Saturday, 31 May 2014

Another Birdie

I have met myself coming back this week - can't believe it is almost a week since my last post and to all my blogging buddies I am really sorry for not getting round to visiting you - once the weekend is over I think things may become a little more calm.
Decided to finally blog a card which was made ages ago- the lunatic start to the summer bowling season has lessened a little bit , the 'madness of May' gets me every year! And we've been more so this year as we had the Bowls England Commonwealth Games Squad come for practice against us as part of their preparations for Glasgow and on Thursday the Bowls England President brought a different team to play too. Have some great pics - but here's one of the club side (I'm the first in white in the front row in the middle) and the Commonwealth squad - 

I have made nothing at all this week and my stash is getting seriously low so I really do need to get stuck in- there's just not enough time!!
We had a County game yesterday and this weekend I am away supporting the other half whilst he plays for County (today) and Club (tomorrow) - but at least the sun is shining!
Anyway back to the card - the image was a challenge win from Beccy.

I printed it onto hammered cardstock for some texture, masked off the birdie and inked the background with distress inks, then painted the bird and added a coating of glossy accents.

Cream base card, and matted used some left over DP from the 'not big enough to cover an entire card' drawer, hiding the gap with some dark brown grossgrain ribbon!
Image matted onto same scrap card and fixed on with 3d foam pads
The ivy and bird house were also cut from the left over drawer and the two wooden buttons were from my stash.

Thanks for visiting and bearing with me whilst I chase my own tail -will try and visit you all very soon.

Challenges -
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Outdoors
Crafts 4 Eternity - Die Cuts/Male/Buttons
CCC - Anything Goes

Enjoy your weekend! x


Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Viv, great layout and your little glossy bird is sweet...great little wooden button too


Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Viv, love that bird image and all the grasses:) Wow you are obviously in a very good club!
Val x

Mrs A. said...

Not sure if my moment just disappeared into cyber space or not. I love the glossy accents on your birdi. Having trouble keeping up as well. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Wonderful card and colours, and a beautiful photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab


Wow Viv - you certainly have been busy! What a fantastic photo of the teams, and the card is fab. too - it has a beautiful rustic feel.
Hope you find some time to chill out today!
Sylvia xx

butterfly said...

The bird is gorgeous - the light reflected off his feathers gives such great dimension - and I love the drama of the barbed wire silhouetted against the beautiful inky background. Really lovely card!
Alison x

tilly said...

a cute little bird on the fence, lovely card, Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz this week

Mau xx said...

Hi Viv, a gorgeous card Love the image and the colours are superb... like Sylvia says...quite a rustic look.
Love the photo too, you have certainly been a busy busy lady of late.
Sorry my blogging is very hit and miss has been getting in the way big time.
Hugs Mau xx

michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x