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Friday, March 28, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me

Wow..it's been almost a full month since I've posted anything!  In mid March I went on a scrapbooking/cardmaking retreat with my daughter Emily.  She worked on her scrapbooks, I worked on making cards for Operation Write Home.  I will be posting several cards I made in the next couple of days, but first I wanted to post this one I made for my sister Mary's birthday.  This digital stamp called "Spring Enchantment" is from the Paper Shelter.  I thought she was very cute & the bird made me think of the Inkadinkado stamp I have that says " A Little Birdie Told Me It Was Your Birthday".  So I colored her up with my Promarkers, and laid the card out following a sketch that for the life of me I cannot remember....maybe it was "Sieze the Sketch".  Anyway...since her birthday is at the start of spring, and that's when all the birdies come back to play...I thought I would use some pastel spring colored paper on her card.  The striped background paper & light green paper I diecut using Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Rectangles were from a small DP Collection called Emma's Garden by Jennifer Ellory.  It was free with the purchase of a Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine I bought.  I pierced the rectangle around her just to add an extra interesting touch.  The rest of the paper, buttons, jewels & flower were from my stash. The flower was white and I colored it with a Promarker so that it matched closely with the blue paper I used. And it was a little crazy adding each one of those green gems separately around the die cut ( I thought I would LOSE my mind)!! But I think it turned out pretty & I hope my sister likes it!!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


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20 comments:

Karen said...

This is super sweet! I love the image! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

Rose said...

so pretty and what a precious image :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card and I love how youve used our TPS image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Shazza said...

lovely card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week x

Rachael Evans said...

It was worth the perseverance on the little gems - they add an extra touch. I love your sweet image too!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Jackie said...

Simply darling card! Great use of this frame die too! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

She'll love it! Your soft colors really complement that gorgeous image.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our second ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anna said...

Really cute card and great coloring on the cute TPS image :)
Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge :)
Hugs Anna

Laura W said...

Great card, I really love the green die cut. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog, see you Tuesday for a new challenge :)

craftybunny said...

So pretty and full of the joys of Spring.What a lovely sentiment to go with the image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Cindy Brown said...

Wow its verry great.

Riette said...

A beautiful feminine card!
Thanks for sharing with us!
xxxxx
Riette, DT
Through the Craft Room Door

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Such a pretty creation, I love those tiny buttons:) Thanks so much for playing this time at Crafty Sentiments and Little Miss Muffet!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely delicate colours and thanks for sharing at Crafty sentiments

Emily Leiphart said...

Super sweet, Patty! Love the image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes With Buttons!

Kim Kelley said...

Adorable! Very cute image! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

alex said...

Such a sweet image and pretty design, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Carla S. said...

Very cute card! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!