Sunday, October 30, 2016

Merry Monday #219 & MFT Sketch Challenge #304

Hi everyone,
I'm back to play along in a few challenges...I'm determined to create a lot of cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive, so the first is for the Merry Monday challenge...


We are being asked to use a bird on our Christmas card, and this little guy from PTI Petite Pots is one of my faves. I watercolord the wreath with Peerless, and spritzed with some Perfect Pearls for shimmer. I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries for shine.

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My 2nd card is for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.



I bought this month's kit, and it made me almost eligible for the free set of dies (those cute little trees). I colored the goggles with Copics and added Glossy Accents for fun. I also used the SSS Falling Snow stencil with embossing paste and added a little bit of sparkle to the snowflakes! Oh, and did I mention that I flipped the sketch?

So, that's it for me...




Thanks so much for stopping by ~










22 comments:

Karren said...

These are fabulous, Barb! The wreath card looks so fresh and has a very cool look. And that bear is just too cute!

Hannelie said...

So beautiful cards Barb! That wreath on the first card looks so delicate!
Amazing!
hugs

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Barb - can see you love that little bird and he looks so cute on the wreath - lovely soft colors.

lostinpaper said...

Awesome cards Barb, it's that little sunglass wearing polar bear that has me totally smiling!

I Card Everyone said...

Of course you know my eyes and heart went straight for that bluebird! LOve them both, Barb - that snow is perfection!
=]

Cat Craig said...

Barb,
Loving both cards, it is so fun to flip a sketch and yet still remain true to the shapes. Great job on both.

TK said...

Adorable cards, they're both so sweet!

Cindy C. said...

Both so cute!!

Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful craftsmanship, Barb! I love the details that you added to these two cards!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this sweet wreath and bird, Barb! And the shimmer and shine make it fun! And your little, goggled sledder is adorable!

Susan Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards, love the little bird on the wreath. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Bobby said...

That bear is so cute, Barb and I'm glad you got the trees to add to the scene. That wreath is one of my favorites and it's great with a bluebird.

Loll said...

Adorable designs Barb. Love the bird perched on the pretty wreath. Bet it sparkles a lot in real life. And the bear on the sled ... how cute is this??!! SUPER CUTE! xx

Kay Miller said...

Oh these are both just delightful! That second one is full of fun! I love those adorable little trees too! What beautiful work on both of these Barb!! ((Hugs))

Anita in France said...

Pretty, delicate wreath, Barb ... there's such a lovely sense of serenity about it! Sweet scene for your sledding polar bear ... he's just so cute ... and has me smiling all over my face! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Love both of these. That bird is so sweet, and the sledding critter is adorable--really love the goggles.

Greta said...

You make the best cards, Barb--always get inspired visiting your blog! I really love the wreath & that second card is so darling!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love both cards Barb! The first is sophisticated with that beautiful wreath, gold embossing and sweet little bird and the second is adorably cute! Thank you for popping by my blog today and your sweet comments! Have a great evening! Hazel xx

cm said...

Your blue bird on the wreath: so pretty! The goggles-sporting bear, sledding through the forest: oh my stars! Ultra super cute! Spirits brightened!
Hugs~c

Tracey McNeely said...

Haven't popped in for a while, this month has been a bit crazy. Love both of your cards The gold embossing on the first is so elegant and the second one is so much fun and coloured beautifully! Hope you are doing well my friend!

maria f. said...

Those goggles! That is one cool dude.

Sue said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I love the cute bear card - the expression on his face made me smile.