Thursday, 12 June 2014

Birds and Birdhouses - Card 27

Here is another one of those 3D sticker bird cards I made while up at the lake. I warned you I was trying to use these stickers up!
Looks like I must be trying to use up the Martha Stewart doilies too...I just realized they are on every sticker card I made! I forgot to bring the die cut circles that were to go behind these stickers, so the doily package was given a good workout! I popped the doily forward on this one, to give it a little depth.

I toyed with the idea of adding a few rhinestones in the top right hand corner of the yellowy gold mat.  Could not decide whether to do 3 in a row (boring I know), or 1 in the middle of that pattern on the top right...what do you think?

Think I should have slid a solid pink circle behind the buttons on the button border, so the buttonholes would look the same!  Amazing how I never notice these things till I look at the photo...Yep...I think I took the photo too fast...this card still needs some TLC!

Card base and envelope - from my stash
DP -  Background musical score is Forever In Time Perfect Prints, the other DP are snippets from my stash
Border - snippet of Daisy Button self adhesive border is most likely K&Co but I am not sure anymore
Doily - Martha Stewart
Stickers - 3D stickers from my stash (originally from the dollar store)
Ink - Igvilde Bohm pink chalk ink

****************This is card #27 of 50. I have been on  a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

I am entering this card in the following challenges"
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful card Maureen, the sticker is lovely! Susan x

Wendi said...

This is a beautiful card I love anything with birds on, as to your CD dilemma I'm sure if they work on W7 then they should work with W8 if you go over to our freebies page you can download some free to try
Happy Crafting x

Jo said...

Gorgeous Mo, love the soft colour tones. Hope you're well....we've had sunshine all week....waaayyyy too hot for me lol, thank goodness for my nice cool craft room!
hugs Jo x

Bonnie said...

I think it's perfect as is! Love the yellow and pink and the doily is perfect behind the birdhouse!

Di said...

Oh I love this Mo - and aren't we our own worst critics - it's just perfect as it is without any more tlc (although that did make me giggle 'cos I do the same!).

Hugs, Di xx

KayM said...

Oh what a cute cute card! Those little birds are precious!

coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous Mo, love that image also the fabulous design and wonderful papers.
lorraine x

Sue said...

Oh Mo this is gorgeous and I love it the way it is! take care lots of huggles Sue, Paul and Ollie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So cute and pretty!

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Maureen, I love your sweet image and lovely soft colours.
Your CD's should work absolutely fine on Windows 8 it is just anything before Windows 7 that they will not work on. Just pop one in the CD drive and give it a go, it wont do any harm.

jimlynn said...

I think no matter where you put the rhinestones it'll be cute! PRECIOUS card and love your use of the stickers!

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

MaryH said...

Hi Maureen, trying to play a bit of catchup this evening, and I am loving this card. Your stickers never look like 'stickers' when you use them on a card, and that doily is perfect. I like your button border, but see what you mean about having something behind it. Looks great to me as it is. I like that dp you have too, and this is a really sweet & pretty card! Did you get the file I sent? Hope so. Take care, and tfs & Hugs too.

Joann Burton said...

I think your card is just lovely. So soft and pretty. Hugs, joann

Heidi Stamps said...

Adorable! I like it just the way it is, but I usually add rhinestones in threes.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card.

Tracy said...

Very pretty card.
I think it looks wonderful as is.
I also like to use what I have on hand and being at the cottage, we only have what we bring, so we have to improvise ;)

Greta said...

Sweet card! Those MS doilies are a favorite of mine--need to get them out & onto a card!