Wednesday, December 11, 2013

4 Calling Birds and 5 Rings.

Time is marching on so I'm showing the next two cards in my challenge on the one post.
Boy did I have fun not  with these calling birds. This isn't the first card that I made with them. I scrapped the first one and I do mean scrapped completely as it was a horrible sight to behold.  Purple, blue, pink,red and green. See I told you!. Anyway I'm pleased with this one.
So here we have

4 (Colley) Calling Birds.

Image is by Digi Stamp Boutique. I love how cute they look singing away.

After the first disaster

 I decided to leave the images black on white card which works much better.

Paper is by Kaiser craft ( mag freebie) and has lines of music notes on it 
Backing paper is matted onto brown card stock.
2 dies used: Sizzix scallop circles 657552 and  Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.
Pearls from my stash and sentiment generated in word. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #210: Use 2 or more dies.
Card Makin Mamas #77: Merry Christmas.
A Gem Of A Challenge #109: Anything goes.
Challenges 4 Everybody #35: Anything goes..
Scribble and Scrap #7: Anything goes.
Craft - Mojo: Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #43: Wings.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra: Anything Christmassy.

Next up is:

5 Gold Rings.
I first made this shaped card  about a month ago for a Christmas card that is now in Oz. I got quite a few comments on it so decided to make it again here using different colours.
I saw the card being made on Create and Craft and this is my version. Tweaked a bit more now.

Gold shimmer 300gsm card stock used to make card bases .
White glitter paper from a pad £1 at Ally Pally this yr.
Silver Decorative tape. 3 in pkt from Poundland.
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die and sentiment generated in word.
Pearls from stash.
Now I bet your wondering where the rings are? Well flip the front over and  Ta Da!
Image is by  McMahon Five Design.
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to use it as it reminds me of a little girl I use to know!!
Coloured with Promarkers, pearlescent chalks. and a gold gel pen.
Sentiment is a KanBan topper.
Turned slightly to show the different layers and the front flipped over.
Entering into the following challenges:
Paper Make Up Stamps #118: Sparkle.
Frosted Designs: Silver and gold.
A Creative Romance #14: Sparkle at Christmas.
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Make it sparkle.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop  #102: Use snippets( gold paper on reverse of front .Honest Miss).
One Stitch at a time #193: Seeing Red.
Heck Of A Challenge: Colourful Christmas.
Crafting Musketeers #8: Layer it up.




  1. Both of your cards are great!! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


  2. Great Cards And Designs Thanks For Sharing At Crafty Catz

  3. Oh this is such fun--love your 12 days of Christmas & the gold rings really made me chuckle!

  4. Two wonderful cards. I have to say that second card is just fabulous….and love your take on five gold rings.

  5. 2 super cards, I like how the rings are hidden lol, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  6. Got me here Mrs A .....I was totally confused by your 'rings' ' card until I saw the inside .....brilliant image and so happy. I love the design of this card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  7. Morning Mrs A....Both your cards are brilliant, l knew there had to be rings on your card somewhere fab image too, so cute are those calling birds images ideal for your projects enjoy your day x

  8. Lovely cards, and I thought that the rings were on the front and wondered why there were six!! Must put my glasses on in future!! : )

  9. Wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  10. Lol, I think I was pretty rubbish with hula hoops! And it's appropriate the colour card she is living on too.

    I like the little birds too. The colours on the first card work really well.

    Go you. xxx

  11. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  12. Beautiful creations Valery Anne ! Love the little birds ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  13. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Sometime we all have a little trouble coming up with great ideas - and we don't care for the card we just made. But we try again and voila. I think your birds turned out great this time. Your five golden rings is quite interesting in style that is. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  15. Wow Mrs A, you have been so busy and incredibly clever with your 12 days of Christmas cards. You are so clever are interpreting challenges and thinking outside the box...I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your fab creations :) Donna ♥ x

    PS: Hope you enjoyed your PM colouring class...wish we had something like that where I live x

  16. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us at Craft Mojo
    Alison x

  17. Great stuff Mrs A - as always! You gonna come and help with Christmas Dinner 'ere then?

    Hugs, Di xx

  18. Fabulous, as always, Mrs A - love the very different take on the four gold rings!
    The shape of your card is great - will be hunting out the tutorial for that one xx

  19. Excellent cards for days 4 and 5. Your creative spirit is in high gear dear.

  20. This is such a sweet and tweet card LOL Love the background paper. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  21. Two super cards here Mrs A. I particularly like the shaped one, cuz I love shaped cards!

    Hugs, Sarn x

  22. Super cute cards...lovely images on both...those little calling birds are so gosh-darn cute !!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  23. Fun holiday beauties. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

  24. Wow on all of these. I'd sure have liked to see the one you threw away! Bet it was pretty too. Can't imagine you doing a card that was not! Each one of these is a winner, and I am awed that you are able to produce so many that are this gorgeous. How DO you do it? Hope YOUR back is feeling better. Also wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas, and I'm sure Santa will be very good to you. Take care, stay warm,TFS & Hugs.

  25. Such wonderful cards!! Thanks for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  26. Well, I've thrown many a card away and questioned my reasoning behind making but yours have turned out brilliantly. Love the little girl who's been beautifully coloured too. Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at OSAAT with this fabulous card. Jennie x

  27. Both great cards and love the fold on the second one I have thrown a few away too when looked at the next day-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  28. Love the layers on this and your colouring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  29. Beautiful card! thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. channa

  30. Such beautiful Christmas cards... Thank you for joining us at CCCB!!

  31. Oh yes , very clever! I am doing my five rings tomorrow and I have not yet decided what to do!
    Sue xxxx

  32. Fabulous, but then your work always is! Thank you for playing along with us over on the Frosted Designs Blog, Silver and Gold challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  33. Both are great. the girl with the hula hoop rings was so unexpected! Great image!
    Even with all this work to finish, I see you are even finishing the inside of these cards as you make them...well done you.
    That is going on my list of goals to do the inside at the same time I make a car...otherwise I am running around trying to make my inserts at the last minute!

  34. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers, Fran (DT) xxx

  35. Mrs. A, your two cards here are sheer delight, not to mention sooo clever! Your calling birds - wonderful - and the five gold rings - gave me a good chuckle!! Fabulous creativity, indeed!!

  36. I like the singing (calling) birds uncolored! And the 5 gold hula hoops is soooo perfect for the 5th day!

  37. wow you did awesome with these cards!!! great use of the images!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  38. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  39. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers challenge, Nicola X


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