Monday 26 March 2012

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush!

Ok, I admit it, I'm becoming obsessed with these Artemio bird stamps!  There are so many lovely birdies in the set the possibilities are endless.  I've stamped the birds in black Memento and coloured with promarkers.  I then die cut them with nesties and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
The yummy papers are magazine freebies.  They have such a lovely, soft vintage look to them.
I was itching to try out my new mini sewing machine so I did some messy stitching round the edge to add to the shabby look.
The sentiment stamp is from a Papermania Urban set, one of the new travel sets, which I've stamped onto patterned paper.
I made a lacy strip with a Martha Stewart punch and added some ribbon and a bow.
The flowers were made with a Nellie Snellen punch set which is worth it's weight in gold, I use it so much, and the leafy branch was made with a Marianne die.  It's actually a bird on a branch but I cut the bird off so I could just use the branch.
A handful of pearls finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Raise the Bar - #97 - in the garden
Papercrafting Journey - #5 - pretty pastels
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #22 - vintage/shabby
Crafty Bloggers Network - #18 - happy bird-day


  1. Your colouring is just stunning Wendy, I'm in awe.

    B x

  2. Oh my, this is just gorgeous. I love the way you describe what you use to make the card - would love a peek at your craft room. It sounds like you have everything imaginable to hand. When I see people's craft rooms and see the boxes and boxes of goodies, and yards of ribbon, I feel quite restrained with my few bits and pieces.

  3. This is so pretty Wendy, love the image and the layout you have used. Tinaxx

  4. Gorgeous card, love those papers and your fab layout x
    Wendy x

  5. I can see why you are becoming obsessed Wendy, they are gorgeous. Sue x

  6. Great card! Such nice use of your craft tools! Would love to be able to do such things!

  7. So gorgeous hun...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  8. Gorgeous card Wendy. Love the lo and the colours you have used. Keep on being obsessed - the results are great!

    Edna x

  9. Wendy, your card is stunning love the birds image and the colours :)x

  10. Love this, the papers are goregous and I love the birds stamp. Such a pretty card. x

  11. wow this is beautiful wendy.really soft and delicate :D

    xx coops xx

  12. So beautiful Wendy, fabulous layout.
    Wendy xx

  13. fab card Wendy - I think this is my favourite image of the ones you've done so far - its lovely and such an interesting layout too! Hugs Rachel xx

  14. beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the CBN challenge xxx

  15. How pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bunny Zoe's this month!


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