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Birds of a Feather for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #385

Happy Saturday!

The design team across at Atlantic Hearts have another fabulous sketch for us to use this week.   I love playing along for two reasons.  #1 the sketches ... they always challenge me and I really like that.  #2 the design team always stop by and leave personalized comments - and that's rare for a lot of challenge sites!  We do that at the Paper Players and I know how much time it takes to consistently do that - so cheers to the DT at AHSC :-)

Now, on to this week's sketch:

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do.  I stood in front of my crafting cupboard and stared at my stamps.... I decided that the main image from the Birds of a Feather set would work perfectly for the horizontal element and I would create the half circle element from my good old Tim Holz sunray stencil!

Here's my card:


In the closeup you can see that I did some really simple coloring - took me no more than a minute or so.


On a personal note:

OK.   We had frost yesterday morning.  Yes... that would be FROST - meaning it was COLD and it was only the second week of September.  This last week has been grey, dull, wet and cold.  Mmmm... Did I suddenly teleport to the England of my youth?  For the last two weekends it has been way too cold to sit out on our deck and have tea in the morning or cocktails in the evening!  Mind you.. it is going to get back to the 80s this week!  So, hopefully, we should be able to enjoy our deck again.   We were out there a couple of weeks ago and I took some shots showcasing the solar lights we put onto the deck railing to add some warm ambient light.  We love the look of them:


Don't they look pretty?  It'll be interesting to see how much light they give off tonight considering it's been dull and grey all day:-)

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White 110#
  • Stamps:  Free as a Bird - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Memento Black.  Copic Markers
  • Stencil:  Tim Holtz


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I love your deck . . . hope for a nicer weather so you and Lou may enjoy it a little more!!!


Great card, Jaydee. I must use that stamp set more often, it’s so versatile.
Amazing decking, you and Lou did a lovely job. It reminds me of my balcony when I lived in Spain. Very Moorish. Have a great day.

Hilda Burton

Very pretty card. Love your coloring. Beautiful deck. Enjoy your day!

Jeanne H

Such a cute card and stamp. I've a similar ancient one from Inkadinkadoo. Love seeing your's beautiful. Happy warm days ahead, yay.

Alyson Mayo

I absolutely LOVE your take on the sketch - great idea to use a starburst for the banner! Those birds are precious. Thanks for the shout out to our team at AH and for sharing such a beautiful card with this challenge!

Alicia O'Bryant

I love this card! I particularly like how you used the sun rays. Great job and thank you for joining us at Atlantic hearts sketch challenge.


Very pretty card, love the colors, so bright! Thanks for sharing with AHSC, glad you enjoy the sketches each week.

Brandi R

I love this card and how you interpreted the sketch, I love those birds! Fabulous card! Thank you for the kind words about our Design Team! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

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