Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Birdie

It's Sunday and the sun is out. Sydney-siders will understand that at the moment, that's some kind of miracle. It has been raining steadily for the whole summer, I think I've been in the pool only twice this year and given it's February already that's some sort of (sad) record.

Right now Doodle Pantry are giving away the most fabulous digi stamp set for everyone who enters their current challenge using a Doodle Pantry image. The image I have is their Happy Bird freebie, that you can get here. Here is the little card I created.


For something a little different I followed the latest sketch by The Sweet Stop. I'm not normally a sketch follower so this was a little daunting, but I am happy with how it turned out.

Brace yourselves though people - for I have big crafty news. I bought a sewing maching so I could attemp that gorgeous stitching I see on other cards. I haven't touched a sewing machine since I failed home economics when I was 13 years old and switched to metalwork, so trust me when I say this is big news. :) It might take a while before I can stitch anything worth sharing, but today is the day I get it out of the box.

This little card is entered into the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Doodle Pantry - Use a Doodle Pantry image

Until next time,
Tracey

21 comments:

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card. I am doing the happy dance right now, yeah blue sky. Forgot what it was like....
Blessings Hilde

Margaret said...

Your happy bird is so sweet and the papers are gorgeous!
LOL at the sewing machine. My Mom and oldest sister are both handy with sewing & quilting. I attempted to sew some die cut fabric flowers together and then threatened my sister not to show my Mom! Hopefully your skills are much better than mine!

Mamma Mia said...

Lovely card Tracey - good luck with the sewing machine! Helen x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Tracey. Love the cut-out bird image... the papers are so pretty. The flowers with the brads look perfect! Have fun with your sewing machine! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Tracy said...

I just love that little birdie! You've made him so vibrant and fun, especially paired with the paper you've used. He does make me happy. :-) Hugs!

Shelby said...

Love those bright happy colors and the ticket sentiment is fantastic

Shelby

Laurie said...

That is adorable, love the colors in the papers too! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 20!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your card is fabulous and I love,love the colour combinations you used, the paper us awesome. Super job on the birdie. Love this card!
glenda
xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh my bad, I forget to say thank you for entering the challenge at Doodle Pantry (DPDC#20). Hope to see your work next time:O)

Cathymac said...

How cute, Tracey! This adorable birdie and cheerful colors make me smile! Good luck with your sewing machine...have fun with it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Dawn Frost said...

Great colouring on the birdie, love the shading! I really like the background papers you used and sketch. Thanks for joining us at DPDC#20!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Tracey,love the papers and colours and the little bird is so sweet....
Mandy x

Patti J said...

Thanks for taking part in the DPCD #20! Love your cheerful, happy colors! Great job, Tracey :)

Lisa M said...

My gosh, gorgeous card I get to look at, a freebie and this wonderful news of your new purchase! I'm so proud of you. I find my sewing machine holds my table down nicely. LOL!
Can't wait to see the masterpieces you create with it. :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Faye said...

Lisa, this is sooooooooooooo gorgeous. Loving the bright colours and the bird is tweet. xx

Faye said...

Tracey, I am so sorry I called you Lisa. I had Lisa in my head for some reason!! Sorry. xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous design and mix of papers. Love the contrast against the blue birdie. Thanks so much for joining us for the Doodle Pantry digi challenge!

Kathy W. said...

Love that birdie! The layout is awesome...thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am crazy over this card - all the background papers and everything really make the cute image stand out. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Challenge this month.

Sharon Basel said...

This is simply fantastic! I love your card design and those wonderful papers are just perfect with this adorable birdie. Thanks so much for playing in our Doodle Pantry challenge.
Sharon

Lorianna said...

Wow - a stunning card!
I love everything about it!
Thanks for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #20
Hugs
Lorianna DPDT