So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We Wish You a Happy New Year

This is for the Speedy the Cat's  Challenge .. Week #81 -- using your favorite technique. I chose to do embossing. Embossing is such fun...unfortunately I also make a MESS when I do it...but wipes clean it up! :-) Here is the website

I chose the stamps from Mark's Finest Products . . . A Walk in the Woods for the embossed trees and Red Breasted Nuthatch for the sentiment and Tweet Blessings bird which I diecut with the Spellbinders lacey circles  and put pop ups on them to make them stand out from the trees. The birds were embossed with black detail and then sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress and Versa Lime ink.

 I embossed with evergreen and spring mint glittery to give that shiny look of fresh sparkling snow and added some flower soft Polar Fleece for snow. Then used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks -- Bundled Sage, Pine Needles to add some background to the trees and  a little Danube Blue Memento for the sky. Cut it out with Spellbinders curved rectangles and added the ribbon banners by Spellbinders with the sentiment stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento. The inside sentiment was cut with Labels 23 and stamped in Cottage Ivy Memento. I used Martha Stewart corner snowflake punch and then added some embellishments -- the tree hat pin and charm from Mark's, some gold ribbon and plastic snowflakes. The card is done on Fresh Spearmint from Mark's and Paper Studio dp.

And I hope you enjoy the beauty of Winter's crisp cool silence as you walk through the forest! Be sure to enter Mark's challenge this week and show us your favorite technique.




  1. Love it, and yesterdays snowman card was fantastic too!!!!

  2. Very Pretty! I also love embossing (i find it so much easier to stay in the lines when I then paint with LuminArte)

  3. Barbara--love your embossed trees! This is such a pretty, bright card! You did a fantastic job with the challenge! TFS

  4. Very pretty card Barbra!! Your trees came out fab!

  5. I love the trees! Your card is fantastic!
    Kindest regards,

  6. Barb, you have a lot of detail in here. I like how your trees turned out.

  7. What a pretty card. You trees are amazing. Great work.