Friday, 29 July 2011

Birds in flight

I'm back as promised with two cards to share with you, both with birds. This first card was made using a Squiggles image called lovebirds. I coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens an added some lace, punched butterflies and punched heart with roses for a romantic feel for an anniversary card. The backing paper is just perfect with this image and comes from my ever dwindling pack of Papermania Summer Blooms.

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Flutterbies
Sarah Hurley Punch it
Digital Tuesday Garden with things with wings
Papertake Great sketch


For my second card I have used one of the first Little Claire stamps I ever bought which is a lovely image for so many occasions. I teamed it with some papers which arrived today with my Cardmaking and Papercraft mag. They are Kate Knight Totally Tropical and boy are they bright but I felt they showed off this image well which has also been coloured with Spectrum Noirs. I used an MS trellis border punch and added some pearls and flowers.

Challenges:
Little Claire Things with wings
Willow Sketchie Fab sketch
Moving along with the times Brand spanking new
Everybody Art Garden
Paperplay In the garden

29 comments:

Miria said...

Hi, Marianne. Two lovely cards, I love the colouring and the images! Thank for joining WSC indeed, hugs, Miria

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love the bright papers in the second one.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie, hope to see you again next week.
Pauline
x

Claire x said...

Two gorgeous cards hun - lovin the vibrant colours on both of them and great images too. Thanks for playing along this week with Willow Sketchie. Hugs, Claire x

downrightcrafty said...

can tell you are using alcohol pens as the shading and blending is so soft, love the overall card so delicate with that blue lace on the first one and wow striking on the second one, great colours
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra said...

Another two gorgeous cards love the images and the colours are striking:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous hun...and beautiful dp's too :o)

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Chrissy said...

Two gorgeous card..one soft in colouring and so pretty..the other bright and happy and beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sally said...

Love these cards Marianne especially the first one. Looks like the new pens are great.....wonder how long I will resist. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sally xx

Squirrel x said...

OMW hun, these are both soooo adorable! Those love birds are perfect for a romantic anniversary and love how you have used the bird house for a new home. Fabulous. Sxx

Heidi said...

Hallo Marianne, love these cards, both are so tweet, sorry couldn't resist, am off to advertise your candy for squiggles now as I am back home from hols and I have pryed the comp away from the kids. Heidi x

Donna Mosley said...

Two gorgeous cards Marianne, love the images and fab colouring. Very pretty papers and details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and Little Claire's.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, these are just gorgeous, fab layouts and details gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne, very bright and cheery.

Pami said...

Hi Marianne, two lovely cards, the new home card is wonderful, the paper is very pretty and the paper flowers lift it very well. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Anne-Marie said...

Oh what lovely cards, I love the vibrant colours. Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Willow Sketchie. And good luck. Anne-Marie x x

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful cards Marianne, I especially love those gorgeous birds they are so cute, the added butterflies, flowers and gorgeous papers all look superb thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week
Hugs
Lorraine x

craftybunny said...

Two beautiful cards.Great work with the sketch.Love the vibrant colours.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Marianne they are both stunning cards, The colours are brilliant and cheered me up on this dull morning. Thanks for playing on MAWTT and Willow Sketchie Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Marianne. Love the vibrant colours on the second one
Clairexx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun, lovin both these cards, I got the Katie Knight papers to & they are bright but gorgeous....I love how you have used yours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Willow & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Katina said...

Hi Marianne, beautiful card and great take on the sketch.Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, what sweet cards! I love the bright colours.
Hugs Lynsey x

Arline said...

Aww these are beautiful cards! Gorgeous images and fab colouring. Have purchased some of the spectrum noir pens and am looking forward to having a play next week!!x

Clairebears said...

Two beautiful cards, gorgeous colouring and thanks so much for joining us over at Willow Sketchie Challenge.
Love Clairebears x

katesacraftybugger said...

what lovely bright cards. Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie -Kate x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !! so beautiful !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs
tina46
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Georgina said...

A lovely card. Great summery colours. Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge anf using a Little Claire stamp.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Marianne, so bright and cheerful.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

jaine the basement gal. said...

Beautiful cards and such pretty colours. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.