Monday, March 28, 2011


Inside of the card
I've been working on some cards for the auction for Operation Smile Charity at Leadershare and since this is also made for a Sketch Challenge I need to post it.

The inspiration for this card came from the sketch challenge at Creative Sketches.
Along with the sketch, is also the theme of Celebrations. I chose not to specify the celebration since the card will be auctioned off, but you can tell it's celebrating a special person.

The paper pack is the Wings Creative Basics. I just love the colors in this paper pack and the ribbon included in the pack is GORGEOUS!!!

The stamp set is called Sophia and comes in the Sophia Workshop on the Go.
The colors used are Cocoa, Juniper and Sweetleaf.
I used the Juniper Bigger Brads and matching Juniper Embroidery Floss for the Hans Stitching.

Other Challenges for this card:
Anything Goes - Make your own
Truly Scrumptious - Tag It! 
Lili of the Valley - Punch It!
Paper Play - Distrressing
Sketches in Thyme - Open challenge but must use a sketch
StampInsanity - Punch it out
The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quilting/Sewing
Crafty Creations - In Stitches
For Fun Challenges - Flowers & Use sentiment as focal point
Freshly Brewed - 2 or more embellishments
Tellen's Place - Lots of Texture
The Paper Variety - Stamped Image, Card, Scallops


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Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Nancy, this is gorgeous. Fabulous colour, quite unusual and so very pretty. Love your design and the texture is just great. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra xxx

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the Asylum this week!

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful- love that you made the inside as pretty also.
Thank you for joining us this week at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon.

Do What You Love said...

Hi Nancy, what a lovely card - I really love the papers and the stitched border - that is so unique! What a great card! This is a best seller at the auction I'm sure. Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place this week in our "Texture" challenge. :~)

Tamara Morton said...

OMG this is a beautiful card I love everything about it truly gorgeous
Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Nancy, I love your colour scheme and you stitching is awesome!! Beautiful stamping and fantastic detailing - the little tags are so cute!!

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
Heather xx

patti west said...

Hold the phone. I've never seen hand stitching as awesome as this!!! ohmygosh...this card is so lovely!! Thanks for sharing your talent w/us at The Paper Variety! :)

XXOO AMY said...

all the details on this, the stitching, border punches, layering....I don't think I would want to give this away if I made it! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

Cards By MI said...

Really stunning! So much work put in to it with all the stitching. Well worth the effort. Fabby! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Nancy, this is just a beautiful card! Wow, all that handsewing! I love it!! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place texture challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again!
Hugs, Sarah

mindy gallagher said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

Melissa said...

beautiful card! love it! thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme.

sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the details. I would love to know how you did that beautiful stitching detail, fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Nancy, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "distressing" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Joynana said...

Love the wonderful texture of your card and your choice of colors is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our challenges at both Tellen's Place and StampInsanity!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fabulous card with so many gorgeous elements. Love that stitch detail down the sides. Thankyou for sharing this testured creation at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Muckyfingers said...

Sucj a beautiful card and in my favourite colours too!
Thanks for playing along at Paperplay this week :)
Annette xXx

Erin Reed said...

so pretty!! love this!! thanks for playing at sketches in thyme!!

Christine said...

What a beautiful card, both inside and out. Love the tags you used on the front. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.


ArtisticInkspirations said...

Nancy...very pretty card.. You were selected as the winner for the CS challenge with this card. Congratulations!

Doreen said...

STUNNING CARDS! I love your artwork. I am so sorry I didn't have the opportunity to tell you personally at Leadershare! Every time I found you, you were surrounded by fans! LOL LOVE your cards! Your stitching is always amazing. THIS was my favorite (of so many!) card in your Operation Smile auction item. :)
~ doreen at