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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Birds at Fashionable Stamping

Hi Folks,

Its time for another challenge over at  Fashionable Stamping and this time its 'Birds'

It seems ages since I crafted, as I've had a viral infection which left me so tired I just couldn't be bothered to do anything, so when I eventually made my DT piece I wanted to do something 'pretty'.  I don't have a lot of bird stamps, and when I've used my Tim Holtz Bird in the past its always ended up rather 'masculine',  this time I was determined it would be 'feminine'. After stamping the image I used the TH Floral Swirl and some grass stamps for a border. I used the Swirl, this time stamped in Tumbled Glass for the base card.  I embossed the image with a TH Bookframe EF before distressing with TG and Vintage Photo. The mat for the image is again the embossed Bookframe, but just distressed with the TG.  The small roses were made with the Tattered Floral dies smallest petals.
We would love you to join us this fortnight, and if you need any 'Bird'  ideas, my fabulous teamies have some great inspirations, so please pop over here.

I am entering this at:
  Sugar Creek Hollow - Feathers or Fur
  Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
  Delightful Challenges - Think Spring (Pastel Colours)
  Forever Friends Challenge - Animals/Butterflies/Birds
  Happy Campers - Shabby/Chic
  Divas by Design - Winged Things
  Ruby's Rainbow - Roses
  Penny's Paper-crafty - Ribbons & Bows

That's it for now, except to say 'hello' to my new followers, It's lovely to see you and I hope you will visit often.   Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I hope to do some catching up later.

Avril xx


Claire said...

Morning Avril, glad to hear you're feeling a bit better now. I like your bird project, the colours you've used work so beautifully with that Tim stamp. Claire x

crealinedance said...

Hallo dat is een mooie.gr.Nel

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fabulous colouring.xxx

Claire said...

Hi Avril, beautiful card, very feminine and pretty. Glad to hear you're feeling better, hope you are having a good weekend
Claire xx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love the colours & wonderful design.. Beautiful image.. adorable.. Hugs May x x x

Brenda Brown said...

So pretty Avril, I love the layers and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Brenda xox

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous and so pretty, thank you for joining us at Forever Friends
Hugs Kate xx

Shirl said...

Not been around for ages Avril but just had a quick catch up with your other posts and they are all adorable.

Love your work and your DT piece for FSC is another stunner.

Have a great day and I hope the snow holds off.

Hugs Shirley x x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely Avril!!

Nice Sunday, Alie :-)

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers.. Thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

Linda said...

Hi Avril, glad to hear you're feeling better.
Love this card, it's so pretty. The colour is fab and I love the bird stamped in the black - such a striking contrast. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xx

Joan said...

Sorry to hear you have been ill,you have made a beautiful card,lovely soft colours and pretty flowers, love it


Claire said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and great image. Hope you are on the mend now. Hugs, Claire x

Paper Profusion said...

Stunningly feminine and ethereal card Avril - I really love it with its blue tones. The swirls and foliage stamping with that triple framing are totally stunning. The bow is perfect, as are the roses. I would leave this on display all year if I were you! I hope you are back to 100% very soon and in the meantime take it easy on yourself. Nicola x

Christine L said...

Hi Avril

Your card is stunning.... that TH bird image looks so fabulous against the blue... and I love the floral swirls you've used around it!

Hope you are lots better now!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, sorry you've not been well but glad you're on the mend.

You've definitely succeeded in making this image look feminine; it's such a pretty card but very elegant too. Love the shades of blue.

Dawn C said...

Really elegant & pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Divas x

Tracey Boley said...

Lovely card,nice image and I love the colour. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.xxTraceyxx

Rosie said...

A wonderful card

Basslady said...

a fabulous and very stylish card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lorraine said...

hello Avril I am glad you are over the viral infection which I and my family had too..what a lovely card and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

pinky said...

Beautiful card Avril. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card - I love the way you did the ribbon and bow. Perfectly lovely!

Natalie Laurijssen said...

This is such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month and good luck!
X - Natalie - X

Dani Rogall said...

it is a wonderful creation. I love the color did you used. the color gices the card a gorgeous look!

Fliss said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well Avril and hope you recover fully very soon.
Your card is just gorgeous, such pretty blues and love all the swirls and pretty roses.
Hugs, Fliss xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

This is such a gorgeous card :)
Hope you´re totally recovered soon!
*Hugs, Inger*

Dots Dabbles said...

This is most definitely a very feminine card Avril. I love how it looks like you are looking out of a window. Beautiful.
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the delicate blue shades and it looks very feminine. Hope you feel better soon.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous card, love the colors and all the details.

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Avril, you definitely achieved a feminine card, absolutely stunning ! Glad you're feeling better too. Sue C x

Cec said...

Very pretty and very feminine. Love all the blues and your wonderful stamping. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Lawren said...

Lovely, thank you for joining Delightful Challenges.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card, beautiful soft blues and lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

she3655 said...

Greetings from a fellow North Eastener lol, Love your card, it'a gorgeous, course it's even nicer as you have used my fave colour hee hee ..I love th stamped image, I would say you've made it look very feminine ... Thanks for joining us at Happy Campers x

butterfly said...

My favourite bird... and how gorgeously you've framed him! Lovely delicate blues!
Alison x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Roses' challenge xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, sorry you'e been poorly, hopefully on the mend now. Love your beautiful and shabby chic card, so pretty and such a gorgeous shade of blue. xx

Terry said...

Avril, you took Tim's stamp and created a beatufil work of art! Love the soft blues, very pretty card! Feel better really soon! Hugs!

Ellie Knol said...

Hi Avril!
Gorgeous card you've made, so 100 % stylish!

Pia S said...

WOW! Your card really turned out to be both pretty and feminine too! I like feminine cards with the use of more masculine blue colors - a favorite combination for me!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful and elegant, love those shades of blue and the image is so pretty
Lindsay xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck.

Caz PPC DT x

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have been so poorly. I was hit with the noro virus which is why I couldn't join in at FSC this fortnight. A slow recovery process.
Anyway, this is so dreamy, the way you blended the colours to perfection.
Take good care.

Judith said...

Hi Avril This is so pretty gorgeous colours scheme and i just love the design - thank you for playing along at Delightful challenges this week hugs judith x

Heather said...

Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!1

Diane J said...

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge at Forever Friends with your beautiful 'blue'card. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Diane x