Friday, January 6, 2012

Two challenges in one

Hi everyone,
Here it is day six and card six. Today I'm putting two challenges together. I'm creating a card with
the friday mashup and paper lovin' gals. Let's see, Friday Mashup wants to mashup pastels with a birthday card and Paper lovin' gals have a photo and wants to know what you can pull out of it.

I just thought these two challenges just fit together so well. I have a bird stamp from The Angel company that would be perfect. Only I decided to go for spring instead of winter. Yesterday I went though my stampin area and decided to get rid of some stuff. Starting with what was dusty... First thing into the box was my pastels. I'm not good with chalks and I can't remember the last time I got them out. Well guess what I did this morning? I dug to the bottom of that box and got the chalks back out.And now they are back on the shelf where they started. It's so hard to part with your stuff, isn't it? So any way here's my card.

The supplies I'm using are mostly Stampin Up:
Papers: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirquette, and water color paper
Inks: Cajun craze
Stamps: Woodgrain Background, Simply soft, On Your Birthday, and Nature Things ( The Angel Company)
Accessories: Punches, Cuddlebug folder, and Pastel Chalks.

I hope you like my card and I hope you'll stop tomorrow to see whats next.
Bye Bye and Happy stamping


Holly said...

Very pretty.. I like that you used the bird but changed it to Spring.. You made it your own! Great colors too! Now this is a Mashup!

Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup & The Paper Lovin' Gals!

Friday Mashup DT
Paper Lovin' Gals DT

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

WOW Karen, that is one gorgeous card. such a pretty delicate bird image. really lovely.

I'm so glad to see you playing in the new challenge blog at Paper Lovin' Gals and you are such a regular at the Friday Mashup I love to see your entries.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT
Paper Lovin' Gals DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oooooo, I love your card!! I so enjoy the birds that come to my feeders! And hey, I have that stamp set!!! It's one of the dusty things I have that could go into the get rid of box!!! Lovely use of the chalks too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals.


Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is adorable, a great interpretation of the glad you joined us at The Friday MashUP...have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

Lisa said...

Oh I love that image Karen! I spend a lot of time in my yard watching the birds, so I've developed a love for bird stamps now also, LOL.

Beautiful card and you did a great job with the challenges!

Also, thanks for the birthday wishes for my son! I cant believe I have a kid that old either! LOL

Michele F. said...

Ohh I am so impressed with your use of chalk. I have mine in the bottom of my drawer. :-) Wonderful job with your card! Very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Lovin' Gals.

Kim P said...

Great job using those chalks! They look so soft and pretty...great for that image! Thanks for hanging out with us again at the Friday Mashup!

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card Karen. I love your bird image and that you changed your design to Spring instead of Winter. Thanks' for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week.
Susan Joyce, Guest Designer at The Friday Mashup.

Heidi Baks said...

I love how soft your bird coloring is! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

Michele K. said...

Lovely card, Karen! Way to go Mashing up the challenges! Love the sweet bird and your layout. Thanks for playing with the Paper Lovin' Gals this week. The Friday Mashup is one of my very favorite challenges, next to the PLG of course! :)

Bonnie said...

I love birds in any season! This is no exception.

Rita said...

So pretty! What a perfect way to combine the two challenges. That little bird is adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!