A couple of cards

Hi, how are you on this wet and windy Monday evening.   Not so good here, gall bladder kicked off this morning so its been a day of trying not to turn into a sprit level!    Hoping for a good nights sleep and back to normal in the morning.   Anyway I've got a couple of cards I'd like to share with you all this evening.

You might know that our challenge this fortnight at Craft-Room Challenge is themed Our Feathered Friends.    Birds and nature make lovely images, I wanted to have an autumn project so this little tit a full time resident of the island is a good starting point.

The colours were kept pastel using ink dusters and Adirondack dye based inks.   The flying birds and flora were stamped in shades of brown and green.  Little orange berries and shadow lines added in yellow.  The main image is all whisper pens applied directly to the stamp.

Our challenge has another week to run and there is a fabulous Crafty Individuals prize to one lucky winner drawn at random.

I'm sharing this card with
Ooh La La - Things with Wings
Designed to Color - Use a Die (spellbinder fancy edge)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

And then there is this card, made with Rogue Redhead Designs challenge in mind, Diecut Divas is the theme there.

For this A frame card I stamped a background with on of RRD's back ground stamps and then distressed it with various inks and those ink dusters, they are never far from my work surface.   Marianne heart and snowflake die set used to cut the heart shape using some shabby chic style DPs.   Over this some lace has been layered.    RRD's girl in a hat stamped and coloured with ProMarkers sits on top of the heart with a die cut Eiffel Tower tucked behind her.   Some ribbon flowers and netting as the first layer complete the shabby chic intentions of this card.

Beside Rogue Redhead, I'd like to share this  with

Fashionable Stamping - Make a Card
Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
A little bit Crafty - A little bit Shabby
Colour me Creative - Anything Goes

Back to normal tomorrow, I hope.


  1. Two very different but beautiful cards
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Happy Crafting

  2. Great cards, Zoe! Very delicate! Thanks for playing the DieCut Divas Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  3. both cards are stunning! such lovely color palettes on both. xo

  4. Two fabulous creations.

    Love the scene you created in the background of the bird one and the bright pop of teal in the second card is so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers

  5. Beautiful cards Zoe. The second one is my favourite with the stand out Eiffel tower-such a wonderful colour choice for that

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. Lovely cards Zoe, I particularly love the sweet bird one. I hope you are feeling better in the morning, having lost my gall bladder a few years back I can totally sympathize with just how yukky you must be feeling if you have had a attack. Take Care xx

  8. Two beautiful cards Zoe, thank you for joining the challenge at FSC this time.

  9. Thanks for sharing these creations with us at Crafty Cardmakers and Good Luck!

  10. Beautiful cards..Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month.
    Wendy xx

  11. Two gorgeous cards Zoe, and the die cuts are a lovely way to frame the images.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  12. Love both of your pretty cards Zoe, xx

  13. Hi Zoe - Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at FSC...the image is beautifully coloured, great layering too - I've got some of that splatter net somewhere, forgotten how effective it can look..Esther xx

  14. Lovely cards! Great die-cuts. Thanks for joining the RRD Rebel Challenge.

  15. thats just the cutest bird card Zoe, and Midge is looking stunning on the other :-) Deb x

  16. Very Lovely cards:-)Thank you for joining us at CMC,

  17. Beautiful cards! The Rogue Lady is absolutely stunning and what great layers! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  18. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for sharing your diecut diva with us at FSC !!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  19. so sweet thanks for joining us at OLL

  20. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Love Laura xxx


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