Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking It Up #45 - Use some Cute Green Brads!

It's a new challenge at my Cooking It Up With Katie blog and it's one of my very favorite sponsors, Meljen's Designs!
I simply adore the cute and whimsical designs and myself and the team got to play along with some and we had so much fun!

The ingredients needed for your card this week are:

Make it Cute
Use some Green
Add a few Brads

Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free For All
Meljen's - Square or Round Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Go Digital
Paperplay - Cutie Patootie
Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly
Stamp N Doodle - Winter in The Woods
Sentimental Sundays - Winter
Stempel Magie - Winter
Creative Stamp Friends - Winter
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Winter Blast
Everybody Art - Snow
Phindy's Place - Valentines/For a Loved One
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine
Southern Girls - All Loved Up
Wags N Whiskers - With Love
Secret Crafter - With Love
Beary Scrap - Friendship or Love
Paper Playtime - Use the Word Love on Your Project
Creatalicious - Ribbon and Love
Wee Memories - Ribbon
Tellen's Place - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint - Bling
Simply Create - Use Your Punches
My Time To Craft - Spots and Dots
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Heavy Metal (used brads)
Crafty Creations - Birds, Polka Dots and Green
Stampin Royalty - Anything With Wings

Card Recipe:
Image - Cozy Winter Owl
Paper - The Guy Stack by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Jeweled Brads - Recollections by Michaels
Ribbon - Stash
Border Punch - French Scroll by Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Printed in LD Cute Curlz font
Glitter - Glamour Dust in Crystal

I printed two of the cute owl image and cut out the owl and snow part and popped it up on top of the bottom layer. I added Glamour Dust glitter to the snow and his hat and I just love how cute he is. It is a little different from a usual Valentine color scheme but perfect for a man I think.
I hope you will grab your crafting ingredients and come along and join us at Cooking It Up With Katie this week!


Sadilla said...

HI dear this card is wonderful, with a lovely image... and did you change look at your blog?! I like the new look! =))

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Katie and so cute too.

Lauren said...

What a super cute valentine! I love the non-traditional colors! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Katie. So beautiful and I love all the shades of green. Just perfect to highlight your image. Beautiful ribbons too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, Katie this is so gorgeous and fun and cute...just love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations challenges!! Love the new blog look too!

Doreen said...

A really gorgeous card Katie a fabulous colouring job.Thanks for sharing with us at

PCJ said...

Love the way the owl looks as though he's floating on a cloud off the page!

Thank you for joining us at PCj this challenge and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Lisa x

Tameko said...

Very nice card. Great job coloring, and all the challenges. Thanks for joinig us at SS!

Curly said...

Absolutely beautiful card I love the image and the sentiment, and fab colour combo,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 117: With Love,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow love this, thanks for joining us at DCD, love the image and your colouring, hugs Liz xx

Kat said...

This is really cute. I love it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Joynana said...

Katie, this is soooo cute. Love the image and the coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Basement Stamper said...

The green on this card is beautiful but I adore that bow the most. Great card, thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Jamie said...

This is so adorable, I love everything about it! The owl, the colors, just awesome! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge, hope to see you again next time! Good luck!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Ann said...

This is totally adorable, inside & out! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories!

CarlaKH said...

Soo cute! Love the different touches you added too. Love your blog look too!

Do What You Love said...

Katie, you always make the most wonderful cards (inside and out). I love the big polka dotted ribbon in a bow - it's fabulous! The little image is so cute too! The papers are perfect - they all coordinate so well together. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! :~)

Anonymous said...

Aww Katie this is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Vickie said...

Your card is so adorable! I love the owl image! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Oh wie süß, ein tolles Motiv und so schöne Karte.
Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

Sharon said...

Such a sweet card, love the cute image & that huge bow is just fab!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

mum of two said...

What a fabulous card! I think it's "love"ly. The image and sentiment are pefect! Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)


papertrails leaver said...

I adore your card! It's just the cutest and love the layers! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our winter challenge! :-) Amy

Pat said...

Super card, lovely image, gorgeous bow. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow, what a fantastic creations, great papers and so lovely image.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Another fab card and I love the way the inside is not neglected. Adore that ribbon
Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and do hope to see you back next time.

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww What an adorable card... and Colored so beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week for Phindy's Place Challenge.

Jenn K said...

Another super adorable card!! Thank you for joining us on the Creative Inspirations Paint blog.

Flutterby Trina said...

adorable! thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




Bianca said...

This is extra sweet! Thank you for joining us at Stempel Magie! xx Bianca

Creative Inspirations said...

This card is super cute too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

darling Ho said...

Wow! Another pretty card! All the details are perfect on this card.!
Thanks for joining us at SC, hope to see you again.
~hugs~darling Ho~

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card! Love theb ig green ribbon. Thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

Chris said...

this is totally adorable, I love the images for thiw week.

Susie said...

Beautiful card, love this image, how cute, and your choice of papers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and good luck xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! How you keep track of all those challenges is beyond me! But I'm so glad you included us at Wee Memories, because this is so, stinkin' sweet! LOVE all your paper-layering, and that ribbon is scrumptious!

Helen said...

Awww...this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Lou Mac said...

This is sooo sweet. That image is just adorable, and as for the ribbon, it is thee perfect bow!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges!!

Lou Mac. xo

P.S - why not head on over to my blog, I have candy available until the 31st.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! You colored this sweet owl perfectly. I love the touch of glitter and the dimension.

Melissa Craig said...

This is wonderful! Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Unknown said...

What a cute card! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks for playing along at the Beary Scrap and good luck!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours you've used and such a cute owl!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv :)

Angela said...

Cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Jackie Randolph said...

Your card is just adorable!! Love your beautiful colouring!
Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Holly said...

How adorable is this??? I love this cute owl and that gorgeous green ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Michelle Singer said...

Wonderful card and color choice. Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge. I hope to see you again at the next Southern Girls Challenge.
Hugz xxx

Nicole said...

Congratulations, Katie girl! You made our TOP FIVE FAVORITES at Meljen's Designs this week!

Be sure to grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog!

We hope to see you play again soon!

Meljen's Designs Design Team Coordinator

Hands On said...

Very sweet. Love the green and brown. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Marushy said...

It's wonderful card and so cute image.

Thanks for joining Stempel-Magie this week.


Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Gorgeousness in paper, Katie! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge to include "love" or "friendship".

I lovelovelove this card, but only one entry is eligible in the challenge. Please leave a comment and let us know if you want us to consider #1 or #2. Thanks for understanding!

TBS DT and Challenge Coordinator

Janie Printz said...

I'm in love with this sweet little owl & you've colored him so beautifully !!! Your papers are wonderful & I must say I'm in awe of your pictures. They are so super bright & clear. Mine look like I take them in a tunnel ...
Gorgeous work ...
Hugs, Janie

Cheryl said...

So adorable,love that image and your beautiful papers!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs xx