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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Blues...

Card #1 for "Winter Blues" Challenge is from Nicecrane
WINTER BLUES... the theme this month at 613 Avenue C.  I have two ideas and two cards for this theme - thoroughly enjoyed making both of them!

This first card is using the image "Peter Rabbit & V. Albert" provided by NiceCrane.  Dang but I love her, coloring was a delight!  But, I can't for the life of me think of sentiment to use!!  So if you think of something - leave me a comment! 

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources 
will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • A2 "Flap Card" is the card base design
  • DP applied to the flap
  • Image colored with Copics
  • Image panel applied to the flap
  • Candi colored with Copics attached on the DP as embellishment.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Fussy & Fancy  #105 – Monochromatic colors
Sweet Stampin' – Your Favorite Style  [Coloring with Copics]
Robyn's Fetish #195 – Winter Cards
OSAAT #196 – Use a Digi
Through the Craft Room Door – A/G
Sweet Stamps #153 – A/G
Crafting from the Heart #5 – Anything Goes or Fancy Folds TOP THREE

IMAGES:  The focal image is"Peter Rabbit & V. Albert" from Nicecrane;"Ho" sentiment is by Gail Green from Impression Obsessions; inside "Merry Christmas' is from Country Impressions.

PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from DCWV Winter Magic Matstack

EMBELLISHMENTS:  Four Candi  embellishments were colored with Copics to match the image and DP - the top one was cut in half to fit the paper.  These were attached with foam tape.

INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics.

The 2nd card for this theme I used "Owl Balloon" provided by another sponsor - Eureka!  I have a love affair going on with their "Balloons" - so different and so fun!  This one I felt met the challenge theme of Winter Blues with color and the sentiment

  • Base card is A2 with a top fold.
  • Focal image was printed twice, colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted and layered with foam tape.
  • Matching waxed linen was tied around the base of the image & left to hang loosely - although it will hold this shape because of the wax unless deliberately moved.
  • Background was created by fussy cutting some of the cloud images from extra DP and attaching with foam tape for dimension. 
  • Sentiment was punched and a 2nd layer was punched from the base card CS & used as a shadow mat.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Fussy & Fancy  #105 – Monochromatic colors
Sweet Stampin' – Your Favorite Style [[Coloring with Copics]]
Robyn's Fetish #195 – Winter Cards
OSAAT #196 – Use a Digi
Through the Craft Room Door – A/G
Sweet Stamps #153 – A/G
Crafting from the Heart #5 – Anything Goes or Fancy Folds


IMAGES:  The focal image is from Eureka;  sentiment is computer 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from stash.

INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:  BG70, 72, 75 & 78

Be well, and give your mojo free reign!


  1. Lovely card, but Misses Rabbit looks in a very bad mood...... Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  2. What lovely cards Ginny. I love the blues you used and both images are so cute.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  3. Like the shades of blue. Have to agree with Laurence that the Rabbit has a mean look in eye & mouth features. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch196 Use A Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Loving this hun - not seen this shape before - loving the blue too - thanks so much for playing along at Crafting From The Heart and hope to see you here again real soon xxx

  5. Oh Ginny another two beautiful cards ...One theme but both so different ...but equally special.

    I'm wondering if you have friends in the UK to whom you send cards. I ask this because my initial thought when I saw your rabbit card was "Winter Blues" yes, but many an Easter over here" ..... rabbits are associated with Easter but given the time of the year we do still need our umbrellas. Many an Easter break is spoilt by our weather. When we would like to be outdoors and enjoying the first holiday in our calendar there's a significant number of long faces around as we wonder if nice weather days will ever come to us ......oh, we British, we can talk about weather with such ease's almost a national pastime :-) This card would certainly raise a smile here Ginny .....and now I bet you are sorry that you mentioned your need to come up with a sentiment :-)

    And now I've lost my train of thought so will leave a few words separately on your second card.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  6. How more lovely a way can one be told how much they're loved than in the wonderful sentiment on a beautiful, specially hand crafted card Ginny. Someone will feel so treasured on receiving this card .....your clouds are gorgeous ...I can feel them floating along in a gentle breeze and the wise owl confirms the depth of the words he is delivering. What a special card.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  7. Love these. Your coloring of the rabbit is awesome. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. The owl balloon turned out so cute. Love the colors you used in both cards. The rabbit looks like she wants to say "Watch it Buster!" You just have a way of embellishing your cards that bring them to life and adds a lot of interest. Very amusing!!!

  9. Lovely cards and great colouring! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

  10. Oh Ginny, I just love your entry into the challenge, the rabbit is totally awesome and so much more interesting than the usual 'cute'. A beautifully coloured card and real eye candy :) :) :) Good luck in the weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  11. Gorgeous colouring on Peter Rabbit. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

  12. Wonderful design, beautiful coloring, love the shading around the image. Thank you for joining us in this week blog challenge at

  13. Don't mess with that bunny!! She is gorgeous and out on a mission you can see!
    Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD,
    Riette, DT.

  14. I love your owl card that's fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  15. Both great cards, such lovely colour choices! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  16. Lovin' this card so much, the colours, the image, just fab! :0)x


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