Friday, 25 March 2011

From the birds

Good morning, peeps! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I hope it's a wonderful morning wherever you are as well!

Speaking of birds, as you can see, they're involved in my sample card for this week's challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this week. The challenge is actually to include either a feather or a zipper in your project and it's sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps who have provided the lovely bird house and flower image that's part of the little scene I've created. By entering the challenge, you could win 5 of Robyn's wonderful digi images or 4 images and 1 digi design paper so let's see your projects with feathers or zippers!
The DP on my card is from the Memory Box 'Gossamer' pad and the swirls are cut from a scrap of anonymous DP with my new Tim Holtz 'Elegant Flourishes' die that I got at the Harrogate Show. The images are coloured with Copics and Promarkers and I actually made a note of which ones, yay! so they're at the bottom of this post. The sky and clouds were created with Prismas and I also used the pencils to deepen the shadows. The tag and sentiment is another new purchase from Harrogate, this time from Lili of the Valley and it's from their new Additions range. The pearl brad that's holding the tag in place is from the Hobby House. The feather that the birds have dropped down for Tilda is from my stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The chubby birds are a Magnolia image and they may be a little optimistic if they think they're going to squeeze their way into that bird house!
Well I think that's all from me this morning and I'm off to get my hair cut shortly then food shopping and back to work on Clarity design team cards for the show on Create and Craft TV on 3 April. Got lots to do on that front!
I'm doing a demo day at Samuel Taylor in Brighouse tomorrow so maybe I'll see you there.
Thanks for visiting me today and enjoy the sunshine if you have it!

Copics and Promarkers used:

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E21, R11, R20
Hair: E25, E33, E47, E49
Dress: Promarker Pale Pink, Dusky Rose, Antique Pink
Basket & shoes: E40, E41, E42
Birds: Promarker Tea Green, Grey Green, Copics Y00, Y02, Y21, R00
Birdhouse: E44, E47, E49, Y00, Y02
Flowers: V91, V93, V95, YG03, YG25 the same Promarkers as Tilda's dress and also Pear Green


  1. That is a gorgeous card Diane! Looks great!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. Another gorgeous card Diane. Try not to work too hard, x

  3. Hi Diane!
    I love your blog and I am your newest follower! Your cards are beautiful! I love your coloring and your designs are awesome!
    Big Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card from a beautiful lady. Hope your demo day is going well - sorry I cannot be there. Thinking of you.

  5. Your card is lovely and beautiful coloring!

  6. Hi Diane, one gorgeous and beautiful card. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Lovely card, Diane. Your Tilda and birds are beautiful. Just love the way you've put the birdies and house in a frame. And the feather makes the perfect embellie...

    Cathy Lee

  8. Such a lovely card, Diane!
    Huggies ~

  9. wow Diane how well do those gorgeous images go together you would think they were made for each other...beautiful soft gorgeous colouring too
    Mina xxx
    p.s. you lucky thing I love demoing dont you

  10. Hi! Diane, Your card is gorgeous, I've just scrolled through your blog and you do some beautiful work, really lovely.
    Luv CHRISSY{new follower}

  11. ahhh, what beautiful, luminous colouring - and that feather looks elegant yet adorable! :)


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