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1/13/2017

Stampingbella Birthday Chicks

Good evening, and here's hoping you're all set for a lovely weekend. Our snow is all gone, and today our temp went to 78F. Crazy weather for our area in January. However it was so nice to have warm sunshine, and we enjoyed a nice ride down in the country doing a couple of errands in a little nearby town. We skipped driving on the interstate to drive on some state roads in what is basically a rural terrain.

OK, here's today's card. Colored the image while in Florida, but then it's taken me much too long to decide how to card it up.


- Stampingbella image colored with copics, some WoS, and die cut with a Sizzix die. Sponged the edges with DI Victorian Rose, while still in the die, and then used Picked Raspberry to drag the edges of the die cut image for a little more hot pink.   Did a faux mat with the turquoise and hand cut that. Sentiment is from the same stamp set.

- Hot pink c/s was trimmed to card base size, and embossed with the Lil Inker Stitched Spirals Die (used the tan embossing mat, so that the c/s didn't cut, just embossed). Sponged over the raised areas with DI Seedless Preserves to get a little closer to the shades of these chicks' feather boas.

- MStewart birthday cake punch, a white snippet, colored with copics, and some WoS on the candles. (when dragging the die cut through the Picked Respberry, of course there was a little smudge. Hunted punches to cover, and a butterfly just didn't seem to be appropriate!).

It took me a while, but I finally got visits paid to all the lovely comments on the Christmas Club & snow posts. Sorry I was so slow, but life has been busy, and sometimes I'm just not in the mood to sit at the computer :-). For one reason, I sit down with some coffee in the morning, & next thing, it's noon with nothing accomplished. So I'm trying to do better about that, not even turning on the computer until late afternoon. Of course I can find other ways to waste my time!!

There's a new card on Cards By Friends, so if you have time, do enjoy it with us. Ya'll have a good weekend, and thanks for joining me this evening. Prayers & Hugs to all my friends who might be needing those just at the moment. Come again when you can.

46 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Loving these chicks Mary, that background stitched card looks gorgeous.xx{aNNie}

Valerija said...

So cute and fun image. Love your card.
Valerija xx

Leanne said...

Happy New Year Shelly! Sorry I've not been here to wish you earlier. This card is so cute, love it.

Loll said...

What a fun image Mary. And you have coloured it to perfection! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, I love the fun image and your layout, smashing colours too.
I am at long last realising that I don't always have to be doing something and that I've earned the right to sometimes just sit and ponder, which I still think is doing something as not only I'm I resting my body, but taking time to enjoy what's around me, there's always tomorrow, and if there's not, well I wouldn't be here to notice. Loads of snow here and very cold,you take care, Kate x

Maxine D said...

Mary what a fabulous card - love that image, and the wonderful way you have mounted it really makes the image pop!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Glad you have nicer weather. We had snow yesterday, but it didn't lay here. Further up the country it caused havoc. All along the north coast we had Severe Flood Alerts and a little way along from me several small boats were washed up onto the quay by the storm surge.

Loving the card. The image is fab.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Redanne said...

Oh I am totally with you on the 'computer time', I spend far too much time on it too and half the day has disappeared!

What a wonderful cheery card Mary, I love that image, it is adorable and such fun! Hugs, Anne xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah ah!!! :D This image is superfun and sooo cute!!! Love it! Fabulous colouring and great choice of the palette! The embossed base looks amazing! A fabulous card!
Hugs

Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a super DARLING card, Mary! I love your coloring, and the sweetness of this image! No wonder it was so much fun putting this card together! The sentiment is also a wonderful touch -- full of sweetness! Hoping you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de

Pat said...

What a fun image Mary and so beautifully coloured too. I love the shaped mats and the embossing using the die looks so pretty in the background. x

Bonnie said...

These chicks are so much fun, Mary! The image and colors on this card put a big smile on my face! We were 77° yesterday. Back to cooler weather today.

Daffodil Cards said...

Mary, what a FABULOUS card, LOVE those chicks, coloured so beautifully, such a happy card.
How wonderful to have such lovely temperatures after snow, crazy weather or what? We are 42f (6C) and rain, there is a little snow left, but we had VERY little here.
Enjoy your lazy moments and why NOT?
Faith
x

Stampsnob. said...

OMG these chicks are just the cutest thing ever ,,Lis

Sheila H said...

This is such a fun card, Mary, Your coloring is great. Nice save re the smudge!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, such a fun image and sentiment - lovely bright colours.
Pauline
x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh, these chicks are too stinkin' CUTE Mary! Love your coloring and how you've done your background too!! It's freezing rain for us this weekend and hoping the power doesn't go off from it!! Glad to hear you've been having fun! HUGS :)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Mary!! I love those adorable Peeps!! So cute!! The colors are fabulous!! Our weather has been crazy, too...65 one day and 25 the next. So ready for spring!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrappymo! said...

