Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anything but winter.......

Good Morning!
Today is my day to post on the Belles and Whistles blog.
I have finally got my card for Anki's challenge that
started on Monday! The poor girl is sick of snow so she
choose ANYTHING BUT WINTER!!!! LOL Poor Anki!

Anyways I needed to step up on making some Thank you cards
and decided to use Smile. I think she is perfect for any and
every occasion.

I have used some pretty springy colors just for Anki.
These are papers from Webster's Pages. (Did you see the
peeks for the CHA stuff???? GOrgeous!!!!)
I have colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
I have another question for you all (Or I guess I should say
Ya'll now that I live in Texas! LOL)
Anyways do you ever have problems with your inks NOT spreading on
watercolor paper? I had such a tough time the last couple of days.
It was like I wasn't using watercolor paper! And I use the good stuff!!!
That is why I did't do any outline!

Paper ~ Kraft CS, Websters Pages
Stamps ~ B&W Smile, Sentiment ~ PTI
Accessories ~ Gorgeous flowers, lace and pearls ~ WOC, Circle with heart ~ PTI

And of course I have added some distress crackle paint to the edges!! What a surprise huh?
It is really hard to break out of it because now it looks so empty when I
don't use it!! LOL I also found a three pack of stickles for almost nothing so you
will continue to see that more often as well!

Yesterday I got a couple surprises in the mail for an early b-day!!
Thanks so much ~ you know who you are! Since today is a busy day we
celebrated last night. The girls even made some delicious cupcakes!
I am such a lucky girl!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a special day as well!


Neil said...

Hi, I found your blog while hopping around a bit. What beautiful cards. So much detail and layering. I think your christmas card is gorgeous; well they all are. Hope you have a good day.

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie! Love the spring colours and the image is too sweet!

Hope that you have a fabulous birthday...... and that the butter cream recipe worked well for you :o)

Hugs Tab xxx

Debbie said...

I'm sick of snow So this was a great pick me up for that..Great job..


Ingrid said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day, if it will be just as beautiful as your card it will be fab ;-)
Hugs Ing

Robyn said...

Just stunning Kathy! I love those flowers with the paper you chose.

TaraG said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kathy! A great challenge...need to use my BnW more so I will try to play along but the week is just zipping along. Hope you have a fab birthday, hun! I don't colour with distress inks anymore as I was never very good at it, but I wonder if you need to use a little more water to get the ink to move around... maybe the Texas heat is soaking it up,smile! Your colouring on this card is as gorgeous, as always!
Have a wonderful day,hun!
Big B-day hugs,t

Jane said...

Oh this is stunning hun!!! LOVE the gorgeous colours and this image is one of my favourites!! Gorgeous details too! Happy Birthday!!! hugs, Jane xxx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

such a very sweet card hun!

Linda Palmer said...

This is a darling card. I love everything about it. Beautiful coloring and colors used are fabulous.

Nina Macaulay said...

I too am wishing for Spring!
Snow and ice don't usually disapear here until April/may!!
And it has been here since the start of November if I remember right.
Good evening to you :O)

Hugs Nina xx

Chelsea said...

Wow Kathy...all your cards makes me do that! :) Beautiful crafting style, I'm loving it!