Friday, December 4, 2015

Birthday Blog Hop



Good morning!  It's time for From the Heart Stamps December Blog Hop; our theme this month is "Birthdays"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from Faith's store.  

 If you have arrived from the From the Heart Stamps blog you are in the right place, if not why don't you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so that you don't miss anything.  

We were challenged to create a birthday card related to our birth month...we would like each of you to guess which month that is!  After you've completed the hop, email your answers to Faith for the chance to win a $15 FTHS voucher.  We would also like to challenge you to create a birthday card and link up here for the chance to win a $10 FTHS voucher...you have until January 3, 2016 to enter!

For my card today I have used the adorable  "Five Party Birds". The image is colored with pencils and I've layered the card base with white vellum and a white embossed panel (sheet music for the birds to sing "Happy Birthday"); I've embellished simply with a vellum strip and twill.

Ink: Printer
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury CS, PTI Vellum
Embellie: White Twill
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Sizzix "Sheet Music" Embossing Folder, Foam Tape

By looking at my card, can you guess what month I was born in?  I will give you a few hints:

1. I live in Iowa, so by the time my birthday rolls around I am praying for warm weather and the sound of the birds.
2. I have had birthdays where the weather is warm, or birthdays where the ground was covered with snow.
3. My birth month has 5 letters in it.

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to check out her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Monday, December 7th at 6:00 a.m.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, December 9th.

Challenges entered:

Cards in Envy: Put Some Extra Layers On
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude: Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge: Music Note Paper (embossed)

Thanks for stopping by and hopping along!

Angela

33 comments:

libleycraftsblog.com said...

Angela this is gorgeous! I love the soft colours you have used on these sweet little birdies! Great card!

Kathy S said...

Love your post Angela. Very clever and great hints on the birthday. You also really achieved some beautiful color with pencils. That's a medium I really struggle with.

Kathleen Benedict said...

Such a cute card and your coloring is fantastic. Nice job!

Carrie Sheridan said...

I love your coloring on this card! Your layout with all the white accents really makes the image stand out. I have this image and need to use it!

Giulia Casadio said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossed background!

creationsnz said...

I like how the white background gives the image more impact

thepaperbaker said...

Adorable little birds! Fabulous Card :-)

Stephanie said...

Hello there, this card is just adorable. I think we share the same birth month! :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Cute little card. Love the little birdies and the embossed background:)

Cynthia said...

Adorable CAS design and coloring, Angela. This set is going onto my FTHS Wish List!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

So very cute, Angela! Love the white space with the sweet birds.

Janet said...

I love your card!! Love the colors, and the embossed music - so cute!!

Michelle said...

LOVE your coloring! And fab job on your card :)

Kika said...

This is a great card! My eyes stopped at embossed background and I love it! Coloring is also amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Margo said...

I LOVE your card! :D Adorable image! Love how the colorful birds pop against all the white and how you used different elements of white to really show contrast and interest! Lovely!!!! <3

Katydid Cards said...

I've always loved this image and I love what you've done with it. Those angled panels...I gravitate to them every time I see them.

Great job with the pencils, too!

Kim

Tricia from Spain said...

love the CAS of the card - gorgeous

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

SUPER cute!!! Love this image and the embossed musical embossed background! Beautiful clues too.

Sarah said...

Your card is so adorable. I love it, Sarah W

Kathy D. said...

As always I love looking at your work. I don't do all white cards well but you make it look easy! Very cute!
Kathy D.

Brenda said...

Angela, I love how your image pops with the white on white. Such classy and elegant little birdies obviously singing happy birthday to YOU! Both my kids are in Iowa, one working and the other finishing college.

Intruderlady said...

What a great start of the hop. Love your card. The little birdies really pop of the card. Great image. Got to have this one.
Hugs,
Kitty

Joanna Moore said...

What a sweet image Angela! I like all the white too. Very clean and bright.

Peggy said...

Such a cute image. Love the coloring, embossed background and use of white.
God bless,
PeggyA

Imke said...

Lovely card, Angela and i like all the whiter space !!

Jo said...

I know! I know! ;)
What a truly beautiful CAS card this is, those birds just pop! and I can almost hear them singing Happy Birthday. Love it! :)
Jo xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Love that embossed background Angela, gorgeous card! Love the way the birdies have been colored as well:-)

Hugs,
Kelly

Mel C said...

Adorable card Angela,these birds rock with their cute expressions!

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card! I love the different white layers and the embossing but most of all I love those cute birds! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Put Some Extra Layers On Challenge!

Patricia Hays said...

I love the dimension and the adorable little birds! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

Sybrina K said...

Angela, I love all the dimension and texture you've achieved with these layers of white, which are perfect for popping those adorable birdies right off the page! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

Kathy said...

This is so gorgeous Angela. I love the white on white and the embossing. Beautifully done card!

Carla Brooke said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!