Sunday, October 10, 2010

Poppy Birthday...

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. -John Berger This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by A Passion for Stamps...I went looking for a flower image to play along with this week's cuppie and had a hard time picking! I Love the Lily, the Two Roses, the Black Eyed Susan and sooo many more!!! Since I wanted to go with Black and a deep red orange I grabbed the Poppy! I printed 3 of the images, then colored one very minimally and one with depth and shadow. I cut up the fully colored one for the pop up portions (petals, leaves and bud.) Then I colored just the center petals of the third image and cut it out an curled it abit before I glued it on. I used a Prima Say It With Crystals embellishment in the center, then I added glitter to the petals...with Stickles, of course! :)

I am In Love with the New Frame It from Waltzing Mouse, can't Wait to grab them up, but for now I made my own...It was not Too hard, but I Definitely want the straight, even lines of the stamp!

I went pretty simple for the inside since the outside is soooo Clean & Simple...
Stamps: Poppy (A Passion for Stamps,) Traditional Christmas Greetings (Woodware USA)
Paper: Black, White, Orange (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Printer, Micron .08 Black Pen, Copic markers
Misc: Say it with Crystals, Stickles, Straightline Ruler

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge:
Creative Inspirations: Birthday
Fab n Funky: Digi
Creative Card Crew: Blooming Marvelous
Crazy 4 Challenges
: Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays: BIRTHDAY and anything goes
Crafty Calendar
: Birthdays
Spoonful of Sugar: Sparkle and shine
Glitterbabe: anything goes plus sparkle
Crafty Ann's: digi and your favorite coloring medium (Copics)
Stamp Simply: back to nature
Create 4 Fun: Digi stamp
Ellephantastic: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A stunning creation,Rachel. I love the decoupaged effect and all the detail. You've done wonders with my image! Sorry I couldn't make the Guest DT card but I'm still dealing with personal issues as you know. Hope to be in touch soon, Ruth x

  2. You know I love your poppies! Love the glitter and glam against the simple and clean. Great job!

  3. The way you colored and popped that image is dreamy, Rach! GORGEOUS! :)

  4. This is gorgeous! Your coloring and the glitter just make this poppie stand out!!

  5. Gorgeous Rachel. Love the depth you created with the poppy and the flower center is fabulous.

  6. Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  7. Simple beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

  8. Absolutely beautiful Rachel! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. What a lovely card thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic Challenges x x

  10. absolutely GORGEOUS!!! wow! i love the simplicity, the color and of course, the sparkle!!! thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

    hugs :)

  11. So gorgeous, Rachel! The shimmer and sparkle are spectacular!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  12. Gorgeous card, so elegant and i love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck!!
    Claire xx

  13. Ooohhh stunning Rachel, OMGosh it's so pretty!

  14. What a great card - just loving that image.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next.
    Hugs Sharon x

  15. Ooooh Rachel - so pretty!

  16. Rachel! love your card it is so pretty. Love all the glitter for it really makes it pop! Thank you for joining PTT! Hugz, Colleen

  17. Beautiful birthday card. I'm so glad you entered it into our challenge at Creative Inspirations. Thank you! I hope you'll join us again on Wednesday for our next challenge.

  18. Fantastic card hun. Love everything about it. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Hope to see you next time.


  19. This is STUNNING! I love your coloring! it´s a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, hugs!

  20. fab image,gorgeous colours and detail,lovely card thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  21. Rachel, what a gorgeous card. I so love poppies. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  22. Rachel, what a gorgeous card. I so love poppies. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  23. Simply lovely and great sparkle!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

  24. Gorgeous card! Very elegant. I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week! :)

    Hugs, Vanja


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