Saturday, 24 April 2010

Spring has Sprung Bird Bath

The winner of yesterday clean Teal card is...
Paula said...
I really am having an educational tour - this is absolutely stunning, so elegant & classy. I'm coming back for more.
Paula (PEP)
23 April 2010 23:04
Congratulations Paula, if you send me an email with your details on, I will pop the card in the post for you.
There is a little story behind today's card, when I first started to make cards many many years ago both myself and my Mam fell in love with this stamp it is by PSX and called Bird Bath, I decided not long after buying the stamp that I was giving up crafting as my girls were toddling and I had nowhere safe to keep my craft stash out of little girls reach.
I actually sold all of my stash (scary) then maybe a year later I was missing crafting so much that I started again but of course I no longer had this stamp.
Today my Mam came visiting and brought with her a bag of stamps which she no longer used and this little beauty was in the bag, I know that my Mam often visits my blog so I have a feeling that she may want this stamp back ha ha (too late Mam it's mine now).
I coloured the stamp image with Promarkers then used the Nestabilities Ovals to cut it out and also some scallop ovals in aqua and lemon. I used the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder to emboss the aqua background card and added a matching striped paper to the left side of this. lots of matting and layering, some pearls and ribbon and a bit of love to put it together.

If you would like to win this card please leave me a comment and I will do a draw for it.

65 comments:

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card Jak, the colours are beautiful and the story to go with it is just as sweet :)
Hope your Mam doesn't miss her stamp too much!

Carol x

Paula said...

This is so stunning & the way you've highlighted the embossing just adds such a subtle emphasis. The image is absolutely delightful too. Thank you for sharing your story.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Love crafts forever said...

Very lovely card.

Loraine said...

Another beauty. Love the colours, so zingy and zesty. Your mam will go mad when she realises.

Loraine x

Michelle said...

This is absolutely stunning! Another lovely card...

Marge said...

What a sweet memory! Love your aqua and yellow color combo and those pearls just make it!

Carole RB said...

Hi Jak
Your card is so beautiful!

Ronnie said...

I love this card! You did a wonderful job with the coloring, and the little pearls add such a nice touch!

Regina said...

Jak!!!! I´m very sure your mom will love your card and will ask the stamp just for doing some more cards!!!! My mom also did this. :)))) Your card is so gorgeous and your coloring is absolutely amazing.
Have a wonderful week end.
Hugs
Regina

fusiafscrapping said...

This is sooooooo cute! Love the papers, image and coloring. I'm loving your card and what a totally gorgeous image!

BTW
My son, Piotruś (Peter), is almost in yours grandson age. He was bon on 22 of july 2009.

Pamela said...

Beautiful, so fresh and spring like. Love your little story.
Pam x

Penni said...

Love the yellow you've used with this one Jak.

Hugs
Penni
X

Janice said...

Such a lovely story Jak, you must have been thrilled to find the stamp in your Mum's bag. Beautiful card, I love the colours you have used.

Jan R x

Poppet said...

It's a beautiful image I can see why you and you mum fell in love with it. You always make such elegant cards. :-) xx

Mad Mary said...

What a wonderful story and i love the fact that your mum had kept her bird bath stamp. I have a bird bath in my garden but not as ornate as this one. Absolutely love the colours you have used.

Mary xx

Tracy said...

Love your story about your stamp, I can see why you love it, it's gorgeous. A wonderful creation Jak.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Happy Days said...

A beautiful card with a lovely tale behind it. x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Jak, what a lovely image your colouring is beautiful. Fabulous card with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the colours and the image is beautiful and coloured perfectly xxx

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card! love the colour combo, really works well! and the pearls just finish it of perfect!
thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

I can understand why you were so pleased to get this stamp back. Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours.
Lynne xxx

Lorraine said...

wow jak this is stunning i love the colours and layout absolutely beautiful xx

Gunilla said...

Another stunning card, yuo are so talented! Brgds, Gunilla

debb said...

What a beautiful card and such a nice story! I am so glad you did not permanently give up crafting!

Anne said...

Such a pretty card and the pearls match in so well they almost look like dew drops:)

Suzanne said...

What a coincidence, Jak - I, too gave up for a while, sold my stuff off and had to start from scratch again. Thie card and image are beautiful and I am sure your mum will be glad you are putting the stamp to good use
Hugs
Suzanne x

My'scardcorner said...

This is beautiful Jak and I do wonder at your mams reaction. Love the stamp it is so sweet and like how youve presented it.
Myrax

Bee said...

I have that stamp!!! And now I know how wonderfully it can be coloured and used I am newly inspired...

tracy said...

