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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blossom Birds

Hello, welcome to my blog. Hope if you are visiting you will find something to interest you.
I had an interesting day today. I got up and showered, had breakfast and tablets and then put some washing on. My friend Fran, rang up to see if I wanted to go and pick up our SU order from our friend Shirley later in the day as she was meeting in the morning with a lawyer and her 2 sisters to receive the personal items their Mum wants them to have as she has gone into a nursing home and they will have to sort out her house and sell things so they can rent the house out to provide income for her to be in the nursing home. She was also going out with a group of friends from a country craft group to a movie and asked if I wanted to go to that. She picked me up and we had just enough time to get some lunch and meet the "Chooks & Chicks" girls at the cinema. The film was reasonably good and when we came out we all went to have coffee in the little cafe next to the cinema. It's about 30 min trip from home and by that time the traffic was getting quite heavy. We had to drop in some things to her Mum at the nursing home, so stayed about 10 mins there and then drove out the other side of town to pick up our SU order. So it was about 6 p.m. before I got home. Finally remembered the clothes on the line and had to go grab them off the line after dark! I don't like spiders so would have preferred to bring them in during the daylight before the spiders come out to play!!!!
Well onto my card for today. I've used a pink cardstock from my stash for the base, a layer of SU Wisteria Wonder and then I cut 3 strips of a DP called Wedding Stripes, not sure who by because it was on the back of the paper and I had already stuck that piece down. I cut a white nestie shape and stamped the image which is a clear stamp called Blossom Birds by Penny Johnson Vintage - Stampavie. I used Basic Brown ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I wasn't impressed as 4 of the markers I used all ran out of ink while I was colouring this one and it was really difficult finishing it off. Got there in the end!!! I traced around the outer edge of the nestie die and cut it out in SU Pear Pizazz - added a sentiment from Petite Pairs using a green Marvy Marker and punched it out with a circle punch and then mounted it onto a green punched scallop. I added some lines with a purple marker and some white dots with a gel pen. The inside has a layer of Wisteria Wonder and two different size nestie diecuts.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #87 ~ Flowers, must have a flower in the actual image.
Make It Monday Linky Party - #85 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Challenge #106 ~ Die Cuts & Punches
Tuesday Alchemy -  Challenge#10 - Spring Sweetness
Thanks for stopping by and also to those who comment I enjoy reading them and appreciate you taking time to post them.
Take Care,
Sandy

front of card


inside of card

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Sandy, love the image. Carol x

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  2. Cute card!
    Love the nestie shapes!
    What are they?

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  3. Oh Sandy. What a lovely card, that image is just adorable.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  4. Loveky card Sabdy..love the little birds

    Anne

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  5. This is just gorgeous Sandy,love the image and fabulous papers.xxx

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  6. Hi Sandy, I spotted your card on Make It Monday, it's gorgeous, I love the birds.

    Rose x

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  7. oh this is gorgeous Hun love those birds,hugs Cherylxxx

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  8. This is one pretty card,love the whole thing,birds,flowers,colours.
    great.

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  9. gorgeous card sandy.the birds are stunning and fab pretty colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. Lovely image coloured perfectly Sandy .Pretty card .
    I would have left clothes on line Sandy ...fraidy cat that I am ..
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday too .

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  11. Found you on MIM :)thanks for sharing

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  12. What a delighful card.Love the little birds and they're framed beautifully.That Nestie really is the ideal shape for them.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  13. Wow! You ran around the whole day and still had time to make this beautiful card! I'm so glad you could join us at Tuesday Alchemy and I hope that you will stop in again soon! :) -Eileen

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