Thursday, 26 March 2015

a little bird told me...

Good morning! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Southern Girls. This week the theme is 'punching above your weight' so we want to see you use those dies/ punches on your creations. We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge OakPondCreations and Polkadoodles, so some lovely prizes on offer.
For my card I used the brilliant Edgar theRaven from Oakpond Creations. I coloured him with a mixture of copics and pencils, not too happy with the result but that's not Edgar's fault....I wanted him black and I think that's a bit beyond my skills -see I really am 'punching above my weight'!!! His eyes look a bit dodgy too, there's glossy accents on his monocle but it doesn't show in the photo just makes one eye look discoloured! I added various die cuts and punched musical notes, the sentiments are computer generated.
Here's the inside view!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, now just click here to visit the challenge blog, admire the lovely creations from the rest of Team Trace and add your own beautiful entry!
Challenges entered:
thesisterhoodofcrafters come fly with me
papertakeweekly a cut above
getcreative die cut


  1. A beautiful coloured image and delightful card...lovely embossed papers also.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. I think Edgar looks very handsome and regal Chris, your colouring is great so are the dies and that embossed background, fantastic make.
    lorraine x

  3. Really fabulous card Chris! great design and layout lots of huggles Sue xxx

  4. I LOVE this card Chris. A truly fun card. Love the inside. Big smiles created. - Jim

  5. Gorgeous card Chris. I love the image and background great layout.
    Rose xx

  6. What a FABulous big guy he is Chris...LOving your colours and design..Great dies too.
    A fun sentiment and I LOve the fallen feathers inside! But, did he really have to be shot lol.
    Fab embossing folder. LOve it.

  7. He is FABulous Chris..I love how he is sitting on the die branch..fabulous colouring and love the inside too..awesome card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. What a fabulous image and your colouring is brilliant, oh must put my glasses on, kidding lol. Love the black and blue and this inside is great too, great dies.

    Kath x

  9. Hilarious, Chris! :^)
    Love the fun bird--and I can see the gloss on his monocle. I think you did a great coloring job--he definitely looks feathered! And the black with blue is a fab combo. Love all the pretty die cuts, the embossing, design, and wonderfully funny sentiment! :^)
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Oh, the image reminds me of a TV show when I was little, it's fabby. The sentiment is hilarious Chris, the feathers inside the card are a perfect touch!

    Love and hugs

  11. Brilliant card bird the colours and the design of the leaves....pretty inside too....Joolsx

  12. Fantastic inside and out! Love how you used the flourish on the front AND the feather on the inside! AWESOME!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  13. I laughed when I first saw this character...he just makes you so happy....I think you did a marvelous job of coloring him and he is as handsome as can be!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Come Fly With Me" challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  14. Stunning and lovely creation. The stamp is very funny.
    Thank you for playing at SFC.

  15. Chris this is just to cute!! I love all the details and that adorable owl!! Very well done!

    Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and for playing along with our "Come Fly With Me" challenge. Have a great day! Lisa SOC DT Member

  16. wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at SFC


  17. Absolutely loving the colouring and the wise old birdie. A perfect masculine birthday card too.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Darling image and layout. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Come Fly With Me" challenge.

  19. Hilarious sentiment. Thanks for the laugh and the die and embossing you've done is awesome. Thanks for playing our Humor Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  20. Hehe, that is brilliant! What a clever, funny and unexpected twist! Love your fab card Chris. Hugs, Wends x