Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm flying!

Well I'm really quick off the mark this week. The new Bah! Humbug! challenge was only posted yesterday, and here is my card done and dusted already.
When you think of 'Things that fly' in connection with Christmas, top of the list must be Angels and Robins. I used an angel on my last card so I went for a robin this week. This one is from the Inkadinkado plate 'Winter birds'. I stamped him with timber brown Stazon and added colour with a coloursoft pencil. A little sakura transparent glitter jelly roll pen highlighted the snowflakes and swirls. I cut him out with a nestabilities label and cut a matching frame using a small piece of red dufex card left over from another project. The backing plate is from the Chocolate box core'dinations card stack, embossed in a cuttlebug folder and sanded to reveal its red core. There was just a thin strip of the dufex card left and I managed to cut a narrow ribbon with fancy scissors to go down the side.

I still felt it lacked something, so I sorted through some boxes of oddments and found this big red flower brad which I added a tiny sticker to, and added it across the main image and its frame. I haven't put a greetings on which is unusual for me, but I felt this card would be equally useful for Christmas or a winter birthday, so I can add one at the last minute if I feel I need to.
I am entering this card in the Bah! Humbug! Challenge number 8 Things that fly.

As this is the fifth time I have entered this challenge I am also going to add their sticker to my side bar. I feel it has earned a place there.


Jean Straw said...

A nice cheery card. I love that core'dination card. You were very patient to cut the wavy strip to go down the side. Jean

Jill said...

I love those Inkandinkado stamps and LOVE the way you've used it. The co'ordinations paper really sets it off. Lovley!



the crafty duck said...

Hi Kate, your card is lovely, your robin is fab and the embossing on the coordinations is really effective, lots of love Steph

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your colours on your card and that little birdie is so cute...lovely card.


Sandra said...

Love that stamp! A really lovely card.

(Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am finding my way around blogland slowly)

Max said...

Oooooh - the pretty elegance of your robin stamp looks stunning and really like that you have coloured the breast details in red. Lovely entry. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and well done for being so quick off the mark this week.

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veronica said...

love the swirls on that robin stamp Kate, mmakes a really lovely card

Ann said...

Totally gorgeous.
Ann xxx
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Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. Hugs Rita xxx