Friday, 30 March 2012

Aviary happy birthday!

Excuse me while I finish slapping my thighs laughing at the title (I know I'm not supposed to laugh at my own jokes but let's face it, no-one else is going to!) Yes, I'm using the fabulous Aviary stamp set today to make a card for ColourQ where there's another gorgeous colour palette that set my heart racing.


Just look at all these lipsmacking brights! You may want to get your sunglasses on before viewing my card:


I don't often get all the brights out so it was great fun! The cages are stamped in a group and I stamped the flower cluster from Fruit and Flowers on top to look as if the cages are full  of flowers.


This is one of my favourite birthday sentiments ever! I like the way it looks handwritten - by someone with nice handwriting! I added a little snippet of ribbon and attached it with a brad to the top of the cage for a bit of extra interest.


Here's a close up of the cages of flowers. I coloured the flower cluster rubber with markers before stamping to get the multi-coloured image.

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Aviary, Fruit and Flowers, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Other: Markers, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise brad, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
As part of the LAST TWO DAYS of the Sale-a-bration promotion, here until 31st March, you can choose a free stamp set or set of papers with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

My lovely children break up for the Easter holidays today - yippee!  I shall be wielding hoovers, dusters, mops and brooms this morning in an pathetic attempt to have a sparkling clean home for a few hours before the ravening hordes descend on it!

Thank you for visiting my blog, for all your lovely comments and emails, and for all your support - I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon.

Hugs,


28 comments:

  1. ooh, Vicky, your card is fabulous! I loved that ColourQ palette but haven't put it to use yet. Filling the cages with flowers is brilliant - I would CASE your card, but I don't have the Fruit & Flowers set (didn't even notice it til today) - maybe I can find another set to try...

    Hope your holidays are filled with fun!

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  2. Oh so pretty and fun! LOVE all the bright and bold colors on here.
    Lynn

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  3. Vicky, this is gorgeous!!! LOVE all the different stamps you've used--a fabulous scene to create something bright and cheerful with! :)

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  4. I LOVE your title....I wish I could come to your house and pick your creative brain...you have such fun ideas! I think this is just so clever!!! Thanks for gracing the pages of ColourQ with your color-inspired genius!

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  5. What a great card! When I saw this colour challenge, I immediately thought of using my neglected Aviary set. Not sure I could come up with anything that'd be a patch on yours, though, Vicky - it is just TOO cute!!

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  6. Such a pretty card Vicki! Love how you've filled the cages with flowers instead of birds! Enjoy your easter holidays with the children.
    Hugs, Victoria

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  7. Oh that's lovely! I haven't used Aviary enough yet!

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  8. I like your play on words for the title, and I like the bright and fun card too! Have a great weekend xxx

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  9. Well WOW - I think you may have just changed my mind about bright colours with your beautiful card Vicky.

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  10. Love those colours together Vicky makes you feel in holiday mood. I see now who your son takes after!
    Val x

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  11. Your son would laugh at the title, I'm sure, and secretly, I think a lot of us are!! Such a wonderful combination of brights! Fabulous cheerful card.

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  12. Fabulous colours Vicky - funny title too!
    Hope you have a great holiday with your family but if I were you I'd wait till they go back to school to do the tidying!! - Jacqueline xx

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  13. It's definately bright, but it's beautiful :-) I laughed at the title too!
    Tara
    x

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  14. A very clever play on words....are you sure your youngest didn't help you with it ?
    What a beautiful card, I love the composition and much nicer to see flowers in the cages instead of birds :0)
    I've been to the dreaded dentist today and now I might tackle the housework...not!
    Jenny x

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  15. This is such a pretty card Vicky, you really rock these colour combos! Love the sweet birdcage images, and the scattering of flowers, a gorgeous card!
    Have aviary great weekend! Lol!

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  16. ooooh.
    i love this card!!
    even better, i have this stamp set and wd never have thought of filling the cages with flowers.
    think i will make some of these cards this weekend. thanks soo much for the inspiration!
    marty ferraro

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  17. Stunning card Vicky and I love your bright colours


    Anne

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  18. Oh this is perfect...LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!!

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  19. Know what you mean about the sunglasses Vicky but it is lovely!! When you said you were getting the dusters and hoover out I thought you meant for the kids to do as they were on holiday - wrong!!!
    Have a great weekend
    M x

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  20. How different to put flowers in the cages for a change. Love the zingy colours and clever design.
    x

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  21. How do you think of these things? This looks exactly like flowers fill the bird cages! And you deserve a little thigh slapping for the clever title!

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  22. Well ... I giggled, Vicky! And ... I love what you have done with the overlapping stamps! Lotsa fun! And ... very funky too! Hugs xxx

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  23. I love your birdcages full of flowers! What a wonderful idea!

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  24. Beautiful card, Vicky, love the birdcages filled with blooms! The way you used the colors makes a lovely watercolor scene. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I feel sometimes that the "new" styles are much preferred to the old style which still has a place in art. Thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ and have a good weekend!

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  25. Vicky your birdcages are fabulous. Gorgeous card, as always my dear.

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  26. I love this what a great way to use the aviary set, and not a birdie in sight, love it!!
    Kelly xx

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  27. Loving that Melon Mambo cardbase and your gorgeous layered stamping. :)

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  28. Congratulations, Vicky, on being named Courtier over on ColourQ for your unique and inspiring card!!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x