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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

No Bird Soars...

Morning my crafting friends, good to have you visit me today and I hope this finds you all well? I hope you all had a fabulous weekend despite the weather we had, more to come they say...
Be careful today as its April Fools Day, at least till mid-day lol! Gosh this year is flying by.

Ang; I definitely was a Happy Bunnie yesterday lol!

Now for today's post I just wanted a quick and simple CAS card, I think I have achieved it, I am never too sure how many layers of card you should have, if any! I always want to add another layer, it doesn't bother me having no embellishments as its easier to post but I always think another layer of card would make it look that much better lol!

I started with a piece of White card and cut it to size, I then pierced all around the edge with the piercing ruler.

Using a metal grid that I have I lay it across the card and coloured in with a stencil brush and distress ink diagonally across the card. I then proceeded to stamp the Birdcage and Bird using Vintage Photo, once dry I used a bit of water to brush the distress ink and colour in the white spaces on the bird & cage.

Just under the bird I stamped my sentiment, from the same set of stamps, again using Vintage Photo, I did not wish to put it any lower as I did not want to cover the background too much.

There you have the finished card.

Items Used:

Basic White Card 6"X6"
Sheena Douglass Stamping Card White
Metal grid (own stash)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo
TCP Studio Rubber Cling Stamps Vintage Birdcage
Creative Expressions Piercing Ruler
Stencil Brush (own stash)

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. This is gorgeous,love the colours and the fab

  2. Wonderful creation with gorgeous added goodies...stunning colours too....xx
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  3. Wonderful card Jacquie. Hazel x

  4. Such a pretty image Jacquie and great stenciling, all perfect for our theme this week, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts

    B x

  5. Love your work, is so delicate!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion hallenge! :-)

  6. Beautiful Jacquie! Wonderful stencilled background and your bird and birdcage are so dreamy! It's such a stunning CAS card!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Wings' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Beautiful CAS card Jacquie, simply stunning. Janice xxx

  8. Your CAS card is so pretty Jacquie! Lovely background for the bird and birdcage. Love it!

  9. Brilliant card, love the design.
    Patricia x

  10. Love the muted tones of your stamped design! So beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  11. Fantastic card !
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it Tuesday!

  12. A fabulous CAS card Jacquie, such a lovely stenciled background and pierced edges.

  13. I like CAS cards the best They scream elegance to me These colours are lovely too

  14. Wonderful card and great that you have joined our challenge at Allsorts, xxx

  15. This is gorgeous Jacquie. I love the stencilled background and beautiful images.
    hugs Sue xx

  16. Hi Jacquie you have created a fab CAS card. I love the stencilled background and sentiment. Susan x

  17. Great card Jacquie. Love the neutral colours ... and that fabulous stenciling across the diagonal. Thanks for linking up to Happy Little Stampers. If you add our challenge link to your post, then it will follow all the rules. :) Loll xx

  18. Hi Jacquie I haven't received your address for the card giveaway can you email me on please!

    Beautiful card btw lol

    John x

  19. Gorgeous CAS card Jacquie! Thanks for joining us at TIOT challenge.

  20. Hi Jacquie
    Wow, love this. Not usually my thing but its super.
    Mind you, in my tired state, I did misread the title as "No bed sores". . . . . .time for bed methinks.
    Enjoy your lie in tomorrow and yes you're a lucky bunny too lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  21. Ooooh, and good luck in those challenges but I'm sure you won't need it. x

  22. Love the stencilling and the gorgeous neutral colours of the bird and cage. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  23. Love your handmade background. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

  24. Beautiful work, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie


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