Monday, January 9, 2012

A Tweet Birthday


The colours at the Play Date Cafe this week really did my head in!  My first two efforts got chucked out and I finally decided to go easy on myself and keep it really CAS.  I broke out some more unused Skipping Stones Design stamps so this card is also headed for the Simon Says Stamp New Something challenge.  Now I'm off to dig out my desk.  I started sorting it today and it always seems to get worse before it gets better.  I barely have enough room to move my mouse around but I had to take a little tidying break to write up this post.  :)
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Cream) Pacon, (Certainly Celery, Pool Party) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Everyday Blessings) Skipping Stones Design
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Certainly Celery) Stampin' Up
Gem:  Doodlebug Design

Impression Plate:  (Linen & Canvas) PTI

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Have fun digging out your desk :) I am in love with this card...seriously in LOVE...my favorite impression plate...a touch of bling...LOVE!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, I love the bird stamped onto the scroll and the placement of the sentiment and bling. I think your mojo never left you!

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is amazing!!! LOVE that bit of bling underneath the sentiment--this is wonderful! :) Gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

So, so pretty! Wow!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautifully sweet, little number! LOVE that bit of texture on your inky panel! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jay Gee said...

This is really lovely Jen, that scroll bird is gorgeous :)

~Tammy~ said...

I am really jealous of your beautiful design! YOU make it look so easy! This card stands out in the gallery for sure.

lostinpaper said...

Sometimes it's better just to start again... and look what happened an AMAZING card, I adore it Jen!!

~amy~ said...

super SWEET!!!!

Christina said...

It was worth the effort to stick with it, because this card is just perfect. I love that swirly bird and the soft green stamped scroll!

onecraftymama said...

ew, desk cleaning...how depressing. The last time I did that it took 3 days, and yep, it's always worse before it gets better. Almost time to get at it again because I'm running out of room under the desk to put my feet!
I love that sentiment - puns are the best! - and the pattern on the bird...gorgeous :) So glad to see you peeking out once again!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jen, love this! So clean and fresh, with a fancy bird as the focal point. It couldn't get any better!

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous paper piecing Jen and love how you've centred all the elements too :)
Have fun digging out your desk...it never gets as tidy as it was before tho!!!
Jenny x

Marcea said...

what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge
-x-

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty! Love how you used the colours, and that bird is beautiful!

JJ Bolton said...

Perfect balance of everything, lol! CAS at it's best:)

Brandi said...

Jen,
This is so pretty! From the rhinestones to the embossed background, it all ties together perfectly!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

i LOVE tidying breaks, i usually get sidetracked by so many other things, i take more of a holiday than a break. the colours are so sweet and go so well with the cute birdie.

Emily Leiphart said...

HA, I need to purge as well! This is stunning, Jen. LOVE it loads!

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your Cup of Tea...told you it stood out in the gallery! :-)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Just beautiful... that bird is glorious.