Monday, January 12, 2015

NBUS Merry Monday Critter

It's Merry Monday time again.

I have another NBUS stamp that I used for this card.

It's from the Winter Wonderland set by Penny Black.

We had some of these cute little birds in the gallery at Merry Monday last year
and they went on my list.


Here's this week's challenge brought to us by the sweet and talented Katie.

Christmas Critters

I'm going over to visit Darnell at her


I stamped the bird with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.

I've added some Polar White Flower Soft to the hat for a furry look.

The background was stamped with Whisper White dots from the
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I held off on buying that set for the longest time
but finally folded.  It does have some great stamps!

I sprinkled some some Fran-tage embossing enamel on the top and heated 
from the back.  This is a technique that my friend Susan uses a lot. 
She doesn't have a blog but posts often at Splitcoaststampers.
This was a NBUS too.  

The frame is from Simon Says and something else that I kept seeing in
the Merry Monday Gallery.  Just had to have that!

As you can see, Santa was very good to me at Christmas!

Hope you've got a Christmas Critter waiting to be put on a card.

Be sure to bring it by Merry Monday so we can see it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Wonderland (Penny Black)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Copic Markers, Holiday Frames Craft Die (SSS), Fran-tage Chunky White Embossing Enamel, Polar White Flower Soft

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



40 comments:

Lori said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Bonnie! Love the CAS design and how you "framed" your image - too cute! Have a wonderful week ahead....take some time for YOU friend xoxox

Marisa said...

Simply adorable, Bonnie!! Love the frame, falling snow and the cute bird.

Karren said...

I just love how you've got that adorable little bird perched on the frame, Bonnie. And your coloring is fabulous! Love this card!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful CAS card Bonnie, your little bird is fabulous and I love the snowy little scene you created.

jimlynn said...

To stinking cute!!!! Love the Frantage in the background and that little bird is adorable. PRECIOUS!
Lynn

Loll Thompson said...

No wonder you had to get this little guy Bonnie ... he's adorable!! Love your layout and design ... and the frantage looks amazing. Loll xx

KimCreate said...

Adorable card! You have picked out so great products to get yourself! Love them all!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
I love your card.... Love the Robin....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Deepti said...

This is so cute, Love the white splatter on kraft :)

Liz said...

Such a lovely card. That little robin is so cute! xx

Ksenija Rizova said...

Bonnie, happy new year! Love your card, love a combination of kraft background, white frame and colourful birdie! White splatters are so good!

Jacquie Southas said...

Adorable little bird sitting so pretty on the sentiment! Love the kraft/white/red color scheme.

laurie said...

I love your Christmas goodies! What a cute card..love that lil critter!

JoAnn said...

Lovely card. Love the colors and that cute little bird.

Susan said...

I loved your card the minute I saw it on the Merry Monday challenge blog today - I have that die cut too and love it. And thank you for crediting me with getting you on to the Frantage embossing enamel - isn't it the best stuff!? Your card is fabulous and it's gone into my favourites as another great way to use that die cut.

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Bonnie, love the little bird, the die cut and how you applied the snow.

Anita Liedtke said...

I understand, that you needed to have the stamp ! The birdie is just too cute ! And your card is great !

Doris said...

You sure put a lot of effort into this card, Bonnie, including getting the middle pieces of the A and R into place--ask me hoe I know! The white splatter adds just the right touch for an adorable card.

Jill Norwood said...

Such a sweet card! I could NBUS the same PB set! Lol! Love these birds!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this, Bonnie! I find myself saying "aw!" at each stop this morning. So cute! Have a great week and I am praying for you! Hugs!

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

So cute! Love your little bird! So adorable!!!

Katie Melhus said...

Love this card Bonnie - I want to hold that chubby little birdie in my hand! So dang cute!

Brenda said...

I have been coveting that die, SU stamp set and some cute birds like these too Bonnie! lol I haven't caved just yet, but will in the future for sure. Your card turned out so cute and I love it! I also want to try out this stuff you used to make your snow look so dimensional. Hugs, Brenda

francesca said...

it's beautiful! so elegant!! :)

MaryH said...

I am seriously in love with this cute Santa bird. He just made me smile. Love the splats on the kraft background, and that frame is wonderful. Totally understand why you just had to have it, and it's a stunning setting for the little bird! Love this card. TFS & hope you're staying cozy. Hugs

Sue said...

Awww stunning card Bonnie !! huggles Sue xxx

Sharron said...

Your snowy scene is wonderful and I love that adorable bird! The snowy splatters and the fluffy trim on his hat look fabulous. I think I need that set now!!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Greta said...

One of the cutest cards ever, Bonnie!

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This would be PERFECT for CAS(E) this Sketch too!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a perfect card - love it!!!!

Deanne :)

OH Babs said...

This card is adorable. I have to admit I am not into Christmas "anything" right now but I can appreciate a cute card and great stamp.

Faith A said...

What a SUPER card, love all the detail.

Marcia HIll said...

Hi Bonnie. Just had to comment on your card this week cause I love that little Penny Black birdie SO much!! Someone posted a card using it last year on the Merry Monday challenge and I went on a mad hunt to find it because the card maker hadn't left any details. You did an awesome job on your card with it...I love that frame you used too...they go together perfectly!! :0)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your choice of critter--can't go wrong with Penny Black. I like that smattering of snow behind your open focal point. Great card! And gosh I haven't visited in so long I really need to rectify that!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great card with your NBUS stamp Bonnie. Love the splatter in the background. I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Thinking of you.

Chris said...

Love your card, I bought this set just for the robins :-)

Wendy said...

Such an adorable card, Bonnie! Love that sweet little critter and the Merry Christmas frame! :)

Daria said...

This is such a fun card. I love the white on kraft. Your layout is a great way to feature small images. TFS.

Daria said...

This is such a fun card. I love the white on kraft. Your layout is a great way to feature small images. TFS.