Monday, February 25, 2013

My first DT card for Artists Inspiration

First i would like to say that i am now a very Proud Member of the Artists Inspiration  Challenge Blog and this is my first Card as a member of the DT. So please pop over to the blog and see the fabulous work by the rest of the DT.
I am so pleased to be doing this Card as it is always nice to use different images and this one came to me as soon as i saw it what i wanted to make with it. I think this one could be a male or female card which for me is always very handy to add to my male card stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
613 Avenue Create Challenge    Anything Goes - pile it on (optional)
Creative Inspiration    Anything Goes Paint
Electic Ellapu   Masculine
One Stitch at a time  Use a Digi

The image i have used for this card is from  QKR Called Bird box and Vines, coloured with Copics.
The Cardstock to make the stepper card is from Stash.
The die cut is an Xcut large dies and the sentiment die cut is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities.
The little birds are a Martha Stewart punch and stamp.
Embellishments from Stash

Thank you for taking the time to pop over to my space and looking and any comments left are always read and greatly appreciated.

Joan x


  1. Gorgeous stepper card Joan, love your colouration of this lovely birdhouse and those wee birds are so sweet.
    Nicola -x-

  2. This is a fabulous card Joan, lovely image and great design.
    Congratulations on your new DT post - well deserved.

  3. Beautiful card. Love the pastel colouring :)

  4. Very cute, will pop over and see the challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card mum. Fabulous colouring and those little embellishments are perfect.

    Great debut to the group :-)

    love Claire xx

  6. This is gorgeous Joan. I love the image and fabulous detailing.
    Sue xx

  7. Beautiful card, lovely colours x

  8. Great stepper card love that birdhouse!!

  9. Congrats Joan. Card is lovely, nice and good design, xxx

  10. Beautiful card Joan love the design

  11. Gorgeous card Joan! Really lovely countrified feel.

    Congrats on your new DT post.

  12. Really gorgeous, I love the image and the fold and those flowers against the hessian look beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  13. wonderful folds! I really love the image so well colored.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. Such a gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge. :)

  15. Joan~I love this. One of the things that it brings to mind is my great grandmother. She had these flowers in her garden. When I see them it is the first thing I think of. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs ~

  16. This is wonderful! Love the fancy fold! So glad you joined us at One Stitch At A Time's 'Use A Digi' challenge this week!
    I have blog candy!! check it out at
    Karen C

  17. Hi Joan, Welcome to the team! How cool is that to be on 2 teams with Claire? Fun times ahead I think. Bet you wish you lived closer!

    I'm so liking your card. Love the use of the burlap. Great touch. ~Patricia

  18. Great job on this side-step card. Wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with us at our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  19. Fabulous birdhouse, love the colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!




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