Friday, August 10, 2018

A Little Birdie Told Me...

     Good Friday Morning!  We have a new challenge starting today at QKR Stampede where our theme is always "Anything Goes."   I took the opportunity to add another birthday card to my stash with this CAS design using QKR image "Birdhouses" and sentiment "Birdie Told Me."  Remember that QKR Stampede images come in both rubber and digital, whichever is your preference.

     I colored the birdhouses and background in the image with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils, then fussy cut it leaving two spots where the image went 'off the edge.'  To give a little texture and dimension, I stacked the image onto 3 more layers of CS, hand cutting each one as I added it so that the final image piece is 4 layers of CS.  I inked the edges to make it pop a bit.

     I adhered that onto a confetti CS base.  I printed the sentiment, matted it with turquoise CS, and hand cut that.  I used baker's twine to wrap the card and die cut (Cheery Lynn) a butterfly out of burlap paper.  I 'dyed' it with a ProMarker, then added one tiny rhinestone to the butterfly body for a bit of sparkle and called it finished.

Addicted to Stamps & More
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Creations
Crafty Gals Corner
House that Stamps Built (1st column)
I {heart} ProMarkers
Outlawz Festive Friday
Penny's Paper Crafty
Victorine Originals

     Come play with us this week.  We love being inspired by you and you certainly can't go wrong with an Anything Goes theme.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Gorgeous, love the beautiful image and cute little butterfly. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Linda xxx

  2. Wonderful birdhouse image and beautifully colored Connie! Fabulous CAS design!! HUGS

  3. Lovely card with a a beautiful image. xx

  4. Great job on the image and this is a very sweet card. Hugs, Teresa

  5. Simple and cute! Great image and the sentiment works perfectly with it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. So Pretty and wonderful coloring.. Lovely design! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  7. What pretty card. I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us and good luck!
    Hugs, Joy

  8. Super colouring and fussy of your panel.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  9. Love those sweet birdhouses! I find that the birds that come to my yard prefer to improvise when coming to housing! I think only 1 birdhouse of mine has ever gotten occupants! But they love to make nests in my gazebo! Your card is lovely!!

  10. Super sweet card Connie. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

  11. I love your idea of a little birdie told me. Such fun! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

  12. Beautiful coloring of those birdhouses! Lovely card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

  13. Very nice card, bird houses look great.

    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)
    Polka Dot Orchard

  14. Your card is so sweet! I love those bird houses. Thank you for joining the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  15. So cute!! Love the bird house image.
    Thank you for joining in our Mood Baord Challenge at SumMoreFun.
    (SumMoreFun DT Member)


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