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


Stamps and Paper said...

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


McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Stay warm and cozy xxxxx

Janette said...

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

Sally Dodger said...

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.

brenda said...

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

Suze Bain said...

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

Lee said...

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

Sue said...

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

Carole said...

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

Jacee said...

Such a pretty card Viv, I love the colour, so pretty, the lace and the image so sweet, areally lovely craetion
hugs Jacee
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JJ said...

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

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Meggymay said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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


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

Eve said...

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

You might want to visit my blog ;-)

Viv said...

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

Pat said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

aussie aNNie said...

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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Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

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

Teresa said...

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

jonim52 said...

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

Shanna Shands said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

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

susiestacey said...

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