Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Twitterpaitted - Male cards are hard for me to do. I love pink and flowers and glitter. So this fortnights challenge at Creative Card Crew of masculine cards, was hard for me.

I finely sat down and thought about what would my husband like in a Valentine's card. Not what I wanted to give him, but what does he really like. Then I thought about how much he loves the outdoors and probably his all time favorite gift that I have given him was a book that made bird calls. He used to sit out on our balcony at our apartment that overlooked a wildlife preserve. He would have the book make the calls and wait for the birds to come and return the calls.

This card combines his love of birds and my homework assignment from my Copic's class, which was to color bird feathers.

My DP is Glitz Pack Afternoon Muse. Glitz paper pack and other delights to go with it are available at our Sponsor Simon Says Stamp. They are just back from CHA and are getting in loads of new stuff, so now is a great time to browse their site.
My sentiment was created by me. My husband liked to imatate some of the lines from Bambi when we first met, so he will totally get this sentiment. I punched the sentiment with my new punch from stampin up. I also punched a heart to go behind the sentiment with my Creative Memories heart punches.
My image is Designed to Delight. I colored it with Copics and fussy cut it. I framed it with Stampin Up framelits die. The punch border was a MS punch. Everything was inked with Black Soot distress inks. I used a button and twine as my only embellishment. I don't normally use kraft, but I like the rustic look of it with the twine.
Card Patterns # 152 Sketch
Paper Lovin Gals #16 Photo inspired
Charima Cardz #5 Things With Wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #119 Valentines
Simply Create Too #Red Hot
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #56 Love
Totally Gorjuss #118 Love
All Sorts Challenge #141 Free and Easy
Stampin Sister in Christ #126 Show Joy


  1. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  2. Wow, this card is gorgeous!! I love birds, have 4 bird feeders right off my deck and could sit and watch them all day long. Beautiful coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals.


  3. Love this card so much, the colours are fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. Thanks for linking up to our challenge with your very pretty card. I like the way your sponging creates a vintage look to your card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Paper Lovin' Gals DT

  5. Hello!! This is a darling card... and the Kraft color is a great choice!! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals this week!!
    Michele F.
    PLG DT

  6. What an absolutely LOVELY card! Thanks for joining us at the PLG this week! :)

  7. Lovely card, such a pretty bird, we dont have those in New Zealand..
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Fabulous card! Love the bird and you coloured it so well. The branch works so well with the rest of the card and you wrote such a sweet sentiment. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!

  9. oh this is cute, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx

  10. So bright and churpy...really lovely card.

  11. A gorgeous card, love this colour combo, Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. your card is so BEAUTIFUL--I love that image too! Red Birds are my favorite. One lands in a berry bush outside our kitchen window--he makes me smile every time I see him. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our "RED HOT" Challenge #6.

    Simply Create Design Team Member

  13. Wow- stunning!! That cardinal is so realistic. Love all the reds you used here. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  14. Hey Mari. Congrats on your recent win. I love your coloring on this bird. Thanks for playing along with Totally Gorjuss. I hope that you can join in for the current challenge.

  15. This is gorgeous. I love that little cardinal that you used. I love seeing the cardinals in the winter. They are like little blessings from God when I see one. Thanks for making me smile with your card. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  16. Hello!
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL masculine creation. Great Job!
    Love the colours!