Saturday, 5 April 2014

Red Cardinal Birthday

Hello.  Welcome.  Not quite midnight crafting but posting on the limit again........  Having fun making a birthday card for my Grandmother who will be 91 in May.  Way to go Nan......

My card base is white hammered card.  I used Cheery Lynn Celtic Fire Oval Frame die to cut the aperture which I backed with pink paper from Do Crafts Pampered Pets papers.  I used the same die to cut the frame from a blue sheet of paper in the Pampered Pets pack.   I used the same paper and Cheery Lynn Ship's Compass die.  I cut the compass into quarters and used them as corners.  The Cardinal is a Stamps Happen Inc. stamp called Cardinal which I coloured with promarkers and fussy cut.  The sentiment is a pre-printed one I got in a paper pack.

Isn't he cute??

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 126 - Back to Nature
Joan's Touch Challenge 7 - patterned paper, stamp, corners 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday 
I Love Promarkers - Clean and Simple 
Die Cut Divas - Rainbow Lorikeets 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs


  1. Gail, sweet little card, love the little bird and how you colored it. It really makes it stand out.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  2. Iona, this is adorable and I love how you used the compass for corner adornment. That birdie is too sweet and perfectly framed with the Celtic Fire Oval. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Great card. Love the bird image inside the celtic frame. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn challenge. Best of Luck to you.

  4. Thank you for the heads up. I think I've corrected it. That's never happened before, weird, lol.
    Love your sweet bird and design.

  5. So pretty! Your coloration on the cardinal is the different tones! Great card!

  6. Gail, beautiful card. Love the colors and the way you framed the cardinal. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for the weekly challenge.

  7. Hi ,that is fabulous ! A fantastic colouring and a nice image. I love this bird.Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I love ProMarkers challenge this week!
    Good Luck!
    Greets Gudrun

  8. Just an adorable card, Gail, with a perfect red cardinal!

  9. Beautiful card! Such a pretty image!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. The cardinal is fabulous.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. a very pretty card and just awesome for your gran. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.


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