Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A bird in the hand?

I decided to make another card with this lovely digi from Stitchybear Digital Stamp Shop. It's a few months since I last used it so it was obviously time to colour it again. My card blank was a small square from Craft UK. I used my Promarkers and cut it with my Spellbinders circle nestie, leaving the tail intact, jutting out of the circle. It was edged with Distress Ink before being set against a white embossed panel. My new Spellbinder M-Bossabilities folder came into play and I used the foliage side of the folder. I'm really impressed with these folders, they do emboss beautifully. I matted the embossed panel on to pale blue pearlescent card from Payper Box and then matted that on to dark teal card from I know not where! It's a plain and simple card which suits me fine.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Things with Wings
Craft Your Days Away - All creatures great and small
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Paper Sundaes - Things with Wings
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Animal, bird or bug
Crazy Challenge - Outside
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden


  1. It might be plain and simple but its effective and gorgeous darlin , I love birds they are so beautiful, gorgeous card xxxxxxxxxx

  2. It's lovely Hazel. Beautifully coloured too.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I'm one very sad lady today.

    Edna x

  3. Lovely card Hazel and fab colouring. Carol x

  4. Lovely card, the embossing adds fabulous texture and I love the bird. Thanks so much for joining in thecSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Beautiful card Hazel and fab image. love the embossed background - so effective with the image on top
    x catherine

  6. Lovely card Hazel. Beautiful colouring and I love the emnbossing.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. Stunning colouring Hazel. Beautiful card and I love the embossed background. Your comment made me laugh - no the card on my blog isn't a birthday card to myself. But, my husband, dad and grandma all asked me to make cards for them to give me! Won't have many surprises opening them tomorrow - at least I know I like the cards!! Big hugs, Jayne xx

  8. Beautiful card. Superb colouring Hazel.

  9. Beautiul card. Your coloring is gorgeous. Job well done.

    Thank you for sharing with beauty with us at Craft Your Days Away.


  10. This is a beautiful card hun, I do like the embossing, and you have coloured this little bird in beautifully:)
    Thank you for your kind words about my Mum, who is feeling a lot better today, they have taken her off certain medication and trying her with something different, she doesn't start it until Friday, so we will have to wait and see...
    Big Hugs,

  11. Wow I had to check twice to make sure it wasn't a printed image! you colouring is just perfection! beautiful card!
    thankyou for joining the fun this time over at craft your days away challlenge!
    Jacqui P x

  12. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the beautifully coloured image.
    Wendy xx

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous Hazel! I thought the image was a pre-coloured one at first - you've coloured it beautifully!

    Hope your sister is okay.

  14. Beautiful Layout and colours
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


  15. This is gorgeous, your little Great Tit looks almost real, and soft and fluffy, what a great job you've done of colouring, and the embossing sets it off to perfection! x

  16. So happy you could join us at Papertake Weekly with this gorgeous card! Absolutely beautiful Hazel :)

  17. very beautiful! thanks for playing this weeks "things with wings" challenge at catch the bug!

  18. Hi Hazel, I love this card. Great coloring on the pretty bird. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  19. So pretty. Great coloring. Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Things With Wings" challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate that you "spread your wings" and joined us! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  20. What an absolutely fabulous card! Thanks for joining us in our Things With Wings challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see you again soon! Good luck!

    :=) Becky G

  21. The embossed background is great. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Things With Wings Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge. Right, I’m now going to FLY away and see what else I can find!
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  22. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us this time at Paper Sundaes.


  23. A gorgeous bird and beautifully coloured.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx