Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Life is Sweet


Well I feel a bit better about my cardmaking today, maybe because the sun shone for a while and unseasonably warm too...lovely!!!
So today for 365 Cards Day 192 - So Sweet - the card is to have the word sweet on it and The Cuttlebug Spot 47 - 'It's for the Birds' to feature a bird.
Even though it's summery I felt autumny colours coming on.
The card base is kraft card by Lakeland.
The paper with the birdie is a great free download from DoCrafts - http://www.docrafts.co.uk/. I pierced around the edges and drew a pen along the holes to look like stitching.
I embossed a piece of lovely orange card in my Bug and cut the edge with my new Fiskars border punch 'Apron Lace' which I had for my birthday off a dear crafty buddy.
The sentiment stamp was inked with Adirondack 'Raisin' but surprisingly bled into the paper, it makes it just look more rustic.
A piece of Anita's sticky ribbon across the top and 3 buttons from my mum's tin with embroidery floss through the holes finished it off.
Job done!

11 comments:

Rose said...

fantastic for both challenges ;) i used mine for the cuttlebug challenge also lol love the bird and your piercing :)

Robyn said...

Jenny, you put so much detail into your card -- it's beautiful! I love the color combo!

Robyn said...

Jenny, you put so much detail into your card -- it's beautiful! I love the color combo!

Robyn said...

Jenny, you put so much detail in your card - it's beautiful! I love the color combo!

Carolyn V said...

Sweet bird, Jenny! Love the stitching, the CBing and the buttons, too!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Lovely card Jen and I really like that bird image. Could I please have the link if you would like to share as I am always looking for digi images now lol. I just found Pink Petticoat and I purchased a couple of images last night lol.
Hugs
Michelle

Leigh said...

I love the stitching Jenny.

Paula said...

oooo me likey! this is gorgeous!

TesaB said...

What a beautiful card, Jenny! The bird is sweet as can be, and I love the colors!

~amy~ said...

super sweet card Jenny! Love it!

~JulieH~ said...

Oh this is a beautiful card love the detail and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks fir joining us at the Cuttlebugspot this week
Juliex