Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guest Designer card

Firstly a very HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to all my fellow Aussies. I know it will be a wet one for many and a lot of outdoor events have had to be cancelled but I am sure there will still be lots of barbies and good fun happening on this holiday. We have such a country of contrasts - bushfires and extreme heat on the west side and flooding on the east side right now but it is still a great country to live in.

As I was chosen as the winner of the Merry Monday #2 challenge, Lesley asked me to be guest designer for this week - Merry Monday Challenge #4. It is always a thrill to win something especially when there are lots of other entries! Sorry Lesley, I am late at putting this up to show.

I hope lots can join in and enter this week - I am so happy that I have made such a head start on my Christmas cards! This way, I can take more time over my cards and get more enjoyment out of making them.

This is the card I made up. The image is from JustRite Stampers and I have embossed it using Stampin' Up! Early Espresso and Versamark inks before colouring it in with Copics and using Sparkly Fluff on the roof and tiny rhinestones for the berries.

Might be easier here if I just list what I used.

Card: SU Very Vanilla, Bazzill red, Authentique Wonder, SU Garden Green, Gold mirror card
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Versamark, Copic Markers, Antique Linen Distress ink
Stamps: JustRite Stampers, Stampin' Up! Teeny Weeny Sentiments
Other: Martha Stewart punch, SU window punch, SU Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Nesties die, rhinestones, Sparkly Fluff.


Leigh said...

Jean, as you know, I really like this card. It's pretty and fits the bill perfectly.

Sherry Eckblad said...

beautiful card! Love the birdhouse and the snow on the roof.

jimlynn said...

Jean, this is stunning! LOVE that Cherry Cobbler on here and the image, nestie, ribbon.....everything! Lovely card and congrats on the guest designer spot!

Squirrel x said...

And a happy Australia Day to you from the UK hun! Gorgeous card and colours. What is that adorable bird? It certainly isn't the robin that we get on our Christmas cards, lol. Simply brilliant. Hugs Sxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jean have come over here form Jobear's blog and she just awarded the Liebster award, well worthy too.
I love this card, great layout, have that punch and music stamp similar too! A great blog so I am going to put it on my sidebar so I dont lose it and hope you will join me there to have a peek ant another Aussie! :D Shaz in Oz.x