Thursday, May 12, 2011

A faithful friend...

Hello again blogging friends. I have another card to share with you. This time I used Edwin, since he is so sadly ignored in my card making. I know I'm not the only one who has a hard time with making suitable guy cards! You will find my card recipe at the end of this post and all the images are from Diana at Magnolia-licious. Fabulous prices, fabulous service and in-store credit now available each time you purchase from her. How great is that?

I found this gorgeous dp at my LLS and fell in love with it and knew exactly which image I would use with it. It is by Creative Imaginations and I paired it with some SU Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip.

I have quite a few pictures, so I won't bore you with chit is my card front...

A couple of artistic shots from the side...

I love to get close up shots of my coloring and here are a couple for you...

Finally a simple inside. Who could be a more faithful friend that a dog?! So Rufas gets a page all to himself...

Card Recipe...

Images - #120 Edwin with Butterfly
#655 Romantic Sunset
#402 Rufus the Dog

DP - Creative Imaginations
Buttons and twine - SU
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Butterflies - MS Punch
Pearls - stash

Copics used...

BG 10,72,75

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog today. I have something very special I'm working on for the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop on the 16th. I'll look forward to visiting with you again soon.



  1. Barb, this is a beautiful masculine card! Love how you colored the creases in Edwin's pants and the colorful sparkly butterfly. Fabulous scene! Have a great day! hugs, Angela

  2. What an awesome card!! It is perfect! : )

  3. Fantastic, Barb! As always. Your coloring is SO artistic. I've learned a lot by looking at your colored images. Thanks.

  4. Totally sweet Edwin card! Love your coloring on Edwin. Yep, guys and their dogs! Totally nailed that too. :-)

  5. Oh Barb this scene is precious!!!! Just how you combined Edwin with this scene and this pup is too cute!
    Rene :D

  6. I just LOVE your card - and your coloring!!!!!

  7. Oh Barb, How you do it? I love what you have been up to. The coloring on Edwin and the background is absoloutly gorgous. Your other card is really pretty too and I love the sweetness of the girl. Great cards, worth waiting to see!

  8. WOW....Barb, your coloring of Edwin is AMAZING!
    What a fabulous it!!!
    You created a magnificent scene and I love the inside as well, especially the addition of the doggie.

  9. Hi Barb, doesn't Edwin look so cool in this scene, your colouring of him is amazing as is the card design, papers and embellishments. That sweet puppy inside is adorable. A wonderful card.
    Suzi x

  10. I don't know how you have the time to make cards. Do you sleep hee hee?
    I adore this card of Edwin. You have placed him in a beautiful scene. the coloring is gorgeous.
    I love the DP's. Rufus looks so cute. I amy have to buy him. I love that seat Edwin is sitting on.
    Hugs Maz

  11. Oh pooh, I KNOW I commented on this...curse you Blogger! Anyway, just a super gorgeous image Barb! Love this Edwin with this background and the dog is's best friend after all!
    Rene :D

  12. Hello Barb, this is toooo cute. I love this Edwin and have the stamp. did not have time to even stamp it!!! You colored him wonderfully. Gorgeous DPs and lovely colors.
    Take care

  13. I commented on this yesterday, but blogger must have ate it! lol I just wanted to say once again that I love, love this card! You did an awesome job! : )

  14. Barb you colored Edwin so handsome!!! Wow those folds are great along with everything else you've done here. Wonderful scene and I love this Edwin stamp. I've never seen him before. Great card inside and out!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  15. What a cute card! I'm sure any guy young or old would love to get this card. I especially like the butterfly on Rufus' head! Your coloring is beautiful.

  16. Hi, Barb, I think I'm getting old or something because I could swear I already commented on your card here. Or was I perhaps dreaming I could make such a beautiful card!:) I just love your creation here, those colors are amazing and the scene is so beautifully colored.
    Its always a pleasure for me to come by!
    Hugs and have a happy weekend!

  17. Hi Barb,
    Beautiful work!
    Great design. Love the flowers :o)
    Edwin and the rest of your card are wonderful!
    hugs, Candy

  18. stunning my BFF, those pleats are sure looking great these days, i love how you have used that beach background with Edwin, just beautiful

  19. Barb, you did an awesome job coloring Edwin. He looks do joyful and carefree sitting there. How sweet on adding the dog for the inside and the matching butterfly. Very cute and adorable :/)

  20. What a beaut of a card, Barb. Yeah, I do ignore Edwin too--the poor guy...LOL. Fabby colouring. Loving your way of colouring those folds--you've aced it. I'm still learning. Love the colour combo. I'm liking combos that include orange now--never used to before I started all these...LOL. Wonderful scene you've created. Love the way you've always decorated the inside of your cards. Gorgeous


  21. Barb! Perfectly done!! Oh my gosh, those folds in his pants.... I am going to study your pictures!!! Thanks for giving us such nice ones to look at!!! Love the puppy inside... too cute!!!

  22. Barb this is just so darn cute I love this image and the background you have used is just your coloring and the pleats look amazing.

  23. Hi Barb...what a fabulous boy card. Your coloring is stunning!! Love the folds and shading!! Your DPs are fabby...and those buttons at the top are the perfect embellies for this adorable little card. Love Rufus too...he's a cutie too! Sorry to hear about Bill. Hang in there, girl!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs. Pat

  24. Hey Sugar -- what a cute card Barb -- and I still say you need to teach Copic coloring lessons. You are one of the best out there. After the kids are back with Mom and Dad and Bill is well. Promise me you will do it!!??!!
    I love the way you have colored Edwin and his pants are amazing. The dog is perfect for the inside of your cute card
    XO - Sandy

  25. How did I miss this???? I LOVE this card!!! The background looks amazing with him and your coloring is gorgeous!! I love this card, Barb!!! I don't know how in the world you're getting cards made! You're SUPERWOMAN!!!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  26. totally charming Edwin creation Barb! love it! I love Edwin in soft colors and with this background.... SWEET!


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