Sunday, 7 August 2011

My Tickled Pink Feathered Friend...

GOOOOOOOD Afternoon!!!
Okay, so if you've read the post title, you probably expected a bird somewhere right?
You've scrolled down, had a gander at my card, and spotted a bunny...
If you are a smart cookie, you'll have realised that bunnys don't have feathers, 
and are assuming I've lost my marbles.... right?

ahhhhhh... look closer my friend... 
of course I'm refering to the feather in the gorgeous Lil Ivy's top hat!!
now, said feather was not meant to be there... I sneeked it in.... 
and why? because this weeks challenge over at Tickled Pink is add a feather!!!

Now, I didn't have an actual feather anywhere in my stash... and believe me I CHECKED!!
Hubby is working a million hours overtime this week, so no chance of crafty shopping! and I'm too impatient to wait for an online order to be delivered...
(I did for a fleeting moment think about the river, and swans... but we don't need to dwell on that)
SOOOO I doodled a 'sort of' feather and stuck it to her top hat!!
I'm not sure if this is cheating, but I'm going to enter it anyway.... shhhhh, they might not notice!

I decided to try a shaped card again... but this time I've gone for loads of different size nestie labels
(truth be known, I've run out of square card!)

I've coloured Ivy with my promarkers and pencils...
The papers are allsorts...
'My Friend' sentiment is from the greeting farm spotlight set...
everything else from stash
(yeah, I'm too lazy to list it all!)

and naturally, edge doodling to finish...

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Crazy 4 Challenges - shaped card
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Shaped card (+animal)
Glitter geeks - Furry or feathered friend
Stampin' for the weekend - spots and dots
MAWTT - Don't be square

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Jilli said...

I love your cards Paula. I love the quirkiness of them. Your post actually made me belly laugh and even thinking about it now makes me smile! Thanks for your comment and its so nice to know you'll be there with me in spirit! Hugs Jillix

Sue said...

Paula, this card is beautiful. I love your hand drawn feather! Great mix of texture and color, so nice. Coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.


Maria Therese said...

OOOOOOOOOoooooo me like!!!

Faye said...


Pami said...

Hi Paula, what a great idea to draw the feather, although you did make me laugh with the river and the swan comment!! Great card as usual. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Paula.
I love the different shapes, and your feather is a very clever idea and looks perfect on her hat.

Love Elaine xx

Shelby said...

Fantastic card! I love your coloring especially the hair and your pleating. I think the feather looks like it was there all along! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, hope to see you again soon.


Steph M said...

This is just IT!!! This is absolutely amazing. I love EVERYTHING you have done with this from the Dp's to the tiny embellishments. Cannot fault a single thing and it is the most gorgeous card ever!! Well done Paula!
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck.
Steph xx

Mary J said...

It is always a pleasure to come and see your creativity Paula - this is just full of total gorgossity!

ChickieChirps said...

This is awesome Paula! I love the feather! I saw that challenge and decided I couldn't enter it as I don't have any feathers either (the ducks down the road only crossed my mind for a second... promise). Now you've inspired me, but I don't think I have time to make a card!
Love the shaped card idea! I hate when I run out of card blanks.


Cor* said...

You freakin' doodled a feather! Now THAT is thinking outside the box for sure!! love it! Great design and colors! Wow, you get top marks in my book for using your imagination! LOL Thanks for joining us at TPSC this week.

Anne said...

Oh my, this is just too good!
Fantastic and soooo cool creation, Love the images, colors and embellishments. Perfect work!

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Paula, I love the shape and super image. Your feather is fab as is your whole post!

Thaks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Paula - love the shape and the image is coloured so beautifully.
Fab feather too!!!
Thanks for playing 'Don't Be Square' with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Alina said...

what a beauty, Paula!
hugs, Alina

Helen Anderson said...

This is a stunning card Paula! I love all of the detail and the composition is cracking!!

Thank you for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck :).

Helen xx

Katie said...

Ok, seriously WOW! I'm in love with everything about this card...and that feather? Genius! You totally rocked this challenge- thanks for joining us at TPSC this week :)
xx Katie- Guest DT

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card, adorable image and pretty colours.

Regan said...

So sweet, Paula! And your post made me laugh! The feather looks fabulous in Ivy's hat! I would not have the talent to "doodle" like that! Love your embellishments too! What a splendid shaped card! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)
Regan ~ Design Team

Ingrid said...

O, this is so lovely! Beautiful card with a beautiful image :-)
Thanks for playing with us this month at the Fuzzy Wuzzy place!
Hugs Ing

Janine said...

aaah its so adorable. love it