Sunday, 23 February 2014


I am ashamed to say that I have had this stamp set for 18 months and this is the first time I have inked it, but the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more gave me the perfect opportunity. I saw a kingfisher by the river on my way to work a few months ago, a quick flash though and it was gone.

I've used the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 another great one from Sally Dube.

So the stamp is from Stamps Away from the Pilkington Lane collection, I coloured it with Copics and then used a Wink of Stella over it to add some iridescence to the feathers, which you can make out on the close up below.

The papers are My Minds Eye on the bright side, twine is American crafts and the brads, button and coloured cardstock is from my stash. The base card is Craftwork Cards 148mm x 148mm.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you are kind enough to take the time to leave.


Kathleen said...

Great card Anne, love the image and great take on the sketch.

Kath x

Joanna said...

How pretty ... really loving the brown and blue color scheme! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Anne, I love the kingfisher and the papers.
Kevin xx

Heide said...

What a great looking card, love the colors. Great for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Kathie said...

What a wonderful card Anne, I do love this image of the Kingfisher, great colour and papers, this is a perfect masculine card and we always seem to need. Great card thanks so much for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT

Lin said...

Your lovely backing papers match the colouring of your Kingfisher to perfection.

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I have many a stamps like yours that haven't seen ink...YIKES! A real beauty here. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Sally Dube said...

Isn't it fun to break out those stamps we buy with good intentions of using them right away...? Just like new =) Gorgeous card!! Love the rich colors and the button and twine!! Thanks so much for joining in!!
Blessings to you Anne!!
Sally SSW2

Sharon Basel said...

Wow - beautiful card Anne. I love that image and your papers are perfect with it. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a beautifully coloured kingfisher. Love the iridescence. Thanks for joining us at CCM&M. Cxxx

Tracey said...

Awesome card! I've never seen this type of bird before, but I too am often stopping to watch whenever I see a bird. Terrific colour scene on this. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's! I hope you join us again next time.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

fionalawlor said...

Fab card! This Kingfisher is so gorgeous and your twine and button look great :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers And More for our "Come Fly With Me" challenge.
Fiona x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Stunning card, Anne. I love the Kingfisher.
I have stamps here never inked from 6 months ago.... not enough hours in the day you know how it is, then you get home & you end up feeling crappy all weekend !