Sunday, 21 December 2014

Partridge in (and out) of a pear tree!!

Hi all,
Just popping in to show you a card and tag I made for the monthly swap at That Craft Place Natter and Chatter group on FB.
The theme was the 12 days of Christmas and I knew exactly which stamps I was going to use.
Now I have to tell you that this isn't the first attempt - no sireee! The first three went in the bin!
Yikes - thought I would never get there - but inevitably I did so here it is!
I have coloured them with Distress Ink Markers and Distress Ink pads using my stencil brushes. When someone says all stencil brushes are the same - trust me they are wrong - these stencil brushes are THE best brushes I have ever used - so much so that I have two sets (and seriously thinking of making it three in the New Year!!)
Once I had done all the colouring I took my pics and then looked at them and thought, damn, that partridge looks lost in that tree - poor little thing I can hardly see him!
Ping! Light bulb moment - emboss him!!
So out with my embossing pen and my clear embossing powder and TaDa!!
Aha, THERE he is! Lol
I also added some glamour dust to the berries and the tree but it doesn't really show up on the pics. Boo!!
Aah that's better - you can see it now!
Thanks for stopping by.
I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all, my friends and my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.


  1. Lovely card Dawn and great use of the stencil - you are right about the brushes lol - I have three sets great idea to emboss the partridge. Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge

  2. A very lovely card Dawn, great design and so effective. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  3. Such a great card, it's perfect for our Christmas challenge at CC&CC! Thanx so much for joining us. Have a very Merry Christmas and blessed 2015. Hugs, Joanne

  4. Wow I love this card from the sweet image, fabulous card... Thank you so very much for joining in on our challenge at "A Crafty Mess." Good luck, and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda DT

  5. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
    Merry Christmas :)

  6. Beautiful work Dawn, I'm loving the detail x Good luck in the Claritystamp Challenge! :D xxx

    PS Happy New Year too!


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