Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FTHS May Challenge

This month's progressive monthly freebie over at From The Heart Stamps is perfect for a Mother's Day card for my sweet mother-in-law. I bought her a hanging basket of assorted annuals, and this sweet digi will go with it perfectly! Thanks, Faith!
I started my card with a white 5X7 inch card base. I printed some of the lovely digi papers from the FTHS paper pack "Every Flower." They are so springy and cheerful, don't you think?
I followed the sketch on the FTHS blog this week, too, so I die cut some rectangles, squares and circles using Gina Marie Designs dies. I decided to use the spotlight technique on this card for a little something different, so I die cut the digi twice in 2 different sizes and just colored the smaller circle. I added the sentiment die cut (this is a Lawn Fawn die I found at a local scrapbook outlet store for less than half the original price! Score!) which I cut out of white glitter paper. I added a felt doily behind the digi and am hoping my MIL loves the flowers and card and knows how much we appreciate her.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
FTHS monthly progressive challenge
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge 2W,2E,SIO (tab at top of page) #183 Creative Critters (W1 of 2)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #154 Animals + A Sentiment (W1 of 2) 
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #179 Mother's Day (alternative thank you) (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes 
DRS Designs W,1E,SIO #224  Include The Word "Day"
Hannah & Friends 2W  Stamped Animal/Person #247 Flowers (W1of 2)
 Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.57 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
 Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
 Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.107 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
 Docerela Creations 2W, 1E, Must Stamp, SIO - No. 101 - (W2 of 2) Mother
 Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.138 - Mother's Day
 Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 9 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
 QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 189 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
 The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.81 -  (W2 of 2) -  Mother's Day
 YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.38 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both
Challenge Up Your Life 2W,E1,(W1) Critters
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) 3E,all things cute 
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  #249 Freestyle
613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #174 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Beach or Nautical Elements
Dragonfly Journeys -W, E5  - #55 Mamma Mia 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #33 Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
Pile It On - 2W - Use theme and at least one other challenge, #107 Garden Creatures  (W1 of 2)
Quirky Crafts - M - May 1 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Robyn`s Fetish - W #314 Mother's Day Cards
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes  
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Critters and Creatures M - (May) Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Feminine Cards / Mothers Day
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Girly
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 2) Pastel Colors
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Anything goes with option of Mother's Day
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #128 - Flowers everywhere (week 1)
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations M,(3rd Tuesday) 2E - Spring/Flowers
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Paper Minutes #433 - Mother's Day/Father's Day
Retarte 2W, E3 - #76 - Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #292 -  Welcome Spring
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#228/229 Family Friendly/Anything Goes 


  1. I'm wasn't familiar with this particular spotlight technique till I saw it 2 days ago and now I see your very lovely, beautiful card. Guess I need to try it now...so very pretty. Thank you for your inspiration.

  2. This is so sweet card!! Cute little pig in the washbowl. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week!

  3. This is so sweet card!! Cute little pig in the washbowl. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week!

  4. Carrie this is super sweet and beautiful

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. Wow, the spotlight technique looks fabulous, Carrie ! Super sweet card for Mother´s Day !

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month May Challenge and also our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt # 150 @ From the Heart Stamps !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  6. Gorgeous card Carrie, I love the image & your take on the sketch!
    So glad you could join us at Eureka Stamps this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  7. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    I hope you can join us again.
    Angie DT

  8. Sweet card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  9. Great card, thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Pam x

  10. What a funny mothers day card. Your coloring is great and the pig is too cute I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #179-“Mother’s Day” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  11. Such a sweet card!!!thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

  12. Lovely spotlight coloring! Great card! Thanks for joining us at FTHS for both the SOTM challenge & SKetch #150!

  13. Great take on the sketch! Thank you for dropping this off at WAW - Anything Goes Family Friendly - have a blessed week!

  14. Hi Carrie! This is a darling image and a great layout too. Super sweet and the perfect Mother's Day card. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  15. Such a beautifu card! Love that image! Thank you joining us at Docerela Challenge!
    Maria (DT member)

  16. I'm so sorry for the late post. Your project is fabulous with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Crafty Friends "All Things Cute" challenge!
    Leslie, Crafty Friends DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT
    My Crafting Stories DT

  17. Super cute card. Great job using that sketch too. I love the color combination you use. thank you for participating in the Eureka Stamp Challenge: feminine cards/ Mother's Day cards. Good luck.

  18. Great card love the design thanks for joining us at Art by Miran
    Jane DT xx

  19. So cute card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope to see you again.

    Deni Xx

  20. What a sweet card using a great technique.Very pretty too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  21. This is beautiful. I love the way you spotlighted part of the image. Thanks for playing with us at FTHS!

  22. what a cute little piggie! fun take on the sketch, too.

    Thank you for joining our 'Animals plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

  23. Cute card for your MIL. Wonderful spotlight technique. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  24. Super sweet card! That image is adorableSuper cute card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

  25. A cute Mother's Day card! thanks for joining our YNS Challenge!

  26. Lovely card! Cute image and wonderful design! Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld
    Veronique DT

  27. Great technique and very cute! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  28. What a cute basket of flowers. Thanks for joining in YNS challenge #38!

  29. A really cute card! Love the cute image and fun sketch!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Critters & Creatures Linky Party
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  30. Great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Helen x