Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow Couple for Merry Monday

Are you having a good weekend?

We're having beautiful springlike weather.

But Merry Monday has a snowy challenge!
a Christmas card done this week,
but thanks to my UFO box and a very CAS card, I was able to get one together.

My friend, Linda is the hostess this week.

I had this snow couple image partially colored with Copics and found it when
I pulled out something to color.

I finished coloring it and die cut with the new Stitched Shapes Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

I got some of the Infinity Circle Dies for Christmas and one was perfect for a narrow mat.

Some Flower Soft and Dazzling Details added some texture.

We had a visitor to our back yard yesterday afternoon.

DH says it's a Cooper's Hawk.

He stayed quite a while and the yard was very quiet. Not a peep from the other birds.
The squirrels kept a low profile too.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Season's Greetings (There She Goes OOB), Think Big #20 Christmas (PTI)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Real Red, Whisper White
Other:  Copic Markers, Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU), Infinity Circles (HA), Flower Soft, Dazzling Details


Barb said...

I love your snowy card Bonnie. Your snowmen loo as if they are deep in conversation. Lovely photos of the Cooper hawk. What a splendid bird. Barbxx

jimlynn said...

The Cooper hawk is so pretty. We have a lot of different kinds of hawks around here and when they come around, everything else disappears like you said.
Love your cute and fun card for Christmas. The font on that sentiment is awesome!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What an adorable Christmas card Bonnie, with two sweet snow 'people'. How fantastic that you get such visitors to your garden! All we have in our city garden are magpies, pigeons and seagulls! I'd love to get a visitor like yours! I hope you are having a great weekend and that you have a good week coming up! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Daffodil Cards said...

Great snowmen and love the flower soft on their hats. Beautiful card.

How lucky to have a Majestic bird stay long enough to get fabulous photos of him.

Marcia HIll said...

What a cute, cute CAS card Bonnie! Your snow couple is just adorable and colored so beautifully! Your sentiment is one of my all time favorites to use on Christmas cards too!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling snowman duo, Bonnie, and I love how you colored and matted them!! Wow - fab hawk too - how fun to see them in the yard (as long as you don't have a small pet out there!).

AlisonC said...

What jolly-looking, fun snowmen, a great card. I somehow missed that challenge this week! Must pay closer attention. Wonderful photo of the hawk, I'm not surprised everyone was hiding. How lucky to see him.

Sue - said...

Great snowman card Bonnie! Love the photos of the hawk too. Not surprised all the other birds kept very quiet!

TK said...

Adorable card (love your coloring); beautiful bird (God's creatures can be so grand)!

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is a sweet card - love your regal looking visitor!! Don't blame the wildlife for laying low!

Maria A. said...

Aww!! Bonnie, this is an adorable little couple of Snow Cuties, I love their fluffy caps and warm scarfs in those very bright Holiday colors.
Now, your amazing visitor is gorgeous and scary looking if you are a mousy or a little rabbit, the birds probably were whispering and signaling shhhh!! to one another.
Maria Rodriguez.

Mac Mable said...

Yes I can imagine why the squirrels kept a low profile with that amazing hawk around x Cute and adorable card which is really enhanced with the narrow red circle x

Julia Aston said...

I love your pretty snow couple Bonnie! they look wonderful with the blue sky surrounding them and framed in the lovely circle! That's a beautiful sentiment too! Your hawks are so regal - we usually see a red tailed hawk in our yard - and the birds certainly scatter - and then sometimes we see a PUFF of feathers on the ground.....!

Jo Manna said...

Shimmering love, that COOL couple are beauties!
Love all the detail, especially their fluffy hats! xx

Sandy said...

Love this Christmas card Bonnie - especially that blue background.
We have had a hawk every now and then. He sits on our fence and stares down at the ground - then once in a while he will jump down but what he is finding I do not know.
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Adorable snow-couple! Great colours, glitter, and layout! Thanks for posting the amazing photos of the hawk. I'm glad it didn't swoop in and grab one of the smaller birds!

Darnell said...

Eep! Your young Cooper's Hawk stole the show for me today, Bonnie! I think it is so fun that we have them in our neighborhood and you have them there, too! Aren't they fascinating to watch? TFS!

And I love your snowy couple, all dressed up nice and cozy in such bold and traditional Christmas colors! Don't they look like a typical married couple: he says the coffee shop is over this way and she insists, no, it's over that way!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I used to feed the birds in my yard and then a hawk started hanging around for easy pickens. They sure are majestic looking. I like your snow people card. It might be snowy but they look bundled up nicely.

JoAnn said...

Love the cute snowman pair on your pretty card.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your coloring on this fun image is outstanding Bonnie! Love the way you jazzed them up with glitter and snow too. What a fun and fabulous card!

Loll said...

Your snow couple is adorable Bonnie. Isn't it great to find things in the UFO at just the right time?? Love the added texture and sparkle.

That hawk is gorgeous. We have only had a hawk come to visit once while we were sitting on the outside deck. We had lots of birds coming by for a visit on their way to somewhere ... we love to sit and watch and listen to the pretty sounds. All of the sudden, there wasn't a bird in site and not a peep ... that's when DH spotted the hawk on our fence. Quite something to see!


Bobby said...

I love those little snow buddies, Bonnie, and the flower soft looks so great on their hats. How wonderful you were able to get pictures of the hawk.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow Bonnie your snowmen look so adorable

MaryH said...

Aw, this is a sweet couple. Loving that snow trim too - so fluffy. The stitched dies look really cool with the Snowies. Admiring this fierce looking hawk. We've seen a trio flying, thought perhaps parents teaching Baby to hunt. They didn't get close enough to take pics though. Great shot on this guy. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Adorable snowmen, Bonnie and beautifully coloured.

Nance said...

Adorable snowmen! They wouldn't last here long would they? lol Very pretty! And love you caught pics of that hawk in your yard!

Karen D. said...

such a sweet card...would be a joy to receive for the holidays.
great pic too.
xx Karen

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Copic coloring and I love how you added details with Flower Soft and glitter! This is such a sweet Christmas card, Bonnie!

Brenda said...

Awwww, I love your snowmen card Bonnie! It's so cute and I love the way you have colored them. Makes for a cute Christmas card! How lucky for you to have a Cooper Hawk in your yard!!! And is't he is a beauty! I can imagine every other animal was quiet. lol They didn't want to get eaten! lol I'm impressed that you got such good pictures of him too. Love it! Hugs, Brenda