Good morning my lovlies.
I hope you are having a truly wonderful Sunday.
The sunshine has returned and the birds are chattering away in the garden and it has lifted my spirits no end.
I have a card today I am super proud of as you will tell by the amount of pictures.
I had to buy a new die and one I wasn't even sure would work with my cuttlebug LOL
Is it possible to fall even further in love with this machine than I already am ?
This little green machine has taken me to a whole new level in my card making and I love it.
Anywhoo this die I have bought is purely the fault of one woman.
Brenda of Floral Fantasies. Yep *nods head* it's all your fault.
Brenda is the first blog I began to stalk and I just adore all the cards Brenda has made using the die by Tim Holtz so I had to buy and try for myself.
I am extra proud of myself because for the cage, bird and flowers I have only used white card and shimmer paints.
These paints are exactly the same as the shimmering H20's but they only cost me £1.99 from The Works 2 years ago.
They give the effect of perlized (sp?) card at a fraction of the cost and they are more fun to use.
I have added fine sand in with the paint to give a grainy shimmer texture.
I used Marianne flower and butterfly dies and sizzix for the flourishes.
These are among my favourites at the moment as you can mix and match them in so many different ways.
The center of the flowers are from provocrafts snowflake die :)
I added some ribbon which I have twisted and some bows made using the same ribbon.
The card blank is texture embossed and the papers I have used were free from card making and papercraft.
I have used some mirror shimmer card and the stamp is a SeeD sentiment which says "Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
I hope you can see all the shimmer in the photo's.
It looks much better in real life :)
Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz caged bird 656634
Marianne Design Creatables Butterflies LR0158
Marianne Design Creatables Floral 3 LR0107
Provocraft 2x2 snowflake #2
Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Floral Botanical Set 657095
I am entering this into the following .....
Cute card Thursday - Something Blue
Stamping Sensations - Embossing and Texture
Simon says - Things with wings
Bunny Zoe's - Colour Combo
As you like it - Dies and punches
Cuttlebug mania - Tic Tac Toe I used bottom row
Inspire me Fridays #102 - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley #80 - Shades of blue
Card Galore - Tim Holtz Homage
Crafting muskateers - Anything goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything goes
Simply create too #37 - Anything Goes