Monday, 4 March 2013

Spring birds!

Good morning all and hope that you had a good weekend?  The sun is actually shining here, although it's still a bit on the cool side, but it's amazing how much better we feel with some bright sky. I actually managed to get out in the garden for a while yesterday and start tidying my greenhouse a bit and clearing up rubbish outside - and keeping a beady eye on the dog!  It's a wonder anything grows in my garden at all by the time Tilly the Dog has ambled across it with her big fat feet!  There are quite a few crocuses out and miniature daffodils and they do struggle sometimes when a 24kg pudding of a dog wanders over them. And on Saturday she was in the bad books for keep going out and rooting about under the bird table (as if she needs to eat sunflower seeds??) and then coming into the house and settling onto the sofa - complete with big muddy paws.  I came to the conclusion a while ago that a combination of kids and pets means that I can never have a tidy, pretty home & garden. Sigh. But then again, I suppose you have to think what your priorities are - and mine are definitely my family rather than having a show home! (But I can dream, lol!)

Anyway, less Monday morning waffle. I just thought I'd share this card with you that I made for my lovely brother-in-law (a keen birdwatcher!) for his birthday over the weekend

I came across the idea for this card design on the fabulous Tracy MacDonald's blog 'I wanna build a memory'. She makes the most fantastic cards and creations and has some tutorials for different card designs, etc.  So I thought I'd try this one with this gorgeous bird image from the JaneNetleyMayhew cd from Joanna Sheen and the patterned backing paper is also from the cd. 
I added some stitching and die cut leaves (Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage') with some twine, the edges punched with MS border punch and lots of coredinations card for layering up - and everything edged with distress inks. 

The sentiment inside is from Whimsy digi and the die cut leaves are Poppystamps 'meadow leaf'. 
And it was nice to try a different design of card - I'll be using this one again!  And I think the recipient will like it too - which is always the main objective! 
Back soon, 
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
JoannaSheenChallenge - layer it up
Here come the boys - no stamps
Catch the bug - anything goes



28 comments:

  1. Beautiful card,lovely image and details.xxx

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  2. Great card Kim. Lovely image,

    I too have given up on having a lovely clean immaculate home lol.
    It is so impossible with kids and dogs lol..
    Hugs Kelly

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  3. What a FABulous card Kim...LOve this image...LOve your colours too.
    Chrissyxx

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  4. This is gorgeous Kim, great shape! The bird is gorgeous, so cute :) I love the details on the inside too, very special :)

    Tags xx

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  5. This is beautiful Kim! Love the layout and that is a fab bird image. I also love those leaves and how you've added the image to the inside as well. Very, very pretty!

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  6. Waw! The design is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys. hugs! Mojca

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  7. This is stunning Kim. I really love the card design, gorgeous images and fabulous detailing.
    Sue xx

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  8. Beautiful card, we are having a great day today, hubby has just caught a huge hornet which popped in to see us. Enjoy the sunshine. xx Flora

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  9. Stunning card Kim - love the design and the fabulous details.
    Debs xx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Kim! Beautiful job. xx Kathy

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  11. A great creation! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

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  12. A truly gorgeous card-love all the details, so much work! xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Kim. The image looks fab and I love the colours and design.
    Lorraine x

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  14. Just gorgeous Kim! That bird is so beautiful and perfect for a guy card with the greens and browns. I'm so glad the tute was helpful. You sure did a fantastic job with it. Hugs!

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  15. This is a gorgeous card Kim - it looks fabulours inside and out!

    Hugs
    Gina x

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  16. Your card is beautiful Anyone would love to get a card like this. Definitely a jaw dropper
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #104 Birds, anything to do with birds challenge
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow!! Kim this is so gorgeous, I am lost for words. Your layout is gorgeous. Your brother in law is really going to be gob-smacked.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  18. Beautiful card! Love the soft green and brown. The border really adds nice detail.
    Danielle:)

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  19. Ooh love the design, this is fabulous Kim! Hugs, Lisa x

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  20. Kim this is totally fab,what a brilliant idea must have a go myself.

    Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for an award,you can find out more on my blog http://traceyscornercards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/liebster-award.html

    Happy Crafting
    Traceyxx

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  21. WOW this is STUNNING! Thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

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  22. Hi Kim, I just popped by to say I have nominated you for a Liebster award-I think your cards are awesome and wanted to pass this onto you.
    Hugs
    Andree xx

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  23. This is lovely Kim. I love this style of card, lots of work though. The image and all of your design is fabulous.
    Laine
    xx

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  24. Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! Gorgeous card and I love the papers but how you did the inside is just AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Bugaboo this week
    Lori
    Bugaboo DT

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  25. Super awesome card creation! I love the fold! So glad you joined us in this week's Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your work again!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT

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  26. What a great project, very cutet!! Thanks so much for joining our March Anything goes at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

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  27. WOW Kim - this is stunning!!! I love the design and that bird image is wonderful. Fabulous fabulous fabulous:-)

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  28. So glad you shared your lovely work with us at Here Come The boys! Thank you! Good Luck! Hugs Woo xx

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