Thursday, 25 April 2013

Springtime Birdie

Greetings from Dublin! So glad to have a card once more to share. Thank-you all for your kind good wishes on my last post - my Mum is improving as each day passes. I hope to catch up with more of your blogs over the coming days.

I made this card for someone who is starting exams - hence the wise owl on the little tag. I've kept it very muted in a vintage style.



Papers: Maja Design (Vintage Summer Basics collection)
Inks: DI Victorian Velvet. May Arts white leaf trim inked with DI Bundled Sage
Dies: Sizzix Bigz - Bird Scroll (I think my favourite die so far!), Sizzix Framelits 'Majestic Labels', Magnolia 'Old Swedish Lace'. (I also diecut the bird in chipboard to have a chunky birdie)
Embellishments: Kaisercraft, Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima, Tim Holtz. Plus cheesecloth, doily, charm and twine from stash


Thanks so much for visiting,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Live & Love Crafts - Bingo (Cheesecloth, Vintage, Flowers)
By The Cute And Girly - Vintage
Wild Orchid Challenges - Twine
Die Cuttin Divas - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring
Creative Moments - Challenge 15 Spring
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Color
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

36 comments:

  1. Wow!
    You did an excellent card. ... love the colors!
    Good Luck ... You could get you on my blog? ... and if you want, you can become a member. Please!

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  2. Hi Nicola, so nice to see you back in blogland with this wonderful creation! I think your bird looks fabulous, you've been so creative with the details on this card - an absolute beauty!

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  3. Oh Nicola,
    This is gorgeous! I love all of the elements you used! This would be pretty mounted onto a canvas and hung on the wall. Glad to hear your Mum is better!

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  4. Hi Nicola, great news about your Mum. Love your gorgeous card, the distressing is wonderful and love the soft colours in the background. Great idea to use the pen nib for a wing, especially for someone doing exams. Love this. Hugs, Anne x

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  5. Such a wonderful and very romantic card.

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  6. This is really beautiful, Nicola - delicious papers, and such a lovely vintage look. The layers, topped off by your delightful bird, look just great... So glad to hear your Mum is doing better.
    Alison xx

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  7. I love this Nicola, I like the pen nib wing the lovely soft colours and the owl charm.
    Kevin xx

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  8. What a wonderful card! Your details are so nice. I am glad to see that you are back in action.

    Synnøve :-)

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  9. Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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  10. Gorgeous card Nicola. Love the soft color and the design is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  11. What a beautiful spring card!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  12. Hi Nicola, so sorry about your Mums fall, but good to hear she is improving each day. What a gorgeous card, love all the wonderful shabbiness. Beautiful details especially the pen nib wing, such a great idea. Take care, and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. XX

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  13. Gorgeous card Nicola, full of wonderful soft colours & fabulous detail...Great news about your Mum.. Lovely to have you back.. take care! Hugs May x x x

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  14. Glad that your mum is improving, this card so so pretty and love the so colours! Trace x

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  15. This is gorgeous Nicola, I just love the layered look with wonderful papers and colours and a great shabby chic feel to it.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  16. Awww, such a beautiful card Nicola, I love the birdie and the doilies. And those Maja papers are gorgeous. Must invest soon :). Lovely vintage make my friend! Xxxx

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  17. Love your vintage card Nicola! Beautiful muted colours!
    Claire xx

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  18. Hi Nicola, this is a beautiful card, love the layers and gorgeous papers.
    Hope your Mum is feeling better.
    Hugs, Avril xx


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  19. Stunning card, love everyting about it! Thank you for sharing your creation with us and for joining us at Creative Moments #15 spring challenge. Karen P CM DT (http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/ )

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  20. very pretty details on your card. Love this little owl charm.Glad you could join us at die cutting divas

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  21. What a fabulous card my dear^_^
    Adorable bird and wonderful embellishments as always^_^
    Have a sweet weekend^_^
    Sonia

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  22. wow so beautiful nicola.lots of stunning details and i love the pretty colours and bird :D

    xx coops xx

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  23. Love this card Nicola and so glad to hear your mum's health is improving

    HUgs

    Annie x

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  24. So glad to see you back...and with another gorgeous creation. Love the birdie! Stay strong, my friend!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  25. What a beauty!!! I love the owl and vintage feeling with the warm muted brown tones and neutrals. The wing is fantastic...love that detail work! Thanks for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  26. So glad to hear your mum is improving Nicola. Love your springtime card. Hugs, Jenny x

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  27. Love your gorgeous card, beautiful design and so vintage. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

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  28. Sweet layers of doily and flourishes. Lovely elegant card. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  29. Wow!! Amazing card:) Found your blog today, and now I am your new follower!!
    hugs,
    Synnove

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  30. Gorgeous collaged card Nicola, the soft colours are totally perfect.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  31. I find this card very interesting! Lovely pen detail! :)

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  32. Great shabby bird! I love the pen nib wing. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  33. Love your shabby layers and the paper is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Live and Love Crafts.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  34. this is great thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

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  35. Another stunning card, so sweet and lovely...!!! Love the colors you chose too... For me, you're just the Queen of delicate and artistic cards do you know ! I look forward to seeing the next one Nicola ! Bisous, Coco xxx

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  36. Awwww...you've used some of my favourite Maja papers and made a really beautiful card out of it! Gorgeous layering and details; thanks for sharing with us @LLC. Hugz, Sandy

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x