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Friday, December 6, 2013

Oh, how I love ribbon!

How did cardinals get to be the winter bird? Well, however they did, I'm glad because their color is beautiful on cards with snowy scenes. The challenge this month at the Sweet Stampin' challenge blog is RIBBONS. I used a double faced satin ribbon for my bow and a white rose flower button in the middle of the bow.


This rubber stamp is from Stampavie and it's the first time I've used it. I think it's one of the prettiest winter stamps I own. I used my new Spellbinders die for the frame and the poinsettias are also a Spellbinders die. The tree dies are by Magnolia and the evergreen branch die is by Poppy. I colored this image with Copics and used the lightest shade of blue to highlight around my cardinal.  The glitter around the poinsettias is Diamond Sparkles by PSX (in a bottle that looks just like Stickles). The rest of the glitter I used on this card is a white glitter glue by Recollections. Here's a close-up view of my image.



The challenge at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog this week is sponsored by Stamp and Create who has generously donated a $20 voucher to the store, and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who has also generously donated a £10 voucher to their store!

Take a look at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog since the DT has made beautiful cards this week to inspire you for this challenge of RIBBON. 

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish, Sketchy Colors, Lexi's Creations, Created With Love, Whoopsi Daisy, Amusing Challenge, My Mum's Craft Shop, Penny's Challenges (button, glitter, diecut), Divas by Design, Inky Impressions, C.R.A.F.T., Crafty Girls, 4 Crafty Chicks, Craftitude Challenges, Wags n Whiskers, Reasonable Ribbon (white, image, glitter), Ribbon Girls, The Squirrel and the Fox, Fairies Challenges, Sparkles Forum, Creatalicious, Clear it Out, My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps, Stampin for the Weekend, Fairytale Stamper, Cards GaloreFeeling Crafty, One Crazy Stamper, Mema's Crafts, Ladybug Crafts, Just for Fun, The Artistic Stamper, Craft-dee Bowz, Penny Black All Sorts, A Little Bit Crafty, Animal Friends, Emerald Faeries, 2 Creative Chicks

65 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic winter design, Gail! Love how the color of the cardinal pops from the white background. Love all the elements you put together to make this winter scene, and the bow with flower button is a lovely detail.

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  2. Wow! Eine traumhaft schöne Karte.
    Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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    1. P.S. Danke daß du bei Penny Black & More mitmachst.
      LG Dreja

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  3. a gorgeous and very noble card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  4. What a stunning card. I love the detail. It looks ver fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

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  5. This is so stunning and adorable! ♥ the image and beautiful dies.Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge this Month for our "Animals" Challenge.

    Amy~DT

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  6. Gorgeous card love the design and your new stamp Love and happy Crafting Carole x

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  7. So beautiful, Gail! The image is gorgeous and looks so striking against the white background. Love the dies you have used too!
    Chris
    x

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  8. Fabulous card Gail! Beautiful die cuts, gorgeous colouring! Stunning C'mas card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge;-))m

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  9. Beautiful card,thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Louise x

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  10. Ohhh ist die süße geworden. Einfach zauberhaft
    Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
    Liebe Grüße
    Tamesis

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    1. Ps: Danke auch für die Teilnahme bei Fairytale Stampers
      Hugs

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  11. Oh, I do love cardinals and this image is such a pretty one! Wonderful detail and sweet ribbon, too!

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  12. This is so pretty, you colored the bird wonderful! Love the trees, very nicely done. Thanks for playing our Color Combo Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT@4CC!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful care with so many wonderful details and die cuts. Lovely coloring. Thank you for playing the Christmas challenge at Created With Love.

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  14. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us this week. Don't forget our DT Call, it would be great to see you there.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team

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  15. Love your sweet little cardinal! The white on white embellishments are gorgeous! Thanks for joining Created With Love Challenges!

