And here is my birthday card :
This gorgeous bird is from the new Stampendous October 2012 catalogue (CRR158 Cling Nestled Bird). As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for my bird collection. I have coloured the main image with Polychromos pencils to keep it quite natural looking. Then I splattered a fine spray mica paint across the piece by flicking a loaded paintbrush. The embossed script along the base of the background another Stampendous set CRS5029 Songbird - Jumbo Cling. I bought both of these from The Stamp Man.
My auntie loves flowers so I added a few flowers punched from pale pink card. I think it is a pretty card. I hope she likes it as it cost a blooming fortune to post to Ireland!!
I hope your Christmas preparations are going better than mine....never mind I am sure I will get there in the end.
Remember there is a voucher up for grabs if you want to join is for this sketch challenge. Just check out the Woodware blog for details.