Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blue Bird Thank You

Oh My Gosh! Isn't this image adorable! It is one of the many adorable images at Sliekje Digi Stamps. The second best thing about these images, the first being that they are so wonderful, is that she offers all of the images free. I think I have just about all of them, lol. Each one seems to adorable not to grab. Not only does she do digital images, but she is a painter and has a separate blog for that. These are a must see for anyone. What a talented women! You can see her paintings here.

I have been trying to make a thank you card for one of my husbands friends who so kindly gave us a GC for a fantastic restaurant. This restaurant was so cool, I definitely want to go back some time. We were not dressed appropriately at the time but will be next time! It was so fancy!!! The waiter even brushed off our table between plates with a little brush he kept in his apron. WOW, I have never seen that before. I felt so out of my element, lol.

Anyway, I tried to come up with a more masculine card but just could not get it. I really have to practice these. I finally settled on an image of 2 bluebirds representing my husband and I after we left the restaurant. Very content, happy and FULL!

Just look at this awesome paper. I got it at a local scrap store a few weeks ago. It is so shimmery and the pattern is flocked. My tip is that if you don't have pattern paper that match each other, just use one fancy paper as I did here. It really works wonders when you can't add a couple of pattern papers for layering and eye appeal.

The ribbon is so pretty. I got it at the same scrap store. I purchased a few colors but only bought 1 yard each. I know...what was I thinking!!! Now I HAVE to go back and get more. This time I certainly won't be silly enough to get just a yard.

I was going to color the bellies pink, but I was afraid that it would bleed into the blue and make a purple outline. That would have looked a bit funny I thought, so I kept it as a pale blue highlight.

I hope he likes it even though it is not exactly masculine. Now all I have to do is write the sentiment. My husband and I had a spat about that. I thought since it was his friend he should fill it out. He thinks because I have better hand writing (not much better I must add) I should do it. This is such a hard thing to do for me. I tend to write to much and have to continue on the back of the card, lol. If I write less, I feel as though I did not thank the person properly. Ever feel that way? I am still thinking of what to write! I suppose a simple "thank you, we loved it!" may do. What do you think?

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Spring challenges:
Prairy Fairy
Two Sisters
Crafty Pad
Tip Top Tuesday
Creative Card Crew

Secret Crafter: our feathered friends
Dream Valley: things with wings
Craft Your Passion: 2 by 2
A Spoonful Of Sugar: all creatures great and small
Ambers Crafts: use your favorite things (mine are this ribbon and a charm
Crafts And Me: ribbons
Pixie Dust: use a sentiment (sentiment is on the inside)
Paper Crafting Journey: use a freebie



Judy said...

Sandy this is so pretty. I think your husbands friend will love it. Have a great day..

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow, this is absolutley gorgeous! I love the little birds, they looks so happy! The paper is fantastic!! Awesome job!


lisa808 said...

Such a sweet image and great coloring.

Fran, said...

Love the birds.. your card is just beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is so precious!! LOVE the colors and the shimmer!! What sweet birdies!! Smiles, Vicki

Bea said...

Lovely card, love the blue colours :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Great card. My husband is a big fan of writing long drawn out stuff inside cards. I am more the type to write nothing but "Love Amber".

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


scrapn_momof2 said...

Very pretty card.

Kiehn said...

just beautiful.. i love Sliekje Digi Stamps.. i have all of them so pretty.


Lorraine said...

That's gorgeous. Perfectly put together. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Zulma said...

beatiful card and image too!nice color and embellish. Thanks for playing with us at 2SC this week.
Zulma DT

Anniebee said...

What a sweet card! I do love that shimmery paper and the fancy ribbon matches perfectly. Very nice! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous shimmery paper! Amazing coloring!

Thanks for joining us over at Fairy Fun Fridays this week and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Curlybear said...

Oh my word this is very a beautiful creation, and such a lovely design and layout,

Thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 129
Our Feathered Friends,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Maggie's Crafts said...

So adorable!

Thank you for joining our challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Tabitha said...

Been wanting to use this. image. Was thinking for an anniversary card. Love the way you used it. Very pretty and I think any guy would love it. They appreciate the effort. TFS

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Christel said...

Theese are the cutest little birds ever!
Thanks for joining Creative card crew this week!
Hugs Christel

Fiona said...

what a wonderful those little love birds...very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


Andie's Space said...

Hi Sandy,
These little cuties are adorable. This is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Sarabeth said...

what a cute card! those birds are too adorable! thanks for playing along with PCJ!


Gry said...

Lovely card, and the little birds are so cute!!
Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

Hugs Gry!

Jack said...

Beautiful card, inside and out. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Caroljenks said...

This is just beautiful! Such a perfect card as a thank you for a gorgeous meal :) Hope you managed to work the sentiment out ;)

Thanks for joining in this week over at Top Tip Tuesday with our 'Spring Has Sprung' Challenge :)

Carol x

Sammibug said...

Beautiful card! He will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion.

Denise @ kc242 said...

what a sweet Spring card with wonderful embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

Crafteezee said...

That is one tweet card. Sorry couldn't help myself, lol. Gorgeous and love the soft blues. Thanks for joining in our Ribbon challenge at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Cat said...

Love the pretty colors and adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Alley Cat's Corner said...

I love this card! The blue birds are so cute!

I am also glad Momo has linked all of us!

Debs said...

beautiful creation, the birds are adorable and I love that shade of blue
It was wonderful of you to share with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays, we hope to see you again

poupette said...

Magnifique carte, j'adore le bleu et les petits oiseaux sont vraiment trop mignons.
Merci de te joindre à FFF Challenge.


test said...

Oh I just love the two birds! They do look content and happy. Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week.

~hugs Cindy

Laura /sandytoz said...

Fabulous, such a cute digi! LOVE that ribbon too. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ this week.