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  16. Delightful card Gail. This image is truly beautiful & makes a gorgeous winter card. Love the red against all that white & the glitter on your flowers ...
    Hugs, Janie

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  17. Such a beautiful card Gail. Love the fabulous image and super die-cuts xx

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  18. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds and its my states bird as well. Your coloring is great. Love your design, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Art and Soul Creations-my personal blog}

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  19. Eine wunderschöne Karte. Ich bin total begeistert von der tollen Gestaltung und dem Motiv. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

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  20. Great job on the cardinal's red shading and with having the white background, the image really stands out ! Once again, you've added the perfect embellishments to complement your main theme. Your talent is outstanding and I wish you well in winning at least some of the challenges you've entered - you're deserving of it !!

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  21. This is gorgeous!
    LOve the details and the image is wonderful :)
    Thank you for joining us at SKetchy Colors,
    hugs from Maya

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  22. we have cardinals in the winter and that's just what they look like against all the white; this one is extra cute!! a beautifully designed and coloured card. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  23. Elegant & Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  24. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

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  25. Stunning and adorable beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  26. What a beautiful card. Thnaks for telling us how it was put together as well. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

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  27. What a really lovely Christmas card for our theme this month, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  28. A beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

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  29. Wonderful card. Love the detailing and cardinal rocks. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude Challenges. Good Luck.

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  30. Wow Gail this is so beautiful you have coloured that image to perfection, the whiteness of the design is ACE.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. Beautiful coloring and such a sweet card. I do love the way that red bird pops off the white. And your satin bow is the perfect accent. Thanks for playing along in the RRR December Bingo Challenge.

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  32. Pretty card love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

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  33. Such a pretty, pretty card. I love how the bird POPs out from your design - so effective! Love all the dies & stunning bow too :)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge!

    Good luck!:)

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  34. Stunning card - I just love your coloring but then all those white die cuts put it over the top! Perfection. Thank you for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week! So glad you did.

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  35. Great bingo make
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

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  36. Jolie carte. Merci de ta participation et bonne chance.
    Sylvie - DT Fairies

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  37. Stunning card. I love all your texture! Thanks for joining in on our Color Combo challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and hope to see you again.
    Tammy GDT

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  38. This card is gorgeous. Your colouring of this fabulous image is wonderful and the white on white accents are beautiful. The composition of the design is so beautifully balanced. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas /Winter cards ever. Thanks for joining our Button Up/Anything Goes challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.

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  39. Cute Cute Cute! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us. We're always happy when old friends come by and we welcome new ones. Good luck in the draw and the Friday winners draw.

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  40. So pretty! Love the white on white embellishments! Thank you for linking up at Clear It Out. Karen N (DT)

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  41. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    Gerda
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  42. Your card is stunning
    Thanks for joining us a Just for Fun
    Susan xx

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  43. Fab christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft

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  44. gorgeous card Gail - The image and the design are amazing
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

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  45. Gorgeous card and image, thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

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  46. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy's Challenge this week.

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  47. Oh, fantastic card Gail!!! Love your amazing colouring and gorgeous playing with dies.
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  48. This is gorgeous Gail, it really is! I love that chubby looking little cardinal and doing him in red and leaving everything else white is brilliant and you have created a fabulous card. Love those little trees... haven't seen those before.

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  49. Absolutely beautiful! What else is there to say? Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude.

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  50. Love your card it is beautiful…thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!!

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  51. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  52. This is very sweet, I love the pretty image and gorgeous die cuts, nicely done my friend
    Hugs Julie P

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  53. A really elegant card - love the white on white elements.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x

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  54. Beautiufl..... thanks for joining our challenge at rrr! cherry

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  55. Hi Gail oh wow your card is stunning and such beautiful coloring too! i love it :)
    hugs
    vic x

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  56. I'm back again to say thank you for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox too!

    Helen x

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  57. What a gorgeous card! Your coloration is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Stampers!

    Greetings Katrin

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  58. This is so beautiful.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

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