3 January 2015

Love Birds!

Today sees the first challenge of the year over at My Time To Craft.
 If you fancy joining us for a few weeks as a Guest Designer, either pop over & enter our challenge here & add GDT to your name or email me at shell-swinscoe@virginmedia.com You can use anything you want to create your finished item but it must follow the theme,. You can also make anything you want, it doesn't have to be a card as we are a mixed media challenge. It just has to fit the theme!

The theme for the next week is....


new year, new house, new car, new job, new baby....& of course all that scrummy new stash you got for Christmas!
Remember to tell us what your 'new' thing is!

I decided to use, new house, new stamp & new flourish die cut!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Country View- new to you (stamp & flourish die cut)
Creatalicious- new beginnings
Dies R Us- ATG with something new (flourish die cut)
Aud Sentiments- use the word new
Red Rubber- new stamp

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Love Birds' from the 'Moonbeam Meadow' collection 
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Tree- sandstone, 109 & 103
Bow- sorbet, 40 & 31
Birdhouse- 63, 62, oasis & 55
Birdies- surf blue, 73, 70, yellow, 22, 17 & 15
Flowers- sorbet, 31, wild orchid & 38
Leaves- bright green & 60
Butterflies- 33
Tim Holtz distress inks
'Fabulous Phlox' colour distressed using mowed lawn, milled lavender & squeezed lemonade
'Flourish' colour distressed using milled lavender
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Bloom' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'Congrats On Your New Home' sentiment taken from the 'Makey Bakey Mice' set called 'Home Sweet Home' 
My stash- lilac card & 5mm cream pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose blue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Fabulous Phlox' die cut by Memory Box 98511
'Leafy Flourish' die cut by X-cut  xcu50189
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

I am really sorry I haven't been around to visit you much over Christmas, as well as the usual family keeping me away....Nige has managed to hurt his back, he has be diagnosed with a displaced disc & has been told to rest & do nothing lol....makes a change me looking after him. Hopefully when the girls go back to college next week I will get a bit more routine even with Nige being off work!
So please bear/bare ? with me
hugs xx


Pat said...

Lovely new home card Shell, the image and colours are beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card and I definitely want this stamp now, I will wait for Amy to add them to the shop to get it. I hope Nige is feeling a bit better by now.
Kim x

Barbara said...

Shell, such a pretty and colorful card! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

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Danielle Vincent said...

The colors all work so beautifully in this card Shell! Really really Pretty!! Happy New Year.

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image. Your new die is one of my favorites :)

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card Shell and the image is simply gorgeous xx

Darlene said...

What a pretty creation Shell! Love your design and great coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Happy New Year, what a cute wee card its adorable, Hope Nige gets well soon, Sounds ouchy, Love Hazelxx

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors! Stunning coloring of the image as well!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the cheerful colours
Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments designs and good luck in the challenge
tracey x

Ann said...

Beautiful, Shell. The colors remind me of spring!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "New Beginning” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Unknown said...

So cheerful and colorful! I love the image and flower! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Jackie C said...

Hi Shell! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Crafts.xxx