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March 22, 2009

Brown Bird of Thanks!

Happy Sunday everyone! And Happy Mother's Day to those friends in the UK!
I saw the sketch by Beatrix over on Friday Sketcher's and had to play along! Isn't it fab? I use the colors inspired by the Cupcake Craft challenge. Look, I actually used a button, I'm so button challenged, this was the best I could do!!! Never know where to place them! Buttons were on the list for The Pink Elephant challenge and buttons & bows over on Ooh-La-La's blog! I used these beautiful Little Yellow Bicycle-Sharon Ann stamps for the flower & bird, inspired by the nature theme on My Time to Craft! The papers are some of K&co's Christmas papers. The sentiment is SU!'s happy harmony. And I also want to wish a sad good bye to the Arty Girlz challenge blog. Their final challenge issued was the same as their very first~stamping! The blog will stay up and is filled with wonderful inspiration to be seen and Crissi & Julie's personal blogs are up and running, it's just the challeges that will cease! Thanks for the great fun & inspiration ladies!
Looking forward to a relaxing day and some party celebrations tonight for my SIL & niece! Yes, I actually finished their cards days ago! :) Peace & Blessings to all!


Danni said...

Very nice! I use to be button challenged but the more you use them the easier it becomes! Plus scrappers floss (Susana carries it) makes a HUGE difference as it's so easy to thread through the buttons.
Again, very nice card!

Robin said...

Gorgeous card Maria!!! You weren't late. I don't know why you can't see MrLinky, but I will go and add you right now!!
Thanks for joining us again this week at TPE!

LORi said...

Woo Woo!! He's a beauty!! Thanks for joining us ...Your card is FAB!!


debra said...

Hi Maria
very nice card and the button looks great to, blends in well with the colours and also matches the opposite corner. thanks for the kind comments on my blog. cann i ask how you get those highlighted names when you describe your card ie (like cupcakes etc) mine always brings up the whole http url no matter how much i try i can't seem to do it.
hugs Debra xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Ooooh this is beautiful Maria. Such a gorgeous colourscheme and image. I love how you've got the bird patterned.
Sharon xx

Jo said...

Gorgeous colours, the papers are scrummy! Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o) Jo x

Michele Roos said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Rika said...

Beautiful card!

Donna said...

Hi Maria, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog today :) I hope you are having a good weekend, your card is beautiful and so elegant, I love the colour tones you have used and well done for breaking into those buttons lol! I've received your email and I promise to reply in the next few days :) Donna x

Carol said...

Gorgeous Maria, i love the stamp! and the colours you've chosen and don't worry about being button challenged, i think lots of people are! Well done on the combining too....
thanks for playing along at TPE again, we love to see all the entries :)

Carol x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Maria, I love the bird! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Donna said...

Hi Maria, another lovely card hun, the colours and papers are adorable. I have been very thankful today (mothers day) thankful that my children are all healthy and thankful that I am healthy and my children can celebrate mothers day with me, my thoughts go out to those children/mothers who are missing their loved one's.x

Wendi said...

Hi Maria how lovely to see you on our blog challenge, gorgeous card love the colours and imageoh and of course the button. Thank you for joining in Ooh la la challenge
Wendi & Emma x

jjcreations said...

This is fun Maria. Great Card!

Annie said...

Maria I have millions of buttons (well I may be exaggerating a little there) - I've always liked them but like you used to find them quite tricky to place properly until recently and now well I can't stop using them.
Also check out some of our entrants in the Pink Elephant challenge this week - I've looked at every one and wow they have had the most amazing ideas - a button sun - button stems to name but a few.

Your card is lovely even though you said you were challenged. I love that stamp and the colours are divine.
whoops what a long comment? Must stop rambling.
Ann xxx

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Beautiful card. The bird stamp is amazing.
x Natasha x

Crissi Harvey said...

Beautiful colours and beautiful card.

thanks so much for joining in with the challenges over at Arty Girlz

crissi xx

Unknown said...

thank you for your wonderful and so precious card to my sketch. it looks very brilliant and fabulous.
hugs, bea

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Gorgeous image and design!! Beautiful details my friend!!

Janna said...

Maria this is just stunning! I love the natural colors you chose for this card and the beautiful layout! Congrats on the button! I am horrible at them! I can't figure out where to put them either! LOL! I really stunning card!! I hope you had fun at the parties!!


Shirley said...

Lovely and warm and it is Spring time too!

Unknown said...

WOW Your card is beautiful Maria

Thank you so much for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenges, I will continue to visit your wonderful blog

Julie xx

Elena said...

Wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the bird!!! And button you added looks great here!
Hope you had a great time with your family!

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing - I love it !
Why not enter your creation on Simon Says
Challenge this week ? http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
There is a fabby prize of a $25 spending spree in the SSS store and also
a SIGNED piece of artwork by Tim Holtz ! Hope you can join us !
Jo x