Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Blue bird for Mum.

Hi everyone.
 I've used these dies in a similar design before, but my Mum loves birds, so I wanted to make this for her Mother's Day. (She doesn't look at my blog!!)

One embossing folder, 4 dies, vellum and twinkling H2os for the flowers, distress inks for the bird
 and a sentiment sticker. Job's done! Although it does take a few passes with the cuttlebug to get enough leaves and flowers lol.

Quite a few snippets of green card and vellum used up, so I'm visiting the snippets playground at 

Snippets Playground Badge

I'm also linking up to the animal magic challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

and to the Simon Says Work it Wednesday Challenge where Mum is the theme.
The Flower Challenge has an acetate or vellum theme.

At Stamplorations the Cutplorations Challenge has a things with wings theme, and you must use a diecut.

Memory Box, woodland branch, tender leaves, fancy blossoms and perched reed bird dies; distress inks; vellum; twinkling H2os; liquid pearls for the flower centres; stately embossing folder; sentiment sticker; hammer card base - has a subtle texture.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Gorgeous card, I love the tiny shimmery flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

  2. Hi Cathy! Beautiful CAS card. I really love how you chose a white panel and the bird is so beautifully ink blended. The use of flower sequins instead of coloring the flowers out is indeed very fresh and different idea! Really love this card. Thank you for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! - Ankita xx

  3. Lovely. the blue bird is perfect foil for the delicate pink blooms.

  4. What a lovely soft coloured CAS card Cathy. So pretty. Love the result you get with Twinkling H2O's

  5. So pretty and so delicate. The 'blue' bird is fabulous and those pink blossoms so pretty x

  6. Delicate and lovely, Cathy ... a delightful scene, beautifully framed ... the dimension on those pretty blossoms is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Fabulous use of dies ... the colouring of your bird is wonderful. Great to see you entering the CUTploratiosn challenge.

  8. This is so pretty, Cathy! I love your coloring of the bird and the shimmery flowers. I'm sure your mother will love the card. Happy mother's day! Hideko xx

  9. Beautiful card. Love how you brought everything together.

  10. Beautiful card Cathy, I love the colouring on the bird and the sparkle of the flowers. The hammer card is a perfect background.
    sharon :)

  11. That Stately EF makes a great frame for the very pretty bird on the branch, and am sure your Mum will have loved it! x

  12. Your card is so lovely, Cathy. The embossing folder (that I'm trying to find) is a wonderful frame for your vellum bird on a branch and the H2oS give great shine to the flowers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

  13. What a perfect card for Mother's Day! The embossing folder you chose really made your creation pop!


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