Good Morning Ladies,
A glorious day here yesterday, the sun shone brightly all day, it was very chilly though. It is so lovely to be able to sit and watch all of the birds in our garden right now, we even had a Woodpecker, he was pecking about on the lawn, I'm not sure what he was after, he wasn't interested in anything from the bird feeder and we have quite a buffet on there, from mixed seeds and grains to fruit and seed fat blocks and the all time favourite ...Mealworms! Our Bird feeder is metal, quite sturdy in construction but Paul and I were both looking at it this morning try to see if it was bent slightly or whether we were just seeing things, a few minutes later a huge crow landed on the water trough and had an odd technique that involved hitting the cage with the fruit/fat block with its beak to get it to swing and he then just sat pecking at it every time it swung towards him, he flew off and it was then the turn of a great fat pigeon, so that kind of answered our question about it being slightly bent, we may need to reinforce it! The blue tits, robins and starlings just sit waiting patiently for the larger birds to finish. It is so relaxing just sitting and watching them and I look forward to being able to sit out and watch them.
Do you all have a good selection of Birds visiting your garden?
Now onto to today's card, I have to praise the amazing service of CraftStash as I ordered my new Indigo Blu (issue 3) Magazine on Saturday and it arrived this morning, I got a notification about half an hour after I ordered to say it had been dispatched, I was amazed with the Postman knocked the door to hand it to me this morning.
It is a lovely magazine and the stamps are gorgeous, the image above is just one stamp, its 6 x 3 inches and stamps beautifully. The image on my card above was the very first time that I had stamped it, I used Versafine Clair, I then took my new Favourite colouring pens 'Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens', I bought the set of 24, they are beautiful, they have such a fine brush nib on them, you can colour direct to paper like I have above, they blend into each other perfectly, I will definitely be looking into getting so more of the pens, I guess somewhere will sell them individually.
I stamped my image and coloured it with the Zig pens, I then edged the piece with Mustard seed Distress ink and added it to a black mat, I made a matching background by using another piece of watercolour card, I blended some more Mustard Seed distress ink over it and then stamped over using another stamp from the free set included in the magazine, I finished the background by adding some second and third generation stamped flowers. I popped the backing paper onto a black matt also and then onto a base card, I finished the card by stamping one of the sentiments (dividing it into two separate sentiments) and inked around the black ink, I then die cut it with the Julie Hickey banner die. The last thing I did was add 3 tiny diamantes.
I hope you like my bright and cheerful card.
Have a lovely day my lovelies,
Love and hugs to all of you,