Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Take Care little bird!

I was absolutely thrilled to win the 'Yellow' CASology challenge with this card and delighted to be asked to join the lovely ladies as a guest designer this week. The regular design team always come up with amazing samples and this week is no exception, so do pop over to take a look.


The cue word immediately made me think of the phrase 'free as a bird'.  Come and see what I came up with:




It won't be all that long before my daughter leaves home and I was thinking of her while making this. I was trying to convey the idea that the bird has escaped from the confines of the cage and is about to take flight. I used the wonderful Take Care set for the branch and the sentiment, the retiring Aviary set for the pretty cage and...


... Everything Eleanor for the cutie patoot bird which is a real favourite of mine. TIP: When stamping the second bird to pop up over the first, I inked her body up with a marker excluding the legs so I could leave a nice neat white border all the way around when I cut it out.


The bird in the card looks as if she's going to untie the cage before she leaves and send it crashing to the ground but I'm rather hoping that my daughter hasn't got anything dramatic planned for her departure!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Take Care, Everything Eleanor, Aviary (retiring)
Ink: Smoky Slate classic ink, markers
Card stock: Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Other: Linen thread, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Thank you so much to all the lovely people who have been so kind about my sewing accident. My finger seems to have taken being stabbed with a sharp implement in its stride and is behaving pretty much like a normal finger now!

See you tomorrow for something completely different!

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your win last week! That was an awesome card! So is this one. I'll have to try that bird on the branch! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Hi Vicky
    Congrats on your win... Well deserved.... Gorgeous card......
    Hope your finger is getting better....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  3. Congrats on your win and GDT spot Vicky! I love this card and the bitd is so sweet :)
    Lizy xx

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  4. Glad your finger is doing okay now.

    Awww . . . you will be a sad Mummy when your daughter leaves the nest. This is a wonderful card and congrats on your win.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  5. A great take on the cue card Vicky! Lots of great detail on this clean and simple card!

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  6. Vicky, I love this idea, what a perfect take on the cue this week! So glad to have you guest designing at CASology this week!

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  7. Lovely card, great interperation of the cue word

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  8. Love your take on this week's cue...Beautiful colors and gorgeous CAS design!

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  9. What a lovely inspiration for your card, Vicky. So pretty, love the little bird.
    It's our job as parents, isn't it, bringing our wee chicks up to be able to fly away independently and confidently? Your daughter will do well, I'm sure, cos she has a great mum! xxx

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  10. Great card Vicky, love the bright colours. Great take on the cue word.

    Glad to hear your finger's healed quickly.

    Kat xx

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  11. A well deserved guest spot! I love your design!

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  12. fantastic take on the cue word, Vicky! so happy to have you along guest designing this week!

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  13. On the same page Vicky! Love your card and we are so happy to have you join us as Guest Designer t his week at CASology!

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  14. Absolutely adorable & your concept for 'free' is too clever. Brava!

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  15. Vicky, it's such a thrill to have you along as our guest designer at CASology this week! Your cards are always such an inspirations and this one is now exception! :)
    I love the pretty blue and green color scheme and the little twine bow at the top of the bird cage!

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