Monday, February 27, 2012

A Spoonful of Sugar.....

Happy Monday to everyone! I have had a very crafty weekend and was able to start and finish this card. All this in spite of the fact that our furnace went out and we will have to replace the whole unit! Yikes! It's pretty chilly in the house, but I am thankful that it's not icy cold outside with a foot of snow. Actually our temperatures are pretty moderate - in the low 60's. Tomorrow we will have heat again!

Enough about that, I have a card that I want to show you. If you haven't tried a Krista Smith digi image from Saturated Canary, I urge you to visit her blog and order an image or two. They are fabulous to color - so much fun!

The image I have used on this card is called "Ratatouille". She is so sweet, but the first thing I thought about when I saw her was the song "Just a Spoon Full of Sugar helps the medicine go down". I think she makes a super Get Well card.

Here is the front of my card...

A close up of my coloring (recipe at the end of the post)...

A side view gives you a look at the dimension...

The inside of my card, and I typed out the sentiment on my computer...

The Salutation panel is not quite as gussied up...

The artsy view of the card...

For those who are interested here is my card recipe:

Cardstock - Bazzill, SU and Cryogen White
DP - Magnolia and stash (from my BFF Paola in South Africa)
Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 11, chalk for cheeks
Hair - E30, 31, 50
Apron - B60, Coo
Dress - R81, 83, 85, 14, G40, 43, 82, Y32, YR16, BG49, V06, B21, 34
Shoes - C7,5,3,1
Mouse -C01, 00, 03, R20, 00
Cups - G40, 0000 R0000, 00
Distress Inks - weathered wood, tattered rose
Ribbon - stash
Spoon charm - stash
Ornamental Corners - Wild Orchid Crafts
Rhinestones - Michaels
Spellbinders - Labels 6

Well thanks so much for visiting my blog. I will be back in a couple of days with the newest Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge. This is one that you will absolutely love, so please be sure to check back. Until then...


  1. Oh how scrumptious is this card!!!! I LOVE the image, Barb and your coloring just makes her come to life!! Beautiful papers and colors and love how you show the insides of your cards! They're finished to perfection! Stunning work as always!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. This is a very cute.card. My favorite is the little details. This really completes the card. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Tammy

  3. Happy Monday Barb, I was trying to put my words together, and just noticed that Sharon said it all, precisely what I was going to write LOL that leaves me without a comment.. Well, I love that image too, and your coloring is beautiful, all your embellishments are perfectly chosen, your papers are delightful, all the ingredients to make a perfect card... Hugs.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Barb. I love these Saturated Canary images and have three of them but need some more.
    Your coloring and design is beautiful.
    Hugs Maz

  5. Wonderful card. Love all the colors. And that spoon is so neat. I want one. lol

  6. Barb this is gorgeous!! I love the colors you used on the patchwork it is just such a nice "pop"of color and the charm is just perfect. So sorry to hear about your heater we were told ours is in it's last leg a few months a go too but we are waiting till it totally gives up.

  7. Gorgeous card Barb, love the colors and this image is so cute

  8. Barb she is a darling, great colouring and a wonderful card. I do have a few of these images and cant wait for the new releases.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
    hugs Shelley

  9. Hi Barb. Fabulous card! Love the soft colors and the spoon charm, so lovely!! Hugs, Ivonne

  10. Oooo oooh oooooh!! I love this card, Barb!! Absolutely stunning! Funny...this reminds me, I just purchased 2 of Krista's images last night...and I haven't received them yet! I'd better check on that! And I can't wait to color them. You're right...her artwork is so amazing...and you absolutely do them justice and then some!! Your coloring and designwork are impeccable! Can't wait for April!! hehehe! Hugs. Pat Frank

  11. Hi Barb,
    What a beauty!! Awesome colouring. Adore the spoon and your wonderful sentiment.
    Hugs, Candy

  12. I think you must be trying to torture me. I love the Saturated Canary images so much...and you have done such a beautiful job of coloring this! On top of that..this card design is BEAUTIFUL! :)

  13. AMAZING Barb!! Gosh your coloring is unbelievable! Lovely Dp's so beautiful too. The inside is gorgeous too. I love your new pic with your new hairstyle. Very becoming!!! I think I'm ready for a new hairstyle too! Anyway I love this card!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  14. Adorable Barb~
    I agree Krista has some fab images....
    love your card and all the detailing... very pretty!

  15. This is really pretty Barb. What else can I add that the other ladies haven't. Beautiful colouring as usual and stunning decoration inside and out! hugs Sharon

  16. You and Krista go together like ice and cream! I am not kidding you Barb - you should be a DT for her - between your wonderful coloring and your neat sense of style - you can't get any better than this!


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