Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Home to Nest Decoupage

Last night was craft night and after tea from my new ginormous teapot (thanks Donna for the best present ever!) and home made chocolate and honeycomb cup cakes (you'll find the recipe here), we all made cards using the new Papermania Home to Nest A4 Ultimate Pack.
I decided to make a card for my step-dad's birthday which is coming up this month.  He loves feeding the birds and watching them in his garden, so I thought this image would be perfect for him.
 I used two kraft blanks to make the easel and papers and sentiment toppers from the Ultimate Pack.  I inked all the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The leafy border was made with a Martha Stewart punch and I finished off with four brown pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cards For Men - #9 - Animals (2 of the DT used bird images so I'm assuming birds count)
Lady Anne's - #2 - Easel Cards
Unstampabelles - #23 - Easel Cards
ABC - Tic, Tac, Toe - ribbon, punch, DPs
Paper Creator - #8 - One For The Boys
2 Sisters - #142 - Bingo - easel card, image, punch
Crafty Catz - #181 - Inspired by a Song - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
A Little Bit Crafty - Kraft It
Natalie and Amy's - #9 - Things With Wings
Moving Along With The Times - One For The Guys


  1. So pretty, love the birdie, thanks for joining us this month at Lady Annes Challenge, xxxx

  2. Oh wow, so great to see you back with us again this month at Unstampabelles for our Easel card challenge. Wonderful work I bet your step-father loves it. Those cupcakes look so yum.

  3. a great card for any bird-lover and the cakes look fab too

  4. Fab card, and mmmmm lovely cakes too xx

  5. wonderful card wendy and so nice to see those cakes again - mwom mwom xx

  6. hi Wendy stunning card,and the cakes look delish.,
    Ita from Ireland

  7. Great card, love the bird!
    Thank you for joining in at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Lisa Grace xx

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  8. Beautiful card love the design.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges, hope you will jin us again.

    Hugs Julie xx

  9. Such a beautiful card. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Easel Challenge, hope you will join us again.
    Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  10. Cupcakes = 10/10! Card = 11/10! Wonderful card - bet your step-dad was chuffed. I think kits are so versatile to get the mojo flowing. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles this month for our easel card challenge! Susan (DT)

  11. stunning male card wendy.fabulous design and decoupage :D
    yummy cakes too :D

    xx coops xx

  12. This is so lovely! The soft colors perfectly accent the soft edges of your sweet bird. Great job and thanks so much for playing along at the UnstampaBelles Challege!

  13. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  14. This is fabwendy - great lo and embellies and perfect papers for this cute little bird - thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  15. aw, super sweet dimension easel card, Wendy! Love that bird so happy in his environment. We enjoy feeding the birds, too. Lovely muted tones make this card so fetching! Thanks for sharing today. hugs, de

  16. Lovely card - I love all the layering you have done with it - thanks for joining in with our Challenge this month at UnstampaBelles.

  17. WOW! This is stunning Wendy. I love the decoupaged image and the papers and layout are fabulous.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
    Sue xx

  18. Fab card

    Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.


  19. Gorgeous Wendy, love the leafy border and bird. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  20. Your card is beautiful, your step dad is sure to love it! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

  21. What a cute bird! And the background papers are pretty, too!

  22. Such a lovely card, I really like the natural colour scheme. Thanks for sharing at Unstampabelles.


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