Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hello birdie

I love having birds on my cards, all kinds of cards.  When Close to My Heart released the stamp called Perfect Fit - Holidays last year, I was over the moon.  It appears to be perfect for card-making, but it also provides a lot of possibilities for home décor and gifts.  A good example can be found on p. 78 of the current idea book.

I thought of this stamp because my friend is teasing me that I only use a particular birdie, and to prove my friend wrong I'm using this set today.  I've made a Christmas card:

It is based on the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge:

J'm replacing the flowers in the sketch with circles.  For the layer beneath the flowers I've used the Tim Holtz Snow Flurries on the edge die.  The birds were colored with color pencils.  I wish I could color like those certified experts with shading and lighting but I'm happy with color pencils now, just to satisfy my coloring crave.

My card is also entering the following challenges:
1.  ABC Challenges - No Flowers
2.  Cards in Envy - Birds
3.  Created with Love Challenges - Anything Goes
4.  Eureka Stamps challenge - Sentimental
5.  Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
6.  Make it Monday challenge - Anything Goes
7.  Vintage Stamping - Things with wings
8.  Fashionista - Christmas

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  1. What a cute card. Love the birdie. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

  2. Great card and sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  3. This is a great Christmas card,the birds work perfectly with the paper, and the snowflake border on the edge,(or whatever it is called) is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. Wonderful card! I have those stamps! They are such cute little birds with their little scarfs! Nice snowflake border, too.
    Great submission for MIM!

  5. Such a pretty card. I love your holiday birds. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  6. I love the colors you used and the birds are so sweet. I saw you on MIM I am # 35and #103, stop by I would
    Love to have you visit.
    This is so sweet.
    DIANA L.

  7. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. JUst GORgeous! What a great take on this sketch...LOving your colours too. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

  9. This is super cute !! I love Christmas,and I love your little birds!!Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!!

  10. Cute take on a Christmas card. Thanks for playing at AHSC.

  11. Fab Christmas cards, love those cute bird stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  12. Perfect holiday birdie card! Love it! Very cute little birds! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  13. What a great Christmas card. Love those little birdies. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  14. Beautiful Christmas card. Love what you did with the sketch. And your little birds are super tweet! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  15. Happy someone else has holiday crafting on their mind too :) Great job with our sketch!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

  16. Really love your card! Thanks for entering at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! :)

  17. Such a gorgeous card and images. Visited from MIM..Loz

  18. A very tweet and pretty Christmas card Joyce.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  19. A lovely take on the sketch and beautiful card for Christmas. Those little birds and your snowflakes are just lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this week! Danie xx

  20. So adorable! Such a fabulous card...thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.

  21. Your card is wonderful.

    Thank you for joining us at AHSC.

    Mary, AHSC DT

  22. So cute. Love the great take on the sketch.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  23. Lovely card. Love the snowflake border! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts.

  24. Love this sketch, super snowflake card! Thanks for playing along with our 'No Flowers' challenge over at ABC Challenges!

  25. oh my goodness this is sooo stinkin cute!!! LOVE it!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!!

  26. Simpel en clear card, I like it very must. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista,

    with ove from Holland,