Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marvin with Flowers

Welcome to the 3rd Day of the Valentine's Blog Hop from The Stamping Bazaar and today is also a challenge day! Our challenge this week is to use stitching, faux or real, and on my card I changed out my thread and used red this time. :D

Another different aspect of this card are the Prismacolor Pencils! After my last fiasco it was hard to get them out again but this time I was able to blend the colors better. I mainly used the pencils for blending with a little bit of the paper stump in the lighter areas. Now the only difficulties remaining to deal with is smearing and one heck of a hand cramp!

The three lovable digis illustrated by Marina Neira will be released this Saturday, January 22, but you can have to chance to win them now! There will be lots of prizes given away each day for commenters... so make sure to leave everyone luvs along the way! Finally, at the end of the week one lucky winner will be chosen to win the entire set of three (3) digis!!

Here's the complete blog hop list:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.

DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Valentines Blog Hop Day #3
Challenge: Crafty Cardmakers (Spotlight on Pencils Challenge)
Challenge: Meljen's Designs - Challenge #42 (Pink and Red)
Challenge: Oh, Alice! - Challenge #46 (mostly red)
Challenge: Guylou's Inimitability Challenges (Red)
Main Stamp: Marvin with Flowers (TSB)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
Prismacolor Pencils

Did you know? The Care Bears are a set of fictional characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. In 1983 they were transformed into plush teddy bears and made their debu TV appearance in 1983. Each Care Bear comes in a different color and has a specialized insignia on its belly that represents its duty and personality. Adding to the Care Bear family are the "Care Bear Cousins", which feature a lion, rabbit, penguin, raccoon, and other such animals.
[Care Bears,]


  1. I love Marvin!!! He is one of the best digi characters out there and I love that he comes out with every new holiday. He is so cute I can't help but smile!!!

  2. WOW that ribbon techique is very effective!

  3. Oh heck little Marvin is just the best, what a great image for Valentine's Day. Beautiful card.

  4. This is such an adorable Valentine card.....

  5. very pretty card ! love the stitching great job,
    greetings, martina

  6. Great card. Marvin is so cute. I love him.

    Hugs Monika

  7. What a great card, I like the way the ribbon is put on the card. But most of all, I love Marvin!!! He's soo cute!

  8. This card is just gorgeous. The ribbon is great.

  9. Beautiful image. Ans that ribbon is just WOW!

  10. Love the colouring used on this card and I really love the new image...Will sell really well I think. :-)

  11. I love your card. It is really really cute. The ribbon is so adarable on it.

  12. This is an adorable image. Love your card and that ribbon technique is great. TFS


  13. OOoh-I LOVE that trim! What a sweet card and great take on this week's Oh, Alice challenge w/ all that red-great job!

  14. a wonderful card with a sweet marvin.

    hugs kerry

  15. Oh, this is too adorable! And that ribbon looks fabulous! Thank you so much for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

  16. Beautiful! That ribbon is fantastic and that image soooooo cute!!! Thanks for participating in the "Red Challenge" at Guylou's Inimitability.

  17. Barbara my girl, all three of your creations for this weeks Blog Hop have been amazing... I thought it would be easier for me if I came to leave my comments at the end of the hop. =)
    Have a Beautiful Weekend

  18. Fabulous job on the three day blog hop. Your creations were amazing as always. So many details that were beautiful. They were all just FABULOUS.
    Love and hugs
    Susan and Emma

  19. Adorable card. Great use of the color Red. Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's Inimitability.

  20. This card is the image and the way you colored it...and that ribbon is fantastic. Thanks so much for playing at Guylous Inimitability.

  21. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Pink & Red Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  22. Great card! He really is adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot


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