Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary to "The Others"...



I am now 8 days post surgery and am finding my way back to getting some crafting done. I've been told that by the six week mark I should be back to full functioning and daily routine. Ahhhhhh! Just 5 weeks to go.

I had started to work on this card before I had my surgery and have limped along with it over the past few days. I need a card to send to my friends (who are also Bill and Barb and we have alwarys referred to as The Others) who are celebrating an anniversary next week. So I just had to make this one work.

I did several stiching patterns while I was really down and all I could do was sit, and this is just the first of 5 that I got done. I love the stitching so much and hope to incorproate more of it into my card making.

This one is just a little different from the other stitching cards I've done in that I have made a separate panel on my card. I've enhanced this panel with my latest Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set but I don't remember the name of it.

Here is the front of my card. I really struggled with this one until I finally took away the designer paper and just left the front of the card plain. Tilda and Edwin are colored with copics and then cut out and popped up on a white oval which was embossed with my Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and matted onto some Cameo Coral cardstock.



A closer view of Edwin and Tilda as seen on the front - the inside is just the same...





Here is a side view of the card, showing just a glimpse of the fabulous designer paper I used on the inside...



On the inside of the card I used some dp from BoBunny called Kitchen Spice Nutmeg and the opposite side of the paper which is a polk-a-dot pattern. The sentiment is from Magnolia which was stamped onto a Spellbinders Fancy Labels, sponged with Distress Ink Dried Marigold ink. All my panels are stitched by machine.




Here is the notation panel on the inside. Nothing spectacular, but I did restamp the darling couple and added them to the bottom. I will write a personal note on the oval in the center.





Here is my card recipe:
Cardstock - Bazzill White, SU Cameo Coral
DP - BoBunny Kitchen Spice Nutmeg
Copics:
Skin - E00 E000 E0000 Cheeks-Chalk
Hair - Edwin - E25, 29, 13
Hair - Tilda - E30, 31. 33
Edwin - Shirt - BG0000, 10, 72
Pants - E55, 51, 53
Shoes - E35, 34, 30
Tilda - Dress - YT65, 12, 61
Shoes - C5, 5, 3, 1
Distress Ink - dried marigold
Adhesive - dimensional dots, Scortape
Punch - Martha Stewart
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Fancy labels
Stitching Pattern and Metalic Embroidery thread
Sewing machine and thread
Stardust Stickles

Thank you so much dropping by to visit my blog in the midst of your own hectic lives. Your comments are so appreciated.
Hugs,
Barb



31 comments:

  1. Ah, it's absolutely gorgeous!! The coloring is wonderful and the inside is just as pretty. I hope you're back to normal soon and your arm heals quickly!
    hugs,
    Shell

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  2. Barb your card is just beautiful love your stitching .... your coloring is just perfect love how you have finished the inside as well
    Hugs

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  3. so adorable Barb! Charming and lovely too!
    Wonderful coloring and designing! Glad you feel like doing it!
    Pam Going Postal

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  4. Barb,
    Your card is beautiful. I'm loving your clean lines. I have yet to ink up my brother and sister stamp, but I've seen many coming through. Your coloring is spot on and your over all card is picture perfect! Have an awesome weekend, Barb.
    Blessing to you,
    Leslie Avila

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  5. That is soooo sweet Barb, love the colors you used! Good luck with healing so you can play, play, play!
    Judy K.

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  6. Dear Barb,

    I had no idea that you had an operation on your arm. I pray that it will heal extra quickly for you.
    Your card is beautiful. Tilda and Edwin are colored so nicely. Your embroidery is so gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing your cards.
    Get well soon.
    Hugs Marion...aka.. Maz

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  7. Beautiful card inside and out. Your stitching is gorgeous as well as your coloring. do take cre of your arm...that's a long incision! Hugs, Cami

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  8. What a beautiful card, Barb! Your stitching is a wonderful touch! I hope your recovery is going smoothly!

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  9. Glad you are on the mend, Barb! Take it easy!

    What a beautiful card. I LOVE that stitching with that pretty variegated thread. Just gorgeous! And your image is so perfectly colored! Your friends will treasure it! hugs, Angela

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  10. Beautiful Barb!!!! I love your cards and your stitching is out of this world. I hope that you are
    getting on the mend and back to yourself soon.... don't overdo it.
    Hugs Linda

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  11. Hi Barb!
    Love you card, the stitching is beautiful!!!
    Hope you get better very fast, not being able to use an arm is very hard.

    Linda I.

