Thursday, 6 January 2011

Birds' nest tea?

Good morning,peeps!
Well, you've heard of birds' nest soup I expect, but on my card today the birds are making a nest in a teapot!!

I made it for the new challenge on Digi Doodle Shop's Best, which is to use buttons on your project - a nice easy one so I hope you'll all come and join us!
I think this is a great image that can be used for anything from birthday to anniversary and new home, a truly versatile one that can be used over and over again and you can find it here and while you're in the store, have a look around because the 50% off offer has been extended for another 2 weeks!
I coloured this image with Copics and Prismas and I'll leave the Copic numbers at the bottom of this post. The DP's can hardly be seen on the outside of the card but I have used the lovely Basic Grey Kioshi collection again. You can see them better on the inside of the card:

The ribbon and button are from my stash and the lace is cut from a Magnolia Doo Hickey die. The leaves are from a Marianne D die that I bought just before Christmas and was very glad for the opportunity to use because I just love the shape of these leaves! The flowers are from Prima and the pearl brad and spacer bead that form the centre are from The Hobby House. On the left side of the inside of the card, I used a MS Around the Page punch that I think is called 'Cherish' that I got from Oyster Stamps. The butterflies are also MS punches and the circular sentiment is from LOTV.
The 'purple haze' around the image and on the greeting tag inside was created with VersaMagic 'Spring Pansy' and a make-up sponge.
I'm also entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is Anything Goes with the option of adding lace to your work.
Copics used:
Main part of teapot: E40/41/42/43
Base and front of teapot: YR21/23/24
Flowers: V01/12/15/17
Leaves: YG93/95/97
Roof: R11/21/22
Birds: B12/21/23/24
Flower centres and birds' beaks: Y13/15
Well, that's all from me for today....loads of stuff to get on with and might also have to do some work in between - bummer!


  1. Ohhh Diane this is stunning love your colours..nice to see another version of this image def use it again..fab layout ..

    smiles Christine xx

  2. Wow Diane this is so gorgeous. I love everything about it.


  3. how sweet, what a gorgeous card, with lots of beautiful detail.x

  4. That is a gorgeous card Diane!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. This is so darned cute Diane! Love that vine die too.

  6. It's beautiful and the colours you chose are gorgeous
    Ruth x

  7. I love this Diane!! I'm going to hunt up that leaf die cut!! It is fantastic!

  8. Diane,
    You have outdone yourself. This is just gorgeous!

  9. Ooo you ain't arf getting good ain't ya, lol
    Love it, especially the large flower and vine, x

  10. Hi Diane, wow thats a really lovely image and youve coloured it so beautifully, the card design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  11. Love what you've done with this image Diane, it's so colourful!

  12. What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
    Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

  13. It took me a bit to cop on it's a teapot, lol
    So cute - and what beautiful colouring!!
    Sorry I've been out of loop for so long, it's been more a hospital than a house here for almost a month!

  14. oooohhhh Diane those colours are just wow girl and make that fab image just pop off the page
    Mina xxx

  15. Diane, this is sooo beautiful ! Great coloring and I like the inside.
    Hugs, Jóna


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