Saturday, 2 September 2017

LOTV: Christmas bird house

Hello lovely people,

It's time for MORE amazing Christmas designs from LOTV and I feel unbelievably lucky that as part of the DT I get to play with them all...and maybe tempt you all a little!

This release has so many different styles of image so I think I am safe to say there is something for everyone.  I am absolutely loving all of them so have made quite few samples, and I'm starting with this beautiful Christmas bird house...

Double framed Christmas card using Christmas bird house stamp by LOTV

This image appealed to me because I really enjoy colouring foliage and wood...for some odd reason - lol!

Oh, and it's just adorable too!

Double framed Christmas card using Christmas bird house stamp by LOTV

With such a gorgeous detailed design I knew I wanted to keep the card design fairly simple so I created a double frame design, with the inner green frame raised up on 1mm foam pads and then the red spotty frame raised up another 1mm on foam pads.

The holly berries are Nuvo drops, which I dropped separately on a piece of acetate and allowed to dry before gluing to the card; this way the three berries stay nice and separate rather than merging into one as they would if I dropped them directly onto the card.

Double framed Christmas card using Christmas bird house stamp by LOTV

I will be back tomorrow with another of the new images in a completely different style, so until then, I hope you are enjoying your weekend :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Lovely things I've used;
Christmas Bird House digi stamp by LOTV
Jingle 6x6 paper pad by Lilybee Designs
Christmas circular sentiments by LOTV
Inside and out stitched square STAX by My Favorite Things
Turtle doves die set by Creative Expressions (for the holly corner)
Autumn red Nuvo crystal drops by Tonic Studios

Copic colours;
Wood: E30, E55, E35
Holly / stocking: YG95, YG97, YG99
Ivy / tendrils: YG91, YG93, YG95
Robins: E27, E47, E89
Hats / robin breasts / stocking / berries: R37, R39, R59
Stars / robin beaks: Y21, Y19
Hat trims / pom poms: W00, W1, W2


  1. Hi Kat, Oh my this is stunning, I love the birdhouse and the way you have coloured it is perfection. I love the frames and cannot wait to see the rest of the collection. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. What a fabulous card design Kat and I just love the image and your gorgeous colouring..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. You coloured it so beautifully, love the cAs design

  4. Wonderful card Kat, I love that gorgeous image and the papers you have used. Your colouring is superb...I cant stop looking at that wood !
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Lovely colouring Kat. Really pretty image. xx

  6. Stunning job colouring this image Kat. Those Robins are so sweet. Love your paper combo and the gorgeous rich colours. A fab addition to the festive card pile. Big hugs, Wends xoxo (Clever tip on the nuvo drops too, brilliant!)


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