Sunday 15 January 2012

Birdies and Bunnies

My hubby was planning to clean the pond this weekend, he likes to try and do it before the frogs turn up and make babies, last year he was too late, as by February we had tons of frog spawn, and he doesn't like to disturb it.
He decided to get up early Saturday morning and get stuck in, only to find that the pond was frozen solid and didn't thaw all day.
He's hoping to have better luck next weekend as it definitely needs a good clean.  In the Autumn my grandson Will was playing out in the garden with his friend Harry and all Will's wrestling figures, boys being boys, for some reason they decided it would be great fun to throw them into the pond, all 20 of them! my hubby only managed to rescue about four of them so there are still 16 wrestlers laying in the silt at the bottom of the pond, cold, wet, lonely and uncared for, at least they have each other for company LOL!
Goodness knows what state they are going to be in when they are rescued,
they'll probably only be fit for the bin!

My hubby ended up cleaning the fish tanks instead, at least they are indoors where it is nice and warm!

Anyway onto today's cards. I have been playing with some more Clipart Fairy goodies
and have made three cards.

Card number one uses the Book-a-Easel Pages - One Big Flower  this is an interactive set, so you need to have a program for re-sizing the pages. There is a matching graphic to go with the pages, but I used a bunny from Bunnie Stiches Shab-b-ness 5, there are five other colours of bunnies to choose from.
Each page is edged in glamour dust, and is shaped and layered, the sentiment is computer generated.
I usually make these up as Easel cards, but I decided I fancied a change with this one and made it into a tent card instead. 
Gingham Ribbon, gems and flower ribbon slider are from MeiFlower.
I decided to photograph it at an angle to try and show the shaping and layers, not sure it worked though.

I also made two cards using Spring has Sprung papers and Summer Birdy graphics. There are 48 papers in the set for only £3.00 and 6 birdies in the graphics set for only 65p, great value for money.

Card  number two, is a simple square shape, plain and patterned papers have been printed onto card 
then matted and layered to make up my design.

I used spellbinders dies for the frame and sentiment circle, sentiment is computer generated.
The daisies are made with Die-Namics Upsey Daisies dies.
Bird charm, metallic cord and pearls, coloured with Azure Promarker, are from MeiFlower

Card number three, uses papers and graphic from the same sets as card number two.

I have used the GoKreate XL windows 2 for the curved shapes
GoKreate scalloped circles for the frame
Spellbinders circle die for the mat
and the same Upsey Daisies die as above for the daisies.
Gems are from MeiFlower

I love the birdy images, they are just soooo cute!

I hope you've enjoyed looking at today's offerings.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Hugs, Colette xx


Maritha said...

ha ha ha .....sooo funny,wrestlers on the bottom of the pond!! Boys just WILL be boys thats for sure! =)

LOvely cards from you,and i still need to figure out how to do on the backside of the Clipart bookcards....but i will get it sometime(i hope) =)

have a great day

Daniele said...

such pretty cards Collette, my grandson loves chucking things in the pond and hubby tells him off, I think its quite funny as I used to do this when I was little and lets face it, its great fun making a splash, however I'm sure the fish don't enjoy the experience so good luck to hubby whwn the pond thaws next week.....unless is

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Colette! Love that cute little bird.

Karen said...

Cute images and a lovely spring like feel to the cards, which is just what we need on a cold and frosty day!