Sunday, October 9, 2011

LOTV Stamped Feathered Friends

First, I would like to welcome my new followers and let you all know I am so happy you are here.  Hope you enjoy your visits and find a little inspiration to take back to your craft room.

Oh my gosh, it's already Sunday night and we have had a beautiful weekend.  The weather is gorgeous with low humidity and been in the 80's for the past week, 90's one day.  I love it but I'm so ready for some cooler weather, like low 70's, which is due to move in this week along with some much need rain.  We've had only a trace of rain for the past month and it's sooooooo dry here.  Enough chatter for now, got to get a card finished before bedtime.

I'm entering this card in two challenges: 
LOTV Challenge 115 - Let it Snow 

Christmas Challenges {with sketches}
Guess I'm going to have to figure out Dutch Time.  I missed it...sobs!

The image is from LOTV named "Stamped Feathered Friends" and is available HERE along with lots of other adorable new Christmas stamps.  I've colored using Copics, added Polar White Flower Soft for the snow, white velvet flock for the fur on her hat and coat.  The pink gem in the bow is from my stash as are the 3 at the top of the card.  I colored the Christmas ornaments and then added Gold and Stardust Stickles to make them sparkle.  The sentiments are also from LOTV, stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.  The lace is from WOC and attached to white ribbon and adhered with Wacky Tacky (I love this stuff for adding ribbon and lace to cards).  The snowflakes are made by the MS Snowflake punch and covered with Stardust Stickles.  The DP is from my stash and I think it's Bo Bunny, the white glittered and embossed paper is from Imaginesce.

Thanks so very much for stopping by.  Been too busy to get around to say hi to everyone but I do think I've made it to everyone that's left comments.  If I've missed coming to visit, please leave me a comment and I'll hop on over real soon.  I'm going to be taking a class at CMC and try to learn how to color with Distress Inks.... Wish me luck!
"Love & Hugs" Carol

27 comments:

Chrissy said...

Oh! Carol dosen't that make you want to spit when you miss a challenge...I do that regulary...lol..Gorgeous card hun! I love it...such a cute pretty image and gorgeous colouring.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Isn't this just lovely Carol! Love it! Judy x

Renkata said...

Such an adorable and sweet card Carol.

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful image, just love those LOTV stamps. You have colored it so wonderfully and love all of the sparkle in your card. Glad you liked the freebie at SCH, I know you love Sharon's work as well as I do. Have a good day, better get off of here...to the doctor out of town today.
Patti

Olga said...

another gorgeous card, you never cease to blow my mind!!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just as sweet as can be GF! Learn how to use those distress inks so then you can give me some pointers! They totally intrigue me!

Georgei said...

well Carol a other beautiful card like very much the image and that little girl is so cute love her hat and all so the birds
well have fun on distress ink classe, my be you could give a little hink on how to
well have fun and have a very nice day
HUGS

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful card! I love your coloring and the colors you used. Beautiful!! Love the silver papers too, so shiney and pretty.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Carol, this is so beautiful. The colouring is wonderful and I love the snowflakes and those cute little pink boots!
I really must make a start on my Xmas cards - I'm always at the last minute!
Hope you are well my friend - pleased you are having good weather - it's VERY wet here!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Angelica said...

This is adorable Carol, you did an amazing job with that cute image.

Carole said...

Carol, you are amazing and I'm always so happy to visit. Love the energy I feel when I'm here and love your work too. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my blog. xoxoxo

Cindy said...

I love your card, Carol!!
So many great details, awesome coloring!! Thank you for stopping over and visiting my blog!! I hope you come back often!!!

Marie Gamber said...

this is such an adorable card. I love all the detail!
Hugs,
marie

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the silvery shimmer and the snowflake embellies are fabulous! Great image and coloring!

Nightowl said...

G'day Carol, another truly inspiring card and I'm so pleased that you got the chance to add all your little touches of bling. Your colouring as always is gob-smacking-gorgeous and I swear when I grow up I'm going to be just like you. *Smiles*. I hope that the cooler weather will be with you soon and the chance of rain is not to far away to help green things up again...Very best of luck with your distress ink colouring. I'll be stalking your blog to find out what you do. *Love and Friendship Always*

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Carol!! This is such a sweet creation!! :) Love the image and your layout look fabulous!! Have a great week!! HUGS

Pat said...

Love this card Carol and its a great image, I have just coloured this image myself but not yet used it on a card. Hope your colouring with Distress Inks went well, I am going to a colouring workshop on Saturday at Lili of the Valley, really looking forward to it. Have a good week.

Pat xx

PS. could do with sending you some of our rain, it hasn't stopped for three days!!!!

Annette said...

It's a joy to visit your blog! Such an amazing card with lovely colors and details.
Hugs Annette

Posh Cat Crafts said...

OMGosh Carol this is one amazing card!! I so love LOTV and you have coloured this image to absolute perfection! We too are moving into cooler weather comes as bit of a shock after the fine weather we had a couple of weeks ago
Hugs
Tamara

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is really is one stunning card oh just love the image and your coloring hun is just perfection just love it love hugs cherylxxxx

Dena said...

How very pretty Carol! Your coloring is wonderful!!!
Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

otomys said...

Carol, your Christmas card are eye candy at its best. This is so beautiful, you coloured the image to real life.
Amelia x

Eulanda said...

OH nice!!! That paper was one of my favorites!! Also that image is so super sweet and I like your "snow". Great layering too!! So pretty!! Hugs!

Kim Dellow said...

Very pretty card, Lovely. Kim

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Carol! I love the image.
hugs
Vanja

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just so sweet!! I love the pretty blue and the way you have colored it is gorgeous. Thank you for all of your sweet comments, I apologize it has taken me this long to get by ( I wish I had two of me sometimes).. I love your blog and look forward to visiting often.
Hugs, Shelby