A Card for my sister/Giveaway

Hello Friends,

Two of my favorite people were born today!  My sister and my husband.  My other big news?  I am on a new design team.  Called International Art & Soul.  It is a group that sprung from another design team that I was on for years.  This group is super laid back and just for the art of creating and learning from each other.

The theme was "stitching".  Here is my card created for my beautiful sis.

I don't know if you can see the stitching but it is there.  I am really into layering and distressing paper right now.  I received a distresser for Mother's day and I have really enjoyed using it.  I used my copic markers to color this scene and also added some stickles glitter in certain spots.

Here are the sentiments on the inside. 

I even decorated the envelope.

Okay, let's have a little giveaway.  As some of you know, we are very "crabby" here in Maryland, we are extremely proud of our blue crabs.  So here is a little stamp collection by Pink & Main.

So how do you win this prize?  Just stop by International Art & Soul and leave a comment for me.  This is gonna be a very quick giveaway, I will post the winner on Wednesday, May 31st.  I am not posting this giveaway anywhere else, this is just for my faithful followers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Design Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (mine is straight down the center)

Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC190 -Anything Goes
Patties's Creations - #134 For The Girls
QKR Stampede - #245 Birthdays
Simply Create Too - 127 Must Use A Digi
Simply Papercraft - #47 Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Anything Goes Challenge #2
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - #124 2+ Designer Papers
Crafting from the Heart - #160 Always Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - #37 Fantasy

Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!



  1. Your card is beautiful, the sentiment inside just perfect. One lucky sister to receive it. Hazel x

  2. Great job capturing the colors and feeling of the beach. Your sister will love her birthday card! So glad you chose to share at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
    DT Member

  3. Oh, Chriss, I love, love this!! She's so beautiful!! Your coloring is perfect!! Your sister will adore it!! Happy birthday to her and to your hubby!! And congrats on your new DT!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wonderful card. I just love your mermaid card. Really wonderful image and your colouring is fantastic. Happy Birthday to your sister and to your husband.
    Hugs, Valerija xx

  5. Congrats on the new DT Chriss! and HAPPY Birthday to your sister & Hubby! :) The card you've created for your sister is beautiful... it's a fantastic scene & wonderful job on the coloring as well... Have a wonderful day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. Oh what a beautiful birthday card for your sister Chriss. I had a birthday in May as well, so this is even more of a party now! Congrats on your new DT spot, and thanks for the fun giveaway. Already left some love on the Art and Soul blog.

  7. I love mermaids and this one is a real winner. The stitching and distressing look great with this design and gives an nice artsy look. Happy birthday to your sister and husband, and congratulations on your design team spot.

  8. Chriss, Congrats on your DT spot and I love your card and matching envie, have a great memorial day weekend I am sure your sister will also,the . Thanks for joining the DL.ART May linky challenge

  9. Lovely card... I like the sleeping moon. Congrats on the new DT-spot.

    Thanks for playing along with our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#37 – Fantasy}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#5 – Let your hearts speak}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. Pretty card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket challenges

  11. This is a great image for a birthday when combined with that wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  12. You have been doing such an amazing job on coloring. Congrats to you on your new DT! Awesome news my friend!! Your card is beautiful and I love the envelope too! Happy Birthday to your sister & hubby!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  13. Fantastic card that you sister will treasure. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Jana DT/CGCC

  14. Lovely card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  15. Lovely card and great sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Karal DT

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Best wishes,
    Eithne :)

  17. Nice job with the coloring super cute! Thanks for joining Cardz TV!

  18. Great card - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x

  19. Lovely card - perfect for the inside sentiment! Thanks for entering the weekly anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you for the new challenge beginning tomorrow.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  20. Beautiful card. The sentiment is perfect.
    Thank you for joining our challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Annie - DT Member - Littlewingscreates.blogspot.com

  21. Beautiful!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz TV!

    Cardz Tv DT


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