Happy Bird-tea to you

Well,it’s everyone’s favourite challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges!Yep,it’s Anything Goes!.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I’ve used the rather whimsical Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop.I’ve coloured with Polychromos Pencils.Normally I would just shade a little colour then blend it out with low odour oils thinners and a paper stump but thought I would try something different – well for me anyway!I took a few pencils in different shades of the same colour,laying down colour from dark to light,using the last to blend out.This was definitely a learning curve and I did a few issues with the amount of pressure I put on the pencils but by the end I certainly felt a bit more in control.I did use a dry paper stump to diffuse any hard edges of the grey I shaded the teapot with.Although I feel I could do better next time I am quite pleased at how pretty this card turned out 🙂

As this is the last Digi Doodle Shop Challenge of the year and my final post until after Christmas I’d like to wish my Teamies,Judy our fabulous boss and everyone who stops by my blog a very Merry one!

Supplies : 
Image : Tea Pot Birdie from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Paper & card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Her,Pink card from Papermania Colossal  Capsule Collection,White  scrap from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch
Embellishments : Flat back pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts,Grossgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays : Use Ribbon
Pollycraft : Punch It!
There’s Magic in the Air : Anything Goes PLUS Bird
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  : Anything BUT a Christmas Card
The Crafty Pad : Anything But Christmas
Fabulous Friday : Ribbon
The Stamp Man : Use a Technique new to you (shading the image fully with pencils) 
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Anything Goes with ribbon
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter :  The Lace Look
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liva Kalnina
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 15:02:01

    What a bright and merry card!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and the luckiest New Year ever!
    Liva ❤


  2. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 15:04:53

    This is adorable Lisa. It is an adorable image and you have done it proud. I hope you have a great Christmas, look forward to working with you again the New Year.



  3. Denise
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 15:05:09

    This is so pretty. Love that DP and pink ribbon.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year.
    Denise xx


  4. Starla B
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 15:26:00

    This is gorgeous. Fabulous coloring!

    Have a very happy and safe holiday!!

    xx Star


  5. Linda Compton
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 18:12:55

    Such pretty colors. It was refreshing to see pastels for a change on our blog. You did a fabulous job of coloring this card. I was looking closely at the roof and the shadings in the flowers and they are awesome Lisa. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope lots of love, giggles and snuggles are in store for all of you. **Linda


  6. Lorraine
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:43:50

    Hi Lisa I adore this beautiful pastel coloured card the papers and that image are super, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year
    Lorraine x


  7. Maggie
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:09:05


    Thank you very much for taking part in our Anything But Christmas challenge at The Crafty Pad.

    Merry Christmas!



  8. Judy
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:12:56

    Oh this turned out so cute! Love, love love the sentiment! Awesome job hun.



  9. NikkiByrne
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:29:16

    Beautiful card and image :o) thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our anything goes challenge. Good luck and Merry Christmas, Hugs



  10. Tammy H
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 01:17:03

    Sweet card! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  11. Teresa Jaye
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 01:21:51

    what a precious card! I love the colors and the image is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!


  12. lalkygirl
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 09:04:23

    what a gorgeous creation ,so fresh and pretty,i love it
    I wish you and your loved ones a very merry christmas and a happy new year
    tracey x


  13. shaz
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 09:51:17

    Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x


  14. Shirley Chalmers
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 12:50:21

    Wow that is gorgeous I love your colour choice and that fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx


  15. Debbie
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 19:12:44

    Such a beautiful ‘tweet’ card. Love the soft colouring you have used. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. 🙂

    Merry Christmas xx


  16. Bettina
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 00:46:31

    This is beautifully designed. Love how you’ve coloured this image. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you;) Bettina xx


  17. Jill
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 20:29:22

    gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx


  18. laney
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 22:43:36

    Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too


  19. Julie
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 11:51:52

    A lovely card. Thank you for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge xxx


  20. Angela
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 16:01:31

    A great card and technique. Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man Fortnightly challenge and have a great holiday season. Angela


  21. dawnll
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 16:07:01

    Such an adorable design-love the colors you used.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon


  22. Linda
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 18:32:28

    This is just beautiful.. Thanks for joining us at TPS.. Hugs, Linda


  23. Jan Hennings
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:55:17

    This is an adorable card! Too CUTE! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!


  24. Lynsey
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 22:57:13

    Fantastic card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Punch It Challenge.
    Hugs Lynsey x


  25. Ruth
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:08:00

    This is gorgeous, love your chosen colours, hope you had a good Christmas, happy new year
    Ruth x


  26. Corri Garza
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 21:45:37

    This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week and Really Reasonable Ribbon!


  27. Tracy
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 16:45:02

    Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Best Wishes
    Tracy x


  28. Jackie
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:43:11

    Just love this image. and a fabby card you have made with it. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine. Happy New Year to you, hugs Jackie x


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