Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Make A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul

Have I just aged myself with that title? LOL! (For those who aren't sure it is the title of a song from the 1990s by the group They Might Be Giants!)

I'm enjoying the recent craze in downloadable stamp images at the moment, I shall always love rubber stamps but the downloadable stamped images are instant hits with me, particularly being in the UK where you can't always get those fabby rubber stamps easily from the US.

This image is a download from InStyle Stamps and I've used it for their challenge this week which is a Thank You themed sketch and a Guest DT Call.

I thought the card would make a fab 'Thank you for letting me stay' card :)

A tip for any of you who haven't tried stamped image downloads yet, or who are having problems with colouring them after printing - as soon as you print them use clear embossing powder and your heat tool to seal the printer ink.

Stamp - InStyle Downloads
Colouring - Prismacolor; sansodor
Papers - DCWV
Usual Suspects - double-sided tape; Silicone glue; Paper Trimmer; Scissors
Other - Ribbon; X-cut border die cut; Cuttlebug


  1. Gorgeous Kim! Love the birdhouse and yes..I can hear the song now :)
    gorgeous colour choices and wonderful colouring!
    Judy x

  2. Awesome love it your colouring and colour combo just perfect. I have quite a few Digi stamps now and the nice thing about them is they are almost instant, no waiting around for the postman lol.

    Lorraine x

  3. Hi Kim!!! Luv your card it's very cute!!!
    Great tip too,have real probs with my smudgey ink :o)x

  4. WOW!!! Great card Kim!!! Very colorful and fun!!!!

  5. Such a lovely bright and happy creation. You've coloured the bird house beautifully. Thanks for the tip. Hugs from Desire

  6. lovely card, love how bright and cheerful it is

  7. This little beauty is nothing less than adorable..

    Lorraine xxx

  8. Your card is stunning Kim. I am also into digi downloads atm, love them because they are resizable and no storage required! Gonna take at the link, thanks.

  9. Gorgeous hun so cute, hugs Pops x x x

  10. Love it! So bright and cheery!

  11. Hi Kim Beautiful card and I love the bird house. Thanks for the tip on printing.
    Hugs Linda

  12. Hi Kim, great download, love the paper colours. Thanks for the tip, what a good idea! I remember that record too, lol. Heidi xx

  13. Adorable card, love those papers and the cute little birdhouse.

  14. Love that digi birdhouse and the fun DP's you matched it with - super coloring on this. Thanks for the tip on embossing them after printing!

    thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment!

  15. Mmm - loved this with the strong colours!! :)

  16. I LOVE They Might Be Giants!

    Love this adorable little card too! The birdhouse is so sweet!

  17. Gorgeous card kim luv the birdhouse, brill colouring, luv the papers & ribbon detail, cute ickle birdie sat there, beautiful, sue.x

  18. This is gorgeous Kim, so love the bright colour combo, so cheerful.

    Joanne x

  19. LOL, I love They Might Be Giants! Saw them in concert several years back! Was awesome! Cute card!:)


  20. What a really sweet creation Kim!! I love that image!! :)

  21. Hi Kim! Beautiful card you have made! CONGRATS on being chosen as our Guest DT member! I am so looking forward to getting to know you better! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs~ Kim

  22. Hi Kim,
    This is a great card!! Congrats on being a guest designer. I look forward to getting to know you.

    Hugs, Cathy


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