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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Musical Songbird

Hello my  crafting friends good to have you visit me today, I hope this finds you all safe and well. Well we have not had any snow here yet but its getting colder so I don't think it will be long.

I have something a little different for you today as I decided to play yesterday putting odd bits together and hoping to create something a little vintage looking.

I have had these papers in my stash for quite some time so thought it was about time I started to used them as they are really pretty, you know how it is you buy something really nice and then you don't want to use it lol! 

The base layer is from the Aster collection and I loved the image of the bird in the bird house down in the bottom corner so I decided to make a feature of him but bringing him in as a songbird! I know he's not but all birds sing right?! Which reminds me, we have had a beautiful Robin coming in our garden the past few weeks and he sings away merrily, so beautiful.

Right back to my card! The other papers I used are from a Winter's theme collection and I chose a very subtle Cream with a hint of White on it, you can't see it now I have altered it but it is pretty. I cut this to size and ripped it diagonally, I placed it in a  musical notes embossing folder then inked the embossed areas and edges with Black Soot to make them stand out a bit more, I placed this up the top corner so my bird image showed in the bottom.

I looked through my many die cuts to see what I could add and found this gate and fence, I thought it would be nice to open the gate to see the bird so I added this across the bottom of my card.

I found a curved flourish die cut so I trimmed this down and placed it along the top right corner.

I had in my stash a brass metal bird on a perch that looked very similar to the bird in my image so I thought it would go well with my card, I tied a piece of Garden twine on it and attached it to my card over the musical notes.

Among my Aster papers there was a sheet with different sentiments, I chose 'Life is Good', I inked round the edge with Brushed Cordroy and put a foam pad either end then placed it over the twine holding the brass bird in the top left corner, I curled this corner over a little just for added interest and it showed the purple on the other side of my paper so it brought out the Purple Aster that is behind the bird box.

I wanted something to go along the edge of the music paper and found some little swirls that I had die cut out of some card I had coloured with different inks, all neutral shades so I placed these along the edge.

I wanted to add some flowers so I added some garden twine that I had made a bow out of then placed three small paper flowers over the top, this finished my card.

Items Used:

Heartfelt Creations Aster Collection 12X12 Paper Pad
Winter Themed 12X12 Paper Pad (The Range)
Crafters Companion Embossilicious Embossing Folder Musical Notes
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies Gilded Gate
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies Wrought Iron (Fence)
Garden Twine
Craft Paper Flowers
Brass Bird on Perch (bought from a Craft Fair)
Tattered Lace Floral Edge (Free with Magazine)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot & Brushed Cordroy

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Wow Jacquie, this is so beautiful!! I'm so glad you pulled out those papers, what lovely patterns and colours! This is like a little garden that I would sit in and read a book, such wonderful imagery your card has conjured up for me. I just adore it!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Sing, Sing, Sing' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    PS...have you been to Anything But Cute yet today?

  2. OMG Jacquie, this is stunning, love the papers and your fabulous design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Hi Jacquie, wow !! what a lot of layers !! A lovely card that works well with all the elements in it. Janice xx

  4. It's gorgeous and seems perfect for this challenge

  5. Love this with all the layers and the details, I have just bought my first Heartfelt creations product with the complete sugar hollow set - I luuurrrve owls!!!!xxx

  6. This is beautiful Jacquie, such pretty papers and image - lots of fabulous die cut details.

  7. Hi Jacquie
    Very vintage & shabby chic. Love the little bird house.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  8. Such a pretty card Jacquie. That music background paper is gorgeous and the little bird peeking out from behind the ornate gate is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe :)

  9. Love the way you have combined the die cuts on this fabulous musical card. The metal bird and the flowers are great added elements. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  10. This is lovely, great mix of embellishments for that frilly effect.

  11. Oh Jacquie it's fantastic to see you using up stash in such a beautiful way! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x


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