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, December 10, 2011

With Thanks

This is a Thank You card for the Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 85 -- make a thank you card. The challenge runs from December 10-16. Give it a try and you might be the winner of a stamp set!(here is their website)

A Christmas thank you card seems appropriate since I know I'll need at least one! :-)  I chose to use the A Walk in the Woods with Thanks sentiment and the Red Breasted Nuthatch from MFP, A Heinrich company as my stamps. I stamped with Cottage Ivy Memento ink and then colored with Copics. I then added Stickles for sparkles on the tree and snow on the fence. I used Tumbled Glass distress ink in the sky and added some Stickles and Stickles for the snow by the fence.

The sentiments were embossed with red embossing and then sponged with Pine Needles and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. The inside sentiment on the back of the front is from Red Breasted Nuthatch and stamped with Cottage Ivy Memento and sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and some Stickle "bling". Added some Stickles for "bling" on some other parts. It was put on green cs by MFP, the dp is part of my stash so I'm not sure the name of the company. Added some ribbon, brads and satin ribbon trees. The image was cut out with Spellbinders Classic scalloped rectangles and the curved rectangles cut out the sentiment on the front. The inside sentiment was scalloped ovals and curved rectangles.

So all is set and ready for me to write a thank you note.

Inside left and right
With blank space to write on


  1. Barb, i love the BG paper you chose with this and the beauty of the winter scene you created.

  2. absolutley gorgeous as always!