Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter Robin

Hello, everyone.  A warm welcome to my newest followers.   I'm back tonight with a winter card - this one is for my parents.  I like to send them a card every couple weeks to bring them some cheer.  I really like this Winter Robin image.  It's from Ike's Art Winter Birds collection.  I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and tore around the edges of the paper.

The sentiment, "Wishing you a Beautiful Day," is from Crafty Secrets Grand Greetings digital set.  Digital - Grand Greetings - DAS-M40The embossing folder is Sugarplum Ball from Couture Creations.  The kraft cardstock is from Stampin' Up, and the other cardstock and snowflake are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters Anything Goes UE
2 Creative Chicks Christmas/Winter UE
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
A Gem of a Challenge Winter Wonderland UE
Addicted to Stamps Embossing Heat or Dry (I used dry) UE
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes UE
Clear it Out Theme:  Anything Goes / Stash:  Anything Goes (gold snowflake) 3E #2
Crafts and Me Anything Goes UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Secrets Christmas Linky Party 4E #1
Digistamps 4 Joy Distressing (torn edges) 3E #1
Everybody-Art Challenge Winter UE
Fairies Challenge Blog Christmas/Winter UE
Fairy Tale Photo Inspiration (see below) UE
Ike's World Challenges - It Feels Like Winter
Inky Impressions Winter or Snow UE
Just be Creative Crazy December Linky Party UE 1/day
Ladybug Crafts Christmas/Winter 3E #3
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes UE
Mema's Crafts Winter/Christmas/Holiday 3E #2
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
One Crazy Stamper Winter/Holiday 5E #3
One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi (Using Winter Robin available at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet here)
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Optional CAS 5E #3
{PIN}spirational Challenges See photo below (I was inspired by the red and the embossed bowl) 5E #3
Simon Says Stamp Monday With a Flourish (see flourish in sentiment) 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background (used embossing to create own background) 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamp and Create Anything Goes 4E 1/wk
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Anything Goes UE
The Crafter's Café Red and Lots of It 3E #1
The Pink Elephant Winter UE
The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Digi Challenge 5E #1
The Squirrel and the Fox Summer or Winter 2E #1
Tok Bobok Anything Goes 2E #2
Wags 'n Whiskers Things with Wings 2E #2
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1
{PIN}spirational Challenge Inspiration Photo

Fairy Tale Challenge Photo Inspiration
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments - wishing you a joyful day!

Don't forget:  I have candy here. 


ike said...

Marvelous - such a lovely card and I adore the torn edges. Great colouring on the little chap. Such a lovely thought to send regular cards to your parents :-D
Thanks for joining us at IKE'sWORLD Challenges :-D

IKE xx

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Toni said...

Nice card. Great idea for winter card. The bird is very sweet. Regards, TokBobok

marion said...

very very lovely and so gorgeous, hugs, Marion

Sande said...

Absolutely fabulous card! I totally love this little birdie!!!
Hugs, Sande xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful...gorgeous image and

Unknown said...

Hi Kitty, one beautiful image and card...lovely design too and colours.xx

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous and adorable card, thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, hope you will join us again next week.....
Suzy B

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, the robin sits beautifully against your embossed backdrop. Love the touches of red too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Kitty, what a lovely card. This card looks so tactile with the beautiful embossing and torn edges. Wonderful colours too. My bet is that your parents will have a very 'beautiful da'y when they receive this card. I'm sure that they love seeing their wonderful daughter's talents and a very proud of you treasure. Love and Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and beautiful sentiment. Your parents must love receiving your lovely cards. Thanks for joining us again at OSAAT. Hazel x

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Embossing

Stephanie said...

Your parents are going to love this pretty card! You did a nice job coloring the bird and the torn edges are a great accent. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful robin colors, Kitty! There is something so sweet and reassuring about birds - I love seeing them in my "bird area" of the yard - so sweet, and awfully noisy in the mornings! Your card is just lovely. We only have robins here for a day or two as they pass north from their winter grounds. The layers of kraft CS in the back are pretty! hugs, de

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Gorgeous card. Nothing better than seeing a gorgeous robin with a big red belly on a christmas card. Love the red paper and the embossing background.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Lisa DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Kitty, Just had to come over and tell you how much I like this card. I was going through the rotation over at Ike's and was so pleased that you entered our challenge this fortnight. Your card turned out fantastic. Cool embossed back panel, neat effect with the torn paper too. When I try and do something like that it just looks a mess. Also, your colouring is fabulous my friend. Your parents are sure to love this card.

Take care!


Bo said...

Wonderful and sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us as Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Amy A said...

Beautiful card KT. Love the embossing and image.Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenges this week.


kReN said...

Darling image and great layout!

kReN, (pin)DT

ursula Uphof said...

A great card, love the red elements and the distressing.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

PaperDaisies said...

Love the card design. Great composition. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Borqna said...


Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and wonderful textures.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

such a beautiful card Kitty.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Hazel said...

Another beautiful card - love the robin - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 5: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

crafty-stamper said...

cute robin -I love robins they have a beautiful song-love the torn ribbled paper and embossing -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

what a lovely thing to do for your parents -my Mum and Dad died just as I started card crafting and when I cleared their bungalow I found the first card I ever made -embarrasing really but my mam had kept it
Carol x

Zella said...

WOW - another great card!!!! I love that embossing folder and you colored the sweet bird so realistic that it looks like it's going to spread its wings and fly off your card! LOVELY!
Thanks for joining us (again) at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

Unknown said...

Love this sweet bird and the corrugated panels. (Your kraft base also qualifies you for another challenge I am a DT on-Top Tip Tuesday's Be Krafty) Terrific card, thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What joy your parents will have on opening your lovely card. I so enjoy making 'just because' cards and yours is a lovely thought. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Athina said...

OH, I love the colors and the embossing. This is gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.

Tracey said...

I thought I recognized this image, fabulous colouring on this! It looks like a real robin. I love the embossing folder you used too. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! I hope to see you back again for our next challenge.
Hugs,Tracey (DT)

Mema's Crafts said...

Fabulous coloring and I must say I am a lover of birds so your card is just beautiful. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Good Luck in all the games. Come back again real soon.

KristyLee said...

Very beautiful card! Love how you have colored Ike's Art digi bird! I am diggin that embossing folder too! Thanks for joining us at Ike's World Challenges!

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Nance said...

Lovely card! Love all the textures. Thanks for joining us at PINspirational Challenges this week! ~ Nance, DT

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful card, love the embossed background.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



I Don't Do Straight said...

Great card, beautiful colouring on the Robin and the embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at IKE'sWORLD challenges :)

Karen C said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Shazza said...

great card, thanks for joining us at Wags N Whiskers

Anne Lise said...

Beautiful card <3 Thanks for joining our challenge at Fairies Challenges. Good luck!

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT card! Love the texture . . . and love the red paper. It really makes it "POP"! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

Kathy CIO DT

Borqna said...