Thursday 20 December 2012

Feathered Friends

Hello everyone - hope you're having a good week. I'm off work so I have got plenty of time to potter around and get stuff done for Christmas .. though I don't reckon I'll get done half of the things on my "to do" list. Still, so long as I get the "must do" things done, I guess that's the main thing.

Today I'd like to show you the card I made for my husband's aunt - she is his closest relative. I actually won this stamp as part of a LotV prize on Papertake Weekly, and I chose it so I could make a romantic card for my husband (he loves feeding the bids in the garden). However I thought the traditional look would also work very well for his aunt who doesn't particularly like contemporary pictures or themes ... so I coupled it with a flower arrangement including  traditional Christmas rose, and a big red bow!  As usual the red has not photographed very true, and is actually rather darker than the pictures suggest.

Stamps: LotV "Feathered Friends", "Grungy Christmas Messages";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on hat and snow;
Papers: LotV "Frosty Christmas";
Supplies: flowers and lace fromWild Orchid Crafts; berries by Magnolia from The Glitterpot; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from Hobbycraft;
Tools: Memory Box "Snowflake Corner" die; Whimsy Snowflake die.

Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Crafty Mess #23 - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Calendar (December) - White Christmas
The Stamp Man (December) - In The Bleak Midwinter
Crafts & Me - Winter Wonderland
Bunny Zoe's (December) - Celebration
ABC Christmas - Y Is For Your Favourite Punch Or Die
(Whimsy Snowflake)
ABC - D is for Deck The Halls
(or in this case, deck the branch outside for the birdies ... how sweet is that??)
Sparkles Christmas #23 - Button or Bow (3rd entry)
Try It On Tuesday - Lucky Dip
(ribbon / sentiment / pearls / stamped image)
Papertake Weekly - Pick Of The Year
(November 20th - ribbons and pearls)
I ♥ Promarkers #148 - Anything But Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon #62 - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

That's all for today - thanks for visiting.


Kim said...

wow stunning card Pauline, and just love those flowers too! gorgeous!
Kim x

Jane said...

Really lovely Pauline x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card lovely colours

Pink Dandelion said...

Super card Pauline. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Debs xx

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous, cute card.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the papers & your flowers are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge

Ellibelle said...

What a darling creation Pauline! Loving the image!
Thanks so much for sharing at ABC challenges!

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Love that bow and all your flowers!1Thank you for joining us at RRR!

Kathryn said...

A stunning card thanks for joining us at Crafty Mess this week x

shaz earl said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Helen said...

Fabulous card Pauline - love the flowers!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful. Love the design with the snowflake die corner and branches and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Pauline, love the image, colours and those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at CraftsandMe.
Hugs Tracy

Shanna Shands said...

I love your color choice. The blue is really pretty. Thanks for sharing at ABC.

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a lovely card ... I really love how you have coloured in the image x
Thank you for joining in the Crafty Mess Challenge

Tina xxx

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful and detailed card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TIOT. Unfortunately we cannot consider it in our prize draw as it is entered into too many challenges. We allow 5 including ours. Have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you next time. If you have any questions about our challenge rules they can be found at the top of our challenge blog. Angela

Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card and thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and good luck hope to see you again DR Member Sandra H xx

Dawn said...

Beautiful card. The image and flower arrangement are beautiful and I love all the delicate lacy details. Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn

Jean said...

wow, what a stunning card, how pleased i am to have just found your blog out of the blue, love the colours and image, wish i could be so daring with the flowers, it looks stunning xx

jenny said...

Beautiful card Pauline....cute image and gorgeous colouring :)
Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

Jenny xx

My name is Cindy said...

Love the colours you have chosen, it's a super card I bet your husband's aunt loved it. Thanks for joining us at TioT, hope to see you again soon.


Rachel said...

What a gorgeous card Pauline, I love your colours.

Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and we hope to see you again soon! Wedgie xxx