Tuesday 8 January 2013

Chirpie Chirpie Cheep Cheep!

Hello to all you wonderful bloggers out there in cyber space.  For you in the UK are you getting ready for the big freeze that is evidently on the way?? Hopefully it will freeze up all this blasted rain.

I have made a card today using a sketch over at Raise The Bar and I do love my sketches! I love the images of Mayzy Art and bought a few new ones at the weekend (naughty girl) along with some new paper pads!

She's called Bibi's Harmony and I have coloured her with Copics and Prismas.  I decided to make the bird a canary because my mum always had a canary (which was always called Chirpie!).  I cut her and matted her with my Grand Nesties as I made her quite large.  The heart edge is a Martha Stewart border punch but I used it around the edge as explained by Debby.  The papers are from Echo Park called Sweet Day - really pretty pad.  The sentiment I think I got free in a magazine and I have used a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner to cut and emboss it and then coloured it with Memento ink in Cantaloupe.  The little flowers were made with the die from the Spellbinders Homespun set. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Raise the Bar - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - New Something (Image and Papers)
Mayzy Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Something New (Image and Papers)
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Flowers and Ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches
One Stitch at  a Time - New
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes

Well we were back at the gym yesterday which wasn't too bad it felt like ages but it was only two weeks.  Our bridge lessons start again tonight so better find my thinking cap before tonight!  Hope you have a fab day, thank you for looking I will see you all again tomorrow.  Take care xx


brenda said...

what a beautiful bright and sunny looking card Susan, perfect for these dull winter days.

Thanks so much to joining us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

Jacki Daniels said...

beautiful card suzie love the papers and how could you resist such cute a cute image she had to be brought lol

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, love the bright cheerful colours and you coloured her perfectly. Love the heart border, it looks fab.
Think I'll drag out the fur boots and thick jumpers lol just in case.
Hugs Sue W.

Chrissy said...

Such a pretty card Susan, love the happy sunny colours and gorgeous image, the little bird is so cute.


julie_woolston said...

Beautiful cheerful card Susan, what a sweet image, love her hair.

Hugs Julie x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous, brigth springlike and cheerful card

hugs Vicky xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - love how you have framed the image with the MS heart border punch - so clever.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Susan...love the image and the fabulous colours. This should brighten up anybody's day.
Hugs Debbie x

Jo said...

Lovely, bright cheerful card Susan....just what we need to see as it's so dull, dark & damp here!
Hugs Jo x

Unknown said...

Wow super colouring and design.Thanks for joining in this week.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the pretty image and the beautiful sunny colours.
Hugs Sue

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image Susan and I LOve your coloring of her..
FABulous paper and LOving your ribbon.
{Not make just as many Xmas cards this year lol...I had 10 left! sooos
I am in front! Heck!!}

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, lovely bright colours and pretty papers.
Enjoy your bridge lesson tonight.

Patricia said...

This is just so sweet I love that image. Love everything about this card.

Patricia xx

Sonia said...

Fantastic card Suzie^_^
Love the image and the bright colors^_^
Brilliant work^_^
Big hug,

Unknown said...

Oh this is so pretty Susan! The girl really reminds me of a Dutch player who was quite famous back in the 80-ies! Lovely bright colours, hugs, Ira xox

Mayzy said...

Your card is so bright and sunny! Very nice bit of spring on a winter day.

Thanks for joining the MayzyArt Challenge!


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the image, beautifully coloured. The backing papers are really pretty. Just fab!
Lorraine x

Choccy said...

I do love your creation. Such a warm feel to it... Just what we need right now ;O)Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck and i hope to see you back with us next week :O)

Choccy x

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the bright colours.Carol x

pinky said...

She is lovely and adore the colours you have used Susan. Not looking forward to that freeze at all. So much surplus water here it will be like a skating rink walking the dog lol.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and pretty papers. Hugs, Claire x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan
Lovely card, what a great image.
Hope you are well.
Suzie xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.gorgeous sunshine colours and i love the sweet image :D

x coops xx

Sasha said...

I love your image and pretty backing papers, Susan. Such a bright and beautiful card!
Thank you for joining in with us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh love the bright cheerful card! Great layout.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card , love the yellow tones and the image is coloured so well, fab job on her hair Susan! Love the punched edges around the oval.

Miradormakings said...

Beautiful colours and a gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week .

Joan x

Jo said...

Love how you did your cut out. Works so well with the birdie on the flute. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt.

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! I love the colors you have used! thanks for playing with Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week. Ghest Designer

Craftychris said...

Fab card, I love the bright and cheerful colours - they brighten up the dull day! The backing paper is fab and the image bought back memories of playing the flute when I was younger. I wish I had kept it up! xx

Annette said...

What a bright yellow sunny card! I want the sun:-)) I wish it was a few months later! I love the sun!
See you Annette

Sandy said...

So cute - once again, gorgeous paper with a neat design!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the cute image and those shades of yellow are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Ally said...

Bibi is a wonderful star! she looks great and you have brought her to life with your wonderful colouring. Adorable card!
xxx, Alessandra

Karen C said...

Love it!! It is Awesome! Thanks for joining our "NEW" challenge over at One Stitch At A Time this week! Hope to see you in our next challenge!
Karen C

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, I love the way you did the border, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Bettina L. said...

This is beautiful. Love the spring design and your colouring look superb. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

scrappymo! said...

She's a cutie pie! Love those Spellbinders sentiment banners...they are striking looking.

Darlene Lyons said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing it with us at MayzyArt!