12 January, 2016


It is mid summer here and all the fruit trees are just coming ripe.  Now, I love birds and I don't mind sharing the fruit trees with them, but have you noticed they all seem to choose a different fruit and take one peck from each?

This is from a Verve sketch (and you all know I love sketches), which I didn't like and still don't; it seems arkward somehow.  However, that just makes it more of a challenge.

I used a square card to make it look better.  The stamps are all from a NEW Clear Impressions stamp set, coloured with Reno markers.  The blossoms and eggs are highlighted with Wink of Stella clear.  The foliage diecuts are Couture Creations, inked.

Shared on challenge:


kiwimeskreations said...

Another beautiful card Carol - love the bird and the nest, and your adaptation of the sketch.

Dawn T said...

gorgeous. I agree with you, it's not the best of sketches but you have done an awesome job on it.

Kim Heggins said...

So your gorgeous birds nest and all your wonderful little details, amazing!

Camille Short said...

This card is just gorgeous!

brenda said...

A very pretty creation Carol, love the bird and the added nest, would work for male or female.

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Dora said...

Beautiful using of stamps. springfeeling!
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Lynda said...

Lovely card, so elegant. The layout is perfect. Thankyou for joining us over at Get Creative for our 'Anything New challenge' Hope to see you again Lynda DT xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweetly beautiful card. Love that little bird nest. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Eret said...

Really lovely card. I love the way you used the sketch. On each circle is something to related with birds. Beautiful!
Enjoy your fruit trees. I can only dream about it right now. Only thing that looks a bit like apple tree are little Robins sitting on the snow covered Maple :)
Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Deanne Saunders said...

What a lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our OPEN-MINDED CRAFTING FUN challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Unknown said...

Beautiful card with a great layout! Thanks for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges.
Kerri DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Just super card.
Thank you for entering the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

Unknown said...

LOL Yes! the birds do that for sure! When I was growing tomatoes they wouldn't just poke at the one.. they would take a chunk out of all of them!!Crazy! You did a great job with this sketch... even it seemed awkward. You would never know! It really turned out beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

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