Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blue Bird

Now this really is a labour of love.  I am in a now win situation at the moment, hands are so sore with an arthritus flare up but head is mushed if I don't have time in my craft room.  OK - no need for the sympathy vote <g> just sounding off :)

I made this card today for the City Crafter Challenge who have a challenge on the go this week 'Birds and must use Blue' - just what the doctor ordered lol, I love birds and I love blue.

For this card I first used Spellbinder die Grand Scalloped Ovals - 6   to cut out the most beautiful blue and gold paper I got years ago from Craft Creations, it was an off-cut in their bargain bin :)  Next I covered the whole card with blue lace.  Next was to cut the digi out, I printed it three times so I could decoupage areas.  The digi used is from Coosty Creations called Widow Bird and is part of the digi and digi paper paper pack available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  The first bird layer was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 20 and the second and third layers fussy cut and decoupaged. I attached the top edge of the fussy cut sections with Zig Zag glue and the lower edges with double sided foam tape with the intention the that no seams would be visible, it looks good in real life but not very noticeable in the photo, I guess I should have taken a side view :(  Now that fussy cutting was a pain in the B**t but worth it.  I used the same die set to cut the blue mount which was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  The edges of both layers were edged with gold pen.  Finally I used the dies again to make the label which is tucked behind the image with a decorative pull to get hold of and pull it out.  I added a blue gem and a coin metal charm to the tassel pull.

Card with sentiment tag pulled out

Close up of label
  • White Linen card and blue gold paper from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Widow Bird Digital Stamp and Paper Pack by Coosty Creations
  • Dies - Spellbinder Grand Scalloped Ovals - 6 and Nestabilities Labels 20
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Pearls, lace, twine etc from my stash
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


  1. Wow oh wow amazing and just beautiful....i loe the brightness of the blue and the bird its just fab...thanks for joining us.

    Fiona DT

  2. This is just so pretty and unique ... Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Oh dear, your poor hands and yet you still crafed this-
    Amazing, Beautiful, Creative, Delicate, Exceptional, Fantastic,Gorgeous, Harmonious, Intricate, Joyful, Klassy,Luxurious,Marvellous,Natural,Outstanding,Precious,Quintesential,Realistic, Sumptious,Terrific,Unique,Vibrant,Willowy,.Xceptional,Yeah,yeah,yeah,Zingy card.

    I love it all (despite the subjct being a bird -0 ) and the sentiment card is great the way it can be pulled out from behind the willow bird. Well done and I think I need to invest in a Thesaurus :-) xxx

    1. LOL - you have given me such a chuckle - Hugs (((((((hugs))))))))))) Love ya xxxx

    2. This is a lovely blue bird birthday card! It will really bring happiness to the recipient. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends!

  4. This is a gorgeous card. That blue is just stunning. You've done a great job!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  5. This is lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. Totally beautiful, I adore the lace, it's so beautiful & really sets the card off. I hope your poor hands are ok xxx Thanks so much for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Teresa DT

    Ceesa's Card Creations

  7. What a beautiful card!
    Thanks for using your lace and pearls and linking up to Digi Makeover.
    Ardilla :)

  8. Amazing! Brilliant! Spectacular!! I can't say enough about the beauty of your card! That blue colored bird is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! Can't wait to see what you do for next week's challenge!

    Darcy DT

  9. Love your colorcombo and all the details you have used!!! Beautiful!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!


  10. wow, i love this image. and the lace..... beautiful. I love to use fabric on cards.
    Beautiful colours too.
    Thanks for joining us this week and good luck

  11. Wow Mimi this is a gorgeous card! love the blues and the composition of the card fantastic....Many thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges and we look forward to seeing you again soon...Anita DT

  12. Beautiful card! Gorgeous lace and gorgeous focal image! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

  13. Gorgeous colour choice! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  14. What a gorgeous bird and I love the colours. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x


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