Sunday, 25 September 2011

Challenge 81 - Favourites

The theme over at One Stitch at a Time challenge blog is Favourites and that means you can use your favourite embellishments, colours, technique or any other favourite. My favourites are dry embossing and dies. The sponsor this week is Digis with Attitude and we'll have two winners this week so pop over and enter.

My card is a large square Craft UK card blank. The white paper has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and backed with  Papermill mottled green/gold card. The image for me, from this collaboration week, is Teri's 'Bluetit' which you can buy here. Many of you will know that I'm terrified of birds and I was a bit fazed when I saw my designated image. However, I had the time of my life colouring it and the more I look at it the more I like it! The die cuts are from Spellbinders Bird Flourishes and Floral Flourishes and my idea was that they represent the foliage of the tree that the bluetit is perched in. The image was coloured with my Promarkers, cut with a Spellbinders grand circle nestie and distressed with 'old paper' Distress Ink. From initially being unsure about the image I'm at the stage of loving my own card!! lol Two weeks in a row I've coloured a bird and can hardly bear to part with either card, I love them both. Maybe I'm beginning to like birds. Happy days.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts
Simon Says Stamp - Dies to Die For
The Sisterhood of Crafters - For the Birds
Stampin' B's Challenge 129 - Use at least 2 Spellbinders
CCEE Stampers - Add a bird - CCEE1138


  1. WOW ... fabulous job on the coloring of this bird and the design is awesome too!
    Thanks so much for joining our 'For the Birds' challenge at The Sisterhood! We sure hope you'll come back again real soon!

    1 of the SISTAHS!

  2. This is fabulous Hazel, your colouring is impeccable. Carol x

  3. OMGoodness Hazel!!!!! your card are so beautiful. I love your embossing folder (don't have this one) and image very pretty.
    Hugs Nat

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Hazel. The bird is coloured so beautifully, it looks ready to take flight!

  5. Stunning colouring Hazel !! I adore your card.

    Choccy xx

  6. Ooohhh I love how you combined the embossed background panel with the wonderful colored bird. Simply elegant. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous card Hazel! Beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

  8. Beautiful card Hazel great colouring.

    Hugs Wenda

  9. Wonderful card Hazel, gorgeous

    xoxo Marjo

  10. Gorgeous image. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  11. Gorgeous card, love all the details, Gaynor :)

  12. Oh, this is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week!

  13. Gorgeous card, love that embossing folder you have used and your image has been coloured in beautifully Hugs Julie x

  14. OH Hazel I am sorry to hear you hate birds, there can be some frightening ones but most are just so pretty and I think birdsong is one of the nicest sounds in nature.

    You have done a marvellous job with this card, it really is beautiful.

    Love Mandy xxx