Wednesday, 20 March 2013

WOYWW #198 & Birdhouse Shaped Cards

Well my little crafty corner looks pretty much the same as always - bit messier than usual as i didn't tidy away all my bits when i was finished last night - just went to bed! You can stop by and have a nosy at crafty tables across the world with Julie over at Stamping Ground!

Only noteworthy things on there are my birdhouse shaped cards - I made two yesterday afternoon while the babies were napping and a Christmassy one last night while catching up with The Walking Dead! Also, on the desk are two sheets of Tsunami Rose Designs Vintage Rouge in Black for my next project with them - you can buy your paper here. Have a wee look at yesterday's blog post for some exciting news about me and Tsunami Rose! I like to have things around me to inspire me and figured if I have the paper ready to go I'll come up with something interesting to use it for!

I was inspired by a recent Craftwork Cards Blog entry by Marie Chillmaid who had created a St Patrick's Day Card using the Craftwork Cards Birdhouse Shaped card blanks and lots of green and white card Candi! I have made a couple of birdhouse cards before now but made another three yesterday! And now my daughter is hovering over my shoulder asking if she can have a go at making one... I might relent and let you all see the outcome in a few days!

So here are close ups of the cards I made yesterday -  This first one uses the Sweet Pea paper pad and flowers with a 'Special Day' sentiment. Lots of crushed candi in Sweet Pea and Vintage Dots (Honey) .

I've layered up flowers from the pad and added candi centres.

I then discovered some Craftwork Cards retro daisies in my embellishment box and realised i had candi to match!

The card blank was covered with some black/gold shimmery paper and i've used candi again in the bottom left corner to make another flower shape. A new black and silver sentiment in the centre finishes the card.

And finally here's the card from last night - I love making my little flowers while sitting watching the tv - I can keep my hands busy and spend time with hubby! 

As much as this is traditional Christmas colours - red, green and gold - the 'With Love' sentiment doesn't necessarily tie it to Christmas. 

Ok.... so for those of you who did have a look at yesterday's blog post... you will know that my daughter made a card using the Tsunami Rose Vintage Rounge in Black and Pink that I used on my card yesterday and a few of you said you'd like to see it... so here goes...

I had covered the base card with the Vintage Rouge paper and cut a doily and attached it at either side the rest of the work is Sariah's (age 7.5years).

She coloured the doilies, wrinkling the edges to distress them, then added lots of glitter glue in red and silver. She's also added silver 'present' peel offs and a black birthday peel off at a jaunty angle in the centre. She's finished the card with a red bow that she asked me to make for her and she attached a flower gem onto. And, of course, some pink card candi with silver glitter completes the card! 

Mo xxx 


  1. Sarah, a fab card!! Thank you for letting your Mum show us it! Mo, lovely cards, you are so busy and they are so lovely. Andrea xxx

  2. You have been busy Mo.
    I love the birdhouse cards. They are gorgeous.
    Sariah's card is beautiful.

  3. these are really great cards I just love the designs you have created and the colours are lovely. A great way of using a shaped card love these
    Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
    Ria #44

  4. Your cards are stunning! I love the combinations of colors and patterns.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #103

  5. What great cards. I haven't seen a birdhouse card base before and i just love them. So pretty and unique!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Maureen #37

  6. Fab birdhouse cards! First time I've seen the card blanks like that. Your daughter's is wonderful. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

  7. Lovely cards!

    Happy WOYWW!

    StampinBoots x #144