Saturday, 8 October 2011

Free birds

It's a funny old day again today, sunny but very windy..........still the rain is staying away so that's something I suppose!!

Today I've made a card that I'll be entering in for 2 challenges. The first over at the ColourQ challenge  gave me the colours to use, and the second at

 Cas-ual Fridays has a quote as
the inspiration in honour of one of their DT partners, Julie Ranae, who has had to endure extensive dental surgery.

So here is my card, and then I'll tell you how it was put together

I started by cutting 2 large ornate labels in the BS, layering the white on top of the brown, and then stamping the bird cage on the white with Versamark and heat embossing it with black powder. This was placed on the right of a white card. Next, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the blossom branches in green on the card and stuck on punched lilac flowers where the blooms are.

One escaped bird (facing right) was stamped on some brown card in black, the other (facing left) was done by inking up the stamp and rolling over the image with a brayer, and then rolling the transferred image onto the card, this results in a mirror image of the original.

Here is a close up of the birds, and they were stuck on with 3D pads for extra dimension.

The word 'smile' ( just for Julie) was written on some white card and again cut into a label and layered on a brown label, and a flower and leaves were added before it was also stuck on 3D pads.

Recipe: Card = Chocolate Chip, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White
Stamps = Papermania Tweet, and SU Garden Silhouettes
Inks = Versamark, Basic Black, and Pear Pizzazz
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, SB Labels nestabilities, Fiskars punch, Speedball Brayer, and Heat gun
Extras = Black embossing powder, 3D pads

Well what a day I've had!!....... there must be something in the water as it's not only Julie, but my poor friend Pat, who had been up all night with terrible toothache. So this morning I took her to the emergency NHS drop-in clinic for some treatment. After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime, she was seen, and it turned out that she has an abscess under her tooth and is now on anti biotics.

I hope to have a restful day tomorrow and get chance to craft, so enjoy the rest of the weekend and I'll be back soon.

Thanks for dropping by, and I'd love to receive any comments if you have the time to write one.


  1. Bev your card is gorgeous:) Sandra H

  2. So pretty, Bev. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ.

  3. Pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the colourQ!

  4. A very successful mirror image of the bird and a very pretty card! I do feel for your poor friends with their toothaches - how kind of you to help. Vx

  5. I sure hope your friend is feeling better by now! What a beautiful card, not only in it's design, but thoughtfulness that you put into each element. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Lovely card. You really got all the little details :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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