Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Hi there!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for the challenge over at City Crafter Challenge.  For the challenge you are to use snow and birds in your project.  I'm just glad that the snow stopped for now around here.  I've been cooped up since Sunday.  The snow emergency is downgraded to a level 2, so maybe I'll venture out soon. :-)  Wherever you are, I hope that you are staying safe and warm.

Ok,  onto my card.  I started with a white card base and layered with red.  I topped it off with sweet cardinal/snow paper from Echo Park.  The stamps and Love die are from PTI.  I added glitter on the bird, heart, and button.  Sequins, gems, doily, and ribbon to finish off the card. 

Thank you for stopping by!  Take care and have a wonderful day, hugs!


Paper:  Echo Park, PTI, Bazzill
Stamps:  PTI
Die:  PTI
Punch:  SU
Ink:  SU-Real Red
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  MossyMade
Doily, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Sequins:  Neat & Tangled-Ruby Red
Gems:  Recollections
Stickles:  Ranger
Cardinal Sticker:  Little B


  1. Spot on the challenge; love the mix of patterns papers. The glittered bird is a lovely focal point!
    Stay warm and safe; hugs!

  2. Ooh, Maria...I do love your cardinal and that paper, too. I am such a bird lover. Your photo at the top looks like a bunch of finches enjoying the seed on a cold day.

    From the sentiment to all the little hearts and those wonderful, big letters, it is a beauty.

    Glad your snow warning is down a bit. Fourteen degrees here this morning instead of 4 like yesterday. Let me tell you, it makes a big difference. We are finally getting to the
    40's. Yea!!!!

  3. What a beautiful design, Maria!!! I just love the cardinal paper and the doily and all the other awesome details you added look fabulous!!!!!

  4. Love your take on the challenge, Maria. Your little red frosty cardinal is really sweet, and I love your cardinal DP too x

  5. another gorgeous card, those red cardinals...all the glitter and shine is so pretty!

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB!!

  7. Oh Maria that's such a pretty card... beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  8. Really adorable card, Maria, and so perfect for this week's challenge theme. Loving the cardinal paper. Such sweet die cuts and doily, too. Absolutely love the little heart sequins!

  9. So adorable Maria!!!! I love the gingham and the cute bird! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  10. How pretty is that, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  11. Maria this is so pretty! Love your bird paper and the stamped frame of hearts! Hope you warm up soon.

  12. LOVE your BG paper with the cardinals and the matching embellie'. So Pretty to cheer you up with all that snow!

  13. Gorgeous card, Maria! Cardinals are my favorite birds and i need that paper!LOL Hope you're staying warm!

  14. Beautiful card maria, and that paper is perfect for the challenge! Love the pretty bow and doily, a gorgeous card!