Be Sassy. Hope to see you back next week.
Christine DT at SSD

Sammibug said...

What a fun, cheerful card! Funny story about the butterflies - Sounds like something I'd do! LOL! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation in our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us in our mini challenges, this week, too! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

Stempelhexe said...

Eine sehr schöne und niedliche KArte ist das geworden.


mulberry station said...

wow, what a gorgeous card. I love how you cut out your image and love your beautiful papers and embellishments. thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Eileen said...

Oooo Wendy .. you did make me chuckle about that punch ... I get the wrong end of the stick sometimes and don't see what is right under my nose! Very pretty card with great colouring ! I can feel it is a 'happy' card lol.
Thanks for joining in the PanPastel UK challenge. Good luck . Eileen xx

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Tinkerella said...

Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah least you know what to do with the punch now!!! Bless, I do the same frequently!!
Love this card its so bright sand cheery, thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Thanks for your message Wendy. Have just been having a look at your other projects on your blog. Your cards are all so gorgeous and I have just become a follower, love your creations.
Lindsay xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such a summery, beautiful card! You should actually frame this! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Genevieve said...

Wow, gorgeous card & beautiful detail!! Thanks for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

uksharon said...

Fresh and clean - beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a adorable card. Love your image and coloring. Beautifully designed! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage! I have blog candy available through this month if you are interested!

Anne said...

LOL about the punch, what lovely colours you used. Thank you for joining us for this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

Francy said...

Lovely card. the stiching are fabolous and the butterfly are stunning.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week. We hope to see you in the next challenges.

Gaynor said...

Very sweet, love the image and colouring, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Caroline said...

Aww how sweet is she, absolutely adorable, and I love the pretty colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational

Caroline xx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun :o)

thanks for joining us at TPC and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Mandy said...

Oh Wendy I did laugh at you with the punch lol. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our spots &/or stripes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT, good luck x carol

patty said...

lovly card, thanks for enjoying us at CARDS und MORE, hugs, Patty

Arlana said...

Love your sweet papers and butterfly's. Have a sweet day. Arlana@SSW!!!

Stine said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
Hugs Stine

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - love the spots and stripes . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

Kathlene said...

Well my dear *blonde* friend...when you pay that much for a simple butterfly punch (wink) you oughta figure it out. LOL Just kidding, when you told me your story on the phone, you know I had to go check out MY MS butterfly punch too! Very cute card and great use of those 3D butterflies and the elusive MS fir branch punch too. xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable! I love butterflies and she is just super cute! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

Scrappy said...

Great Birthday Card! Love the butterflies! So glad you were able to share it with us this week at Catch the Bug and OSC! Hope you'll be back to play along with us again soon! :)

Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps and One Stop Crafts DT

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Goldig das Motiv und eine schöne Gestaltung!

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More.

Einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh I love this-fantastic colouring and colour scheme! :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx

Rae Anne said...

Oh WOW Wendy - Your project is simply brilliant! The details are just wonderful, particularly the butterflies! Thanks so much for celebrating Bugaboo Stamps' second birthday with us at on Catch the Bug! MWAH!

Jackie said...

What a sweet card, I just love the colors you used on this. Fabulous job! Thank you so much for partying with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

Bastelfalter von Beckburgia said...

Eine tolle Karte. Toll coloriert, toll gestaltet, super!
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cards und More.
Viele Grüße