Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Another day of rain here in CA and it looks like our drought is finally subsiding as we're already over 200% of our average rainfall YTD.  WooHoo!  This has left me all kinds of opportunities for guilt free crafting with all my new goodies so I'm a happy little camper.  I really enjoy playing at the Outlawz Forum, not only because it has a nice group of members, but also because each day there's a new challenge to inspire me, 7 per week, plus an additional Progressive freebie challenge that runs monthly.  All this activity has sort of yanked me out of my state of ADD and indecision that's been plaguing me since the holidays so here's another card, this time for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday.  

This week the "twist" is "For the Birds".  I knew immediately I wanted to use the adorable #112 Snow Birds of a Feather by Sandra Caldwell.  They're colored with Copics with a white gel pen for the snow.  The cool new die behind them is by Gina Marie.  I cut the trees out of kraft paper and then added a kraft border to the image which help integrate it into the design.  The icicles along the top are actually a "Grass" punch by MS but I use them way more often as icicles. The teeny snowflakes were also punched.  Actually they are the discarded parts from another border punch that proved to be the perfect scale. The sentiment is computer generated and just sort of came to me.  I think it's kind of "tweet" don't you?

I'm also adding this to the DL.Art January Linky challenge, Tuesday Throwdown TT325 Snowflakes, TTRCD week of Jan 10th ATG, Cards in Envy Snow Birds, the Cutie Pie January Winter Warmers Challenge, the Crazy Challenge #239 Three of a Kind, and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #49 ATG.


  1. Donna, this is such a great card I just had to come by and tell you! You have colored it so beautifully. Love all that you did!!
    Thanks for being such a loyal Outlawz member! We love seeing you in our challenges!!

  2. So cute! Love your brightly colored snow birds! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. This is so sweet. I love those birds
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day and a happy new year- Can you believe all this rain sheese now they just put us back on water rationing.
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  5. It's such an adorable card, Donna! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Donna, This is adorable... and that sentiment is absolutely perfect for these three little tweeties! Thanks so much for joining our Snow Birds Challenge over at Cards in Envy.  :)

  7. Hey Donna - I'm a California native myself, but living here in Virginia. So glad to hear you are getting some rain. Appreciate your entry with us at Cards in Envy for our "Snow Birds" Challenge. As always - look forward to all of your entries. This one is super cute.

  8. What an adorable and awesome Card. Thanks for your entry in the The Tueday Throwdown challenge.

  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  10. Such a cute "Winter Warmer". A lovely entry for The Cutie Pies Challenge. Sarah :0)


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