Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #25

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all :)

Have you popped over to TTT yet to see if you're one of this week's lucky winners?

Heike has written our tutorial this week and are you in for a treat - She has shown us how to make a stunning 'Gift Box'
It is just amazing and you have to give it a go!

This week we are sponsored again by.....


Our challenge this week is....

'Birthday Celebrations'

How simple is that!
Don't forget tho - only 3 entries, make sure you add a link back to TTT in your post and no back-dating.
Leave a Top Tip in the comments section over at TTT and you have another entry for another prize!

The card I've made for this week's challenge is using one of the gorgeous digi images from Robyn's Fetish that we were allowed to play with - and this was a treat
(or should I say a 'tweet'...sorry!!!) to colour!

She is called 'A little Birdie Told Me' and I really wish I'd incorporated that into the sentiment - but I forgot!

I used Gemstones card as the backing piece, 2 patterned papers from CraftWorkCards 'Vintage Rose' paper stack (that was a freebie with a magazine this week!), some gorgeous rainbow ribbon, pearls, some punched flowers and a punched butterfly.
This was also my first time to 'doodle' around the edges of the pieces and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!

I used my Prismacolours to colour the image and Promarker to add the blue 'Ready Brek Glow' around the image.
(Not sure if you'll all know what I mean by that...so have a look here!)

I used some 3d Gloss for the flowers, wings, beak and tail tips.

Some challenges I'd like to enter my card for...

Simon Says Stamp - Recipe; 1 image, 2 patterned papers & 3 ebellishments (flowers, pearls and ribbon)

Creative Inspirations - In the Garden

Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring

Dutch Dare - Who's who in the zoo! (any animal)

Cupcake Inspiration - Flowers and Colours from inspirational photo

Ellephantastic - Cute with a Butterfly

I think this is the most challenges I've ever managed to squeeze into one card!


  1. Gorgeous card Carol :-) the imsge is adorable and the papers and design are fab ,,, I can almost hear that cute bird tweeting :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Really nice card there Carol. Sweet image and lovely colouring! Thanks for playing over at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  3. Very cute Carol & beautifully coloured. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us & playing along this month.
    Ellephantastic x x

  4. a fabulous card Carol. thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

  5. beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  6. Lovely card! So glad you joined us for this weeks CIC!

  7. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  8. Awwww, so sweet! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

  9. Awww,love thatlittle bird, and the pretty butterfly die cut! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!