Friday, January 8, 2010

No Tilda-Just her Kitty and a couple of friends

Hello and Happy was that a short week! The kids went back to school yesterday so it made this week fly by.
I made today's card for a childhood friend. A friend whose birth date I swear I will never forgot. She helped me get through the rough early adolescent years. Her name was Lisa-but she later changed her name to Liz-she'll always be Lisa to me.

Anyways, I used a few magnolia images. The birds and cat are Tilda's friends. :o) I love these little images-they are so adorable-I usually use them all together.
The flowers and pots are brand new from Close To My Heart.
The sentiment is MFT
Images are colored in with copics and I also used a bit of stickles here and there
The paper is Basic Grey-Sugar Rush. My new favorite this season. Buttons and brads are also from the same collection.
The ribbon is from my stash.
I also want to share with you a brand new "gadget" I found at Michael's during the boxing week sale. It's called the Mini Bowdabra. I was getting tired of my signature ribbon "knots" and wanted to try something different-but I suck at free hand bows. Then I found this little "machine". I got it with my 50% off coupon-so it was well under $10. It makes the cutest little bows, and it's so easy to use! I just love it and can't wait to make more cute bows with it!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by today.
See you in a couple days for the Dottie's Challenge-I'm hosting this week. I created my first ever sketch!

Nicole M Bailey


Barb Hardeman said...

Nicole, you card is just so precious. What a beautiful card to celebrate your friends birthday with! Your coloring is fabulous, love the layout and your bow - well - it's just awesome. Thanks for sharing...hugs...Barb

Angelwood said...

Nicole, this is absolutely adorable! Love the cute scene you've created and the cheerful papers. Beautiful coloring too. So cute!

ps. I have the bowdabra too! Works great!

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable card! I love the colors and that paper you chose is beautiful. I love the dimension on the birds. You've created such a bright and cheery scene, I love it! :) Beautiful bow too!
Hugs, Christine :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful card Nicole! Love that bow!

Deb said...

VERY cute! I love the colors! They just make me smile and think of spring and warmer weather! Great card!

Nancy said...

What a sweet card! I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing it!

Sharon Caudle said...

Sooooo ADORABLE!!! I love the whole scene you created! The colors you used, your coloring, everything is just perfect! GREAT card, Nicole! I JUST ordered two packs of the sugar rush paper, now I can't wait to get it! hugs!

Diana Crick said...

Your card is absolutely all the elements and the dimensions add an exciting feel to your card. Your angel cat and birdies are precious.
hugs, Diana

papersunshine said...

This is great! So well put together, it is seamless, a lot of work! I love it :)


Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is stunning Nicole, I love the sweet stamps you have used and your colouring, Love these papers too, Big Hugs, Nikki x

LINDA said...

Hi,Your card is so very cute.Lucky friend getting such a nice card.
Your colors are great and your dp's are great.
Linda W.

Nancy said...

What a adorable card you have created for your friends birthday! I love the scene and your coloring is fabulous! Awesomecard!

Candy said...

Hi Nicole,
Well isn't this just the CUTEST card. Out of the box as Maggie cards go and so sweet and precious.
Great colouring and scene you have created.
Have never seen the bowdabra - must have a look for it - your bow is fantastic.
Hugs, Candy

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Nicole your card is just to cute ! I love the little cat with the wings and the birdies hehehe and the Bowdadra I am going to have to look for thanks for sharing !

Norma said...

Nicole, this is such a sweet card. Wonderful colours you used. Your DP's are gorgeous. Beautiful colouring work. Love love your bow. I'm going to look for that tools at Michaels--I just can't tie a descent bow. TSF.


Eulanda said...

What a cute spring card!!

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Tini said...

Hi Nicole,
what a sweet card - I love it!

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love the fun colors! Your coloring is Stunning!!


Allison said...

This is one super fab have quite the had at mixing papers! Hmm...I got a new gadget yesterday too so although your M's find looks tempting, I need to hide my wallet for a while! Royal Oak, hey? That is sure far away from me!

Stacey said...

This is lovely! I adore this new BG paper and your image is so sunny and happy, you cant help but fall in love with it ~♥~

Patti.Jo said...

Adorable card! Love the birdies and kitty! Well done on a beautiful card!

TaraG said...

Oh Your card is just darling, Nicole! I adore Tilda's little friends...such a sweet scene you've created here and you've coloured it so beautifully too! Love you scrummy BG papers...haven't gotten my paws on them yet but I must soon and your bow is stunning! Will have to look into getting me one of those little machines! Thanks for sharing some great tips, hun!
Hope you do get chance to join the KKS challenge this week! Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment made my day!
Big Hugs,t

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Nicole!
your card is adorable. I love the angel pussy cat. I haven't seen it before. the birds are too cute.
Hugs Marion

Heather said...

Super cute card!! I love how you just used accessory stamps!! Great bows too!!

Tammi said...

Beautiful colors and bow, love the stamps you mixed together, fabulous!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautifully done card Nicole. I love this card so very much. The delightful image, the lovely color, cute layout, cheerful embellishment......I can just keep going :o)
Thanks for sharing!

glowinshadow23 said...

Love your card! The scene is really cute. I've never seen the mini bowdabra before! I'm going to have to look for it here in the states!