Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Whiling away the hours ...

Whilst doing as I was told and lying in bed stretching out the old gluteal muscle, I had to do something. I'm not a TV person per say ... do have favourite programmes that I have to watch and at this point must add, #Game of Thrones, NOOOOOOO, why Jon Snow? Must dig out my books again and re-read so I know what they might have in store for us next season and maybe make sense of some of this seasons twists/sub plots.

Anyhow, I digress (again) and whilst lying in bed, I decided to cut out lots of elements that I had printed from the Eden Collection from Polka Doodles. I wanted to use the wooden papers on a project and as the two compliment each other wonderfully, that was my starting point.

I distressed the wood paper to give a more weathered look and then began adding all my elements. I have used Dutch Doobadoo honey comb softboard to layer my flowers on to with some fern laser cuts.

I have perched the lickle bird on the end just under the bird cage. I have smothered him in fine glitter using my ShakeIt glitter pen.

Should also add that there is a flower/branch corner in the collection and this was my starting point to layer the flowers, leaves etc. I cut the corners out and layered them over the honeycomb softboard.

Whilst I enjoyed my crafty session in bed, hubby on the other hand was not too pleased. I thought I was being all clean and tidy but apparently not ...!

Have a wonderful day everyone and I'm off to surf blog land, soaking up all the craftiness out there.

x x x

Products and links:

Crafting Musketeers: shades of summer
Creative Craft Cottage: flowers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: anything goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges: vintage/shabby chic
Stempelgarten Challenge: flowers
Sisters of Craft: anything goes


Anita Byrne said...

Stunning I so have to have these papers in my life and you have opened my eyes to Dutch doobadoo xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card, love those papers!
Hugs Donna xx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card Lou. Love the design and cute bird.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou this is gorgeous.

gr karin and

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love all the dies and texture you've used. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful card and stunning design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and we do hope you will come back and join us again very soon. Jennifer DT member xx

lyn hitchcock said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Creative Craft Cottage, good luck. Lyn GT

Desire Fourie said...

Lou this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with optional twist SPRING’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning !
Thanks for joining us at CCC challenges and good luck !


Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Lou. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Aoutienne said...

What a gorgeous craft project! I love all these flowers in front of the wooden background. Thanks so much for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge.
Kind regards,

Crafting Musketeers said...

Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

Cazro said...

Gorgeous, such a beautiful delicate card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

Jackie C said...

Lou! This is fabulous, right up my street! Thank you for sharing with us. Jackie DT member @ ds4j

Charlene said...

Such a beautiful card with fabulous attention to details. Thanks for joining us at DS4J's Anything Goes with optional twist of Spring Challenge. Good luck and we hope to see you again ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Alex H. said...

A really lovely card... the bird is just cute and I love your flower arrangements! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge.
;-) Alex H.