Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hello Sunshine ~ TSOC

Hello sunshine!  There's a new challenge starting over at The Sisterhood of Crafters titled "Smile Like the Sun".  Isn't that a cheerful title?

What could possibly be more cheerful than bluebirds singing in the sunshine?
We've been in our house for 21 years and this is the first winter I've had bluebirds at my suet feeders.  I've enjoyed watching 6-8 at a time too.  They brought sunshine to my cold and dreary winter days and I hope that this card will bring sunshine to whomever it goes too.  

I went a little crazy stamping and coloring these adorable bluebirds from Hello Bluebird Garden Friends.  They seriously have the cutest stamps... 
I think they're swell!  

I gave them a sunny background using a Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel from Frantic Stamper, cut out of yellow cardstock.  I added some Mustard Seed DOX ink to the edges to add a bit of depth.
I added a puffy polka dotted vellum cloud and the "Sunshine" sentiment die is an older die from WPLUS9.  I cut it out of yellow cardstock and added some Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade inks to the bottom of the die.  

I hope you'll join in on the fun with this next challenge.  It's sure to brighten your day!  You can find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. awww the blue birds are gorgeous and loving the sunshine, great card. x

  2. Yep, this definitely brightened my day!! Those birds are SO ADORABLE Birgit and you've colored them just beautifully too!! And I'm loving the quilted sunshine background with the inking on the edges...what a cool die!! And the vellum over the bottom half of the card looks fabulous!! Awesome cards my will definitely brighten someone's day up with these cheerful and sweet cards!! Hugs. :0)

  3. OMG this is just awesome Birgit! LOVE the background and these little birdies sure brought a smile to my face! Awesome design ... well done my friend! BIG HUGS

  4. Oh, Birgit, you totally rocked this challenge! I love every single detail. This card would definitely cheer me up!

  5. These birds are just too adorable, Birgit! what a great card to brighten someone's day...the rays are perfect and the vellum clouds go perfectly with the whole design! Love this!

  6. This just makes me smile! Those sweet little bluebirds and polka dot vellum go perfectly together! Darling card, Birgit!

  7. Oh my goodness! Birgit, sunshine and birds?? I couldn't ask for more joy in one A2 card! LOve the polka-vellum!

  8. Oh my goodness this has got to be the cutest card, it sure brought a big smile to my face, I love the sun rays and how you added the clouds with the vellum, that is so cool, and your little blue birds are just precious, I just love how you have colored up those little sweeties, just fantastic!!
    That is so neat that the birds have come to visit you this year after living there so many years now, we need those special moments to make this bad year a little brighter, little miracles God has for us every day :)

  9. Those bluebirds are the sweetest ever! Your coloring is amazing and what perfect polka dot clouds to go with those beautiful rays of sunshine! How wonderful to see bluebirds in your yard - that gives me hope that maybe some day they'll come over to our yard too.

  10. What a FAB design! Love those sweet birds and all of that brilliant sunshine! C'mon Spring!


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