Monday, 28 June 2010

Best Wishes, Birdie!

Look, I'm so sorry about this...really I must apologise - for my over use of the wonderful Henbury Lane Collection from Papermania! I never realised that I had used it so much, but it appears that I simply can't get enough of it!

This is another of the designs I've put together for my little old stall at the local fayre/fete - call it what you will. I'll be making quite a few of these for people to pur-chase, as time is of the essence and I'm sure you also find that the time consuming part of making a card is the actually designing. I'll probably shake things up a bit by changing the colour scheme, but the layout should stay the same.

The birdie comes from a fantastic punch I got my hands on a couple of months ago from Stampin' Up, and it's gorgeous for creating lots of lovely cards! Here I've punched out the pieces with differently coloured core'dinations cardstock, and inked the edges with Colorbox chestnut ink to add definition. I cut my scalloped mat and circle using my Quickutz nesting dies, and the light blue paper is from my scrap box. The greeting is from a Woodware set that I've had for ages, and of course, my card would be incomplete without a little hand drawn border around the circle.

Hopefully have some pictures and the whole Alton Towers debacle tomorrow, but to be blatantly honest, I haven't the energy to type it at the moment!

Hope you're having a great day - thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Kaz said...

love that birdie punch, the papers looks fab too, gorgeous card claire xx
kazx

chris said...

Hi Clare its a beauty, I cant stop using the bird punch, we all have our favourites so dont worry we dont mind,just look forward to your work appearing on my dashboard, just enjoy.
hugs chris xx

Crafting Diva said...

Don't worry Claire I love the Henbury Lane collection too colours are just prefect and love the bling with the glitter effect to the papers. Great card too sure it will sell really well great little bird punch will have to keep an eye out for one. Hugs from Lisa

Sally said...

Yep, those Henbury Lane papers are sooo pretty, and the colours are gorgeous! Ah, that bird punch is my favourite punch ever (so far that is - I will, of course, have to buy lots more punches just to make sure) and I love your design. It's bound to sell really well. I'm so intrigued about your Alton Towers visit now...can't wait to hear all about it! x

Sarpreet said...

And i love the paper - i am trying to use all my paper packs up atm

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, such an effective design and yes by changing the elements you can create many version of the cards

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous love the punched bird, and the papers you've used hugs Jill xx

Messi Jessi said...

Gorgeous card, that birdie is fab and I love the cheerful colours, Great layout that will work well for batch crafting - have fun making more! Jessi xxx

MARY B said...

Love the birdie card colours are great

Emma and Susan said...

Hi there Clare! You have some FAB creations on your blog!! This card is gorgeous!! We love the birdie and the colours and papers are really pretty!!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Pops x said...

This is a cute bird that you have chosen, love your choice of colours, big hugs Pops x x x

Jo said...

Go You! Using SU.. great choice and this bird is really lovely isn't it..

Jo x