Friday, 21 April 2017

A little birdie told me

Hello again visitors. 

It's a glorious day, if a little windy, here on the coast today. I hope the sun is shining wherever you are. It always seems a much better day when the sun is shining don't you think?

On today's card I finally got around to using the paper pack my lovely Daughter bought me for my birthday, so here it is

The supplies used here are 

* Bronte Charm 8x8 paper pack 
* Spellbinders bird cage two
* Sue Wilson / Creative Expressions fanciful trim
* White Foamiran 
* Spellbinders Rose creations (large flower) 
* Sheena Douglass fanciful fuchsia  (medium flowers)
* Elizabeth Crafts bunch of flowers  (small flowers)
* Sue Wilson / Creative Expressions spring foliage  (tiny flowers)
* Sue Wilson / Creative Expressions trailing ivy 
* M&C Boutique stitched rectangles 
* Nellies choice vintasia Romantic birds  (bird only)
* Versacolor white (background paper)
* Versacolor bronze ink (cage and trim)
* Papermania copper embossing powder (cage and trim)
* Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel (cage and trim)
* Unbranded aqua embossing powder (bird)
* Crelando pastel chalks (flowers and ivy)
* Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs sentiment stamp 
* Pearls and stamens from my stash 

I apologise for all the photo's but I like to get a view from as many angles as I can so you can see how it's all put together.

I love the background paper, green is a big favourite of mine, but it was a little too pristine for what I wanted, but I didn't want full on shabby. I used the white ink and the scrubby side of a washing up sponge to apply. It just makes it a little less perfect, if you see what I mean.
For the cage and trim I was trying to create a weathered look.
I've used the lovely Foamiran again for the flowers but the tiny ones are paper.

Gosh, what a long post! I hope I haven't bored you!

That's my offering for today, I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Thank you for stopping by today and please visit again soon x 


  1. Beautiful card Jo, love that paper pad. I'm on the SE coast and its really cold here.. and no sun! :)

    1. Thank you Bezzie. It's actually much colder in the house than outside here. I'm wrapped up like an Eskimo lol 😊

  2. beautiful card, and I love that you give so much detail Thank you!

    1. Thank you MPS, that's very helpful feedback ☺ x

  3. I may be willing to spend the high cost for shipping foamiran to the U.S. as the beautiful flowers are so enticing. Where do you purchase your foamiran? You mentioned silk foamiran so how do you know the difference when ordering? Thanks for the beautiful work you do.

    1. Thank you Patricia. My last order of foamiran was purchased from
      Other stockists include
      Foamiranireland you can find them via Facebook
      Wild orchid crafts
      I'm not sure on international shipping but it would be worth enquiring.
      Thank you once again for you lovely comment and I hope I have been able to help x

    2. Also silk foamiran should be labelled as such. It may also be called 'cold' foamiran x

  4. Jo, thank you so much. Card makers are the best in helping other card makers. I wouldn't call you a card maker, as you are a card artist.

    1. Wow, what a compliment! Thank you Patricia. It's a huge bugbear of mine when people post things just for the compliments they may get,but completely ignore requests to share the products used. I'll always help any way that I can and truely appreciate others that do the same xx

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