Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sweet little birds

'Sweet little birds' is the name of the printed circles I cut out from some free paper with Making Cards. I used a piece of the blue paper to stamp on to with the Papermania Urban stamp from the bird print set, colouring with copics - I also went over the birds on the printed circles with a copic. All edges were distressed with tea dye and stormy sky DIs as was the piece of blue paper embossed with my creative expressions crackle embossing folder.

The embossing is for:

Cards for men 9: texture
Craft your passion 108: lots of texture
Craft room: emboss it
My mum's craft shop 55: embossing
Crop stop 70: emboss it

and the distressing for Wags n whiskers 78: distressing, also for Corrosive 148: the man, the myth, the legend - Tim Holtz distress inks

I used the sketch for Critter 113:


Colours are for:

Sunday stamper 204: don't it make my brown eyes blue - blue & brown
Tanda teaser 196: blue and brown (I love those colours together)
Quirky crafts 10: masculine with blue and brown

The birds are for:

Anything goes 66: things with wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Clearlyistamp 51: what goes up, must come down
Sundays with Crissy 29: things with wings

also for:

Order of the opus gluei 130: beyond the garden gate
My time to craft 178: gardening gems - garden theme
Tuesday throwdown 96: in the garden
Alphabet: G for garden
Crazy4challenges 135: gardening or the great outdoors



This is also for:

Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): fussy cutting - the circles were cut by hand (I'm not too keen on doing that)
Do you stack up 70: circles
Hiding in my craftroom NSD 5: I'm thankful
Come and get it: let's hear it for the boys
Ooh-la-la 104: make it manly
Totally stampalicious: masculine
Going grey with Scrap creations: it's a boy thing
Cute card Thursday 215: one for the boys
Sparkles 31: men only
Little red wagon 131: stitch it up
Crafty Ann 64: stitching
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Bunny Zoe 23ribbon or twine
PanPastel UK 17: anything goes
Great impressions 3: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 57
52 card pickup 18

54 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful Hazel. I love these wonderful bird images, and your layout is terrific.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  2. Loving all the embossing and the distressed look - very creative card Hazel!! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  3. Oh Hazel this is lovely, the embossed background is fabulous and the colouring on the image is spot on. Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

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  4. Very cool card! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  5. Hi Hazel this is fabulous I really love the images you have used and that embossed background it look so effective, super card
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. Hi Hazel, your card is very striking and I love the birds and the way you have tied the colours in with your stamped bird. Lovely. Anne x

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  7. lovely thank you card hazel, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

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  8. Fabulous card, love the images and the embosssed background looks fab. Thanks for joining us this week at My Mums craft Shop.
    Lyndsey xx

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  9. Very nice thank you card! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
    Angela
    HIMCR DT

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  10. sweet card Hazel, those birds are so cute... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  11. Really pretty, I love those gorgeous bird images. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge Blog
    Lindsay xx

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  12. Great card. I like that embossing folder. Thanks for taking time to post on the Come and Get it Challenge blog this week.

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  13. I love the embossing Hazel! Lovely card. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this fortnight!
    ((Lyn))

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  14. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week. Your card is wonderful. Love the details.

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  15. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week Hazel, Please read our rules, as we do have some.Cindy

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  16. Very lovely, Hazel! Thanks for joining us for the CIC :D

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  17. Your card looks really lovely.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

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  18. Lovely colours and distress male card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Regards Meighan

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  19. Hello Hazel, nice to see you playing with us at Opus Gluei! This is such a pretty and classy card that you've shared with us, love those birds and the background you have selected to use - they work beautifully!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  20. This is very nice Hazel, really like the inked background you've created. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week.

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  21. Beautiful card Hazel! I love the images and your gorgeous embossing! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

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  22. Beautiful card Hazel! I love the images and your gorgeous embossing! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

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  23. Beautiful card and love the colors you chose. Fab layout and love the textures too! Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men!

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  24. Wow gorgeous card, love all the embossing and inking, and the birds are fab. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

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  25. I love the embossed background on this card, so unique and the birds are the perfect image to pair with it. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

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  26. The inked edges are perfect. Thank you for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com! :-)

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  27. Gorgeous birds. the vintage feel is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  28. Gorgeous birds. the vintage feel is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  29. Gorgeous birds. the vintage feel is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  30. Gorgeous birds. the vintage feel is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  31. Gorgeous birds. the vintage feel is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  32. Now this is a gorgeous card, love all your details, thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's Craft shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

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  33. Great images...love how you have aged your distressing with the brown ink over. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

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  34. A fabulous panel design and gorgeous bird images. Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  35. Hazel this is a really pretty card! Everything works so well together!

    Good to see you on the Tanda Teaser!
    Sue
    x

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  36. Fabulous card, very stylish. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  37. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

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  38. Love this card! The embossing folder works great with the images. Thanks for joining our CropStop Embossing Challenge.

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  39. Beautiful! Love the embossing-perfect for those fab images. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  40. Another beautiful card Hazel! I love the embossed background and the sweet bird images! Thanks for joining our Sundays with Crissy Challenge (again!) this month! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  41. Wonderful work Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  42. Fabulous card Hazel, so glad we've changed our rules-good luck in all your challenges, that must take you hours!! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this week!
    (Lyn)

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  43. Brilliant card and I do love that layout!

    Thanks for joining us over at sparkles monthly challenges!
    Dazie
    x

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  44. Hazel, this is stunning! I love the embossed panel and beautiful images. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

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  45. What an adorable card! Thank you for playing along with us at CropStop. Come back tomorrow for a new challenge!

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  46. A beautiful card with a vintage feel - thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

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  47. Love that embossed background which is perfect for those gorgeous bird images..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge...Esther xx

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  48. Such a pretty creation. Thanks so much for joining us :)
    There's a new challenge online tomorrow. Hope you'll play with us again at Wags'nWhiskers challenges

    *hugs*
    Angélique - DT

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  49. love the embossed background which really makes the images pop, thank you for joining us at OLL this week
    hugs

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  50. Another fab entry Hazel!

    Thanks for joining us again for our challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.

    Good luck!
    x

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  51. I don't think I'd ever attempt to handcut circles - teehee. Love this card! Sorry to pop over so late for a visit, my inlaws just left and now I have a few minutes free. Thank you for joining my Amusing Challenge this week!

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  52. This is so gorgous, I love those birds! Thank you so much for joining in with my masculine colour challenge on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

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  53. What a stunning card! Your design is fabulous, love the coloring on the birds. Great job!

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  54. such a beautiful and elegant card, I love the bird images and lovely colours that you have used, it has come together perfectly.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)

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