Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Candy!


Happy Valentine's Day! I hope that your day is filled with love (and romance!!!)!

Even though my design today is not necessarily a Valentine...I have something sweet on my mind, just waiting to be shipped off to one of my readers! Blog candy! Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a packet of goodies including the Basic Grey paper that I've used on this card, along with Primas, May Art's lace, and more! Best Wishes!

To start off, I had a really difficult time getting a good picture of this card! I took a bunch of pics yesterday, then more today, and still am unhappy with the outcome. The bird image (Stampin' Up Nature Walk) matches the background paper perfectly IRL...I could not capture that whatsoever here! In any case...

Basic Grey "Curio" paper was used, along with May Art's wide black silk ribbon and 5/8" May Art's lace. Spellbinder's Petite Oval and Doodles Parts dies were used to create and frame the image panel, and KaiserCraft black jet rhinestones were applied for sparkle. All of these supplies are ready and available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

So, that's that for today! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be in the running for the blog candy. I will choose a winner Friday night at 6 p.m.

Thanks for stopping by!

44 comments:

Lillian Child said...

All of your creations are so very beautiful Especially love the eiffel tower and teapot cards - lovely!

Jerri Jimenez said...

A gorgeous card Deb! I think your bird is perfection, it matches the paper fabulously, the picture is wonderful! I love the black accents in the design, the ribbon treatment is just stunning, love it with the crochet lace!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance at some blog candy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Marthamh2 said...

Your card is beautiful. The coloring and paper match great. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoAnn Mleko said...

Beautiful papers and ribbons and gorgeous coloring on the bird.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful coloring and decor to match on this card. The beauty came thru to my computer with no problem. Funny how we've seen 7 robins IRL here in the Midwest.......and tonite I found a gorgeous one on your blog!

Sue D said...

Very elegant card--I like the black ribbon and rhinestones.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love how you picked up all the colors of the DP in the coloring of your bird! Such beautiful ribbon/lace trim embellishments!

Sandra said...

thank you for the fun!
Your work is beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Pattie said...

Gorgeous Deb - I just love that rich and elegant dp and the ruffled ribbbon with the little lace peeking out! So pretty!

debbie said...

Beautiful card as always. Thanks for the blog candy - all my fav manufacturers.

Sillyfilly said...

Such a pretty card. Isn't that ribbon yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

Susie said...

This is SO pretty! I love that stamp set...and the ribbon and lace are the perfect accents!

scalder said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Sorry to hear you had so much trouble getting the card to look 'just right'. However, it still looks great. Everything came together. Love the added touches! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty card! And, thanks for a chance at your Valentine candy... very sweet and thoughtful of you!

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is wonderful! I am in Baltimore--going home tomorrow.

I am so glad I stopped by. This card is incredible. I love the way you colored the bird! Dave love's such realistic art a lot!
You do a great job of realistic or "any other type!" I always enjoy coming to your blog. :)

I think you are too hard on yourself! The colors seem to match perfectly on my computer. The black rouched ribbon looks great on this card! And, the little accents look wonderful, too!

Thank you for your generosity with a chance at some wonderful Blog Candy! I would love to try some of those Vendor's beautiful items. Love Basic Grey!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
*Did you tell the God that IS love, how much you love Him today?

Elaine M said...

What a lovely card! Hope your Valentine's Day has been perfect
Hugs

Carole RB said...

Hi Deborah

Your card is fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win your sweet blog candy.

Have a nice week

Becky Green said...

VERY PRETTY!!! I think the picture came out JUST FINE!!! I can see the colors in the bird that are in the paper!!!! :) (Are you a "perfectionist?") :)The black makes your card elegant!!! Thanks for offering some blog candy!!! Hope you had a WONDERFUL VALENTINES!!! FILLED WITH LOVE!!!!!! :)

Bev J. said...

Great coloring on the bird and I like the dp-neat card. Thanks for a chance to win.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Whooo Hoooo, blog candy! I love your beautiful card.

Michelle said...

YOur card is so beautiful. I love the colors of the paper and the lace..yum!

Tracy said...

Very classy card! Those papers are just beautiful and the bird image looks just great with them. Happy Valentines Day!

Cin said...

Love the card. The paper has that touch of "elegance." Thank you for all your beautiful cards and inspiration.

PatS said...

Such a beautiful card. Love your ribbon treatment.

Barbara said...

I just love birds and this card is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Luanne said...

I struggle with taking good pictures too, but do the best I can....! I think the picture looks great, and so does your card. I really like the Basic Grey paper, and of course that beautiful ribbon. Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

CYNTHIA BEYNON said...

I LOVED THE CARD AND IT LOOKED ALMOST REAL. I ALSO LIKED THE COLORS YOU USED. THANK YOU FOR
SHARING.

CYNTHIA BEYNON

Teepee said...

Deborah, this card is a beauty. I think that your art is quite impressive. You always seem to have colors that I respond to, so I enjoy your blog.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful match. Great colors and I love the paper with that big black ribbon

creativearts said...

Your card is gorgeous and you did a great job taking the pic! In fact, all of your cards are inspiring and beautiful. I subscribe to your blog but don't have time to comment every day and wanted you to know that I love each time you post a card.

Beth C said...

Love your blog--your designs are always gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy!

Jean McKenzie said...

Deb your card is so beautiful! Gorgeous colours and the black ruffled ribbon sets off the whole card, LOVE that paper and thank you for the opportunity to win it!!

Leah said...

Beautiful card and I love the bird. It's hard to go wrong with Basic Grey. Really exquisite.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

WOW! What a Beautful Card...Your work is always outstanding! The pic is very nice but if it's nicer in person I hope I'm the one to win!
Thanks for the great chance to win!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your card - your coloring is awesome! Love the paper and ribbon too!

Anonymous said...

Really Elegant card....I'm so impressed and want to make one like it! MollyK. at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

jill said...

Just love your choice of papers and the ribbon is divine and the bird, well...what a treasure!!!

kathy s said...

that paper looks simply divine it could be for any time. the bird looks great to and the black really sets it all off. thanks for sharing and the chance to win some yummy candy.

Bonnie Peters said...

Love your card, it's my favorite set from SU.

Playing with Paper said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the rich colors you used and that ribbon too!!

Bonnie said...

Really like your bird card. Thans for the chance for come "Candy"!

connie said...

beautiful card! love the bird and the colors.

Helen L said...

Love the bird card, and the soft natural colors: you did a great job, and the photography can be frustrating!! (I'm still trying to get mine to work on ANYTHING I photograph!!) Keep up your great work!! Your always have a good touch!