Tuesday 15 January 2013

Shabby Love Birds

Last night was craft night with the girls and this week, after tea and chocolate macaroons, we all has a good goss.  In fact I was the only one to make anything!  A couple of the girls had some big news, some good, some bad, so we put the world to rights over copious quantities of tea.  I crafted while a chatted and made this shabby bird cage card.
I covered the shaped blank with Bohemian paper (I can't get enough of this range at the moment in case you hadn't noticed!), glittered on the inside and plain patterned on the outside, all from Craftwork Cards, and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I then added clear micro beads to the heart shape and a gem topped lace bow to the top.
The birds were kraft die cuts, again from Craftwork Cards, which I covered with patterned paper, inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer mica spray.  I gave them pink feather wings embellished with tiny gems and some pearls for eyes.
The flowers are die cuts from the same range and were inked with more Dusty Concord, crimped and layered up.  The leaves were made with a Woodware Punch.
Some Card Candi and tiny lilac pearls are the finishing touches.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Quirky Crafts - something new (glitter paper) with pink (feathers and flowers)
The Squirrel and the Fox - #35 - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #168 - shaped cards
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - #30 - for the birds
Top Tip Tuesday - #93 - fur or feathers
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Oozak - #10 - anything goes with pink and bling


  1. WOW, wunderschön geworden
    lg gertrude

  2. This is stunning Wendy. I love the design and gorgeous pretty detailing
    Sue xx

  3. Fabulous and those feathery wings are just perfect

  4. Fabulously stunning Wendy, I love the colours, soft and gentle, kate x

  5. Hi Wendy, This is so beautiful x

  6. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the shape and the soft colours.
    Lorraine x

  7. beautiful card Wendy - really stunning work xx

  8. I LOVE this! Sooo adorable. Those birds came out beautifully, the whole card is just so pretty!! ♥ Denise

  9. so beautiful wendy.gorgeous soft and pretty colours and i love your birds :D

    xx coops xx

  10. So sweet. Love the added pink feathers. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  11. First off, let me tell you that I LOVE the name of your blog! Too cute! Also really like your lovely card. The die cuts are great and you decorated your birds beautifully. VERY nice card! Thanx for playing along with us at CC&CC, I hope you return again soon. Aloha, Joanne.

  12. Marvelous and so charming, the image is simply magnificent. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again. Happy Holidays

  13. Gorgeous card love the flowers too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. What a stunning card, such beautiful detail, you can see how much time went into it and I just love the wings (my friend has a bird punch I must borrow and copy this idea!!).
    Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox!
    Linda xox

  15. Lovely card, very different design! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Some thing New With PINK' challenge! New Challenge starts tomorrow evening!

    ((Lyn) DT

  16. This is such a great entry
    We really love your design

    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    we wish you the best of luck in your entry.
    We hope to see you come back soon for another challenge.

    Hugs Tammy Ortiz Design Team for Chocolate Coffee and Cards.

  17. Beautiful! love the feathers and pearls. Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.


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