Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Blue Birdie

Have not managed to get round everyone's blogs over the last few days - so I apologise and promise to try and visit you as soon as I can. The comments may be short but at least you know I've been!
We still have a covering of snow up here - it's weird cos if you go half a mile down the hill there's not a sign of any white stuff at all - very cold today but the sky is blue so that always cheers me up!
Sharing a 'shabby' card today, made using stamps from SU Simply Sketched. I have made a lot of CAS cards recently and this was a change, particularly as I got out the sewing machine for the first time in ages.

Coloured little birdie with Distress Inks after stamping in Versafine ink.
All the papers were from my stash.
The ribbon is hand dyed - made a bow, stirched on the button in the middle and stitched it through the top of the birdcage (chipboard from Maya Road which had a thin coating of white acrylic paint as it was quite a dark brown originally).
Some lace, a doily and a couple of pearls finished it off.
The sentiment is from another SU set, Moon Lake and I continued the papers on the inside. 

Challenges -
Ruby's Rainbow - Soon be Spring
Crafts & Me - Add a Ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
PB and More - Anything Goes (No digis)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Stitching

Off for a little trawl round blogland - have a great day whatever you're doing and if you've left me a comment I really appreciate it or even just popped in for a better look I hope you'll come visit again!  x


  1. Gorgeous card Viv and love your sweet bird image...beautiful soft colours


  2. Beautiful card Viv, I love the image the lace and the cage
    Kevin xx

  3. Hi Viv . . .good to see you back. Are you feeling better now? Great shabby chic card mate.

    Stay warm and cozy xxxxx

  4. Beautiful card, very sweet and love the image..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. A stunning card. Your image is beautiful and you have chosen such a pretty colour scheme and your little wooden birdcage is a perfect embellishment. Sally.x.

  6. Don't you worry about commenting Viv, just get yourself back to rights. Lets hope tonight helps lift your sprits - or might be we both need some spirits afterwards !

    B x

  7. That's a lovely stamp Viv and the shabby embellishments set it off beautifully, love the bird cage. Xx

  8. Hi Viv,Wishing you better very soooooon.No snow here just very cold and bright,sunny,dry.Love your Beautiful card soooo elegant,soft and delicate.Hugs xx

  9. This is gorgeous Viv, I love the image, beautiful papers and pretty detailing.
    I hope you are starting to feel better now.
    Sue xx

  10. Beautiful card Viv. I love that pastel green, your focal pretty and that gorgeous lace and birdcage.Simply divine.xx

  11. Such a pretty card Viv, I love the colour, so pretty, the lace and the image so sweet, areally lovely craetion
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. Very pretty and vintage looking. Thank you for joining us over at challenge no 3.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. A beautiful card Viv. I hope you are feeling a bit better.
    Take care
    Yvonne xx

  14. Absolutely beautiful Viv, love the pretty image and colours.
    Wendy xx

  15. A very beautiful card, I love the wonderful colour combination :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Hi Viv what a fab card very shabby chic and soooo pretty! Hope you're feeling better hugs Susan x

  17. Beautiful card Viv love the colour's and design and thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week too
    Dianne xx :)

  18. I love your beautiful card Viv - why can't my stitching be that neat?!!

    You might want to visit my blog ;-)

  19. Such a pretty card Viv, I love everything about it. I was going to list it all but the list would go on and on lol ;) hugs Viv xx

  20. Sorry haven't been round lately and didn't realise you have still been feeling rough but hopefully you have turned the corner now! I adore the pretty bird in lovely pastel colours and the bp's complement it beautifully and I love the stitching too. I love the way you have attached the birdcage and button to that gorgeous matching ribbon, and the doily is another lovely accessory. Take care. x

  21. so gorgeous viv.beautiful image and i love your soft delicate colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  22. Hi Viv, don't worry about comments, I know time gets away and I appreciate when you do pop in....LOVE this card and the birdcage adds a little

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  23. Wow! I absolutely love your card! The doily and lace are perfect. Beautiful colors too. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  24. Hello Viv, gorgous creation, thank you for joining us at

  25. This is lovely, love the soft colors. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  26. Lovely and elegant creation. Thank you for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  27. This is so beautiful, love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  28. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More at Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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