Monday, 25 November 2013

First today!

This is the first of a couple of posts today - my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers will be along in a little while!
Have had a mad few days since the middle of last week - meetings to attend, minutes to type and in between a really nice night at the Annual National Presentation Dinner in the Midlands -  (And yes for the second time in succession I wore a DRESS!! - Not the same one as last year either!!! No Pics to share though!). Also plucked up the courage to go and have my hair cut!

In between all this madness I found time to make a few cards yesterday which was the first day I have really had where I haven't had to be busy (should have been doing housework... hey ho..)

I also haven't had the time to enter any LIM challenges for a while so set to and rustled this up in double quick time -
 Don't you love these little birdies!
The ear muffs crack me up!
The stamp was a freebie I managed to snag from From The Heart Stamps a while back.

I printed direct to the linen card and then used lots of my Distress Inks to bring the feathered ones to life - the blue background was not DI but watercolour pastel.
Added some stickles to the hat and glossy accents to the two stars and there you are - another Christmas card done!

Challenges -
LIM - Birds
That Craft Place - Stars
One stitch at a Time - Bingo (Blue/Stickles/CAS)
CAS on Sunday - Winter Theme
Addicted to CAS - Pet (hope my birds qualify!)
So am off to take some more pics of yesterdays makes whilst the light is good here... thanks for visiting -will catch up with you all today and hope you will come back again later to see my DT card! x

39 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Viv and what a cute stamp. It's a pity it's not a freebie any more! I think it's so cool!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Viv, this is such a delightful CAS Christmas card ....has given me a big smile. Love the gentle blue of your background. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

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  3. this is stunning

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  4. Beautiful card, Viv!

    hugs
    Vanja

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  5. Beautiful card, Viv!

    hugs
    Vanja

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  6. This Christmas card made me smile with the cute birdies. Like your coloring of the individual birds. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch191 Bingo.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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  7. This is adorable Viv, I like the image and the CAS design.
    kevin xx

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  8. Hi Viv . . . LOVE this uber-cute image and your colouring.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Beautiful card - the stamp is amazing11
    Elaine

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  10. This is such a pretty card. the watercolour has such a lovely look to it...so soft and subtle!

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  11. Simply adorable these little birds! I love how you colored them! Fantastic!!
    Rosi x

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  12. Such a brilliant stamp, just love how you've coloured it in!

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  13. Gorgeous card Viv, adorable image and wonderful colouring.
    Sue xx

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  14. Brilliant image, just love those little birds, great CAS card and lovely choice of colours.

    Kath x

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  15. Fabulous card, it made me smile. Beautiful colouring.
    Jean x

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  16. The colouring on your card is so beautiful and how fun are those little birds!? Love it! xx

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  17. I am in love with your one-layer card! It is perfectly done. Those birdies are so stinkin' cute too! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

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  18. I love your watercoloring, Viv! And these are the sweetest little birds! We don't have pets at our house but we watch the birds feeding outside our window and consider them our pets! So glad you shared this at ATCAS!

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  19. The group gathers~ Fun party! :) Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

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  20. Awwwwwww so so sweet. I do love the cuddly birds at the end of the line.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  21. Oh this is so sweet, I love it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  22. Absolutely brilliant CAS card and I love the image you've used.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. FABULOUS Viv! LOVE the image, sigh, you know who had to hop over and buy it don't you :( Bad influence yet again :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  24. This is a brilliant card, I love all of your beautifully coloured birds.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Fabulous image Viv it made me smile. ..great colouring


    Anne

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  26. This is so cute Viv, what a great stamp.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  27. so gorgeous viv.stunning sweet image and your colouring is beautiful ;D

    xx coops xx

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  28. Gorgeous image
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

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  29. I do love the expressions on the different birds faces and especially the one with the headphones. It makes me chuckle. Colouring is great.

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  30. lovely card so sweet. thanks for joining OSAAT this week.from Sian (OSAAT DT)

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  31. Hi Yiv a lovely CAS card and the beautiful shading you have used , love the wash of blue.Good Luck and thanks for playing bingo with us at One Stitch At A Time this week. Anita DT

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  32. Your birdies are so adorable! Love this image and the perfect sentiment to match. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

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  33. Great card thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  34. Yippee! Way to go, Viv! Your card is soooo adorable and well done and soooo deserving of being showcased over at LIM!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

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  35. Awesome birdies! Love your card! Thanks for taking part in the CAS on Sunday challenge!

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  36. Love your birds! Fantastic. :)

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