Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sweet Friends

This card is another result of trying to clean up my desk.  I've had this image for years, and I've had it printed up for nearly as long just waiting to be colored.  She's gorgeous and this little scene is just too adorable.  Also, the bottom two rows of scallops are from a scrap from a paper collection I am trying to use up.  The bow is tied with both a satin black and a sheer black ribbon; the sheer bit was in my bits and pieces stash as was the little banner that the sentiment is stamped on.  Yeay for using scraps!!
I've pretty much forgotten about embossing folders lately, but a couple different challenges reminded me about it.  I'm so glad that did; I love embossing folders.  I embossed the black layer with a snowflake ep and then swiped white ink across the raised parts to highlight them.
 Here's a close up of the sweet image and the glittery snow.  Isn't that little robin the cutest?

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps "Alannah"; Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Punches/embossing folders: Martha Stewart border punch; SU! scalloped border punch; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--create with critters
Inspiration Destination #69--anything goes
Penny's Challenges #261--cats and/or children
Inky Impressions #282--all about the borders (2 different border punches)
Addicted to Stamps #177--make your mark (markers and ink)
The Paper Shelter #230--rough it up (I distressed the edges of the red mat behind the image and curled the bottoms of all the scallops)
Fab n Funky #288--buttons and/or bows
Crafting by Designs--winter, glitter, sparkles
Fantastic Tuesday #120--make it girly
Shopping Our Stash #235--3, 2, 1 (3 rows of scallops, 2 stamps {1 digi, 1 clear} and 1 bow)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Best Friends
Aurora Wings #22--Ice & snow
The Paper Girls #96--Forest Friends
Eureka Stamps #176--Pile it on
Come And Get It--embossing
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes (and I used the sketch)

Sweet Stampin--things with wings
Hiding in My Craft Room #234--embossing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #264--cute or anything goes
Winter Wonderland--glitter & shine
Crimbo Crackers #98--anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Pattie's Creations #118--Fun in the Snow
Card Mania #76--winter fun


creationsnz said...

A wonderful card altogether and what a lovely way to use up scraps! SO glad you joined us at Come And Get It challenges, Carol DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Heather that's gorgeous and I love the sketch. Beautiful papers too. Thanks for joining in the fun with us for our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Vicki robertson said...

Adorable card and image, Heather! She was just waiting for the right time be used. Love the chalkboard effect on your embossed background. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow" Challenge.

Bunny said...

She's a sweet little image. Lovely colors and I love that sparkly snow. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Donna said...

Fantastic card Heather! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "3-2-1" challenge!

Kajcyika said...

You used such a cute stamps that you just have to love. Really great coloring and a lovely card! :)
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania, hope you will join us again! Kajcyika

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Heather, love the snowy effect with the glitter. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Cynthia said...

Adorable wintery scene, Heather. The glitter is a great touch. Thanks for sharing with Eureka Stamps this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sweet card... love the sparkly snow!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Paddington fan said...

Such a pretty card and fab embossing too!Thank you so much for joining our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Sweet Stampin' - I hope you'll join us again very soon, love Jacky x

stempelfrida said...

Very cute card. I especially like your curtain at the bottom. Such a nice addition. Thank you for joining our challenge at ATSM. May I kindly make you aware of our rule to only link your project to 10 challenges. Thank you! Creative regards from stempelfrida

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Fun in the Snow with snow in your Image" Challenge #118!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Heather said...

Oh, so sorry! I should have checked. Thank you for the reminder.

Heather said...

Oh, so sorry! I should have checked. Thank you for the reminder.

E said...

Super cute card!! Love how you used the sketch!! Thank you for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge!! Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so sweet, Heather! Adorable image and fab design. Thanks so much for joining our Ice & Snow challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Veronica Tovar said...

Very cute girls and wonderful coloring job. I love you used glitter for the snow. Perfect job for our challenge at Eureka stamp: Pile it on!. Thank you for joining us and good luck.

Eileen said...

A beautiful image gorgeous rich colouring and love the papers you have used here. Thanks for joining in with our 'Glitter and Shine' challenge at the Winter Wonderland this week, hope you will join us again.
Eileen x

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Eureka stamps!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! The image is colored great and I really like the DP you have used. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again real soon :)

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love this image and your beautiful design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky.Pat K xx

Vic said...

Great idea to use up your scraps! ...thanks for joining in with our "include snow" challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

Lena said...

Beautiful design and lovely colouring!! Thanks for joining us at Tps this week! Good Luck!! Hug Lena

Helen said...

Great card - love the glitter.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

Anna-Karin said...

Such a sweet card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!