Friday, 27 February 2015

Happy 'Bird-day'...

...Hello, dear Blogger friends!  So where did February go to?! Not long now until the clocks go forward, the days get longer and hopefully a little warmer too! Can't wait to get out in my neglected garden, I so want to grow some more veggies this year!
Anyway, I have been sat at my crafty table for a couple of hours today and have a card to share that was inspired by the talented Tara Godfrey from Inking on the Edge...I just love this girl's style and use of colour and talk about die envy!!...So this was my take on the card she made HERE...

At Leigh Show, everyone loved the colours of the Bird design set from Animal Antics and I've teamed the papers with bolder mats than usual, to keep the card bright and sunny (though I did have to take pictures with the flash, so the pink isn't quite as bold as showing in the photo)...

After talking to so many crafters last weekend, the resounding thought was that people were unsure how to go about replicating the samples that they'd seen.  With this in mind, I will try whenever possible (a. if I remember and b. if I get the time) to add a card recipe and sizes when making new samples, so if you would like to replicate this card, or just use the layout for another project, heres the card recipe :
Hot Pink mat - 12 x 17cm
Bird Blossom paper - 11.5 x 16.5cm
Green mat - 12.5 x 9cm, corners rounded
Bird Polka dot paper - 12 x 8.5cm, corners rounded
Aqua mat - 14.5 x 5.5cm one end fishtail
Bird Chevron paper - 14 x 5cm one end fishtail
Hot Pink Spellbinders Scalloped Square
Bird Stripe - 7.5cm square, corners rounded
Bird Image Topper
Bird Sentiment - Snapshot Tool around the Happy 'Bird-day' sentiment, Click to Print, set Custom Scale to 130% and Print
Sentiment cut to 2.5 x 9.5cm, fishtail both ends
Green mat - 3 x 10cm, fishtail both ends

*Please let me know if you think this is a good idea!?!  (I so want people to achieve the same results as what they've seen)  And if you ever have a question about how I have made a certain card or a technique, then please do not hesitate to leave me a comment ( I have comment moderation turned on and will not publish anyone's email address) and I'll get back to you or send me an email at *
I embellished the card with buttons, pearls and White Liquid Pearl dots, plus highlighted the bird image with crystal glitter.  The inside was finished with the coordinating Bird 5x7 landscape insert.
It's workshop in the morning then a bit more sorting out of the house - I want to change the boys' bedrooms around as they're outgrowing their midsleeper bunks now (especially my big man who is now over 6 foot!) So, if I don't get chance to pop in, have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing!
Huge crafty hugs,


Crafty KJ said...

Hi Lisa, this card is fab! Love the colours on it like everyone else and the layout is a good one too, might have to 'borrow' it lol! Sounds like your CD did well at the show anyway- knew it would of course!
I've just done the same with my boys' bedrooms, even my liccle man is over 6 foot now!
Looking forward to the workshop tomorrow,
see you then.
Hugs, Karen xx

Jacee said...

Lovely design Lisa, nice papers, love the layers.
I too am looking forward to getting into the garden, roll on summer!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous card Lisa, so colourful and pretty. My CD Rom arrived today, thank you for the extremely quick dispatch and excellent service, I'm really looking forward to having a good look through it over the weekend.
Hope you get a chance to enjoy your weekend.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the image and beautiful colours. Fab instructions too, great idea.

Donna x

Jane said...

What a lovely card Lisa and your recipe seems a great idea for people who want to reproduce it. The hummingbird is a great image. Hope you get your boys' rooms sorted and have a lovely weekend xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Love the papers and colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Clare Jones said...

Absolutely loving the new CD Lisa, thank you it's wonderful.
Made 7 cards from it when I came home from the workshop Saturday & another 3 today with another 4 cut out ready to go tomorrow.
Hubby thanks you for keeping me quiet while the rugby was on yesterday.
See you in 2 weeks