A little bird in the tree ...

There's a new "anything goes" challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenges and as I said in an earlier post, I had coloured up lots of images from the Tropical Flowers and Tropical Paradise Flamingo stamp sets, so now is "making time" ...

I decided to use the Cherry Branch die to create a series of branches and then layered the flower and leaves on top. The sentiment is from Belle Papillion stamp set and the backing paper has been taken from the Belle Papillion 6"x6" paper pad.

Although the floral branch looked pretty, (even if I do say so myself), it needed "something" and that's when I remembered the wee lickle humming bird in the Tropical Flowers stamp set. I have coloured the bird to match the flowers and added some glitter to his wings ... which sadly does not show clearly in my photo.

Although I made the branch panel, it looked "blah" and just melted in to the card base, (even though I had a backing paper on the base), so I had a splash of inspiration ... sort of ... and have used the Ribbon Gift Frame die but extended it to create a backing panel. It did cause a few expletives but that was only because I forgot about which bits of the card needed to be on my plates and which bits should be hanging over ... doh!

Need to give you a bit of a heads up at this point, my floral obsession hasn't quite finished yet and I have lots more to share with you ... sorry!

Nothing planned this weekend as it's SATs next week and I want to be chilled, relaxed and calm for the children, so the week just flies by and instead of being THE focus, it's just an annoying blip.

Have a great weekend,

x x x

Products and links:

Crafty Catz - anything goes with twist - use 5 of something (5 flowers)
Cut It Up - wings
QKR Stampede - feminine
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - flowers + sentiment
Crafty Girls - anything goes


KarinsArtScrap said…
Lou beautiful card and your card above is very cute
Gr Karin
SewPaperPaint said…
This is so elegant and absolutely stunning! Hugs, Autumn PS. Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Elaine Stark said…
A delightful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine
Janette said…
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CraftyCatz this week...x
As.I.Do.Rodos. said…
This is very pretty .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Karon said…
The hummingbird adds just the right touch. Your card looks like a day out in the garden. Now all I need is a cup of coffee and a good book!

Thanks for joining us for our Wings challenge at Cut it Up!

Dorothy S said…
So pretty - I really like the delicate look you achieved with those flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the Anything Goes/(option, Feminine) challenge.
Dorothy S, DT member
karalschuknecht said…
Beautiful card, great color. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT
NanaConnie said…
What a delightful and lovely card, Lou! I'm just so tickled to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes or Feminine" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck.
NanaConnie DT
This is so pretty love it xx
crafty-stamper said…
Beautiful image and love the watercolour effect colouring.Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x
Bev said…
Fabulous creation Lou you really have this stamping malarkey down to a fine art!!