Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hummingbird Shaker Card

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Michelle Lancaster - so nice to have you here!

I won some gorgeous images from Imagine That... digis by Kris the other day (thank you, Kris!), and I couldn't wait to use them!  I have been inspired by the beautiful hummingbirds that we've had in our backyard feeders this summer.  They are such a joy to watch - they are mesmerizing!

This image is from the Pretty Petunias set from Imagine That... digis by Kris.  I did not colour this!  I thought the pre-coloured images in this set were already so beautiful that I didn't want to change a thing!  I have been wanting to make another shaker card and this time I used seed beads.


The white cardstock is die-cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles.  The patterned paper on each edge was leftover snippets.  The die-cut greeting is Simon Says Stamp Happy, and I added the word "day" with some tiny alphabet stickers. I finished off my card with a few sequins.


This card will be going to my Mom, who also loves hummingbirds!  Here's a photo of a hummer at one of our feeders.  The ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate to our part of the country each summer. These tiny birds only stay for a few short months and some of them have already started their journey home. I miss them already!



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Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Cosmic Strawberry
Picture


45 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Woo such a beautiful image and you have showcased it so well in the shaker
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Cazzy said...

That is a lovely card and how wonderful to have the real birds visit you!

vinita jain said...

Fab coloring Kitty! I adore this shaker creation, sooooo beautiful!

brenda said...

A lovely floral card Kitty, sure your Mum will love it.

B x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a beautiful shaker card and certainly screams OUTDOORS! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Gail said...

This is beautiful! Lovely job!

Kris said...

Workers, kitty ... really love this gorgeous shaker!! The sequins are so pretty and math your paper and this image perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing in our customer gallery. Lovely pic of you real hummer , I adore them myself. Your mom will be so wowed 🐈

scrAPpamondo said...

I love all the birds and these little cuties hummingbirds are adorable both, this in your image and that in the photo! Such a luck has your mom to see and feed them!! :)
Your shaker card is a sweetie with this image and the little seed pearls inside !! Wonderful colours!! How you know, love so much the stitched frame :) The dp strips and the sequins matched perfectly with the image colours! Great work, my friend, your Mom will be so happy to receive it!!

Kuni said...

Wow.... beautiful Shaker card, olve the image and the colours - gorgeous -
Hugs
Kuni

Barb said...

I love your shaker card. What a lovely image and the seed beads look so pretty. The pink snippets on the edges are a perfect match. How lucky you are to have these dear little birds visit. Barbxx

Andrea W said...

Awesome card Kitty! The shaker design adds a fun element to the beautiful image. I too love hummingbirds. We have three sage bushes by our back window that they visit often. They are amazing little birds.

KraftyKoolKat said...

First of all Kitty, congrats on your win. Love your creation that you have created with it. It is really beautiful.
Hugs.
Cathy
Xxxx

KandA said...

Wonderful card Kitty. Love the hummingbird image and super shaker design xx

Kath said...

A great shaker card - I love the colours and the sequins add the finishing touch.
Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. I love to watch hummingbirds...they are so pretty and delicate!

Your card is lovely...I really like the way you did the Happy Day sentiment too.

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. I love to watch hummingbirds...they are so pretty and delicate!

Your card is lovely...I really like the way you did the Happy Day sentiment too.

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kitty!! The image is so beautiful!! I love the colors!! Fun shaker card my friend!! I'm watching hummingbirds fighting over the feeders right now!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Taunya Butler said...

Beautiful, delightful, and so full of grace and loveliness!! The colors are perfect and I love how you made a shaker card out of this gorgeous image!! Wonderfully done and just so awesome!!!

crafty said...

Lovely card. I've just this minuite finished making a card with this same image using the other given colourway. So nice to see different ideas using the same image.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Kitty, a fabulous shaker design and beautiful image.
Pauline
x

jimlynn said...

Our hummingbirds are thinning out around here too. We'll have a surge of them again probably around the end of this month and then they'll be gone until next spring. They're fascinating to watch.
Your card is a perfect example of a beautiful hummingbird as the focal point. That image is WOW! Beautiful card!
Lynn

Natalie said...

Beautiful shaker card! So colorful! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful shaker card
hummingbird is so cute
hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Congrats on your win, KT! Your colors are beautiful- love the shading and brilliant colors! Very pretty shaker card. Thanks for sharing your photos! We can't get that close to our feeders when they're occupied. Our feeders are still busy! Will let you know if the hummers migrate in the winter.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Amy Cohen said...

Very sweet image and lovely coloring. I think these shaker cards are so fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

morning Kitty and Beautiful card hun really awesome make love it crafty hugs Judith xxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Just gorgeous Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

CraftYourPassion said...

This is just beautiful in those tropical colours.Love the shaker element and the pretty shimmer from the beads.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is such a fabulous and colorful shaker card with the hummingbird. Really a stunner. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Annette Allen said...

wow this is stunning.. totally love it..
I love Hummingbirds..

Donna said...

Love it, so much fun catching up on all your cards!

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous card, I love the deep rich colours! Thanks for joining AIMPDC#8 hope to see you next month. Dawn Doodle Pantry DT.

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful shaker card with such a pretty image! So glad you shared this in our Dies R Us Great Outdoors challenge!

Beccy said...

Fabulous shaker card KT, I love the choice of little seed beads instead of glitter. The image you used is gorgeous, such pretty colours, and you chose a great patterned paper to match it with too. Well done.
Cheers,
Beccy

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
oh this is gorgeous.
love the image and your wonderful design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

katieo said...

The image is so pretty and fits perfectly into the circle

Erika Horvathova said...

This is such a beautiful shaker card, love those colors


Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner,
Erika, DT

Colette said...

Kitty, this absolutely stunning. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month :o) xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Such a beautiful creation Kitty. Love the shaker part and also the great layout. It is a simple layout but effective. Thanks so much for entering your card into the customer gallery over at Imagine That! Digis by Kris. Good luck in the next draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

marion said...

love the pic of the hummingbird, I can see they are such a joy to see in your garden. Your card is wonderfull, so glad your mojo is back, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful shaker card! Thanks for joining us over at Scrappy Moms! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Erica Bruton said...

Such a great card. Shakers bring cards to life! Well done and thank for joining us over at Lil patch of crafty friends. Hope to see you again soon
Erica DT

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

I love your shaker card! The image is gorgeous and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Dragonfly Dreams challenge.
Chris

Lisa said...

This is soooo pretty! Love how vibrant the flowers are and you know I love shakers. I think I'm gonna have fun going back in time on your blog...