Thursday, 5 June 2014

A Bird Duet Cards 23 and 24

I have been working hard on using up those 3D bird stickers. Here is a duet you might enjoy...
These are true snippets card. I had snippets of this DP that were exactly enough to cover the two cards. The border is a K &Co which is my VOS item of the day.
Card 23

The owl ribbon was bought in a sweet little papercrafting shop in Whitehaven, Cumbria. My cousin's dear wife told me about the shop and took me down to have a look about. I ended going back three times that week to continue looking and shopping. It was one of those shops that had a lot of lovely, hidden treasures.
Card 24
 My married daughter had a giggle over this card as soon as she saw it...she could hardly stop giggling long enough to ask me why I wrecked the card by having the sweet little owls poop out their birthday greeting!  hahahahaha
I never noticed that when I made the card but now that she has pointed it out...hahahahahaha  She then kindly told me that she loves owls so much that I can give her this card for her birthday...that she wouldn't mind the sentiment...cuz then she could show all her girlfriends and giggle some more! Sigh...

I added different sized rhinestone bling to the flower centers on the floral DP. I know that enamel dots are in vogue at the moment...but bling is what I have in my stash, so bling it is.

I have really been enjoying my 50 card challenge as I have been creating more  cards than my usual slowpoke self. Some are inky, some are coloured images, some are easy peasy, some are not! My finished cards baskets are filling up and that is a good thing (as Martha would say).

****************These are cards #23 and card 24 of 50. I went on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

Card Base - hand cut from my stash
DP - unknown snippets from my stash
Border - I think it is K&Co from my stash
Bling - diamonds from my stash
Ribbon - bought last summer in Whitehaven, England
Doily - Martha Stewart from my stash
3D stickers - owls and tree stickers from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
2. Artistic Inspiration - Inspired by a Song My song is Little Bird by Annie Lennox
3. Sister Act - Anything Goes
4. MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations - use a sentiment on your card.


  1. These cards are adorable! I see why your daughter loves them. Great job using your snippets! Love them!

  2. BOTH are so cute and adorable. Love the mix of that paper too.

  3. Both versions are as cute as a button with those little blue owls! I can't take my eye off that adorable ribbon! What a great treasure to find!!

  4. You're the queen of snippets, MaureenM, and I must confess when I first started card making and read about all those people being proud of having used up their scraps and even seeing challenge themes about it I didn't quite understand why it was even worth mentioning. Now I do!, as a paper addict I REALLY do! Adorable little owls and love how you spiked up the flowers with bling!

  5. This is fantastic Mo!!! absolutely love it huggles Sue xxxx

  6. Back with my DT head on Maureen LOL thanks for joining in our Sister Act Card Challenge hugs Sue DT xxx

  7. Isn't it amazing how someone else can see a card! LOL, I would never thought a thing of the sentiment placed there! It looks perfectly fine! In fact both cards are lovely!

  8. Both of your cards are so cute.
    Love those little owls.
    LOL on your daughter pointing out the pooping owls, lol. Sounds like something my daughters would point out, teehee.

  9. 2 fun cards & I still love bling--trendy or not!

  10. Beautifully bright and summery cards, love them xx

  11. Hi Maureen what a delightful card. Love the added bling to the paper. Never mind about them pooping a lovely sentiment it could be worse! Susan xx

  12. Cute image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  13. They're a real treat - fresh, fun, and the owls are adorable, pooped sentiment and all!!
    Alison xx

  14. Super card,thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  15. Super card,thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  16. great card! I haven't been able to post on Wednesdays for a while at WOYWW and I have missed it! I saw your comment on Kay's blog and thought I would drop by and say hello! Vickie aka Okienurse

  17. Two fabulous cards, I love your adorable little owls and pretty papers.

  18. Fabulous Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing more of your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for June - hope to see you again soon. x

  20. These cards are adorable and I can totally understand the wanting to use up certain supplies. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.


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