Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just Because

Hiya peeps!  It's Thursday and that means we have a new challenge for you over on the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  Please make sure you stop by and check out all the beautiful projects created by the Design Team.  I hope you find some time to play along with us in the challenge this week. 

I used Bird's Spring Trinkets on my card today.  I just love this cute bird with his "SPRING" banner.  After all the freezing temperatures and snow we've had lately, this little birdy was the perfect reminder that this nasty weather is only temporary lol!  I used colored pencils and gamsol on my image and added some Glossy Accents to his beak and boots.  I added flowers and a bow and decorated those with some buttons.

Here's the entire collection of Melissa's newest release.  Don't you just love these images?  You can find all of the Meljen's Designs images over at Whimsy Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 50  -  Stamp, Ribbon, Bow
Aud Sentiments Challenge 19   -  Only Two Words
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 11  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 40  -  Let's Tie One On
CES Challenge 18  -  All Creatures Great and Small
Crazy Challenge 49  -  Animals
Creative Cottage Challenge 30  -  Something New  (image)
Creative Cowgirls Challenge 4  -  Something New  (image)
Cutie Sunday  -  Recipe
Delicious Doodles Challenge 7  -  New  (image)
Digistamps4Joy Challenge 10  -  Button Up
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge 5  -  Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs  -  Sentimental
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 37  -  Anything with Wings
Stamp Something  -  January Digi Day Challenge
Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge 71  -  Wings
Sundays with Chrissy Challenge 13  -  Ribbon

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs  -  Bird's Spring Trinkets
Paper:  Basic Grey Marjolaine; Bazzill
Other:  Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Stardust pen, Nestabilities, MS punches, flower punches, ribbon, buttons


Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful soft colours .. cute little image Anita - perfect for spring
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Anita, love the beautiful colours in those papers.

Whimsey said...

YES Spring...where is it? LOL

Love your card; the image is adorable as is your coloring. Love the colors and DP; border punch and bow - so cute!

Pami said...

Hi Anita, Oh I just love this card and he is SO cute! Might have to add it to my stash!! Love the colours. Pami x

Teri said...

Such a sweet card hun.
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Anita, love the colours and the image is so cute - I can't wait for warmer weather!! Sue xx

Audrey said...

How adorable. I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Rusty said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours you have used! xx

Annika said...

You can't even begin to imagine how much I love the soft luminous colouring and that crisp design!!
Wonderful work!

Dorcas said...

Oh my, I am reeeeaaaally lovin this. I love the image (beautifully colored) and the layout and the paper choice. Its a perfect card.
Thanks for joining us at SS this week.
PS) I have become a follower. :-)

Ruthie said...

Ooooo thats so pretty - do like Meljens images!

Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week!


mforquer said...

Anita - this is so beautiful - I love how you colored the bird and the papers are so amazing - so tell me - do you color then pick papers or pick papers then color???


Hi Anita - thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week and sharing this beautiful card. The handsome birdie with his cheerful banner really perks you up after all the cold weather we've had, and your colouring is superb. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

snailzpace said...

wow, anita, you sure know how to do cute and adorable! your choice of colours is perfect and your colouring beautiful; are you tired of my saying that? such a pretty card.

Sue said...

What a cute image and your coloring is beautiful. Color combo is great too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Becky said...

Adorable image and adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Marie said...

SUPER CUTE! Nice colored...
Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Marushy said...

It's wonderful and you'e coloured it beautifully.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


KelsMakes!!! said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Digistamps4Joy

Dora said...

Awww this is such a cutie, love the colours, so fresh and pretty. Hugs xxx

Marianne said...

What a sweet image, and sweet colors!
Love the borders and the paper!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

What a cute image, he is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Mary J said...

Beautiful! Great colouring and layout, Anita!!

Hope you have a super duper weekend ahead of you!

Julie said...

Fabulous!! Gorgeous colouring and your layout and colour combo is fab too! Thanks for joining us this week at CES challenges! Juliexx

Tammi said...

Your cards are always so soft and cute, amazing card!

Kerry said...

Those colours are beautiful Anita. The image is so cute and coloured flabulously as always. Love the sentiment tucked in at the top...gorgeous! xx

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps4Joy "Button Up" challenge. Your card is so cute, and I love the way you have coloured your image! The stitching is fabulous!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

A beautiful card and the colours are gorgeous just perfect together, thanks for joining in at Cutie sunday

KelsMakes!!! said...

This is gorgeous, I love it. Thank you for playing along at digisatmps4joy this time!

Tracy said...

this is adorable the image is so sweet and i love the colours.Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Cassie said...

Oh my heck! What a super cute card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We hope to see you for the Valentine's Day Party!

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh my hat!!! This is just GORGEOUS!! I LOVE this image and your coloring is PERFECT! SUPER CUTE card!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Great colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Cutie Sunday


Nadine said...


wonderful, I love it.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Gemma said...

lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Button Up challenge this fortnight at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card , Love the image
Thanks for joining us over at Digistamps4joy hope to see you again soon
Love Jan xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Anita, you are the random pick winner on the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Congrats!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Perfect card for Spring!! Beautiful always my friend!! :)

Mary Lou said...

Awhh this is so darling~~Great colors!! Love the coloring of the image itself~~Very sweet! I am ready for snow to be over also:)
Thanks for joining ius at SWC!!

Little K Smith said...

Oh love this Anita! A fabulous image, just love his boots! Gorgeous colours too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)