My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hi Everyone!

My card today uses one of the single stamps that are available at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  After writing my thank you notes for my Christmas gifts, I'm pretty low on plain note cards, so that's what inspired my post today.

This stamp is called Chickadee and I colored it with my Copic markers. I then layered it on a sheet of patterned paper that I thought sort of matched the flowers around the birdie.
The pattern was only black and white, so my Copics were used to color in those flowers to match the image.  Pretty simple, but I can add any sentiment inside or out and it will be custom to my occasion ;)

Well, I wrote this post awhile ago, so I'm already popping in with an updated photo of my card.  I realized I needed a birthday card, so here is the final version, with a sentiment and a few pearl embellishments.

Visit Lindsay for her weekly freebie and the rest of the design team for great ideas to get your mojo started ...Are you ready???

Lindsay (Owner & Designer)
Cheryl (DT Coordinator)
Tamara (Not posting today)

This is also Laurel's last week with us on the team...All the best to you Laurel; And while I'm confident I will continually be seeing all your fab projects in blog land, you will be missed by us here!

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows-
Alota Rubber Stamps-One Ribbon, One Stamp, One Bow
Anything Goes-Letter C (Chickadee Stamp)
Artistic Stamper-Things with Wings
CES Challenges-All Creatures Great and Small
Craft Your Days Away-Anything Goes
Creative Craft World-Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts-Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday-Anything Goes
Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, DCWV, ribbon from my supplies.


Doreen said...

A stunning card Karin.love the backing .xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Absolutely gorgeous

Laurel said...

So cute!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet, love the DP it matches perfectly!

Thank you for joining us Craft Your Passion, CES Challenge & The Crazy this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Marie said...

Nice card!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card Karin and you colored the chickadee PERFECT!! Great idea on coloring the dp to match!! I have some that is black and white also and never would have thought of this hee hee! (One of those V8 moments lol) TFS!!

Elaine Stark said...

Beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Margie said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!Love this-makes me long for spring!

Kathryn said...

Lovely image and lovely colours, Thanks for joining Anything Goes this week, K x

Cheryl said...

Lovely card Karin! I love how the DP compliments the image so well. The clean design really lets the little chickadee shine.

Mini said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Cindi said...

what a beautiful card!! great work

Mrs. Fence said...

Ooh, such a soft, pretty, elegant card. Love this one! Well done!

pinky said...

Doesn't it work so well with that gorgeous papers!! This is just stunning Karin.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Karin and that DP looks like it was made for your image! Really looks gorgeous. ~Diane

TannyP said...

This turned out so beautifully, Karin! Your coloring is fabulous and the way you matched the paper to your image, along with the colored in pattern....awesome! Bits of bling really add to this, as well! I'm sure the recipient loved it!

Micki said...

Oh that chickadee looks so awesome on that paper.... it's a gorgeous card. Beautiful!


Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Chocolate Orange said...

Such a lovely card. Love the colours.

Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our first challenge. Anything goes

Choccy x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Perfect background paper for your image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just gorgeous!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How lovely! The way the paper coordinates with the image is just darling. :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TTT this week, hope you come back next week too.

Minxy said...

Such a cutie and lovely colours too, Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge :D

Lindsay Weirich said...

lovely with a slight asian flair (flower on black) very pretty!

Lynne Phelps said...

The image and paper are PERFECT for each other and your coloring makes it an exact match. GORGEOUS, I love this card!

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