Sunday, December 22, 2013


Hello everyone! 

I have 2 cards to share today that I created for a few different challenges. I used N@ Ali’s beautiful  sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch  and would also like to submit this card to the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More for the theme 'Anything Goes'. 

I couldn’t wait to play with my new stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn, so I colored this fun little guy with my Copics and added some ‘Wink of Stella’ glitter to him, and glossy accents to his glasses!

My next card is for the current Muse Challenge. Marion Vagg created the most beautiful card to inspire us, and I wanted to channel her feminine details and window on the front panel...a rather literal interpretation of her card.

Well, that’s it for me ~ I hope everyone is doing well!  I also wish all my blog friends who celebrate Christmas a very happy holiday!  Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Science of Love
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Aqua Mist
Impression Plate - Linen & Canvas
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Thanks; Lawn Fawn - Science of Love 
Markers: Copics - R24, R27, C0
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Crystal Clear
Misc: Wink of Stella - Clear Pen; Glossy Accents

Make a Wish
Stamps: Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Florals; Papertrey Ink - Think Big Favorites #1
Ink: Memento Luxe - Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Pear Tart; Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; MFT - Cotton Candy
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Mat Circles

Gems: Hero Arts - Small Pearl Gems


lostinpaper said...

Both cards are fabulous Barb! I'm totally swooning over your flower framed window, love your take on Marion's card. Have a great festive season, Hugs Therese x

ThePurplePlace said...

both are adorable!! I also "finally" made a challenge card for the first time in weeks and ironically I also entered the CTS Challenge with a Thanks card! I saw yours and had almost used that same die. I actually made a card with that die, but it was not one I entered! I am so happy to see your name in so many places for winning challenges and/or having your amazing cards featured!!! WOOHOO!!

PS: Love love your new blog's about time for me to have mine redesigned toO!

Barb said...

That first card is adorable, Barb! Such a cute, little birdie! And I love the design on your second card! So pretty with the die-cut circle and beautiful flowers! ♥

Erika said...

I love your Muse card with the pretty pinks and large sentiment. The stitching around the circle is a nice touch.

Rosemary said...

super cute take on the CTS layout, barb... the second card is so very pretty!

Kim Hall said...

Barb both cards are gorgeous, but I really love the adorable little bird in red.

sandie said...

Hi Barb, both are great cards. I love the embossed background of the first one and sweet bird really pops. I have loved seeing your creations and thank you for supporting at ATSM and ATCAS, have joined your blog so I don't miss your other cards, love the CAS style. Have a great Xmas x

Dawn T said...

gorgeous cards Barb. Have a super Christmas.

Ardyth said...

Love your pretty-in-pink take on the Muse! Thanks for joining us this week! See you in January!

ThePurplePlace said...

Loved your Muse card and voted for you again this week!! Good Luck!! I think your cards are always spot on for this challenge!! :)

Greta said...

2 great cards, Barb! I love the colors for the thank you card & the little guy is adorable--beautiful MUSE challenge card with the pretty floral & leaf images!

Jacquie Southas said...

The flowers frame your window & sentiment perfectly!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So pretty, Barb. I agree, it is so feminine in every way;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Barb - sure to make the recipient smile!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the bold thanks sentiment and touch of sparkle. Fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week.

ThePurplePlace said...

WooHOO! You're in the TOP 3 again!! Merry Merry Christmas!!

Joni Andaya said...

What Awesome cards Barb!!! You Rocked!

♥Gemma♥ said...

2 gorgeous cards but i must say my fave as to the floral one...its absolutely stunning and pretty colours too!!

No need to apologise for not visiting as i am the worlds worse for that as i am just catching up now hehehe
hugs and xxx

Cris G. said...

Hi, Barb. Congratulations on your TOP 3 again... it looks like it is your natural place to be :). Love the new look of your blog, too!!!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love the birdy on the first card.Very cute. Thanks for playing along CAS(E) this Sketch :)