Friday, 12 October 2012

Stampendous snowbird - 2 ways

Good morning all.Off to work for me soon.I planned on a good crafty session yesterday but it didn`t happen instead i did housework.You know when the mood hits you just have to succumb to the duster and get it done.lol
I did make 2 cards though using the Stampendous snowbird stamp.The jury is out on the 2nd version but i am happy with the 1st.
I am entering my snowbirds into the following challenges:
1.Creative Card Crew challenge - Challenge 21 - Birds
2.Top Tip Tuesday challenge - Challenge 87 - Things with wings
3.Whimsy Inspirations challenge - Challenge 52 - All things sparkly

Products used are:
White card
Dovecraft back to basics - modern papers
Stickles stardust
Do crafts sentiment
Wooden snowflake
Blue gem
White ink
Stardust Stickles
Snowtex
Stampendous snowbird cling stamp
Pro/Flexmarkers

Meet my blue belly bird.lol
Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Light fawn,tan,cinnamon,walnut,umber
Cool aqua,duck egg,denim,glacier,cloud
 

And a sideways view.
 
Now version 2.

Products used are:
Red card
First edition papers - Christmas vintage
Icicle Stickles
Wooden snowflake
Pearl
Gold ink
Stampendous frantage embossing powder - old gold
Pink gem sentiment
Image same as above
 
mmmm not sure, tryed it on cream card too but it didin`t look right.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot ;D
Hugs Nic.xxx

71 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Two lovely cards but my preference is definitely the first one - beautiful.

Caroline said...

Hi Coops love both cards but the first one is my favourite. The image is coloured wonderfully and the layout is fantastic. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

Crafty Lark said...

I do like the second one but it is shadowed by the first which is outstanding - love everything about it. xx Flora

Doreen said...

Love them both Coops,but the first one is my favourite.xxx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Ohhh... Nic these are gorgeous hard to choose but I guess the first is my favourite.
Hugs
Suzie xx
PS I have voucher candy if you are interested

tilly said...

I love the first one, lovely stamp, and papers
Tilly

Alyce said...

Oooh love the snow on the top one coops! The colours are real pretty and the colouring on the bird is amazing. I like the embossing on the second one but I thin you are right...it is not 100% working...maybe change the embossing colour? It needs just that touch more contrast. But the embossing does truly look beautiful :) Hope that helps!!! xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Beautiful cards but I think I like the first one better.

Have a nice weekend
Margaret

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful image Coops and two very different designs each one so individual and yummy! Have a lovely Weekend Love Chanelle xx

gina g said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous but the first one is absolutely beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Chrissy said...

I love the fist one Coops, what a cute little bird and love the thick lush snow, gorgeous colouring..and I love the design.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Teresa said...

Both are beautiful cards Coops. xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards Nic, love your colours too. Jane x

Lisa M said...

I do like the embossing work on your second card. The dark background with gold embossing looks very classy, but I'll admit,the first card about blew me away. I love all the detail of color and embellishments on this one. It's a truly stunning card!!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Janja said...

Beautiful cards. The first one is absolutely georgeos. It looks like you drag it from the snow.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards coops, but my favourite is the first one. Marlene

Elizabeth said...

Both lovely cards, Coops, but the first is definitely my favourite too. Love the stamp - Stampendous seem to have quite a few great Christmas themed stamps this year - I think I'll take a look see and maybe even indulge myself :)) Elizabeth xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Coops, but I prefer the first one. Love teh backing papers and colours too.
I have this stamp but it hasn't seen any ink yet!
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Must admit I love the first but feel the image is a bit lost on the second..

sassy said...

Just loving the cards sweetie and the birdie one is my fav..soooooo cute soft colours wonderful work hug ssassyxxxxxxxxxxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Coops, lovely stamp and l am with the others the first is beautiful x Susan x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely cards - but I absolutely am in love with the first one - am sending you my address so you can send it to me!!!! LOL xx

emma mitchell said...

Gorgeous cards . I especially love the colours on the first one.
Hugs Emma xx

Marilyn said...

Wow... I love, love, love this stamp and what you've done with it. Both cards are gorgeous and I like that fabulous layout but the first one is my favourite. I love the colour added and the snow too.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the image and both colour schemes and layouts are beautiful.

Hugs Sue

Lou said...

Hi! love the papers,colours and distressing on both your cards Coops- amazing colouring and detail on the first one :)))) the snow and sparkle are just gorgeous too.
hugs Lou.xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Both are pretty cards, but the first one caught my attention.... love the snow on those branches....
Cute bird!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

I am with u on the first card! Beautiful!!!

