Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Caring Hearts



Hello Everyone ~
Last night, I cut my thumb (badly) opening a can of green beans (another reason not to buy canned veggies), so it’s a bit awkward to use the space bar with this huge bandage on my finger...Ouch! Thank heaven I typed up most of my blog post in advance!

This card is for this week's challenge at ATCAS and for  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme Christmas/Holiday. I wanted to create a window card with my Lawn Fawn owl, so I placed a transparency sheet between the front card panel and the red panel (difficult to see on screen). The other ‘transparent’ element is the acrylic cabachon. I stamped the holly and berries, punched it out with my 1/2“ circle punch and placed the cabachon on top. I also used my Copic Colorless Blender to create subtle stripes in the scarf.

I’m donating this card to the “Caring Hearts Card Drive” for the elderly that live in nursing homes, which is sponsored by Jennifer McGuire and Vera Yates. The deadline is November 28th, so I’m hoping to make several more by then.

Here is my card:


If you would like more information about the card drive, details are on  Jennifer's Blog

      Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog  


Supplies:
Stamps:Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl, Making Frosty Friends (snowflakes); Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings (sentiment, holly) 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Sky; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone; Hero Arts Layering Papers - Punch, Acetate Card; Neenah - Solar White
Markers: Copics; Spica - Clear Glitter Pen; Memento - Cottage Ivy, Rhubarb Stalk
Impression Plate: PTI - Linen and Canvas
Acrylic Cabachon: Bottle Cap, Inc. - 1/2“


Until next time...take care, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Barb



21 comments:

MarcyK924 said...

Adorable card, Barb! Your coloring is wonderful on that sweet owl! Here's a big bandaid (((((HUG))))))) for your boo boo!

Barb said...

Awww, so sorry about your finger, Barb! :(

I love your adorable card though - such a fun design!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

That owl is so cute Barb! You need to get a safer can opener!! Ouch!

Virginia L. said...

So sorry about your thumb! I hate that when the kitchen accident interferes with crafting! Hope you are on the mend! Your owl card is so cute! Love the added stamped button and twines!

Lin said...

Barb, I've been out of the loop for a few days, so I just found your new blog!! So pleased to hear this news! You're off to a great start - I'm now one of your followers. Have fun!!

Jean said...

Hope your finger heals quickly! What a cute card!

Tracey McNeely said...

BARB!!! Woot woot you have a blog and I am your most recent follower! Now seriously I am very sorry to hear about the canned green beans incident, hope you heal quickly. Your card is fabulous, I love that LF owl.

Deepti said...

Sorry to know about your finger, it's time you give up canned ;)
Your card is as always the cutest, love the owl. Thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS!!

Rosemary said...

oh yikes!! I hope your thumb heals quickly, barb! your card is super sweet!

Cris G said...

Oh, Barb, I'm sorry. I hope you are better now... in a few days your finger will be like new. Your card is owl cuteness! :)

cheiron said...

Hope you are better Barb! Love your sweet owl card, it is sure to bring some smiles.

Cat Craig said...

Your poor thumb! Hope it heals quickly. Your card is cheery and wonderful, i am sure it will be appreciated in the drive.

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I have been away for awhile but wanted to pop in to see your new blog. Looks fabulous!!

Sorry you have a sore thumb; hope it gets better really soon.

This is a very nice card and will definitely be appreciated by the recipient!

Kailash said...

Barb, I'm so sorry about your finger, hope it heals soon:-)
Love the sweet image on your card:-)

lostinpaper said...

Uber cute card! Sorry to hear about your thumb, I only hope it doesn't interfere with either cardmaking or blogging.... of course you won't be able to do either housework or the dishes lol.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. Sorry to hear about your thumb ....that's gotta' hurt! It's amazing how injuries and illnesses still can't keep us dedicated crafters from making cards :) This is adorable. I love the image and the colors are great. Love the little snowflakes stamped in the background. I came to your blog in reverse :) ... so thanks for joining us again at ATCAS. Loll xx

Sarah Gray said...

Love that owl and your CAS design as ever! Hope you are back up to full crafty speed after your kitchen incident - I try to avoid cooking generally - far too hazardous :)

Laura B. said...

Sorry to hear about your thumb! Those dang green beans:) love your sweet owl!

Brenda said...

Really hoping that your thumb and you, are recuperating! Love this very sweet little owl who is going to be dearly loved by someone this Christmas!

Kanan Pandya said...

This is super cute card, Barb. Love the sweet design. Hope your thumb is better now. :-)

Christine said...

Beautiful card Barb. Love the little owl and your coloring.
Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.
Christine