Saturday, January 29, 2011

SCH's Valentine Birdhouse!

 A great good Saturday morning! We have sunshine today with a bit of warmness in the air! Makes me anxious for spring and blossoms, and yes, birds singing! Hmmm, speaking of birds, the design team this week are all using SCH's Valentine Birdhouse!  You will get to see how versatile this image can be!

Before we get to my card let me remind you that each week the SCH blog has a challenge and you are invited to join us. Here is how it works:  Each week we will choose one random winner, who will receive a free digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on their blog.  If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries in the random draw.

The Design Team will also choose a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will get a badge to display.  One overall winner will be chosen each month from the Cards of the Week.  That person will be invited to be a Guest Designer and participate in the next challenge.  An image will be provided to them to work with.  The Card of the Week prize will begin once we reach a minimum of 10 entries.

Ok, let me share my card with you and tell you a bit about making it.
I paper pieced the bird house with this adorable image from Graphics Fairy. I couldn't believe how perfect these love birds were for this house!! I colored the trim and hearts with watercolor pencils, used markers for depth and then added glimmer pens on top of that. I cut a mat shaped like the house and stitched with metallic gold thread, distressed the edges and inked those to help them show up better. The design paper is from K& Company and is also gold stitched with the addition of some lace on the bottom. The flower in the top corner is some of the lace stitched with little roses from Ben Franklin, a MS punch added some leaves/fronds with glitter spray. Now let's take a look at that roof!!
I water colored the roof and then I glued on some twigs, yep, I did say twigs. I cannot believe how much I loved that look, but  then I thought "wouldn't it look even better if it had some leaves/fronds on it to look like thatching"?  I had some dark chocolate paper that had been embossed in a Cuttlebug folder then clear embossed with gold glitter, perfect for the MS punch! Well, what do you think, does it look cool or what?

Thanks for stopping in, be sure to visit the SCH blog  to see all the design team's cards and the Shoppe to pick up your freebie and to get your own bird house! I look forward to visiting your blog to see your creations!!

Sugar Creek Nugget: 
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  Hebrews 4:12 NLT

SCH-Sweet Vintage Valentine (Birdhouse)
Simply Create-Give Your Heart Away
Stampin for the Weekend-Getting Warmed Up!
A Day for Daisies- Challenge # 10 Organic Soul 
Fairy Fun Friday- #45  For a Sweetheart 
Freshly Brewed Challenges-Photo Inspiration
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marsha said...

Donna, another breathtaking creation! I just love the roof you created with twigs, how clever and totally gorgeous! You are the queen of design this week, just OTT girl!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Wow Donna, there is so much beauty to see here. All of your sparkle is wonderful. What a great touch using the the love birds on the birdhouse.

Heide said...

You have used the perfect paper to go with this cute image. It would have taken me forever to get the house lined up so perfectly with the birds! You are either very, very good or very very lucky! I am going to go with the very good, because this card is gorgeous!

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh my gosh! Your card is absolutely stunning! It would look lovely as a wall hanging too! Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super amazing job you did on this card, Donna! Love the woodsy trim on the bird house and yes, that vintage image is the perfect one for a vintage Valentine! So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday!

Suzi said...

Goodness me!! what a beautiful creation, so full of detail, I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your beautiful creation.
Suzi x

Nancy said...

Donna, I swear that you top your cards from one week to the next! Just when I think you've created the ultimate masterpiece, you set the bar even higher the next week! This is sensational!

Mary Duffek said...

Wow! So, so, so gorgeous! did an outstanding job. Love your attention to details, all the extra little bits that you add to each card. Simply Fabulous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hey Donna, thanks for the sweet compliment on my Victorian Valentine project. I thought I'd let you know that I purchased my 8" heart doilies at the Dollar Store. Ours had lots of Valentine goodies and I actually was able to buy heart doilies in three sizes for a buck a pack!

Great to hear from you!


coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Donna this is absolutely awesome the image and design is truly beautiful.
Lorraine x

lena said...

Wow. Great job. I am new follower and love to invite you to my blog for a custom made apron give away. Enter @

Joseline said...

Girl, this is some card!! Wow!! True eye candy. I can look at this over and over again!!

sugarstamp said...

WOW! Talk about a lot of work!
Amazing card! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Friday!

kelly said...

gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at simply create.

Primitive Paper said...

Donna dearest...I am going to re0name you..."The Collage Stamper"!!! This is a stunning piece of art and I would not THINK about letting this one go. Wouldn't this be pretty fashioned as a switch plate? You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Hope your baby is doing ok from surgery.

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome card! Those love birds are adorable.
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness I do not even know where to begin! This is stunning!!! I love the roof and the flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Donna :)


Sharon Basel said...

I just don't even know where to start Donna! This is magnificent - I can't believe all the details here... you get an A+ just for that alone!!!! This is truly stunning and is a perfect showcase of the depth of your talent. Just a phenomenal card.

Dot said...

Hi Donna. You have made a lovely card with a lot of stunning details. Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Friday this fortnight!
hugs Dorte

Terry said...

Hiya Donna, thank you so much for joining us at FFF with your fabulous creation wowzersss just love all your detaills and the little doves. Hugs Terry xxxx