Gosh, Mary...this image is so adorable and your have coloured it so nicely! I smiled when I read about the smudge. I think smudge is my middle name. I have so many cards where the embellishments were placed specifically due to smudges...lol We are two peas in a pod!

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable Mary! How much coloring you did and how beautifully you did it. What a fun card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card Mary! Those chicks are adorable!!!! Love all their little boas! The stitched background is so cute along with the image.... and your boo-boo cover-up? Well it needed a birthday cake somewhere - didn't it?

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous image with super colouring, a brilliant card.
Glad your snow has gone and how weird with the change in temperature.
Have a good week.

Kath x

pam said...

Fantastic card Mary, love those adorable chicks, beautiful colouring and background..brilliant sentiment.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Freezing today but our snow came and went in two hours yesterday but that didn't stop Holly going out in Pjs on the trampoline in the middle of the snowstorm-crazy that girl but wouldn't want her any other way -I digress but she went to a class mates party on Friday and I gave her a choice of cards,kept looking at a big one then chose a smaller one saying will give her the smaller one as she lives in a bungalow???great fun image love how you did the embossing with a die-cut very clever didn't realise you could do that
Carol x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this card is so stinkin' cute Momma Mary! I love those chicks and the way you have colored them. Your turquoise mat looks so pretty with the chicks and the pink background card base. Love that cake too, I wouldn't be able to color in a white punched image-but you have make it look awesome! I hear you on not turning on the computer in the mornings. I don't get much done either if I turn my on. Better to get on at night for me. But you know how that goes sometimes! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

oh how cute! I just love those adorable birdies all in a line! I love the pink and blue colors and especially the notched corners! Adorable

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image...made a fun card. We had some nice temps this week too....But it's sleet coming down as I'm typing my comment.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my those chicks are full of so much fun and they look so beautiful, the colours are so lovely and vibrant a brilliant card Mary
hugs
lorraine x

Anita in France said...

Cute and so fun, Mary ... these little chicks seem to be enjoying every one of those 78F degrees! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb said...

I think we all go through times when we seem to be chasing our tails Mary.

Your card is absolutely adorable. Such a sweet image and I love the sentiment. Barbxx

Brenda in IN said...

I could not love this card more. It is adorable. The peeps are so cute and I really love that sentiment! I wish I was there sitting out on your beautiful porch in 78 degree weather. Our weather is up and down. Maybe freezing rain later today. It has missed us so far this weekend.

Rita said...

Love this image Mary. It is certain to cheer the recipient up in this winter weather. Hugs Rita xxxx

Pam said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I love those darling little chicks!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Olga Fink said...

Oh Wow! I love this! Gorgeous coloring Mary! Very beautiful card!
xoxo Olga

Petra Swart said...

Oh, those chicks are so super cute, Mary - such a lovely, sweet and cheerful card!!!!! Love the bright pink base and the turquoise frame!!!! And you've even got a birthday cake there to make the party really festive!!!! Surely had me smiling!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

Mrs A. said...

What a swell image you have coloured so well. You can almost feel the feathers on the boa. Into the 2nd week of the Bathroom install. The wall tiles have all been grouted today and then they can start the nitty gritty of the basin/shower and toilet installation tomorrow.
Hugs Mrs A.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh I do love this wonderful card and the sentment is super.
Your colouring of that wonderful stamped image is perfect, and very tweet excuse the pun.
Really like the colours choices too.
Sounds like you had a wonderful outing.
I know what you mean about sitting down to cup of coffee in the morning, and then times seems to jump to the evening.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

I do recognize the processs, image colored and ready, but what a job to decide on the rest! I think sometimes I should color up more of the same image in such cases, because then I can make more designs and not spend time on pondering about which one to end up with. I'm not sure this makes sense, and I haven't tried it yet, but I can spend hours moving bits and pieces around and to decide which paper to use:). In that time I could easily have made three cards, if only I could decide. It's a cheerful and sweet little card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

So cute the little birdies look...as if they are enjoying a Hawaiian holiday!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Veerle said...

Hi Mary, it's been a while. I was struck by a bad-bad flu. Getting better now (slowly) Was able to give my workshop today although it extremely tiring when you are not feeling 100%. Your card is so funny it looks great. Hugs Veerle x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just adorable! I love the chicks- and the colors you matted them with- love!!! Great card!!!

Diane said...

So cute and fun image Mary it just makes me smile.

Hugs Diane

nwilliams6 said...

Mary! This is so darn cute. Fun image and sentiment. Super card. So glad to drop over and see you!! Missed you. Hugz

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a fun card Mary and I love those adorable chick which you have coloured so beautifully!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, so love these little chickies. Your colouring is brilliant and goes so well with the pink background card.