This is a stunning card Jak as allways

tracy xx

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

It is awesome and amazing how God gives us little blessings and reminders just when we need them! A reminder of what you started and how...and how life circled back to it. The birds ate the birdbath...drinking from the fountain of life. I love the card--the colors, the significance...and the little sparkles make me think of angels unawares! Blessings, Sharon

Birgit said...

Oh, this card just says SPRING! :) I love it. :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

ursula Uphof said...

Love the card, I am sure you can let your Mom use the stamp sometimes. My birdbath doesn't look anything like your lovely one.

Gibmiss said...

HiJak
Fab card love the colours Thanks for chance to win Card

Hugs
Sylvie
xxx

terrie said...

Wow what a clean and fresh looking card..love the color combo..
I can relate to your story..I've given craft item and then I wished that I didn't...tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Lesley said...

Hi Jak,

this is a wonderful card. Love the accents on the blue.

Lesley

Anonymous said...

I love this card the colours are so lovely and fresh and the pearls are a finishing touch - a masterpiece - the bird bath brings memories of my MIL´s bird bath which was a present to her father when she was a teenager (and we still have it here in Spain)

Eve (Hamrow)

Villý Vilhjálms said...

Beautiful colors and love the image of the birdbath

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and love the birdbath stamp. Can see why you wouldn't want to give up that stamp.
Enjoyed readying the story behind it.
ColleenB.

Daisychain said...

This is beautiful! I love the colour combo you have used and that stamp is so sweet.

Hugs Christine x

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous card. I love birds, so this is special to me. I would be honored to win this card. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours together - it is simple but so elegant.
Basil.

Barbara Hickson said...

Beautiful card Jak.I would love to win this card, It is so like a birdbath that I had in my previous house.Unfortunately advancing years forced a move into an apartment. I do miss watching the birds taking their baths.Barbara.

iReneM said...

Oh how I love this card, such pretty colours
It is a lovely stamp, Jak and so beautifully coloured.

x

Carolk said...

its a gorgeous card, love the fresh colours you have used, x

caroline said...

Thanks Jak for sharing the story with us and the card is just excellent, the colour, the image and its freshness
caroline x

lynmcf said...

the colours enhance the beauty of the stamp ... and thanks for sharing your story

Jackie said...

must both be having a blue and yellow day !!!! lovely card, and I think Mam just might want the stamp back ! lol .. x

Amanda said...

what a beautiful spring card, I agree its a lovely image, but I love the teal and lemon colour scheme you have chosen for it. Love your blog, fantastic inspiration for all us craftaholics

AmandaP

Karen said...

All your cards have been fab this week Jak. Every day a different colour. Just wish I could get out of my comfort zone and experiment with different colours. Todays card is so fresh and spring like.
You are an inspiration
Luv
Karen xx

janet said...

I also have this stamp, but have rarely used it. Your card has inspired me to dig it out and have another go with it I love the colours you have used.
Janet

marilynmurphy said...

PSX stamps are the nicest and you did this one justice.

Marilyn

Dawn Loring said...

The birds and swirls compliment this stamp so much

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, Jak, and that stamp is so cute and you've coloured it perfectly. Love the layout, the colours you've used and those little "attentions to detail"!

Alice (beemer)

Diane J said...

The stamp is absolutely gorgeous, I can imagine why you wanted another one... your card is so lovely xx

gocanucksgo said...

What a great story! That stamp is gorgeous and I love the pearls. This is such a sweet looking card.

Dora said...

O what a sweet story and what a gorgeous card. Really love the beautiful fresh colours.. but yes selling all your stash is really scary. I could never do that!! My greatest fear is losing it all in some fearful way !!!

Lynne in NI said...

Such a pretty card! I'm loving all the little pearls on your DP!
:o)

Val said...

Jak - I love this card, so pretty and spring-like. Colouring is brilliant, and the colour-combo is just right for spring.
Hugs
Valxx

Lynn said...

Lovely card again Jak, I love how you put them together. Lynn

joan said...

I have that stamp and have just started to use it again! your card is lovely, love the colours

trish said...

Another gorgeous card, Jak.
Hugs,
Trish

Anonymous said...

What a touching story. Love the stamp! And the colors are gorgeous! Would love to win the card. Here's hoping........

June

Crafty Littler Things said...

I love it, it makes me think Spring has finally sprung....

carole said...

Hi Jak
Love all the cards, but the Bird bath is wonderful.
Carole

Paula Gale said...

Great story about the stamp - can't imagine ever getting rid of my stash!!!

Love the fresh colours you've used on this card.

Paula x x x