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  12. Beautiful card Barb. You take care of yourself - somehow I missed that you were having surgery. Must have been while I was away.
    Big gentle hugs.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  13. Most beautiful!!! LOVE IT.
    Perfect anniversary card for your good friends.
    Love your stitching of course and fabulous colouring. Very pretty punch used as well.
    Glad to hear you are getting better, Barb. Thinking of you :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  14. WOW!! My goodness young lady, even recovering from surgery you ROCK!!! Glad you are back to crafting...just don't overdo it!! This latest creation is soooo beautiful!! I love its elegant simplicity! "The Others" will love it!!! Pat Frank

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  15. You do just beautiful embroidery work on your cards! Of course I love Tilda in her ORANGE dress and socks. :-) Wonderful coloring and card Barb.

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  16. Hi Barb, so very lovely and delicate. I love it all, it inspires the precious side of friendship, a treasure in this life. This image remains one of my favorites. Your stitching is fabulous, and the little punched lace on the border gives the perfect finishing touch. A work of art and heart.
    I had no idea you had to undergo another surgery, I have thoughts for you, and hope everything will be OK. Take care.
    Hugs. xxx
    Danielle

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  17. Hi Barb, I will say a prayer that you have a speedy recovery. This card is wonderful. I like the clean lines. your papers are fabulous.

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  18. Barb, it is a beautiful card. This is the first I heard about your surgery - so I'm glad you are on the mend. I love, love this little couple - and I fight with the name "Brother and Sister"....never having a brother I can't say that a brother would hug a sister like that...lol I know my sisters and I fought like cats and dogs on many occasions. I think "Loving Couple" is a better name. As usual your card is perfect - love your colouring. Can I come rub your elbow....lol
    rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps, Cuttlebug squishes,
    Madge

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  19. Barb, this is such an adorable card. I love your clean lines and the way the images were colored. They are so soft yet the colors are clear and crisp. I won't even go on about the fabulous stitching! I'd be gushing all day!
    Beautiful card!

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  20. Glad your doing much better your card is just adorable your shading and colors just mke it jump out at you.

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  21. O my your stitched cards always blow me away!! and this one is no exception...just gorgeous! Love how you have stitched the one heart diffrently to the others. Super cute image too...and your colouring is amazing!!!
    Hugs Leonie
    PS..I hope your arm is better soon so you can continue to create these masterpieces

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  22. O my your stitched cards always blow me away!! and this one is no exception...just gorgeous! Love how you have stitched the one heart diffrently to the others. Super cute image too...and your colouring is amazing!!!
    Hugs Leonie
    PS..I hope your arm is better soon so you can continue to create these masterpieces

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  23. So beautiful Barb. . love your color combo and your needlework is fabulous as usual.. your coloring of Tilda and Edwin is gorgous and love the inside just as well.. A perfectly done card..
    Hugs, Jean

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  24. Oh Bard this is adorable dear!! I am so sorry that I haven't wrote to you or stopped by your blog. I have been so sick for just over 2 weeks now and just starting to get on my feet. I wish you well and will write when I get a chance sweetie... Don't push it........take your time and get well..
    hugs, Janiel

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  25. Barb,
    This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is out of this world and so is that stitching!! Hope your recovery goes well!! Sending thoughts and prayers your way!!
    Hugs,
    Kim

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  26. Oh Barb (do I always start out that way? Hmmm...), this is just divine! I love how you posted them again on the inside! They are so adorable and this card is simply great!
    Rene

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  27. Barb,
    You do such wonderful hand stitching on your cards. FANTASTIC! I am curious as to the name of the MS punch you used. Help me by sharing the name of it???? Your coloring is always super and your style is very pleasing to the eye. Great work!

    Love and hugs, Martha

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  28. Your embroidery work as a beautiful addition to your beautiful cards! I'm sure your friends love it! Always enjoy seeing your creations Barb!

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  29. WOW ~ gorgeous Barb right down to the last detail! I didn't realize you had had surgery. I'm so glad to hear you are on the mend and I wish you a full and speedy recovery. Hugs, Maria

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  30. WOW ~ gorgeous Barb right down to the last detail! I didn't realize you had had surgery. I'm so glad to hear you are on the mend and I wish you a full and speedy recovery. Hugs, Maria

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  31. Oh girl, I just LOVE this! I bet the "Others" did too! Your coloring is always gorgeous and love, love, love that stitching!! You're down to four more weeks today!
    hugs! Sharon

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Hugs....Barb