Thursday, 4 April 2013

Birds In My Hair

I used to sail through the winter months without a sneeze -  think it must be an age thing now 'cos for the last couple of winters I've been struck down with some nasty bug or other!
Have felt really terrible this past week - cough is still here (although the cold has gone) but am not feeling totally 100% yet - thanks to you all for your get well wishes - this virus thing is just a nuisance and people I know have all said it takes ages to get rid of - which hasn't cheered me up one little bit!!
But - I spent a little time yesterday in the craftie space - it was actually far warmer than in the house - and finished this card.

The colour was selected for no other reason than the papers were the last of a pad that had been left on the desk - but am actually pleased with the finished result.

Love this image from A Day for Daisies - but this is the first time I've got round to colouring it!
(On close inspection actually the colouring is not the best but I'll put that down to my trying to do it between coughing fits!)

All papers distressed, layered and stitched.

Some vintage lace which was a present from a blogging buddy which toned in perfectly with the papers -(don't you love it when that happens!) and some flowers from my stash.

I added an organza bow behind the flowers and a couple of pearl pins.
The sentiment is from TLC and I thought it fitted well with the image.

To finish off I stuck some seed beads into her hair.

I followed the same colour scheme inside and added a die cut bird cage which was coloured with Mica powders.

Challenges -
Creative Moments - Things with Wings
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Birds

Thanks for visiting - will be calling by you all on a catch up mission to see what you've all been doing whilst I have been feeling sorry for myself! x


Netty said...

Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to craft again as this card is so beautiful. Especially love the beautiful girl stamp and your colour choices. Hugs Annette x

Donna Ellis said...

Viv, sending get well wishes your way for a lasting recovery - one that won't let up next winter! You SHOULD be delighted with the outcome of the last of your papers - looks GORGEOUS with the pretty color, lovely shading in the hair, and the sweetness of the image. Love the saying, too. In fact, I've pinned this card - it is just toooooo pretty! the blue in the bird cage is just perfect for your blue birds. feel better soon, hugs, de

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the image the colours the stitching and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Pia S said...

This card is so gorgeous, Viv! Love the image and your choice of colors, and the layout is fab!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your card Viv great colours and I love that image. Great colouring.
jacqui x
glad your on the mend x

Viv said...

This is sooo gorgeous Viv, just love that image ( one of my fav's too), great colour choice too, really cheery.Sorry you are still not well, I think I have the same virus, am still coughing too.Just feel sooo tired still,take care, hugs :) Viv xx

Jackie said...

Oh dear Viv, so many peeps seem to be laid low with coughs/colds/viruses at the moment, I hope you and they are soon much better...hugs
A very pretty card and colours, love the layout :o)
Jackie xx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful beautiful card. The choice of colours are lovely and your colouring A1. Even though it is not spring like weather my nose is in conflict with everything it comes into contact with. Can't touch paper without sneezing or material. Perfume and household sprays have had to be put on hold and the one nice day we had on wedensday I could only last 1/2hr out in the garden hacking the ivy back before the brick dust from the wall it was climbing up got to me. Never used to affect me as much when younger. Hope your cough easses off for you. Not sure which is the worse coughing like mad or sneezing like mad!! Hugs Mrs A.

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Viv. I love the image, such gorgeous papers and wonderful detailing.
I hope you feel better soon
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Oh my she is gorgeous, love the colours and details. Hope you are on the mend and feeling a bit better soon.
Yvonne x

Abi said...

This is gorgeous Viv & goes to demonstrate that great minds think alike....I've literally just finished a card with exactly the same colour lol!!

I hope you are seeing the end of the cough very soon hon, I know exactly what it's like. Get well hugs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Viv,my oh my what a gorgeous card and inside as well. Each time I see this image I think I must use mine, never used it but love maybe my next card or so will have this on it...thanks for the inspiration and get well...luv annie

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is really a stunning creation! Can't believe you were able to do that while still battling a cold... fabulous paper and love the stitching and distressing of the paper.

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Mema's Crafts said...

Glad you hear you're feeling better and this card is just beautiful. I love the colors, the design and just everything. Thanks for sharing this with us at Mema's Crafts and we look forward to seeing more of your work.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Viv, gorgeous image and pretty papers


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card. Do hope you feel better soon.

Caz said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous detail. Love it. Hope you feel better soon.
Caz x

Monica said...

Sorry that you have been poorly... healing wishes coming your way.
This card is sooooo lovely. And coloured in real well. The sentiment inspring...

coops said...

so stunning viv.i really love your orange colours and fab pretty image and details :D

xx coops xx

Paper Junkie said...

Seeing this card is a bit spooky. I'm making my solo debut tomorrow singing with Sam Brown's ukulele band! (Playing too). This card is so pretty and I'm going to take it as a good omen. Thankfully I haven't gone down with a cold, so should be in good voice as long as I keep my nerve. The gin helps! love X

Paper Junkie said...

Whoo hoo! Really enjoyed today and didn't make a complete hash of it - so I really have got something to sing about this evening. Hope you are feeling a lot better Viv. X

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a pretty card! One of my favourites from 'A Day for Daisies'. Such a cheerful pretty card. Hugs, Wends xxx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Viv - love the colouring and those papers go perfectly! An all round brilliant card.

Hope you're feeling better now.

Hugs, Di xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles 'Birds' challenge xx

Stamping in Pink said...

Hope you feel much better soon! A really beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #13 things with wings challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT ( )

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. i love the image and colours and the stitching looks fab.

Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Claire Newcombe said...

this is a lovely image, and framed beautifully with your colours and embellishments.

thank you for joining us at Crafty bloggers Network this month
Claire x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is stunning thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card and image, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (Owner) xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the colours and an absolutely gorgeous layout. Sorry to hear you are still under the weather. Hope spring hurry's up and puts in an appearance. Hugs Mrs A.

Val said...

This is stunning and fabulous colouring.

My name is Cindy said...

Beautifully put together and that image is fabby. Cindy x