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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bird Swing - Wee Stamps

Evening everyone and welcome to my new follower. Can I start by saying thank you for the lovely comments you have left about my design team appointment at The Paper Shelter, I still don't know how I managed it.
Today's card is one that was commissioned by a friend who's niece has just gotten engaged. I know its a little old fashioned to used gold mirror board on cards now but this is the sort of card she likes.
I have used a Wee digital stamp called Bird Swing, don't know if I got the colour of the birds right 'blue bird of happiness', or if I should have made them love birds?

The backing paper really is peach and matches perfectly but it looks faded and pink in the photos. I used one of the new Spellbinder dies, Grand Decorative Ovals, couldn't wait to get them, but they are big so this is an 8 x 8 card (my friend also likes big cards). Its nested on a Grand Oval. The flowers are from WOC and the lace, ribbon and button are from my stash. The leaves are a memory box die and I made the sentiment on Craft Artist and cut it with a SB circle. I rounded the corners with a Xcut punch.

Coloured as always with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and distress ink added to the edges.

I created an insert with My Craft Studio.

I am entering the following challenges :-

thank you so much for looking


PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering the current challenge 'birds' over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
Wow wow wow what an absolutely amazing card! The image is adorable and I love the backing and all the embelishments! Both the inside and outside of this card is much time and effort!
Hope to see many more entries from you in our future challenges on the blog.
Love Lisa xxxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Evening Eileen, Hope your weekend has gone well. This is one lovely BIG card! I have never made a card 8 inch square. Your card is beautiful, aren't these images gorgeous! I just love it! Judy x

Beccalite said...

WOW this is so so beautiful you have used all my favorite things and the colour choice is lush. The image is so so sweet. Heck I just love everything about this card. Fabulous creation.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Cathy said...

What a wonderful card inside and out. I love it....and that image is so cute....

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful, Eileen! It's wonderful that you go with what you know your friend wants rather than talking her into your own exact style. It's a good challenge. The image is precious and I love the blue which nicely contrasts the peach. That new oval is gorgeous too!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card Eileen.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, I love the stamp and your colours are lovely.
Have a good week.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so beautiful eileen.the image is gorgeous ad i love your soft and pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Such a stunning card Eileen! I can clearly see why you received your recent design team appointment! Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!

Sarah x

Little Loft said...

Oh wow! It's such a sweet & pretty card! Luv it! Shirin

WencheP said...

This is gorgeous! The image is so cute and the colours are just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kandy's Krafts said...

This is lovely. I do like the flowers. The image is coloured in beautifully.

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is a stunning creation, big hugs love pops x x x

Inkypinkydelights said...

I am smiling here Eileen at you getting your sewing machine out. I have not looked back since I did that, well and when hubby suggested it stay downstairs! I think that was the decider! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by my Blog today. We seem to have so much in common don't we! Judy x

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Oh My God Eileen, I am jumping up and down with excitement for you (not 'really' jumping - not with my back dear!), you so deserve the position and TPS should be overjoyed to have you on their team. They sponsor us sometimes over at I ♥ PM's so it will be like working with you that week, that will be nice won't it?
Thanks for the lovely comments today, I know I can always rely on you to brighten my day a little, thanks for that honey. Love this card, the birds are too cute for words and you have coloured them beautifully but I have to agree that maybe love birds would have been a good idea, they are so bright aren't they. I have broken the mirri board out again lately and used right it can look quite nice, especially with a decent die.
Take Care kid and hope your first challenge goes well.
Take Care

Ali said...

What a gorgeous card - so delicate and pretty! Am sure the recipients will love it. :)

I love all the little details - the flowers, the lace, the little heart..

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. :)


Shelby said...

This is so elegant and absolutely beautiful. Love the gold shimmery paper and the flowers and lace are amazing.


lady jasmine crafts said...

Oh wow its fantastic thanks for entering the craftymess challenge xxx Nicky xxx

Jemara's said...

Fabulous card, beautifully creative use of colours. I love it.
Thank you for coming to play with us as 'Craftymess'
Good Luck.
x Jet

Nannieflash said...

Hi Eileen, wow that is just so beautiful, love your image, your die cut and that lace is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Unknown said...

Eileen this is stunning what a beautiful card inside and out well done Hugs Elaine

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous image, and a beautiful card, I love the sweet flowers and your colouring on these two lovebirds is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Shari said...

Beautiful card - love all of the wonderful embellishments and your coloring is stunning! Welcome to the TPS teams!!

Kjersti said...

This card is gorgous Eileen! The image is so sweet and I love the colours you have used - so beautiful!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, love this image and fabulous

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Eileen, I am just wondering if you have seen Sylvia Zet's new Winter image called 'Holly' - she has just been released! I know how we both love her stamps. Judy x

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Unknown said...

This is cute, love the image and beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx

Nikki Byrne said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous! love that die cut :o) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs