Sunday, October 4, 2009

LOC Pink Paradise

Don't you love pink and brown - it would have to be one of my favourite colour combinations - mind you I have many favourites, they vary from time to time!!

I have used the Layers of Colors set Regal Birds for this card - I love birds, they are one of my favourite animals, we have an aviary with budgies/parakeets and cockatiels, I have a great view of it from my desk and love hearing the sound of their chirping - we have babies just coming out of the nest too - they are so cute....I will show you some photos one of them ...be warned - you will want one!!  It takes all of my self control to leave them in the aviary and not being them into the house and tame them....I am hopeless!!

The DP has been embossed with the Victoria embossing folder, I love the texture and dimension this gives a card.  It also qualifies it for the ABC Challenge  where E is for embossing!  I have cut three panels and sponged around the edges, layering each panel onto brown CS.  I then added a scalloped strip with paper piercing and then some sheer ribbon that has been threaded through a circular pearl buckle. 

The image has been coloured with chalks and highlighted with light touches of Kindy Glitz and layered into brown CS.  This qualifies it for the Creative Card Crew Challenge which is all about Sparkle this week!  A smaller bird has been cut out, chalked and sponged, this is attached with foam dots (more dimension!)  Flowers have been added along the lower edge of the image, these flowers are still part of the Blog Candy that I won from Abby - thanks Abby, these flowers are gorgeous and I use them sparingly!!  It is also the for Gingersnaps Creations Challenge which is also all about BLING.

Before I finish this post I have some photos of our new babies to share with you....be prepared to be

This is our 6 week old baby - isn't he gorgeous!

The green one is another baby due out any day now, Mum has already laid more eggs!

We have called this little one Sunshine (the pale yellow one) - one morning we found it had been attacked and has feathers missing off the back of it's neck - it is always so upsetting to see these babies hurt, but is now fabulous and so cute - cuddles up here with Mum!

Thank you for visiting with me - I love knowing you have stopped by!  It is Sunday evening here and we are all relaxing, it is still the school holiday here and also a public holiday...Labour Day...


  1. Linda your card is so beautiful!!! Love that LOC bird!!! Such beautiful colors you used!!! Your babies are soooo adorable! I don't know how you don't know how you leave them alone! How fun to be able to watch them grow!!! Such a blessing!!! Hugs!

  2. Hi Linda - your card is another work of art - brown and pink is one of my favourite combos too :-).
    Those budgies made me all nostalgic as I grew up with a budgie in the house, and then we had one for 16 years too. Your babies are beautiful :-).


  3. Stunning card Linda - the embossing is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  4. Beautiful card -- it's soft with just the right touch of vintage flair!

    Sweet budgie babies; they are gorgeous colors!!

  5. Oh Linda your card is absolutely beautiful! I'm so delighted to see your enjoying the goodies I sent you...


  6. Wow Linda, your card is stunning. I have missed a few of your posts so I'm off to have a gander!

  7. Of course I love pink and brown!!! This is another beautiful card done in your wonderful vintage style Linda!! And those babies are sooo cute!!!

  8. This card is so pretty. I think if I never had to create with any other colors than pink and brown I would be good to go...I love the bird image. Your babies are so awesome. I have always wanted a bird as a pet...Thanks so much for sharing. I hope we get to see more pictures of them... Hugs to you..

  9. What a beautiful card, Linda....i love the colors and the bird image is sooo pretty!!!! Thanks for sharing pictures of your birds, too...they are gorgeous!!!

  10. Hi Linda! :) What a GORGEOUS card!! LOVE the colors and just every single thing about this one. Very "lovely" =0)

    And when I saw your birds I *gasped*!! I used to have a couple of parakeets right after college...I miss them. Fun fun! :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful card! Beautiful birds! Are they hand-raised? (the birds, not the cards ;-))My sister got a hand-raised parakeet from a breeder years ago & he was SO friendly. I kinda miss the little guy!

  12. Love your work. Came here from Winter Wonderland and then saw your wee babies. We used to breed budgies. Aren't they adorable. Just seeing your pictures makes me want more. But we've now got 3 wee puppy dogs keeping us busy.
    Hugz Andrea.xx

  13. Stunning card! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations challenge.

  14. This card is beautiful Linda!! I just love the soft colors!! Very elegant layout and design!!

    Thanks for sharing your card and those adorable pictures of your babies. What a blessing to have the experience to watch them grow.


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