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.

Comments

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

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  2. Excellent! I wish you success!

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  3. What a wonderful card

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

    luv

    Debby

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

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

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  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 :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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

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  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

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  9. Gorgeous card.

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

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

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  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.
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (IWC)

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  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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