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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Birds and Mice with Cherries

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far! Yesterday was Tyler's birthday and we had a wonderful dinner at a nearby seafood restaurant to celebrate. shame it's taken us 15 years of living in this area to finally get there, as the food was just amazing! I am so VERY proud of the young man Tyler has grown up to become.... oh heavy mom sigh..... my heart just sings when I think of my sons! they truly are my loves! :)

Because of big storms we've been experiencing for the past few days, our power was out for several hours yesterday as well. and it was dark! so like a good crafter, I took my candle into my craft room and got busy. I learned it is not so easy to paint by candlelight! so please pardon the mistakes on this card. I did the best I could, not being able to see so very well. grins! but it was most certainly an adventure!


This precious image comes from a new to me store/artist I found on Etsy, Toadstool Printables. oh, please stop by her store if you have a moment! everything is just so lovely! :)

Papers are from the long ago Basic Grey collection, Sweet Threads, flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, main image die is Spellbinders while the flourish die is by Tim Holtz, sentiment stamp and linen thread are SU!, buttons are from my vintage stash, cherry charm is from Whimsy Stamps when they used to carry accessories, and pink grosgrain ribbon is from stash as well. flower centers are covered in distress stickles. the woodgrain card is actually a re-purposed packaging piece from Webster's Pages. just too precious to throw away! :)


Challenges:
Star Stampz - use die cuts
Really Reasonable Ribbon - things with wings and ribbon/trim
Mojo Monday - sketch
Crafty Friends - "B" is for buttons, birds, bows
Digitally Sweet - anything with wings (main image is digital)
Polkadoodles - shabby chic
As You Like It - fave die and why - the Tim Holtz flourish die because it always adds so much fun and style to any layout I add it to. it can be cut from patterned paper or even clear packaging, but always adds that extra 'something' that makes the project complete! :)
Southern Girls - layer it up
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes
Paper Shelter - use a charm

19 comments:

Gaby Dierx said...

Very nice!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
hugs

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is pure spring delight. Awesome project by candle light.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! Your colouring looks fabulous - the candle light didn't interfere with your creativity in any way! Well done!

Neets B said...

Well, the light may have faded by your mojo didn't! Well done for creating by candlelight. Fab layering of your elements.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Marie said...

Such pretty looking card, really sweet and a lovely charm to that. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Julie B said...

Well done to keep crafting despite your lack of electricity.
Thanks for sharing it with us at ATSM this week. :)

*Vicki* said...

Hi Jennifer!! :) Your card is really stunning my friend!! Love that darling image, your ribbon and charm add a wonderful accent to your over-all design here! So happy to see your entry over at the ATSM challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along!! HUGS

Diane Louise Janion said...

Thanks for entering Crafty Friends ‘B is for…’ challenge with your lovely card and the image is gorgeous… hope you can join us again and good luck xx

Annette said...

Absolutely lovely!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at The Paper Shelter!
Hugs Annette

Gail said...

Adorable card! I love the design and the image of this and that cherry charm is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our "use a charm" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Anjie said...

Such a pretty make. Thanks for joining us in use Shabby Chic challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks so much for joining our 'Shabby Chic' challenge at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ this time
Claire xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet little image & a gorgeous design Jennifer!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! Thanks for joining us at Star Stampz Challenge!

Lori T said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Star Stampz, check back soon to see if you are a winner and to join our next challenge, Lori xx

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, good on you continuing crafting by candle light. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Asha said...

A beautiful project, Jennifer. Love the colours and design. Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles Shabby Chic challenge.
x Asha (DT)