Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You're Special

Hello everyone! 
Before I get started, I just wanted to give everyone a 'Heads Up' ~ Paper Smooches is having their November DT Blog Hop! If you're interested, head on over there for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to their online store!
 
I have a few challenge cards to share today...no surprise, right? For this week’s challenge at Less is More, we are being asked to create a card using a ‘Bird’, and for the challenge at  Addicted to Stamps and More ~ the theme is 'Holiday'. So, how could I resist playing with this adorable Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Winter Sparrows! I also created a mask and used embossing paste to add the branches for the birds to sit on and added a few gems to represent berries!





I needed a cute card to put into a ‘Care Package’ for my step-granddaughter, who is a freshman in college, so I used my digi stamp called “Mac and Flowers” from the Digi Stamp Boutique. It’s a little tricky to color fur with Copics, so I ran a search on You Tube, and watched a few videos to get some ideas. I colored everything to look 'furry' except his belly...Hope she likes it! I am entering this card for this week’s challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our code word is ‘Pet’ ~


And, here is a close-up of the sparkle on the flowers...I’m completely addicted to my new Wink of Stella pen ~




I’ll be baking pies for the rest of the day, and may not have time to visit blogland as much as usual. So, I’m sending my best wishes to all of my  U.S. friends for a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has safe travels and a great time with friends and family! 
As a new blogger, one of the things I am so grateful for, is the love and support I have received from everyone who takes the time to stop by my blog to leave a sweet comment...Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Until next time...Take care,
Barb





Season’s Tweetings
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Winter Sparrows
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: MFT - Steel Gray
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi - White
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Winter Sparrows; Memory Box - Branch
Gems: Kaisercraft - Red

You’re Special
Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique - Mac and Flowers; Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: X-Press It - Blending Card; Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush
Die: Lil Inkers - Stitched Mat Rectangles
Markers: Copics
Misc: Enamel Accents - White; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

23 comments:

Chrissie said...

I just love the card with the little birdies Barb!
Just fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

OH Babs said...

Barb the Lawn Fawn birdie card is exceptionally cute. I am a newbie too, one year in January, and I think the ladies of card blogland are wonderful.
Happy Turkey Day

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful job of coloring this sweet little puppy and flowers, Barb! And those birds are so sweet! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely adorable, barb! must be honest and say that my favorite is the first one with all those cute little birdies!

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are beautiful Barb, love the dark background it makes the birds pop! Good luck with the baking.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What 2 fun cards -- I love your bird card, but the "pet" card got my attention! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Kylie said...
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Kylie said...

LOVE both your cards, Barb. They made me smile, so adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and ATCAS xx

PS. sorry for my 'senior' moment in my previous comment...

sandie said...

Both cards are fabulous and so cute. I love the little birsd in the first one and the cool sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and ATCAS

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards Barb. Both are just so adorable. You've done a great job of colouring the fur!

lucyscraftycards said...

Two fabulous cards - so cute!!

Virginia L. said...

You can do all styles, Barb! I was just thinking about how I do not own any modeling paste/Gesso for making fancy cards...and here you are! You have the cute branches with modeling paste! Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on coloring the 2nd card! I am thankful for a stamping/blog friend like you and have truly enjoyed your new blog! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family. PS: Dr. John was relieved that you are not telling anything to the Home Depot!!

Jean said...

Two cute cards! Hope you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Jean said...

Two cute cards! Hope you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Laura B. said...

Such sweet cards! Love your coloring! Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

KayM said...

Oh these are both just precious Barb!! Your coloring on both of them is just wonderful! Those little birds on the dark brown background look just amazing! And that little pooch is just adorable!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for all of the sweet comments you leave on my blog. They sure make me smile :)

Cat Craig said...

Ur twigs are wonderful, the birds are perfect. Your pup is adorable and perfectly colored.

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! these cards are so adorable. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM..:)

Deborah Frings said...

Season's tweetings indeed! A really fun Christmas card. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. LOVE both the cards. I just purchased that sweet stamp set of little birds and can't wait to get it - just love how you've used it here.

And the little puppy with the flower is ADORABLE! He brings a smile to my face. Great job on the coloring.

I don't know how I missed joining your blog, but I have just done it now. Thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave for me. Loll xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Barb you did a fantastic job coloring that furry gorgeous creature, thank goodness for you tube where would we be without it ! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Christine said...

GREAT coloring on that dog, he looks so kuddly!
Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.
Christine

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOWZA, girl, I'm back again! I didn't scroll down to the WINNER when I came by to comment on your other card and now I see that you also got the TOP prize - and rightly so - for this stunning card! Talk about being on a roll! Way to go!! Hugs, Darnell