Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nuthatch

Pretty much a quick card for today.  I recently won this image from Mark's Finest Papers and thought it would be just perfect to send to a cousin on mine.  He has been having so many medical problems recently, lives alone, and has no family close by.  I just wanted him to know I was thinking of him.  I just never think about sending "thinking of you" cards to males - and sometimes they need to know that they're not forgotten too.


The sketch I used is from Victorine Originals and I'll enter this in their challenge.  The DP is from K and Company and the image is framed with Label 1 nestie.  I used SU markers on the image and also used my Stardust glitter pen to highlight the branches and pine cones (although you can't see that in the photo).  Since this will be for a male, I used the twine instead of ribbon and then topped it with a brad.

I'll also enter this in the challenges at Party Time Tuesday (use a feathered friend), Crafty Cardmakers (no floral embellishments), Stampin Sisters in Christ (thinking of you), and Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle (winter something).

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

31 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your cousin will love this and so appreciate your thoughtfulness. This is so perfect with the paper behind and the twine and button with this so perfect image. Great guy card. Need to get the coat out for Lucky this AM wind chill in the teens, ugh!!! I don't want to walk today. :(

Vicky Hayes said...

I totally agree Lynn - everybody loves to receive mail telling them they're being thought about. This is a lovely card for a man - or anyone actually!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Hope your cousin gets better soon. I'm sure this will lift his spirits!! Love the plaid paper with this image! So masculine :)
Maria

Lesley said...

This is a nice card Lynn, I know your cousin will appreciate it. The twine bow is great.

Anne Temple said...

I'm sure your cousin will really appreciate it! Love the twine bow and brad.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I like the image the embossing and the twine bow.
Kevin xx

MiamiKel said...

Just gorgeous, Lynn! The embossed background really pulls this card together and the winter scene is precious! Xxoo

Karen said...

Beautiful card Lynn. I love the winter scene and I am sure your cousin will appreciate your thoughtfulness. I love your bow with the twine. It really adds to the masculinity of the card.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the muted tones you've used - and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

NanaConnie said...

Ooooo, Lynn, fabulous job with that sketch. Love the embossing and that plaid paper is marvelous. I'm going to be CASE-ing this one -- it's perfect for a card I need this weekend. I'll definitely be giving you credit for the inspiration. :-D Hugz.

KER said...

love it!

Margaret said...

Such a great card and I love the reason for sending it! I think I need to make one now for my husband's uncle!
I love the little nuthatch nestled in the pines and your DP is perfect for this (are my eyes playing tricks or is that hunter green?!) A wonderful masculine card!!

Paige said...

This is a perfect thinking of you card for a male or anyone for that matter! Love your image and layout!

Danie May said...

Lynn, I totally agree that we often forget to let the men in our lives know we are thinking of them. Your card is perfect for this. I love the colours and your embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us for our feather friends challenge at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

Danie - PTT Design Team

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn, you are absolutely right, I just never thought of it that way but it is a wonderful card, perfect for a man, or even a woman!

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it!!! You're right--the men in our lives need to know we care, too! Thanks for the reminder!!! AND, thanks for joining us this week at CCM with your creation!

Miss Amber said...

Lynn this is just wonderful! I love the colors that goes very well with the nature-themed stamp!

Darlene said...

Lynn, I REALLY LIKE THIS CARD!! You are so right, I've found that the men do appreciate it when they get an unexpected card in the mail. He will love this. And I love that stamp! Great job!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Wonderful Lynn! Love the masculine colors and dp's! Just Perfect! Your cousin will surely appreciate it and you are so right! We should let the men in our lives know we are thinking of them too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Tammy said...

Lynn, this is a perfect "thinking of you" card for a male!! I love how you've added the twine and brad! This will put a smile on his face for sure!
Hugs, Tammy

Marilyn said...

Wow... this is so pretty! That checked paper is just perfect for pulling your eye into the bird.

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is wonderful. Very calming feel to it. I tried to post mid week but can't get blogger to behave on my laptop. Luckily my iPad is bluffer posting friendly.

Good idea using the twine.

Dawn said...

Great card for a male Lynn,I'm sure your cousin will be thrilled to bits!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sally said...

I love everything about this card, the image, the colours & the embellies. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Feebsy said...

This is such a perfect card I love the image and your choice of colours. I really like the elegant styling you've gone with, I'm sure your cousin will really appreaciate you taking the time to create something for him (I hope he's feeling better or feels better soon).

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lynn! I know your cousin will appreciate it, too. The embossed background is such a great compliment to the image. Very pretty! :)

Cely said...

Love the traditional green/white checks with the brown too. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

~Cely
PTT DT member

Miesje said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Lynn McAuley said...

I LOVE this, Lynn! What a gorgeous winter creation!!

Laurie Unger said...

Nice job on the sketch! Thanks for playing along.

NanaConnie said...

Just saw that this card won the stamps at Victorine Originals! I'm so jealous -- I love those two stamps! Big Hugz.