Monday, 20 July 2009

polkadoodles challenge card

this week Polkadoodles challenge was to use the download provided & if you wanted to you could follow the sketch so I did both! I experimented a little with my stampin up! ink pads as the sky for the most part was done with this using rubbing alcohol instead of water I think it came out quite well the rest of the colouring was done with my letraset markers

the ladybugs were cut 1" using WIMG the red parts I tripple embossed with red but had to go over them with a red marker as had some whiteout happening I think this happens if it gets too hot

the notes are peel offs, I cut & coloured an additional branch which is popped on the front
the grass is cut using DS & PDDU
the fence was cut following the sketch LO using DS & GBS which I then embossed & coloured the feature lines in a brown marker to give definition to the bark effect

the inside I have created a backing paper with the bird on the branch image repeated
The sheet music is in the tune of 'Happy Birthday'

which you can change the name on to the person you are sending the Birthday card too, neat eh! this is to my dear friend Debbie (don't look Deb!)


  1. oh wow Rosie How wonderful is this card So much work but well worth it! I love it all! Looks like another winner to me!

  2. Wow rosy, you did a fab job here. I LOVE the way you cuttlebugged the fence. So creative.
    En xx

  3. Fantastic Rosy, love the birdies and the ladybirds. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.

  4. Rosy this is beautiful, I really love that little bird and how great that you can change the music.

    Kaye x

  5. Very inspirational, love the music - where did you get that from?
    Another first place winner I am sure.

  6. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles again!! Inside and outside of the card are GREAT! Very creative!

    Saskia :)

  7. Brilliant ! love that sheet music -a great touch and the background paper inside is really good too - another winner i reckon ! x

  8. Hi, great card.
    Here's a hint for your links.
    Go to this blog:
    Half way down there is a code to use for linking your post to a comment page.
    That hopefully will make it work.
    It took me a couple of goes to get it right.
    Best of luck,

  9. fabulous card Rosy...great take on the your fence and great colour work....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Polkadoodles
    Hugs Kath

  10. Great fun card - love the inside of it!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  11. Fab, fun & original card. Love all the setails you have done both inside and outside. Thanks for joining in with us at Polka Doodles.