Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Winter Bird

Hello, and welcome!

This post really should have arrived in your reader, yesterday, but life sometimes has other plans for us, eh?
My apologies to my Design Team colleagues and to Pauline, our Big Boss Lady.....I'm guessin' I won't be gettin' that Christmas Bonus, now....haa!

The Twist of Faith challenge, this week, is to use this really neat sketch.....

Nice, eh?  This versatile sketch was designed by that same Big Boss Lady, Pauline.  Of course, you can flip it around until you are happy with the result, but we do need to see the original elements in there, somewhere.......and we will be checking....hahaaaa....

We also have a wonderful sponsor

The Doodle Garden

The prize offered to our randomly drawn prize winner, consists of two newly released images that our Design Team has showcased for you!  The images are named Autumn Blessings, and Winter Bird.  Stay tuned to The Doodle Garden blog for new releases!

I chose to use the sweet little Winter Bird image for my card........had to be a Christmas one.......ha!.......

I used a kraft card base (from docrafts)..........I really like the look of kraft and red with a touch of white....yummy.......

A strip of red and white gingham ribbon gives that country-cosy feel, and I used a wooden star with a little sparkle to anchor the green satin ribbon that holds the lovely (freebie) sentiment.  The tag shape is a die from Whimsy Doodles, and I did a little doodling around the edge and put a tiny punched star on the corner.......

Just feast your eyes on this ickle cutie birdie......he's coloured up with the usual Promarkers, and a tiny bit of red sparkle was added to the holly berries and the hearts.  That beautiful Spellbinder's shape was cut from red glitter card, and the green spotty shape is a chipboard piece that I found in my stash....must have been left by the Craft Fairy...ha......and the little red stars finish it nicely............

I've still got many sheets of peel-off stickers, and thought it would be nice to use one on this simple card......

The inside......just added a snowflake and a teeny-tiny heart that I glittered with red.......

More gingham ribbon, topped with some pom-pom trim, finishes off this wintry card.

I'd love it if you visited the challenge blog to get some inspiration from our uber-talented Design Team, then you could make your card, using our lovely sketch.....and don't forget the TWIST.......a scripture or up-lifting quote or message, somewhere on your card....perfect!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Traditional Christmas colours


  1. This is a wonderful card, as are all of your lovlies. You have an eye for the details and work them in so well.
    Want you to know I'm saddened by recent discoveries and keeping everyone in my prayers. Your strong faith and your wonderfully close and strong family will be there for you.
    P.S. I'll just take that Christmas Bonus for you, so no worries, eh? Hugs!

  2. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the white/red/kraft combination for Christmas cards. The gingham ribbon and pom-pom trim look fabulous too.
    hugs Sue

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the colours and great

  4. Fabulous card Anne-Marie. I love gingham and kraft together.....very nostalgic.


  5. Lovely christmas card. Thanks for playing at Stamp-N-Doodle

  6. This is so cute!! I love the little birdie with his scarf! And the sentiment!!

  7. Fab Krafty card :) Thanks for playing along with us at CCC -Jane x

  8. Hello Anne Marie what a super card in Kraft , love those pom pom's . A Fabulous entry to our “Christmas Card ” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  9. Lovely card, I love kraft card and the little pompoms are so sweet

  10. Love how you dangled your sentiment-very clever! The colors do pop on kraft background!

    Thanks for playing with us @ Stamp N Doodle! Have a blessed day!

  11. Better late than never!
    Lovely card, such a cute birdie. Love the kraft with the red and white colour combo.

  12. Like the coloring & embellishing as well as the finished inside of your Winter Bird card. I host a challenge at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which this wk the challenge is Winter Bird. Membership in MFP is free. Please ck it out, join, enter & let them know I sent you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  13. Beautiful card... I love Kraft card & red together... Gorgeous design... love that cute birdie & sentiment... Hugs May x x x

  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful Anne-Marie and I love that image. It's just to cute!!! So excited we are going to be DT teamies too!!!

    Hugs and smiles my friend


  15. Wonderful mix of elements! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything But A Card challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  16. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

  17. Love your card - such a cute image and a perfect sentiment - thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps
    Debbie xx

  18. A fabulous Kraft card, love the embellies...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  19. Super little card, that certainly is 'CUTE!
    Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  20. Love the rustic style and the pompom trim is so fun!
    I know just how that poor little chilly bird feels! I do not like being cold!