Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Roses Challenge ..... Betty's Card



Hello Blogger's,

Before I tell you about my card today I want to pass on some news I read here.  Sue Berker and her husband John would be known to lots of blogger's, not just for the beautiful projects Sue makes but also for the story of how they met and the amazing life they share.  John had a stroke a couple of days ago and Susan Raihala  has suggested that we might like to offer prayers and send some support by way of cards.  My card will be in the mail first thing tomorrow and my thoughts are with this lovely couple at this time.  If you would like to send a card check the link to get the Berker's address.


My card today was made for the Roses challenge. It was Betty's turn to pick the theme this month and she mailed each of us, Olga, Connie, Kym, Kerrie and me a package containing this beautiful stamp as well as the dp and close to cocoa card.  The challenge was to use these items to make a card.  Ooh Betty colouring a bird!!! never been very good at this but gave it my best.

1.  Stamp the image onto PL white card and colour with Çopics (ooh red my fav!!!). Using a Spellbinder die cut it out and ink around the edge with a Copic marker.
2. Fold some A5 white lined card for the base and add a layer of green American Craft card, followed by the DP.
3. Using a scalloped die cut the close to cocoa card and wrap some white ribbon round tied to the side in a bow. Attach to the card with double sided tape.
4. Attached the coloured image with foam dots to pop it up.
5. Add three Annabelle Stamps Artichoke sprinkles.

It was a challenge, but I promise to keep going with this stamp until I master colouring birds......so thanks Betty, hope you like it ..... cos it's on it's way to you!

That's it for me today, thanks for calling past, I'm a bit stiff after yesterdays gardening so gave myself the day off today.  It's a bit cloudy outside today so a good day to get some stamps out for a play........

Till next time......

16 comments:

CraftieConnie said...

Love your cardinal, Sue, it is lovely! You have done a great job with this challenge, Betty-Rose will love it so!

Kerrie said...

Well at least you got the bird right.... 'red'.. cardinal, I think it turned out beautifully, and Ms Betty Rose will just love it!

Betty Benton said...

Fantastic, I'll be stalking my mailbox!! You did a great job coloring your bird -- I love how you let part of his tail stay outside the cut out nestie! I haven't quite mastered that technique yet. I didn't peek as I stuffed those birds into their envelopes and I knew someone would get duplicates, but didn't think it would be you and Kez!

Shirley-anne said...

great layout . love the colouring , well done .
Checked out that email for Sue and her Hubby but it does not seem right . So will send warmest regards to the couple via your good self

Patti P. said...

Sue,
Love your card for Betty's challenge. Your outside of the nestie technique is perfect. Have a great day.

Olga said...

This is gorgeous!!! And your cardinal is perfect!!!!

Belinda said...

Fab coloring! Love that the tail is also outside the label! How adorable!

Theresa said...

Great job on the bird, Sue. Love seeing the "Roses" challenge each month. Neat that Betty sent stamps for the challenge. TFS

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a lovely cardinal!!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and her husband.

Patti said...

Absolute perfection, love the cardinal and your coloring is amazing!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful card Sue and I'm sure your friend will be touched by your kindness.

Curt in Carmel said...

I think your bird turned out beautifully as did your card. Love the background paper and your ribbon running across the brown looks beautiful. Best, Curt

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Sue! You did a fantastic job coloring that Cardinal. I am sorry to hear about your loved one - I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful card! I love that cardinal and your lined panel - I'm sure your friends will appreciate this home made beauty!

Butternutsage said...

just dropping in to say hello!!!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous! so striking! Hugs Juls