The one unfortunate thing about taking a few weeks off from cardmaking is that getting back into the groove for me takes quite a long time. No 15 minutes cards...they take hours for me to get into the hang of it.
I started with the cute MFT Winter Songbirds stamps and dies. I decided to color all my birds in muted shades and the scarves in feminine pink shades. I prepped the die cut panel with some broken china distress ink. After stamping coloring and die cutting the whole set, I picked out my favorite little lady and some greenery and put together my scene in the lower left corner. I added some pink and lavender gems to the cluster and finished it with the birthday sentiment. I used a coordinating color card base.