Saturday, 23 November 2013

Two Turtle Doves... and a Robin in a Pear Tree ? !!

Morning Folks.  Intrigued by my Post title ?  Well then, I'd better explain myself.

I recently bought a lovely set of  stamp and matching dies by Poppy Stamps, which I think is meant to be a Partridge in a Pear Tree.  Now, I'm a little ornithologically challenged and wasn't sure what a partridge looks like, so here's a batch of cards I made.....

 
 

I coloured some of the birds as Robins, plus a few as Red Cardinals - these are to send to friends and family in the USA as I believe they don't have robins over there (please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong !).

I coloured the stamped wreath and bird image using ProMarkers before cutting out using the matching dies.  I then cut squares of white card and stamped a large snowflake image in the centre(huge apologies but I can't remember which stamp it was, if I come across it again I'll amend this post with the manufacturer details) and attached the wreath diecut over the top.  I then attached these layers over a very slightly larger mat cut from SU! Cherry Cobbler cardstock, to give a thin red line around the image layer.

Finally, I added the sentiment at the bottom using a Clarity stamp and SU! Cherry Cobbler ink.  I haven't added any glitter or Stickles to this batch of cards - I know that's unusual for me as I do so love a bit of bling - but I just didn't feel the design needed it.  What do you think ?  Should I add some bling or not ?

Thanks for dropping by today, great to 'see' you.  Have a wonderful day !

12 comments:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

Kathyk said...

FA-u-LOUS!! Love your colouring as a cardinal too. I THINK it's got just about enough white space to be a LIM entry today too - it's to make a Christmas card featuring a bird!! SPOOKY

Kathyk

Debs M said...

great cards - the red backing really makes it pop = I don't know what a partridge looks like either x

Beverley said...

Beautiful set of cards. Hugs Bev x

Linda said...

You're certainly cracking on with your Christmas cards now - they beautiful without the glitter.

Chrissie said...

There is a robin from the USA Wynneth but it's not quite like ours... it's bigger and not so cute!
I think you're right about the pear tree, but the partridge looks a little underweight!
They are fab cards though!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzi B said...

Wow you've been busy... great cards .... the birds all look fine to me :)
Suzi B x

Fiona said...

Superb cards and I agree with you...no bling.

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous cards, Wynnette. Great colouring! Luv, Wilma

Jen said...

wynneth a fabulous set of cards!!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

SnappyJackie said...

What a great set of cards, they are so vibrant! xx

Annie said...

I'm giving up now! not quite got through all your posts I missed, but just saying I love them all ... .. especially your CAS creations for Christmas and the pretty text stamp you used on this card. I think I need to look at my text stamps and invest in some bigger ones to take centre stage a little more.
hugs, annie x