Sunday, June 6, 2010

SSIC LOC The Birds of the Air

Hello again - I am happy to be home after a week in New Zealand with my Mum and family - I am always sorry to leave and yes, I am the first to cry at the Airport - we are resigned to the fact that with the 'hello's' follow the 'goodbyes' and make the most of the inbetween times! LOL!

This weeks Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge is brought to us by the lovely Kathy.  The scripture she has chosen is:

And God said,"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Genesis 1:26

This weeks challenge is to make a card/project that has some kind of animal on it. It could be a fish, bird, or land mammal, or a creeping bug.  I have chosen this gorgeous bird from Layers of Color art stamp set Backyard Birds

I have embossed some Basic Grey DP with the Stylised Flowers Embossing Folder .  The Image is coloured with SU Chalks using  a Blender Pen.  The lacey frames are from the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die - I have to be honest and say that this was not of favourite of the Dies, but after using it like this I am changing my mind - I am liking the effect they have!  What do you think!?!

I have added this recycled lave and a Prima, can you believe the brad - this was part of a RAK from my dear friend and SISTAH Pat Smethers - I love it and if course I had to add come bling to the flower centres!!

One of my favourite animals are birds - they bring me so much pleasure.  While in New Zealand walked through the Botanical Gardens and stopped at a beautiful waterfall and man made pond, it was picturesque, but the thing that caught my eye and stole my heart was this darling little bird...

...a sparrow!!  I just love the sparrows - the Scripture has so many references to the 'birds of the air' and I can relate to them so much!  We are also told in scripture that He created animals for our pleasure and I, for one, am so grateful as they are such a source of pleasure for me!  It just amazes me to think that our God, with all that He has created, and all that goes on every day, would take the time to create something simply for our pleasure - don't you just love that about Him - it makes me grateful that my Heavenly Father reminds me everyday how much He loves me and He in turn has given me a love for His creation!

We have many animals in our household, but one of my favourite is my hand tamed cockatiel called Paris!  I got him as a baby and was hand heading him for a few weeks, he loves to be out while I card make and often runs off with my scissors and other tools - I have to cover my work if I leave the table otherwise he leaves his 'calling card! ewww!!

Would you trust this face!?! LOL!!!
Thank you to our sponsor for this week

I am linking this to:
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Crafty Calendar Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Make sure you pop over and see the other DT's creations, you know there is plenty of inspiration from these talented girls:

*Lisa * Kathy * Chris * Candace * Grace * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse* Rebecca *

You can see more of my Faith Art Cards in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered!

Thanks you for looking and for your encouraging comments, you make my day! God bless you!


  1. Hiya hun.
    WOW, this is just gorgeous! Love it to bits!! I love birds myself, especially the Birds of Prey. Hope you had good times on your holidays with the family, got a jaunt planned to pop back home myself later in the year. Glad you could join me on the Crafters Digital Art Centre too, so nice to see you there. Hope you get to use some of the freebies. Have a great day hun.
    Teri xx

  2. Just beautiful Linda! Love what you did with this bird image and I love this CB die! Love the center of the flower too! Glad you are home and getting settled back in!!! Thanks for the pics of your Paris... such a cutie!!!

  3. This is gorgeous LInda!! I just love your bird and your coloring. Such elegant details too! What an awesome take on this weeks animal challenge. Your photos are beautiful too!!

  4. Gorgeous card, love how you colored this bird, and the lace is so gorgeous.

  5. WOW Linda this card is so so beautiful! I love everything...Amazing coloring on the bird and the diecuts makes such a wonderful background.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. hi Linda such a lovely post the birds are wonderful you get budges and alsorts just flying around in Oz so nice love you ptoject too

    Love Dawn xx

    There is an award at mine for you too!

  7. Oh Linda, this is such a pretty card. I love birds too. Welcome back home=)

  8. OH how funny Linda!! =) Cute story of your cockatiel. And what a GORGEOUS card today!! Love all the sparkle you add to your LOC birds! And love the lace and those corner decorative thingies behind your image too! Have a wonderful SUnday =)

  9. Linda, welcome home! I know how hard it is to have to leave those long distant families. So hard to leave. I am lovin' your card today. LOC stamps really celebrate God's creatures so well and you colored it beautifully!

  10. This is gorgeous, Linda. I love that colorful bird.

  11. I love all the color in that bird, Linda, and the lacy look mixed with the distressed look. Dynamite!

    I have a particular fondness for birds myself. I LOVE hearing them sing. We have several who live in our yard, which makes me very happy. God is good!!!


  12. First of all I love how you colored the bird image and yes, I agree that cuttlebug die isn't one of my favorites, but but I think I'll change my mind seeing this neat way to use it. That's so cute that your bird runs of fwith your scissors! Hey I've mean to ask if you've ever read a children's book called The Biscuit Tin family; I found it interesting when I was a kid, about a family that moves to Australia.

  13. oh linda hun this is stuning love that bird and as usuall your detail is amazing hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  14. Ooo, how could I not totally adore this card, Linda!! I'm a huge bird fan like you. And I'm a fan of yours as well!!

    Sweet little Paris! We used to have a Cockatiel, it was adopted and came with the name, BB. We were told it was a male, so we called it BB King. Well after she started laying eggs we had to call her BB Queen! LOL!

  15. Awww - Linda this is just beautiful - and I loved that photo of the sparrow. I enjoyed your card and recognised those background corners :-).

  16. Paris is beautiful...what a great picture, and your bird on your card kind of reminds me of her (or him...) and I really like the use of that CB die for the corners!! A beautiful verse and lovely card to go with it! Thanks for sharing your stuff, Linda!!


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