Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Birdhouses!

Hello to all in Blogland and just a quick post from me today (thank goodness I hear the cry!).  It's one of those days where there seems to be a stack of jobs in front of me - and only limited time (and limited inclination!) to do them. Sigh.
I decided to make a 'criss cross' card today - not sure what the proper name for them is but that's what I call them!

Apologies for the rather gloomy photo - not sure whether to blame the pretty dismal daylight we've got at the moment, my camera (or rather, my son's camera!) or the rubbish photographer....

I've used a Little Claire design stamp 'Birdhouse Garland' and coloured it with promarkers. 
The backing papers are coredinations card and Teresa Collins dp.  I used a Tonic punch for the border edges and some sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen as a 'tie' 


Then inside I've used a Spellbinders die and Marianne dies for the bird and birdhouse. 
I've kept to quite autumnal colours - but perhaps with the grey skies I should have gone for bright vivid colours lol! 
Anyway, I'll head off and attempt to get on with jobs. I'll try to get around everyone's blogs over the next day or so - life seems to have taken over a bit at the moment as it sometimes does. 
But a very big thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave on my little crafting creations! Without that sort of encouragement I don't think I'd have as much enthusiasm for doing the crafting! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Craft Room challenges - dies/punches
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
CraftyCardmakers - more than one punch/die
Love to Create - fancy edges
Paper Playtime - autumn colours
The Crazy Challenge - decorate the inside

35 comments:

  1. What a sweet image, love your colour scheme & the way you have done the insides.
    Natx

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  2. Love this card and the unusual layout of it, might attempt the layout if I remember it. xx Flora

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  3. Kim this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. This is gorgeous Kim! I love the shape, it's really cool. The image if fab and I really like your colour combo too - very pretty :)

    Tags xx

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  5. This gorgeous Kim. I love the image and your colouring is beautiful.

    Sue

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  6. This is gorgeous sweetie and slightly different to the other criss cross cards I have seen. Your version is a lot nicer.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  7. A gorgeous card Tilly. your colouring is just perfect.I adore the pockets inside and the bird houses. Just beautiful! hugs xx

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  8. Hello Kim. Oh my goodness, what an amazing creation. I love the design, the colour, the wonderful birdhouses. You have put so much work and detail into this, its fabulous. Love it.
    Thank you for always coming to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments for me, which I appreciate very much.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  9. Hi Kim, Another stunner. Love this so cute image and wonderful Autumnal tones you have used.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  10. Cute card Kim, love those birdhouses and this fold too.
    Have a great day and don't work too hard.
    Babs xo

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  11. Beautiful card Kim. Very pretty image, great colouring and love the layout and design you have used
    Eileenx

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  12. This is really beautiful, love the design and image -just perfect xx

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  13. This is gorgeous Kim I love that image and you have coloured it beautifully. I love the shape and style of the card. Caroline xxx

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  14. Hi Kim..ooh so gorgeous, beautiful, hugs carol x

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  15. Gorgeous little bird houses, pretty papers and fab shape...love it!
    Lorraine x

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  16. What a lovely card! Love the image you've used and inside! It's just gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining the Crazy Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see soon with another amazing creation!

    Nelly :o)

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  17. This is gorgeous,fab image and papers.xxx

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  18. oh my.kim..... so beautiful love it inside and out just perfect hug ssassyxxxx

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  19. This is beautiful Kim, love the design...not tried one of these yet.
    Hugs Wendy xx

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  20. Such a pretty card, I love the image it's so beautifully coloured. The little design inside is so sweet, what a lovely finishing touch.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  21. Lovely card Kim, love the crossover style, must try it myself, the image is really sweet and the inside is just perfect. Colette xx

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  22. What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

    Thanks you for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakes this week

    Hugs
    Betty

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  23. What a great layout. I just love it. Hugs Nina

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  24. So pretty Kim! I love how you can open your criss cross card and the wee dies inside are fab :) Sarah xx

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  25. A beautiful card Kim, great image and design

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  26. What's cuter than little birdie houses. So cute Kim and the card design is really fun. Hugs!

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  27. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  29. Kim I love this. Love the design. Feel I may be stuck in a 6x6 rut!!

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.

    Susan xx

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  30. A lovely card - beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  31. well done kim a great card i love your little birdhouses xx thanks for playing at the Tuesday Alchemy Challenge xx

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  32. Beautiful images and coloring. I love the design. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week...joann sassy raggedy

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  33. Gorgeous card! Truly love the tri-fold! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

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  34. This is so pretty, I love the delicate colours. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

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  35. Love the colours you have used for your gorgeous birdhouses. The little die cuts inside are so cute. Thans for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x