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:

Chrissie said...

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"

Ingrid Mason said...

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 )

Jen said...

this is stunning

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

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Viv!

hugs
Vanja

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Viv!

hugs
Vanja

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

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

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card - the stamp is amazing11
Elaine

scrappymo! said...

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

Daen'Ys said...

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

Karen said...

very cute...

SnappyJackie said...

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

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love your card! Adorable image.

Sue said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

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

Alison Barclay said...

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

Shana Gaff said...

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. :)

Bonnie said...

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!

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Jackie said...

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

debby4000 said...

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

Di said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


Anne

Mau xx said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Katie Stringer said...

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

Pat said...

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

sian said...

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

Anita Blake said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

aufspapiergebracht said...

wunderful ; ) Elisabeth

Anja (scrappie) said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Anneke said...

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

Alycia said...

Love your birds! Fantastic. :)