Thursday, 27 September 2012

A bit more crafting at last

I've done much less crafting that normal recently, partly because I've been unwell and also because there have been big concerns about mum, who is now settling into a residential home.

The other day I treated myself to a Craftwork cards kit from QVC - concertina cards with toppers.

This first card features the lovely bird houses supplied, which I edged with a pink Le Plume alcohol marker so that no white edges were showing when adhering to the right places on the concertina folds.

All papers used as backgrounds are from my offcuts box, so this is an opportunity to visit the playground at Pixie's craft snippets 39 - it's so long since I ventured into the playground and I hope others will excuse me if I just sit for a while and watch what's going on - haven't got the energy to get on the swings etc (if you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the link and join in the fun by using up your snippets).

The little birdies perched on top were cut with a nestability die.

What a bonus that the sun is out atm so I was able to take the photo outside!


This is also for:

Whoopsi daisy: things with wings
Crafting for all seasons 36: things with wings
Let's craft and create 54: things with wings
2 sisters 110: things with wings
Songbird 4: defying gravity - anything that flies
Shopping our stash 70: fur or feathers
Crazy challenge 129: spots or stripes
Use it Tuesday 40: use your scraps
Fab n funky 140: starts with F - folds and feathered friends
Penny's 95: more than 1 fold
Cutie pie 27: shaped cards
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us your shape


32 comments:

  1. WOW!!This is so AMAZING!!Very Beautiful!!I so enjoyed this!TFS
    Migdalia

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  2. Such a gorgeous card. I love birdhouses. Hope your mum is comfortable in her new home, and that you continue to feel better. Ali x

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  3. Wow, what an amazing, eye-catching card - well done! Hope you will feel better soon. Lynn x

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  4. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "More than 1 fold" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  5. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "More than 1 fold" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  6. The concertina cards all look fab, love your birdie additions to this one!

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  7. A beautiful creation. Love the little bird houses and the concertina design. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  8. Hazel, your card is absolutely stunning !

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  9. This is wonderful Hazel, such a lot of fab detail. Thanks for joining us at Songbird Challenges and good luck.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  10. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  11. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  12. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  13. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  14. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  15. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  16. Another beautie Hazel , I like these 3D cards you are making they are fab and again this one is perfect for our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy , thank you so much for joining us this week Hugs Elaine

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  17. I love this card Elaine, its so unusual and shows of your true creativity.
    Thank you so much for sharing your FAB card with us at Whoopsie Daisy this week

    Claire x

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  18. Hi Hazel! Good to see you back playing, just take it easy - the girlies will flutter round sharing their sweeties with you and generally keeping you entertained in the playground.

    I adore this cards, it's fabulous!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  19. This is so awesome Hazel (and so unique) ... love it! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US YOUR SHAPE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous card, great shape and I love the birdhouses. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  21. Super card with a great image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

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  22. Great way to use your scraps, love the bird houses! Thanks for joining us at UIT.

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  23. Wow, what a really beautiful shape card, love all the details on your card. Thanks for joining us Shelly's Images!

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  24. Wow! Hazel this is so pretty. I love the shape.
    Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  25. this is stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Use it Tuesday!
    Tammy UIT DT

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  26. gorgeous card. love how you have put it all together x

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  27. Very cute birdhouse concertina.

    Don't worry Hazel, we've got some Sanatagon tonic over by the swings, it'll pick you right up.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  28. Hazel - This is beautiful! Everything about it! Those birds are so cute. Love the papers you used for them. Thanks for joining us at SOS this week.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  29. Wonderful card, love the birdhouses and the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Songbird challenges this week. hugs, Frances.

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  30. Fantastic card! Love the design on this beauty and the pretty patterned paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.
    Lynn

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  31. This is great thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan
    Check out my candy!
    http://janlovetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Lovely card, and I admire all those folds. Hope you are now feeling much better, and that your Mom is settled in her new space. A tough time going through things such as this...How you managed to make such a beautiful card...awesome lady. TFS and many Hugs. I hope that ALL gets better soon.

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