Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Bird Tweets are Always Sweet!

Welcome to my first post of 2017.

After all the rich embellishing of Christmas cards, it feels calming to post a clean and simple style card. Isn't this little Dina Wakley bird a darling!

Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds

St. Petersburgh White Nights Watercolors

Ranger Archival 'Watering Can'

Winsor & Newton coldpressed / NOT watercolour

Poppy Stamps - Stitched Buttons
Elizabeth Craft - Stitched Circles
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders

Dew drops - thank-you Ger. Wool from stash

Thanks so much for your visit today - each and every one is appreciated.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
A Vintage Journey - Going Around In Circles
Scrapyland - Anything Goes (with die brand carried by Scrapyland)
Penny Black Allsorts - January - Anything Goes (with stamping)
Dies R Us - Anything Goes Using Dies
Bastel-traum - Wasserfarbe / Watercolour
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Bird Day
Moving along with the Times - Something In The Air
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Three of a Kind


  1. WOW!!! Amazing CAS card Nicola! Your talent is never ending!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. OH WOW this is so, so creative! Love your design and style of coloring! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. A lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

  4. Beautiful and charming! I love how you colored the bird and the splatters.

  5. Even though it's predominantly white it still feels very colorful. And CAS, that's something I'm not used to see over here. But you master this style as well. A pretty card!

  6. Oh wow, Nicola, I absolutely love this!! That bird is gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing!! I love the circular dies you used, too!! You do CAS as beautifully as you do every style, my friend!! Love, love this!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. So tweet! I love that little guy and he looks wonderful "rainbowed".

  8. Oh what a fabulous card! Nicola you can do any style! This is lovely! I actual own this stamp but it is as yet un inked. You have just inspired me to take it out soon!

  9. Clean and simple and also very, very beautiful. I just love the bird and you have coloured him/her beautifully! Those stitched circles are such a lovely touch and really draw the eye in. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Super cute little birdie and love his fun colors!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  11. Such a pretty card Nicola! That little bird is beautiful! Love all the stitched die cuts!

  12. My dear Nicola, this is gorgeous! I'm not surprised in the least that you also excel at CAS... there truly is nothing you cannot do. :) The bird is absolutely darling and I love the watercoloring. The abundance of circles is beautiful and I adore those wee button dies. Lovely as always, precious friend. Have a sparkly evening. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  13. The soft watercolouring is beautiful. Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  14. Such beautiful watercoloring on your bird! Love all the different circle dies too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  15. Yes it is so cute Nicola, and so beautifully painted by you,-also I love the egg-shells you created around her , and the sweet buttons. ( I just had to buy that die, after you showed it first time , thank you ) .Lovely with the little color splashes .
    Dorthe, xox

  16. Aww Nicola this is gorgeous and so pure! I love it! Such a lovely image which works perfectly with the white on white. Thanks so much for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at Country View xxx

  17. I love my scribbly birds so of course I adore this - love those circles! Chrisx

  18. I laughed out loud about the feeling good to create something clean after Christmas...too true! LOVE your little colorful birdie...not so simple...oh so happy feeling too! Thank you so much for the words of encouragement too...I truly am blessed by you!

  19. Beautiful card Nicola!! You certainly mastered the clean and simple with this beauty, and yet there is still so much to enjoy here! Lovely colouring on the image! hugs :)

  20. Love the bird in the middle of all those circles that draws your eye to the fabulous colors.Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We look forward to seeing more of your creations.
    DRU DT

  21. Oh my goodness this is just the cutest! I love it against the stark white (I assume this is a robin? which is my state's bird)! Such a darling card! Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Nancy, Yes it's a little robin from a Dina Wakley stamp set. Card was for a dear couple celebrating pregnancy, hence all the white etc. Nx

  22. Congratulations for this very pure and lovely bird card, full of light and simplicity.
    I like the circles around the little bird and the way you used watercolours for a very luminous work, like a beautiful sunset. Small dots of painting spread all over the background is a very nice idea.
    xxxxx Véronique.

  23. It sure feels good to make a CAS card every now and then. Yours turned out beautifully. I love how you coloured the little birdie. It pops out nicely from all the whiteness. xx

  24. What for a wonderful card you made. Thanks for joining in bastel-traum blog. Hugs Ute (DT)

  25. OMG, I'm absolutely blown away by your card!! I would NEVER have thought to paint a bird with rainbow colours. Its so very artistic and deserves to be framed I think!! And with the rest of the card so clean and CAS it makes the bird the star it deserves to be. Its genius and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!!

  26. Beautiful card Nicola. I just love that little birdie too. Hugs Rita xxxx

  27. Wonderful card ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

  28. Totally fabulous card Nicola....love the details and the bird pops against the white

    Annie xx

  29. Oooo absolutely delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More this month, luv Sam x

  30. This is absolutely beautiful! Nicola. Love the clean, crisp lines of those stitched white circles creating the perfect frame for your lovely coloured bird. He really does shine
    hugs x

  31. Simply delightful - and yes, so fresh and clean and colourful after all that intricate, ornate Christmas work. It looks as though you're enjoying your White NIghts!
    Alison x


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