Monday, September 28, 2020

Bird-day Party

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you're all enjoying these early days of fall.  Even here on the Oregon coast it's my favorite season.  We've had a little rain, a lot of sunshine, and very little wind.  It's a good time for a bird-day party in the garden.



I used my Penny Black Songbird Celebrations set one more time before putting it away.  This is my 4th card with the set so I'm feeling pretty good about it.  Copic colored, a little sponging in the background, and some sequins to finish it off.  The 5 1/4" square card allowed room for these two stamps without crowding, and it gave me a chance to use some scraps of pretty Mintay paper.


I'm happy to be sending my party birds along to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  It's always anything goes with an optional twist.  The twist this time is "favorite color".  I didn't use much of it, but for the last few years my favorite color has been yellow.


Thanks so much for your time.  Have a great week!


Stamps:  Penny Black Songbird Celebrations  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, Mintay Bloomville designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery  Coloring:  Copics  Other:  Apricot sequins, Signo Uniball white gel pen (balloon highlights), Wink of Stella (on party hat)

20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Happy birdie card Leslie, the images and beautiful papers are joyful. xx

Happy Dance said...

Such a sweet card, Leslie! Love all the soft colors and the pretty papers you've used. And those birds are adorable! Someone is going to smile for sure when this fun card shows up in their mailbox! Love it. Bev

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super cute and fun design. I love the birds.

Bonnie said...

I love your sweet birdhouse (my favorite) and the sweet birds, Leslie! Great job of color and pretty decorative papers!

Yogi said...

another cute card. Glad your weather is nice. Ours is OK too. My door is still open during the day so it makes me feel like I'm outside. Have a great day

Evelyn S. said...

This is such a cute "bird-day"! I like the use of the DSP on each side, which frames the image beautifully. As always, beautiful work, Leslie!

CherylQuilts said...

Leslie, this is just so darling! I love these sweet birds and your wonderful coloring and layout! Love the DP too. I would not have guessed yellow has been your favorite color, but you surely use it well. Trying to get back to some kind of normalcy...at least today perhaps...ha! Hope your weather and your health stays good for you and for Rich! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This card makes me happy just looking at it. It is so sweet. The birdhouse reminds me of the one I did with Heartfelt Creations for my daughter's birthday. Love the little letter in the birds mouth. I like Penny Black's stamps. I have a unused pansy one that I will have to dig out soon. We have been outside killing Spotted lanterns before the rains start tonight. PA has been inundated with them. Have a great week!

Ida said...

Oh this is so adorable. Those little birds are so cute. This would bring a smile to anyone on their birthday.

Lynette said...

That is so cute, Leslie, and the paper is so pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring, love what you chose to color the birds, love that one is holding a card and the other one balloons, just the sweetest! Your coloring of the bird house is so pretty with the paper you used, you did a great job bringing it all together, Love it!
Always feels good when you use what you buy :)

Loll said...

Beautiful card Leslie. Love the soft colours you've used in your design. And the two pieces of patterned paper look so amazing with your main panel. xx

Cat Craig said...

That bird house is so darling and I am loving the patterned paper you used. Fabulous design, coloring and scene.

Pauline said...

So delighted to see your card today. Beautiful card as always Leslie! I am a big fan of this stamp set, I love every card you have made with it. It's such a happy set, makes me smile each time I see you use it. Love everything about this, beautiful colouring, your design (love the papers on each side) your sponged background and and sequins to finish this off. Have a great week as well!

Glenda said...

I'm a huge fan of little birdies and birdhouses so your card just speaks to me! Your coloring skills are spot on as usual. Just a lovely all around card!

Diane said...

Well isn't this just the cutest ever! You have the most adorable stamps and then present them in the most cutest ways. Fabulous birdie card, one bird as cute as the other. Cooling down here in Michigan, love Fall but then would welcome Spring back, but not going to happen sigh!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Leslie
Love your card ...and your colouring .....
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

laurie said...

So sweet! I love the sequins here and there!

Cindy Beach said...

You thanked us for our time but I thank you for sharing! It's always refreshing to visit and this delightful card makes me smile! The soft yellow, happy birds and pretty patterns add to the garden party theme beautifully! Oh, and did I mention sequins? You know I love them. Thanks for mentioning the size of your card.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely adorable! It's just so eye-catching and pretty!