Friday, 16 March 2018

Watch The Birdie! - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Just got back from a Drop In session at school where we got to see what my eldest son has been up to.  It's a good idea to have these drop in sessions as not only do you get to see what the children have been doing in lessons, but it's really motivational for them to show you their achievements.   Plus, as it's first thing parents can come in before they go to work.

On with this week's Challenge for the Daring Cardmakers which I have set.  As the title suggests I would love to see a bird on your creation either as a focal point or embellishment, die cut or stamped.  Lots of choices so I do hope you'll join in and there's some amazing inspiration from the Design Team HERE.


As you can see, I've gone a little tropical for my creation, obviously thinking of the warmth and sunshine that you associate with it!

I've used the new First Edition Tropical Die set and added coloured card through the die cut image of the toucan - paper piecing using dies.  The addition of a tiny gemstone for the eye gives me my bling fix.  I've die cut some leaves to create foliage for the toucan to sit on.  A mini paper doily and die cut sentiment finish the card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I will be doing a Trimcraft demo at the The Range in Thurrock on Sunday which I am looking forward.

See you again soon,
Shabneez

Products Used:
First Edition Tropical Die Set
Nature's Grace Doilies
First Edition Hello Baby Paper Pad
Dovecraft Happy Birthday Die

21 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Love his tropical foliage perch and the little gem definitely gives him a twinkle in his eye! Fab card and great theme for the challenge, thanks!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Shabneez

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Shabneez this is a stunning card that bird is fantastic and I love the leaves. The card has a lovely tropical feel. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such a fun card Shabneez.
Laine
x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the doily frames the bird beautifully.
Hugs
Linda xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Shabneez, I love the tropical theme.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Fabulous card Shabneez, brilliant image.
Pam x

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous card

Janet Packer said...

I love this fun card Shabneez, definitely makes me think of warmer days!

Sylvia Ames said...

What a fun card to brighten the weekend. Love the tropical colours and fabulous tucan.

Sylv xx

ALI said...

What a great card, love the bright colours.

Janice said...

A fabulous, brightly coloured card Shabneez, I love it!
Janice x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

beautiful bird card Shabneez

Brawny said...

Fab card Shabneez x

Tracy Welham said...

Great fun card, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Cathy Clowes said...

Ooh this is stunning Shabneez, those dies look fabulous and your design is great. I love going into school with my children, sounds like you do too. Cathh x

Liz said...

A beautiful, striking card, Shanneez. What a fabulous bird! The tiny gem eye is a perfect finishing touch. xx

Alizabethy said...

Love this tropical card - everything works so well together!

Kathy said...

I adore the vibrancy of this one - just for a moment I felt the hot sun of the tropics and then reality hit

AndreaH said...

Love all these great colours on your card Shabneez. You always do such great cards. I also love everything #Trimcraft. Xxx

Svenja said...

This one really put me in a holiday-mood - looove those colours!