Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Merry Tweetings

Hi there. My post today continues my Christmas countdown. The winter chill is beginning to hit the air in Dublin and making this card sure warms the heart at least.


Base Cardstock is Curious Metallic - Ice Gold - its super white with a golden shimmer. To make the background I used a sheet of Eco cotton card that has a nice nubbly feel. I stamped music (Anna Griffin stamp 580K21) with Versafine Crimson Red. Next I sprayed the cotton card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Walnut Gold) and Shimmerz Spritz (Treasured Hymm). Also painted card with some Ranger Glitz Stickles (Ruby Slippers and Champagne) to really make some sparkle. Cut into tag shape and used cutoffs for card corners decoration.

Onto gold Stardream CS I stamped one of my favourite images (Magenta stamp - Birds Postcard MG-95230L) and embossed with Papermania EP (Tinsel Red). I decorated postcard with brad 'stamp'. Formed a little nest from some jute, added sparkle and gems. Attached some jute ribbon and bows made with various twine and string. I punched (Woodware) some red velvet snowflakes (SEI Velvet paper - Blaze)and gave them pearl centres. Topped off by painting more 'sparkle' (a girl can never have enough!), more embellies and grosgrain 'Merry Christmas' ribbon from stash.

Hope there are birds tweeting wherever you are!

Thanks to the DTs and sponsors for the following challenges that I'm entering;
Jingle Belles Rock - Going Postal
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Flight with embellies
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It
Totally Papercrafts - Your favourite stamp
Scrap-Creations - Emboss!
LEJ Designs - Sparkle and Shine
Loves Rubberstamps - Make your own background
Love to Create - Things with wings
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Sparkle & Bling
Stampavie and more - Sparkling
J&C Creations - Cute Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Things with wings

28 comments:

  1. oh wow! that postcard image is just SO lovely, and makes the perfect centerpiece for your card! i ♥LOVE♥ that you've stamped it in that bold scarlet ink, what a dramatic and elegant statement! thanks for "going postal" with us this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  2. Thanks so much Lauren - your lovely enthusiasm is very cheering!

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  3. fab card, thanks for sharing with TPC x carol

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  4. Hello in Ireland! Love the cotton tag and the adorable image, this is such a fabulous design, love how you created your background. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  5. What a beautiful backdrop to your postcard image! Love the colors and the look of that tag! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  6. This is beautiful! Love all the wonderful textures and details, and of course that tinsel embossing. :) Thanks so much for playing along in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

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    1. Very many thanks Lisa. I love the way the berries on your DT card pop - fab colour.

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  7. Great idea, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  8. Another fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  9. Love the wonderful texture of that nubby paper ... so glad you had some postal fun with us at jingle belles.

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie. Your own work is fab!

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  10. I love this gorgeous stamp you have used ande the fab layout of your card -thanks for playing at Fab'n'Funky Challenges hugs Judith x

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  11. Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Things with Wings!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  12. Love the tag you made and your card is so nicely put together! Love your choice of embellishments too! Thanks for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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    1. I appreciate your kind compliments Patty

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  13. Really beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

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  14. Such a beautiful Xmas card! Love the postcard with those cute birdies!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles Xmas challenge x
    Wendy x

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Sparkles challenge has me very industrious on xmas cards! Nicola x

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  15. Ahhhhh, cute! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
    ~DEANNE~

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    1. Thanks so much Deanne - I'm sure I'll see you at another Love to Create Challenge

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x