Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pretty Yellow Pansies


Although the snow is still flying around here my thoughts have wandered away from snowmen and on to flowers!  The beautiful flower featured on today's card is the Pansies digital stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop.  The flower pot makes me think of a fancy table top with lace so I couldn't resist finishing the bottom with my Doily Lace Punch, some lace and white ribbon.


My card base is Elegant Eggplant layered with PTI White the Yoyo Yellow and Wild Wasabi finished using the Doily Lace Punch.  I added some beautiful white lace and grosgrain ribbon topping it off with a single tied bow.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered it on to Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  To embellish the card I punched two little flowers from Yoyo Yellow using the Trio Flower Punch and added a Snow Pearl in the center.  I also added some Snow Pearls along the image.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Pansies (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Yoyo Yellow, Wild Wasabi, PTI White
  • Ink: Copics E55, E57, V09, Y08, Y26, YG17, YG67
  • Other: Doily Lace Punch (Martha Stewart), Trio Flower Punch (Stampin' Up), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, White Lace, 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

45 comments:

E.T said...

such an adorable card Karen!

Elenka said...

Hello,Karen! I am very glad to meet you. Your work is perfect! Good day! Welcome to my blog!

Kristi said...

Hi Karen! I'm visiting you from your Feline Playful hop. I am already a follower. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the great blogs. I visit Playful almost everyday looking for challenges. Your kitties are adorable too! (I have 3). Have a great New Year!

hugs,
Kristi

Doreen said...

A stunning card Karen... love the image.xxx

Linda w said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colours. This is my visit to you from Feline Playful, already a follower of course:). Having great fun meeting a few more scrap bookers and ATC lovers. Hugs lin

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Karen - I am already a very happy follower and LOVE you blog and LOVE Feline Playful!

I'm also one of the Operation Write Home members and totally enjoy cardmaking, challenges and meeting other crafters!!

Thanks for all your hard work!!

Lisa

ThePurplePlace said...

PS: Your new card is lovely and makes me want SPRING more and ever...but I think I have a while to go before I see an Pansies in my yard!

monica said...

che belle card

Patty said...

Beautiful card Karen! I love how you used the lace.

jimlynn said...

Now this is really funny Karen! I was JUST looking at my yellow pansies this morning and wondering why they were doing better than the blue ones!!!! The pansies on your card look just like my real ones!!! Awesome! Beautiful card.
Lynn

**Farrah** said...

Your cards are great Karen!
Thanks for the Feline blog!
Farrah

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

Beautiful card. Love the paper piercing. Once again thanks for organizing the fun event. I'm an old follower.

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

beautiful cards. popped in for a visit from feline playful.

Jenni said...

Hi Karen, love your pansies - always been a favourite of mine! Working my way through the list on Feline Playful and have become a follower so I can pop by again. You might be interested in joining in with a new challenge blog starting here at the beginning of February. Hope to see you there!
Jenni x

Mrs A. said...

Hello Karen,
It's day 6 so it is your turn. Thankyou so much for hosting Feline Playful. I am now following you too. Love your pansy card and the previous one. The hole punching around ths edge so simple but oh so elegant.

Lisa Oliver said...

Hi Karen! I am already a follower but have stopped by for the Feline Playful give a comment receive a comment game. Thank you for all you do to encourage the stamping community to participate with OWH!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

shell said...

Gorjuss card Karen i love the bright colours

Carrie said...

pretty yellow pansies is the perfect title for this card. I like how the lace works with the lacey style border punch.

Shelley said...

You have to share your secret on getting your paper punching so incredibly even! Love the card, Karen!

Your Feline Playful friend, Shelley

Allymcb1 said...

Hi Karen

I popped over from your other site Feline Playful!!! I signed up for your 'Give a comment...Receive a comment' and have loved it. Being just new to card making and blogging it has been fantastic seeing other peoples sites and some absolutely gorgeous cards. Thank you for setting up the 'challenge' of visiting others. I have loved lokking at your site as well.
Best wishes for 2011.
Annette

Leanne said...

Hey Karin! Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog and also for becoming a follower! I've signed up to follow you also and can't wait to see what all you create this year! This card is gorgeous! I love how you really brought the pansie to life!! I love the bling you added to!! Great job! Hugs, Leanne

Lila said...

This is totally adorable,are the colors of my country!

I am a new follower and friend via Feline Playful.
See you again soon.

xx.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is awesome - I love that you used lace and pearls! Your punched borders are gorgeous! P.S. The pics of your cats are awesome. You indicated the one loves to talk. We have a similar looking cat - and he talks constantly - he is 15. Our youngest little female is 11 - and she just likes to snuggle!

Tessa said...

Beautiful. I am a new follower through Feline Playful
hugs Tessa

Debra said...

Stunning card!!! Thanks for all you do for us! I found you through Feline Playful and I am a new follower. I look forward to your inspiration!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Hi Karen!
Such wonderful creations! I love the pansies...they are one of my favorites always bringing sweet memories of my grandmother. I am a new follower thru Feline!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful blog, just love it! Came over from FP and have become a follower.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Stopping by from Feline Playful. Thanks for that great challenge blog. So terrific to find all the challenges in one place.

Happy New Year!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely card with yellows and greens. I'm here on the Feline Playful blog hop. Thank you for hosting it!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Karen your card is so pretty!
so cheerful!!
I stopping by from Feline Playful but I want to say you do such a great job listing on the challenges and now with give a comment /receive a comment idea.. that is just an awesome!!!
xxx
Vivi

Christine said...

Hi Karen! I'm a bit slow on my 6th day visits from Feline Playful (just not feeling up-to-par), but I've been having a great visit. Your cards are just beautiful. I'm happy to be a new friend and follower. Thanks for your comments. Happy New Year!!

Alissa said...

Love the lace with the scallops, Karen. That's a great touch!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Your cards are beautiful Karen!!! I have come to your blog via Feline Playful! Thank you so much for doing this, I have really enjoyed looking at the blogs and also having people visit me! Also I just love the Feline Playful blog, I just loving seeing so many challenges in one place, thanks for doing that!

Kendra

Barbara said...

Hi Karen, I am visiting from your blog: Feline Playful and have become a follower of this blog also. I love your card, it is so refreshing. It has been so much fun visiting everyone's blog. I will stop again soon to see what your create in 2011. Happy New Year.Hugs

Seongsook Duncan said...

Such a beautiful card as always! Love your coloring. Thanks for hosting this Give a comment, receive a comment... Since I received many comments, I need to get busy making cards for OWH as I announced that one card for each comment. Good reason to make more cards for our troops!

lis-m said...

hi Karen ..this card is beautiful!!
I ahve been a follower of feline playful , and i am now following you!
Have enjoyed the event on feline playful...thank you for being the start of it !
Happy new year!
Hugs xx

Jessica said...

This is so pretty, love the colors.

dj1952 said...

Hi Karen, I'm playing catch up from yesterday, as I was out to the doctor. I think you do an awesome job with your site. And your pansies are gorgeous. We have some about that color blooming on my deck right now. Have a great day. Hugs, dj

Anita said...

Love your blog and your beautyful cards. Found you on Feline Playful. I am now a follower. Hug Anita

Margreet said...

beautiful creation Karen.......I'm here following Feline Playful...thanks for all the work yoyu always do for us!
xxx Margreet

Gemma said...

Hi Karen! visiting as part of the FP blog list :) love this creation, the pierced border looks great! Gemma x

Linda McClain said...

Oh how sweet and delicate. Love it!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! (Sorry I'm a day late!) hugs, Christine (#71@FP)