Monday, January 7, 2019

Fun With Hello Bluebird!

First of all, I must thank those who responded to my previous post. You all are so kind and encouraging and I really appreciate your wonderful responses. You all are helping me to gain a new perspective. I also appreciate your wonderful comments about the cards I shared. 
Crafty friends are the best!💖

We had one day left of Winter Break and I was able to make the most of it! Both my girls had activities to attend today, so I had time to create. Yes! And I was able to make a couple of cards. 

I used stamps from a newer company called Hello Bluebird. They've been around a few years, but I just purchased from them late last year. The images remind me a bit of Lawn Fawn and you all know how much I love Lawn Fawn. 

My cards today were inspired by Hello Bluebird design team members Amy K and Gemma.
This card got a revamp in that I made it into a shaker card! I built up the frame by cutting several of them and gluing them together. The top frame is cut from glitter paper. The Sending sentiment is blended with Distress inks and then I spritzed it with some perfect pearls. I also built it up with a couple of layers. The shaker mix is a mix of a few things. One is a  Hey Beautiful sequin mix from Little Things with Lucy's Cards. I added some snowflake sequins I picked up at the Target Dollar Spot as well as some silvery bits I got from Michaels (Recollections brand). The images are colored with Copics. 

I pretty much followed the idea of Gemma. I switched the bunny and the penguin sitting on the snowbank though. I also cut the snow banks from cardstock, added Score Tape and sprinkled CTMH's Prisma Glitter to make it extra sparkly. I also added the scallop frame that is from a Hello Bluebird die set called Gallery Frame Die #2. The pond is blended with Tumbled Glass distress ink and I added a bit of Pumice Stone along the banks. Inside is where I put the sentiment as there really isn't room on the outside. 

Well, it's back to reality tomorrow. I hope I am able to find more time to create in the new year. 
Until next time,
Crafty Hugs to you!


Laurel said...

These are so cute! I am loving the shaker box :)

Anita in France said...

Such sweet scenes, Jeanne ... those happy pals sitting on a log are adorable against the shimmery shaker ... and how much fun are all those critters having on the ice ... so cute! Love your colouring btw (but you know that already!). Hugs, Anita :)

stampmonkey said...

So glad you got to spend the last day of your break hanging out in your happy place. Your cards are both darling --loving your coloring skills and all the added glitter and the sparkling shaker too! TFS!

Hope your first day back at work was a good one.

big hugs,

I Card Everyone said...

I see you made the very best of your final day of the school break … and WE get to reap the benefits!
Jeanne, I am amazed by your Copic skills... and now I see that those skills extend to blending as well!
These sets are adorable... and it's a totally new company to me, so thanks for the introduction... xx

Patti said...

These are both so soft and sweet and DARLING!! What colors did you use for your penguins? I recently had to color some and all I had to use was W1,W3 and W7.... yours are so nice!!

GREAT job! I'm so happy for you that you are sharing your incredible cards!!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Kay Miller said...

Oh Jeanne, these are SO cute!! These are "Kay" cards for sure! The little images are so adorable and you colored them just beautifully! I love the shaker card with the cute little guys sitting on the birch log! Too sweet! And the ones skating are darling! These are some of my faves from you! ((Hugs))

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Oh My Jeanne - These are so super ADORABLE!!! LOVE them! HUgs!

Happy Crocheter said...

Jeanne: I love the little critters. They are adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent. Love and Hugs, Tamara

Jeanne J. said...

Oh gosh these are adorable! A new company I've been dying to try too! Jealous here!

Loll said...

Two adorable cards Jeanne! LOVE the shaker with the cute critter sitting at the bottom. Love the pink "sending" which sparkles, along with the sequins in the shaker part. The second card is so sweet with the critter party skating on the icy lake. Great designs, perfectly coloured! xx