Earth, Nature, Life

Evening all! Well, my make and take Christmas card party was a success. Everyone seemed to have a good time...and I sold lots of cards and got several orders. Now when I sell cards, I get to buy toys. So I took a little of my stash and bought some spellbinder die cuts. I was dying to play with my new toys, so I pulled out my crayons, as my husband calls them, and put on my creative cap.  Ike's world had Winter Robin as a  freebie so I thought I would give it a try. So here is what I came up with:

Here is what I did:

I used brown card stock for the base of my card. Matted it with card stock I had in my stash. I am not sure where I got it, but I knew I had it and would work perfect for a nature card. I used my Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Squared to cut out my brown card stock and grunge'd it up with my sandpaper.
I then tacked it down with 4 brads and added my handmade flowers and sentiments.

My LIFE tag worked perfectly with the overall Nature theme along with my handmade flowers and leaves. I added the green gems in the middle of the flower to finish it off.

I was so excited about my finished card, that I didn't realize Ike's current theme is "It Feels Like Winter.". YIKES. Well, I guess this could be a winter theme. Well, I am going to enter it anyway, as I did use the Freebie and I think the card came out Great. Perhaps I will make another one and this time color my Robin Red.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Well, I guess I better get back to work and complete those orders! Have a great evening everyone.


  1. This is beautiful! I loveeeeeee the bird!!!!!

  2. Excellent! I wish you success!

  3. What a wonderful card

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  4. Great work! your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at IKE'sWORLD challenges :)

  5. Very pretty card Monica! Love that little bird, beautiful colored!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  6. Oh that is soooo pretty !! The colouring on the bird is gorgeous and I really like how the brown card looks after it got it's sanding. Fantastic card and I reckon it could be winter in Oz or even here in this picture coz we don't get snow or anything :-D
    Thank you for playing along with us at IKE'sWORLD Challenges and for enjoying my image :-)

    IKE xxx

  7. Great card..Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly..Hugz Gayle xx

  8. Hey, weren't we just talking talking about Ike's World?! I'm so glad to see that you had the opportunity to enter the challenge. I had to chuckle when I came across the line where you forgot it was supposed to be winter. I've done that myself in challenges only as a DT member. It is interesting the ideas we can come up with to make our cards fit the challenge -- at least in our own minds anyways. As far as yours go, I can see a the fading of winter into a muddy mess so works for me. Great effect you achieved with the sanding and your colouring is fantastic.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Ike's World Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., IWC DT

  9. Gorgeous card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  10. It is a fabulous creation never the less . beautiful image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  11. Lovely card! I like the way you have colored Ike's digi bird! Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges! And for using one of her digi stamps.

  12. super cute! Isn't it fun when your hubby gets you some extra $$ to spend for some more toys ;o) Love what you have done for this card.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Ike’s world challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky


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