Monday, 8 April 2013

Feeding time at the bird table

Len is an avid feeder of the bird life in our garden and this little LOTV image could well be him on Christmas morning:
It's for the following challenges:

- Winter Wonderland - lots of spots - even the parcels have spots on :)

- Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - must have the word Christmas on - I opted for a simple sentiment

- Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April - anything goes

I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card stock

- image by LOTV, called 'Christmas Bears Bird Table', coloured with Pro Markers and twinkled up with Glamour Dust and some Gold Stickles (for the star)

- backing papers from the Bo Bunny 'Father Christmas' collection

- sentiment - Craftwork cards, mounted onto an oval of green card, punched using SU's plain oval punch

- Josy Rose nail heads

- the corners were decorated with die cuts made by using a Whimsy Corner die and a snippet of card

- Christmas poinsettia which is one I had already made by taking it apart, removing the bright yellow centre, added glue to the petals, sprinkled with Glamour Dust and then reassembled using a topaz coloured jewelled brad. It's much easier to sit and make a batch of these of course, me not totally daft! Len would probably think it akin to sitting peeling grapes though :)



Barb said...

What a sweet card. Ü

MaryH said...

I like the way you took this adorable topper & dressed it up. I especially liked the assymetrical (sp?) stripe paper under your focal image. Really neat treatment. This is a very pretty card, TFS

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Amazing papers, beautiful image, clever idea,
gorgeous card,
hugs Tamara

Kath said...

Fab card and love the colours you've used.
Kath x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, sweet image and colours.

tilly said...

a lovely card, your new flower looks fab

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card, love the image.
Caz x

Sarn said...

Awww . . . .totally delightful. xxx

scrappymo! said...

You made me smile with your opeeling grapes akin to story!!! My DH would probably say the same.

I like to do a batch all at once as If one is sitting out drying on my counter, I would just as soon 7 or 8 were there!

Great card! It has a masculine feel to it...I always think of who my card is going to as I make it...this one would be perfect for a couple of DH's divorced friends!!! The papers you used have such a nice, masculine feel to them and the image is great!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di, love the papers and the super image and the poinsettia, love the whole card actually.

Funny but never imagined Len as a small guy, but he can't be that tall if he has to stand on a box to put the food on the bird table, well you did say it could be Len.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

I love watching the birds and my DH puts seed on the deck railing. It mainly draws squirrels. This is an adorable image. And BTW, your can pinch any of my ideas!

Faye said...

This is lovely Di, the rich colours work well. I shall be listening to News at Ten on Saturday with bated breath, so behave at Ally Pally. X

Sandra H said...

Awww What a beautiful image Di your card is so lovely xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. Great papers and the little chap feeding the birds is so sweet. The EM is as devoted to the birds as Len and happily spends a fortune on all manner of birdy delicacies :) Love the flower too - I think I can remember you doing a post on how you glittered them up. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Darnell said...

How darling Len looks out in the garden decorating in his sparkly Christmas attire! My birds would adore him!!

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland with your great card.

Pam x

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation and love the use of the dots, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I always swear that I am going to start holiday cards early but then I get here and think 'it ain't the right time of the year!' I had a pack rat invade my bird feeder and make a nest in my backyard so I don't feed the birds too much anymore. He is kind of cute for pack rat. He steals my geodes and other shiny rocks.

Hazel said...

Love it - now have a picture of Len in my mind going out early on Christmas morning in his jimjams and Santa hat! - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, such an adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Alison Scott said...

Congratulations on your win. Fabulous card.

Kath said...

Congratulations on winning the WW challenge.
Kath x

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really cute image and I love the papers you've used.

Thanks for joining CHNC.

Helen x
(GDT Member)