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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A Stamptacular Winter Wonderland full of All Creatures Great and Small

The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog have a "whateva" theme this week with a by-line that reads "do something out of the ordinary but don't forget to stamp".   Winter Wonderland are captioned "My sentiments exactly" and they don't need a Christmas card on this occasion.  Sir Stampalot want to see "all creatures great and small".
So I did something out of the ordinary and the only stamps I used were for the sentiments.
This card is for our son-in-law, a delightful young  man who turns his hand to everything.  In the last couple of years we have helped him build his dreams with a little cash injection but he has worked his socks off to realise them. 

I don't know anyone who works as hard as he does and he is a great husband and father too.  We love him to bits.
I think if I were to try and do something similar to this card again, I could probably improve on this.  My Cricut was being a wotsit and in the end whereas the Cricut scored the design, I had to cut the birdcage and dark card base with a scalpel so it's not terribly neat.  DPs are Papermania and the birdies are punched with an SU punch.  I punched each bird twice and then cut off the tummies to layer them up so that they would have contrasting colours for their breast.  The focus sentiment is by TPC Studios and I think the little one is Stamps Away cut with an SU tiny tag punch.   The card opens from the top and the insert inside is shaped like an arch.


Anonymous said...

Lesley, this is just darling sweetie!! WOW! Love your creative shaped card and beautiful details!! TFS!!HUGS

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous use of a sentiment as the main focus of the card and a beautiful creation thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Kate xx

Céline said...

fab card, love the shape!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Lindsey said...

Lesley this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the shape, how unusual and the colours and design are beautiful!
Linds x

pinky said...

Stunning creation, perfect for our challenge this month. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sally H said...

Fab creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Lesley,
WOW! This looks sensational. How wonderful to be so well appreciated by your in-laws. I won't tell you what I've received off mine in the past, when they've remembered!!! Love those beautiful birds. Hope you're keeping well.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Lesley, love the birds.

PinksyDoodles said...

This is brilliant Lesley! I adore the shape of this card - so clever.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

chris said...

wo Lesley from were I am looking I dont see any scalpel marks it looks perfect and a very clever design too. love it.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

Vicky said...

WOW....this is awesome hun I adore the shape its fabulous the design is totally gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

anita01 said...

Och Lesley xxx dit is echt geweldigggg gaaf, mijn complimentjes...

Warme hugd groetjes,

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely fabulous what a great design I love it thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Lorraine x

Lynsey said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Julie said...

Awesome shape, Lesley and love your little birds!! Sure you SIL will be thrilled with it!! Juliex

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Francesca said...

What a lovely shaped card
Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!


Alex said...

You are just too creative! It makes me jealous to see how many fab and different things you seem to be turning out every day! *g*
No, honestly, it's fab and I admire your talent!
Lots of love, Alex