Saturday, February 19, 2011

Buttons and Bows-SCH Hollow Sat Challenge!

This week our challenge is to use Buttons and Bows.

I chose the Eastern Blue Bird image along with the dogwood branch. I must be trying to get a mind set for spring! Boy am I ready!! This bird and it's brothers, the Barn Swallow and the Christmas Cardinal are three of the most beautiful birds you can find anywhere!

OK, this is how our challenge works:
Each week we will choose one random winner, who will receive a free digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on your blog.  If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries in the random draw.  Just follow the instructions on the sidebar to link your second entry.

Each week the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will get a badge to display.  One overall winner will be chosen each month from the Cards of the Week.  That person will be invited to be a Guest Designer and participate in the next challenge.  An image will be provided to them to work with.  The Card of the Week prize will be awarded once we reach a minimum of 10 entries.

I chose to use a sketch from Stamp With Fun #98 for designing my card this week. 
 one more of a close up of the bow:

 My papers are K&Co and Club Scrap. I used a cuttlebug to emboss the strip of blue, I put versamark on the inside of the folder, after dry embossing I sprinkled it with gold glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I did the same thing to some small scraps of green paper to get the leaves which were punched with a MS punch. I have become addicted to stitching around my paper and seem to do it every week. I love the look it gives! I used the gold cord to enhance the buttons and the bow, some gold stickles as the center of the dogwoods and a Sakura glitter pen on the flowers. I hope you like the way it turned out! Too glitzy?

I hope you will join us this week in our challenge. Please take a moment to leave me a comment, I love hearing from you. Thank you so much for stopping by, good luck on your entry!!

Sugar Creek Nugget:
"The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep you life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. 
Psalms 121:7-8 (ESV)

Stamp with Fun - #98 sketch
One Stitch at a Time - Make it Pretty
The Shabby Tea Room -Keeping Warm
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the Glitz
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch or Emboss
DDCC -Sparkle/ Glitter/ Bling
Scrap Creations - Spring Fever

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marsha said...

Donna, this is just exquisite! I love all the embellishments and bling and what a fabulous design! Your bluebird is jut gorgeous and I love the dogwood branch - just perfect! Always a treat to see your divine creations!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Donna, Ah this is super, love the richness of the card,thanks for joining in on our Birthday Celebrations on OSAAT. Hazelxox

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Dora said...

Very elegant, yes Hazel found the right word for this card.. rich! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs xxx

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Hi Donna, I love how you combined the Dogwood branch with the Bluebird stamp. This is beautiful. Your bow is so big and spectacular. Great job with the gold stitching. It's very eye catching.

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the texture in the background - it looks fabulous!

Thanks for joining the One Stitch at a Time Birthday Bash!

Debbie said...

Sweet little birdie and lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So beautiful!! Love that bird! Thank you so much for joining us this week in The Tea Room! :)

TSTR Designer

Dorcas said...

So elegant! Love the bird. :-) Thanks so much for playing with us at DDCC!

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at stamp with fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nicole said...

Lovely card - pretty ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Primitive Paper said...

WOW....such a majestic card this week Donna. You know, I don't have any ribbon in my stash this color but I love the regalness of this and the gold buttons together....sets your card off!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- perfect amount of glitz! The bird is so pretty...and I am with you- come on Spring!!! The groundhog lied....!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, another stunning card. I just love all the embellishments, and your sweet birdie is colored just beautifully!


Nanda said...

Wonderful card with so many details, beautiful. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Dawn Edwards said...

Donna this card is Just Gorgeous! I have to agree the bird images from SCH are the best available. I love how you layered the dogwood image on the blue bird branch. I'm so borrowing that idea! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide each week I love your creations.

Mary Duffek said...


Soooo gorgeous....simply fabulous. Amazing work, each week it's a treat to see what you are going to create. I love your coloring and your continued attention to details. So pretty!

Heide said...

What a fabulous breath of spring! Which I need right now, 6 more inches of snow today! Your a genius to put the two images together! Love the sewing the the rich blue ribbon!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just gorouges,love the colurs beautiful detail on this too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Suzi said...

Fabulous card, love the image and all the great details. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Suzi x

Kristen said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

artish said...

very pretty!!!!!!!!! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!