Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my MIL's birthday, and I thought I'd share the card I made for her.


I was the lucky winner of this adorable Teddy with Flowers image by Crafty Sentiments two weeks ago on the Crafty Sentiments challenge blog. It arrived yesterday, so I couldn't resist inking him up. Isn't he sweet? My in-laws live way out in the country, and often have bears come to visit, so I thought he would be perfect for her card.


I colored him with copic markers, and added some stickles to the flowers for a little sparkle. The pretty paper is For Peeps Sake - Pretty New Dress by Imaginisce. I've been hoarding it since last spring, and it kills me to cut into it - it's just so pretty!


The rose and leaves were airbrushed with the copic ABS, and also got the stickles treatment. LOL. The sentiment on the side of the image, "birthday wishes..." was hand written using a copic .01 multiliner pen.

Copics used:


Challenges I participated in with this card:
Midnight Madness - sketch 44
Stamp with Fun - spring
Cupcake Craft - flower power
Kaboodle Doodles - Happy Birthday
Simon Says - Mother's Day / Girly

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Jill said...

Gorgeous card really love your cute teddy image and that flower is great. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope you can play next time. Jill

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card, love that cute bear and your pretty flower. Wondeful colouring!

Sandie
xXx

sweetgil said...

Nice card!
Greetz
Mireille

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Melissa - this is such a charming card - I am sure your MIL will love it! Your colouring is great and those flowers gorgeous! Great use of the sketch! Love it! We appreciate you supporting us this week - we love to see your card and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Melissa, your Mother-in-law is one lucky lady. I hope someday when I have a daughter-in-law that she will make me a bear card as I just LOVE bears...I collect them. So you see this card is a real treat for me. The bear is just so sweet and adorable. Terrific job! Thanks for playing along with us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Shelly said...

Stunning card! I love the bear stamp (lucky you winning this) and your colouring is fabulous! How neat is your handwritten sentiment!? Love it! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Donna said...

Super sweet little card, gorgeous choice of papers and colours and a fab image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Love the cute bear and your colouring is really beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a cheerful and springy creation!! I just love your coloring and the sweet image!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with Midnight Madness this week!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Melissa,

What an adorble card - happy birthday to your MIL!

I just discovered your blog after reading your comment on Tara's birthday blog post (so how ironic that the first post of yours is also birthday-related!) I HAD to visit you after you mentioned that Kentucky Butter Rum Cake in the comments! By chance, do you have a recipe that you would be willing to share for that? It sounds utterly delicious and I would LOVE to give that a try!

I have signed up to follow your wonderful blog and would be delighted to welcome you into my family of Kindred Spirits at Create With Joy as well!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

My e-mail is on my sidebar if you have info on the Rum Cake! Tnanks :-)

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card, love that cute bear. Love your color combo and your flowers are so gorgeous!!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Melissa, what a great job with the sketch this week. I really admire and enjoy viewing your work. You have a wonderful style of card making. Your little bear card is just adorable :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Sneak Peek will be up tomorrow, so be sure to check back for that. Oh, and we love all our players project so much, we have a surprise for everyone next week, so stay tuned for that.

Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

what for wonderful spring card !! love the sweet image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Sue said...

That little bear is such a sweet image. I'm sure your MIL will love this card you have created. Love the sparkly touches too. Thanks for sharing your card with the Midnight Madness challenge this week. Great take on the sketch. Pretty color choices to.

Sue
MMSC March Guest

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Melissa, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and the papers are stunning. The glittery flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable little teddy bear card! Great details. I especially love your rose embellishment! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness.
Denise
Midnight Madness DT

Lilacanglia said...

stunning card,
Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.
Hugs
Angie

mudmaven said...

Love those stickles! Super job on this card. Thanks for playing our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

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