Sunday, 17 January 2016


Morning Everyone.

I opened the curtains this morning and we have snow.  It looks very pretty but I'm so glad I don't have to go out today.

I gave this card to a friend for her birthday on Wednesday so can show it now .

I stamped randomly onto the ribbed kraft card and added a snippet of pink ribbon.

The image is from an Inkadinkado set stamped with a black Archival inkpad then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The colouring was done with Pro Markers and I put some glitter glue on the water for a bit of sparkle.

The Diecuts are Spellbinders which I won in The Snippets Playground recently.  They are one of my favourite sets which I now use regularly.

The card candi in each corner is some I made myself.  I posted it recently here .

I was pleased with how this card turned out so made a couple with blue ribbon for my charity box.

I'm taking my card over to join in at The Snippet Playground Week 212 and also Ribbon Girl's Challenge - Any Image.


  1. I love the look of this card and I have that same die set, which is a lovely shape isn't it? Congrats on making Barb Candi too! I love making matching candi for my card using a hole punch and shaping mat.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Aww, so sweet!!! Kraft and pink works very well together and the Spellbinder set looks very useful.
    Hugs Lisa

  3. Love your little bird bath image Barb and I am sure your friend loved it..


  4. Afternoon, no snow here just been for a 2 mile walk. Love the bird bath and will have to check out your handmade candi.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  5. Love the peaceful gentle colours Barb the soft pink and kraft go so well together, and the image is perfectly showcased by the background stamping.

  6. What a lovely card Barb and that image is so sweet. I been hooked on using Kraft card recently and it makes a great background here, it really makes the image stand out. Congratulations on your win, the dies look great. Thank you so much for the kind comments that you've left on my blog today, they're very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your evening and happy crafting x

  7. Yes, we got dumped on yesterday too! We have about 6-8 inches of snow down. At least we didn't lose our electricity like we usually do during a big storm. I am not a winter girl! Your card is gorgeous - I love this colour combo!

  8. Hello Barb
    thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog today.
    Your card is simply stunning and I love how you have coloured your birds to match your backing paper and ribbon - genius!!
    I am sure that your friend loved your card too.
    Eve xx

  9. LOVE this card Barb!!
    No snow where I live, but we sure could use it up in the mountains. Glad you don't have to go out in the snow.
    Thanks for the visit and the lovely comment.

  10. Really a lovely card, with this cute stamp and these sweet colours! So soft and clean! Love the diecut layers, their shapes remember me the open beack of the birdies :)
    Fabulous background, it make the topper pop-out very well.
    Clever idea to make the candi with a punch and use the shaped tool for dimension! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Super sweet image and card design Barb.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Beautiful image, coloring, color combo--everything! I have those Spellbinders & need to use them more!

  13. super card barb! Lovely colours! Hope you enjoyed the snow. we did! Hugs rachel x

  14. Ah Barb what a great card this is, off to peek around more trying to catch up, Shaz in Oz.x

  15. I love those dies too, and what a pretty image! Your friend loved this card I'm sure :)

  16. A lovely card Barb, the label dies you've used are one of my favourites!
    Great idea about the candi, I've been doing the same with a Hobbycraft punch.
    Janice x

  17. Nice card Barb - I hope the snow doesnt last long - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl January Use Any Image Challenge - best of luck! Mary xx

  18. What a cute image and love the nesting frames you used
    Dr Sonia

  19. Love this card Barb! Such a lovely image and great use of the die set. It is one one my faves too - think that SaRn's blog is where I kept seeing it until I just had to give in and buy it! In fact, silly billy me, I have another set the same still in the toy box. Double order :(


    Di xx

  20. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
    I became your follower as I think you make very pretty cards!
    Lia xx

  21. Snow! Brrr! We haven't, don't get me wrong it did try but I suppose that's one advantage of being by the coast it usually doesn't last long.
    A lovely bird bath card, it makes me think of brighter weather ahead, which is always good on a cold Monday afternoon.

    Hugs Erika. x

  22. Such a cute image! I love the bird bath..reminds me of spring!

  23. Lovely and sweet card Barb! The birdbath image is perfect on the wonderful stamped background.

  24. Hi Barb....Gorgeous the bird bath image...Very windy and chilly here but no snow ....yet!...Joolsx

  25. Hello Barb, this is just so pretty, lovely image and design and beautiful so shades of colour, Kate x

  26. What a sweet image. I don't think I've ever used kraft and pink together, but this card proves they are made for each other. Lovely color combo.

  27. So pretty... and beautifully coloured. x


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