Saturday, 19 September 2009

Christmas birdhouse

Passion for Promarkers this week doesn't call for specific colours to be used, which is useful for me as I don't have too many; the Challenge is to use polka dots so I began by unearthing the soft blue and biscuity double sided paper; don't know who made it, there's nothing printed on the margin. It goes nicely with the holly paper from My Mind's Eye that I bought last year. If the holly wasn't single sided I'd say they came from the same collection, they go almost too well together :).

I decided to work with the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches' Challenge this week, which really appealed to me with the square on point. I'd like to be able to say that I decided to flip the sketch to make it more unusual, the honest answer is that I stuck my on-point square round the wrong way!

The birdhouse is a pretty Christmas stamp that I got at Lili of the Valley, I coloured the house using vanilla and pastel beige together. I remembered to keep out the pens I'd used and photgraph them for posterity :). The birdhouse is cut out and decoupaged with silicon glue, as are the bird and the stockings. I've used fluffy stuff for the snow and Glossy Accents on the berries. The background for the image and the sentiment have Distress Ink in tea dye and denim Adirondack ink rubbed in. Everything is mounted onto a navy card, the ribbon is from stash.


  1. what a lovely card Anne, thanks for joining us at pfp this week , good luck
    helen x

  2. Hi Anne this is gorgeous love the image thank you for joining us at PFP this week. Sue :o)

  3. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

  4. Hi Anne, what a pretty card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Great papers and they do go very well together. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sticks things down the wrong way!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Hi Anne - lovdly card - you always pull something different out of the hand.
    Pop across to my blog - my new fur babies are on there!
    Love Valx

  6. Fabulous card. Great take on Dawn's sketch.

  7. Gorgeous card Anne. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  8. beautiful card Anne, love the feel of it
    thanks for joining us on PfP this week and good luck

  9. This is gorgeous Anne, what lovely colours and that bird house is great. I love the fluffy snow.


  10. Really lovely! Love the blue with the brown. Pretty combination!

  11. Your card is `beautiful` thanks for joining in with ICS:)x

  12. Your card and birdhouse are just tooo sweet! I love that image and your snow is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at ICS!

  13. Hi Anne,

    Judy here from Digital-Ink Co. Love your blog and your gorgeous cards!! Thank you for entering our contest, and a very good luck to you.


  14. gorgeous card and love the details!!! WOW!! great job.. way to go with the IC sketch for this week!!!

  15. Anne this is just lovely! The birdhouse is endearing and your backing paper gorgeous! A fabulous card!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  16. Beautiful card Anne - good luck! If it was not a random choice, you wouldn't need it!


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