Friday, October 14, 2011

Where did the week go?

All I know is that it went past in a blur, it went so quickly!
So I find myself on Daring Cardmakers Day again and no blogging since the last one.  Must try harder....
This week it's Rein's turn to set the dare and she's chosen the lovely, popular theme of BIRDS.
It's an extra=special challenge this week as we not only have a lovely ribbon-y prize to give away, but are also able to offer everyone who joins in with us this week the chance to buy the same pack of gorgeousness at a special price - more of that in a minute.
This is my birdy card - I decided to go for 2 teeny-tiny little birdies.
Papers are MME - from 2 of the Lost and Found 6x6 pads
Brown Bazzill card, tiny black gems, red gems, red twine
Spellbinders dies for circles, flower and doily shapes
EK Success border punch (it's new so I had to try it out)
Craft Robo for tree and birds

The tree shape is based on a swirly tree clipart I saw, but I "hand drew" the trunk shape using the paintbrush tool, then added a long branch and circles of different sizes (with smaller circles inside) instead of swirls.  To make the circles I just used the paintbrush tool with the the circular shaped "head" selected and changed the size of the paintbrush to get bigger or smaller circles.  I always start by decreasing the colours so that I'm using only black and white.
The bird is a simple circle for the body, I used the "draw" tool to make any straight line sections (legs, feet, beak), then drew the shape of the tail feather piece, which I cut several times

Click here to visit The Ribbon Reel Online Shop
Here is a photo of the lovely Ribbon Reel prize we have to give away this week

Keilly is also offering everyone who joins in with Rein's challenge this week the opportunity to order the same gorgeous goodie pack at a special Darers Only price.
Please pop over to visit the Daring Cardmakers BLOG to see the lovely birdy cards and find out more about our fabulous Ribbon Reel prize and offer.
Right, I am running soooooo late this week and really must try and tick some things off my list.  I'll try and catch up on my blogging and blog-hopping soon though as I've been really really bad over the last few weeks - put it down to holidays, visitors and being ill!
All for now, thanks for popping by


Gez said...

Stunning card Kathy. It's almost like patchwork. Gorgeous ♥ Fab prize too!

tracy said...

such a lovely card kathy :)

Angelnorth said...

Love the cute birdies with their twirly tree - looks fab!

Rein said...

Just lovely!
The papers work so well together.

Kaz said...

Such a lovely card Kathy, those little birds are so tweet! xxx

Linby said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the kind comment on my card and the "heads up" ;0

Katina said...

Fantastic!! I love the way you've drawn the elements - very clever! xx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous, I love those little birds!

Karen said...

Oh I really like the patchwork look of this one Kathy, its so pretty xxx

Keilly said...

Those birds are so cute Kathy, I love the little tail feathers! x