Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekly Challenge At Joan's Gardens

Well, here we are, another week and another challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Hi all, don't know how your weather is , but we are baking and steaming away in NJ today, yuck poo.
Supposed to be 91 or so, I have not left the house in two days, may go get a few groceries after dark tonight, or very early tomorrow morning, and this weather may be like this well into next week, which it usually is pretty warm for the 4th of July here, and my birthday is this Friday, don't think we are doing much, usually we do dinner and a movie, we will probably  wait and do something when and if it cools off!!!

Oh, I almost forgot, I would like to wish my dear Mom, whom is no longer with us a glorious and very Happy Birthday, love you Mom and think of you very often, hope your cutting a rug up there with the family, and getting lots of holes in One!! Love and Miss you lots!!! Sorry had to get that in there, back to business. 

 I don't even like cooking in this weather, hate turning on the stove and having a battle between the AC units and the stove, and also hate going out and standing in 90 degree weather cooking on the grill, (usually give that job to hubby).  But I also feel bad for him, he works in this weather all day outside, then hate to ask him to do the grill stuff, guess we will do something!  Last night I cooked, but by the time the food was ready, I was so nauseous, I could not eat!!

Oh well, to the topic, you can find the guidelines to Joan's challenge HERE, I know it could type them out, but easy to just put in a link, sorry!!  And of course you can see Selma's lovely sample card for the challenge HERE, and I guess that is it, will post some of what I used, and if you have any questions, just let me know.
Thanks much for stopping by, and if I don't post anymore this week, I am sure I will, but one never knows, have a great weekend and a wonderful Happy and safe 4th of July.

Here is the card,

Bazzil card stock,
Cuttle bug embossing folder, don't know which one it is, as the names are not on them, sorry. The embossing folder is colored lightly with Pan Pastels, I love using them, so creamy and soft and easy to work with, I did touch up the stems with Distress marker walnut stain.
The stamped image is from Inky Antics, and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I decided to drag out my colored pencils for this card, I like using them, and have to use them more often. I then cut them out, including the bird and put them on 3D dots and also highlighted around images with my copic marker, to give more depth. The leaves were colored with my copics. Added some glossy accents to the front of the bird feeder where the glass would be. Added some bling and done.
The background is a stamped gingham image with Impressions Obsessions stamp with Memento ink.
Memory box die woodland branch, which I got from Joan's, along with a lot of my other supplies.
The edges are done with a Martha Stewart punch.


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  2. Donna, this is just so sweet with the little bird. Love what you did with Joan's guidelines. So precious! :o)

  3. Hi Donna. Beautiful card ... love those sweet birds and bird house hanging from the branch. The blue gingham is the perfect embellishment! Have a wonderful birthday on Friday ... something else we have in common ... my birthday is Thursday! :) Take care and hope the weather cools a bit for you so you'll feel better. Sounds like if it stays hot, then maybe cold sandwiches and salads would be good for dinner ... Loll xx

    1. Thanks Loll, today seems ok so far, heading out before it gets hot and hope to be back by 10 and be done for the day. And Friday may very well be a cold dinner!! And thanks for the comment on my card!!
      Talk to you soon,

  4. Donna, Your card is so pretty! Love how you did the edges and the bird theme is awesome!

  5. Donna, your card is so cute and adorable. Love the colors and the birdhouse is so fun. Great job.
    Sending you a huge birthday wish too. Enjoy your day!!
    Thanks so much for joining for Joan's Gardens weekly challenge.