Elaine Stark said...

Great cards. The first cards colours are super. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Aud said...

Lovely cards coops but I prefer the 1st one although the are both nice, really like the colours of these. Aud x

Krafty Kows said...

They are both gorgeous cards. Very pretty. Jeanette

Christine L said...

Both fabulous, but I think my favourite is the first one Nic..

Hugs
Christine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Two Beautiful cards Nic! I especially like the first one, Judy x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Wow fanntastic creations the first one is a stunner! I love the quality of Dovecraft papers always fab

Have a fab weekend

Ali x

nnalorac said...

/wo gorgeous cards Coops but the first takes the prize for me, love the frosty look so Christmassy.
crafty hugs
Carol

Netty said...

wow loving your first card Coops its beautiful. Annette x

pinky said...

They are both gorgeous Nic. Love how you coloured the bird in the first one though:)

Vicky said...

They are both really gorgeous Coops..really love the first one hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Margot-craftcorner said...

Wow absolutely beautiful cards:)thank you for all your comments:)

Hugs
Margot:*

June Nelson said...

These are just beautiful darlin I just love what you are doing with these stamps, brilliant big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Arline said...

These are beautiful hun! Love the snow on the first card in particular-looks fab!xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Coops, Both of the cards are stunning but l must say my fav would be no1 xx

Jovan said...

These are beautiful!

Annie said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, I love the stamp :) Hugs Ann xxx

Ellapu said...

WOW WOW WOW thanks for sharing over at Creative Card Crew this time
Elaine DT

Wendy said...

Stunning Christmas cards Coops, love the top one.
Wendy xx

Rach83 said...

What a treat - two cards in one post! The turquoise and brown with a touch of red in the first card is really striking. I love the layers and glittering on the second card. Both are really fab, Nic.

Rachel x

Lozzy said...

love your 1st card- looks 3D how you have done the snow. thank you for your lovely comments xx

Joey said...

They both look gorgeousness to me Hunny, love the colours on the bottom one. Joey x

Sue said...

Oh Wow! these are so gorgeous Coops! your colouring is awesome on the first card…love how you've made the bird look all fluffy and cute and the snow on the branches looks really pretty! Love the scrummy papers and layering on both… they are fab cards! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Both cards are fab coops, I hope you have a lovely weekend x

Samantha said...

Brilliant cards hunny I have to say the first one is my favourite!! you want my address?? hhaahha! love how you have coloured it and love the papers and embellishments too! Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Mandy said...

Both cards are gorgeous Nic,but must admit I'm drawn to the first one,love the design and the papers and colours are lovely...Have a lovely weekend...
Mandy x

Susan Flynn said...

Have to admit the first one is my favourite too Coops, probably your beautiful colouring with the added sparkle and snow! Gorgeous layout on both of them and love the image! x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards but the first one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two perfect makes and both so different! Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

downrightcrafty said...

what gorgeous eye candy but have to say the colouring and snow on the first one is simple fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the first one the most x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Nic this is so delightful and very beautiful, I totally love that Robin stamp the first card is excellent, the colouring, colours and design are superb.
hugs
lorraine x

jules said...

stunning Coops!

Lee said...

FANTASTIC,AMAZING STUNNING,shall I go on lol.I must admit though LOVE the first one.xxx

*Jellie* said...

Great cards Coops- I've been tempted to get the Frantage. This is the first time I've seen it used on an image.

Sarah said...

Stunnin Christmas cards Coops, love the image, so cute x

Julie said...

They're both gorgeous Nic but my fave is def the first - love those snowladen boughs! Hugs, Juliexx

Joanna said...

Holy cow, these cards are amazing. I love the flocking. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Creative Card Crew.

Joanna said...

Holy cow, these cards are amazing. I love the flocking. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Creative Card Crew.

Sheena said...

Hi Coops,
I absolutely love the first one, but your colouring is so fantastic the the second one doesn't look right without a bit of colouring!

Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!

Sheena
xxx

Jacqueline said...

Hi love both cards,I particularly like the first card,but you have shown what different effects you can get from using one stamp.It would be a fuuny place if we all liked the same style...inspirational.Jacqueline.S

xxxtglxxx said...

Gosh, your snowbird looks beautiful! :) I have some of that snowy stuff and always forget to use it! Betcha I remember now ;)

Both cards are lovely, but the top one is very very pretty!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Coops, your little snowbird is the most darling image I've seen in ages. Love your card. Nicola x

Crea S said...

I love how you coloured the snow bird. Realy nice colors and details. Any tips?
Just bought this one myself so..
Hugs,
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