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Saturday 8 February 2014

The Birdie Song!!

Hi Everyone,
What mad weather today. Got up to sun and blue sky and then within 15 minutes, we had black sky, thunder and hailstones! Then sun again and half an hour later, back to hailstones!! Think this must be the format for the day.
We had some fantastic news this week. My husband's brother lives on his own in Australia and has been undergoing treatment for bowel cancer for the past year. He saw his oncologist on Monday and was told that the tumour has gone and he is now in remission!! The timing couldn't have been better, as he celebrated his 60th birthday on Tuesday. He celebrated with some friends in Melbourne, 2 very famous Australian blues guitarists. What a great start for 2014. It has been very difficult to support him from the UK. Now we are all much happier.
I am going to enter this card into the Lili Of The Valley Challenge, which is a song title. I wasn't going to call this card 'The Birdie Song', but the title I thought of, was written on a scrap paper on my desk and got thrown away last night! I can't remember what it was! Sad!! Even sadder, this was all I could think of, a song I hate! Tweet Tweet!!
Never mind, as I love this LOTV image and it can be used for any occasion. I coloured the birds and birdhouse with Copics and added Stickles Star Dust all over the flowers etc.

The backing paper was from my stash. I think it was a freebie from a magazine. I am still trying to do C&S cards but still find it hard. Not too sure about this one. Just looks plain to me. Even my bow has the droops! Lol!

The sentiment is from Annette's blog Nettys Cards. If you use the link, you will find loads of sentiments that she has designed, for you to download FREE! Her blog is fun to follow too, as she is really funny. Gorgeous cards of course.

I felt a close up of the image was needed, as it is so delicate. I have added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer pearlescent glue around the heart.

Hope you like my card more than I do! I am entering it into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - Song Title-The Birdie Song
Crafty Little Fairies - Love
    Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
       Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
        Craft-deebowz - Anything Goes         

See, I am keeping up my New Year resolution and entering some challenges! I really want to try and get some more followers. Thanks Jen, for joining me last week.

Hope you have a great weekend and the weather is not too bad where you are.

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely messages are gratefully received.


Carol S.xx


Donna Maligno said...

A very pretty, sweet card. The addition of that ribbon and bow sets it off perfectly. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is such a sweet image and. I love the colours. Fantastic news from down under too. Hope you will enter my candy x

Carole C. said...

Hi Carol. This is a really cute card. What a pretty, delicate image. Good luck with your challenge entry.
Carole x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie I just Love this!! hugs Pops x

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Carol - I LOVE this card - you are much to critical of yourself! The blue and red combi is gorgeous and the layout is lovely too. Glad to hear you had some good news re your BIL - must be a weight off of all your minds.

Sharon x

Heike said...

A beautiful card. The image is so lovely and delicate.
Heike xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol so pleased to hear your good news! Love this sweet card that image is so beautiful!
Hugs Lynsey x

Liz's creative corner said...

Beautiful card carol, lovely image and colouring, such good news too, hugs Liz xx

Chrissy said...

Such a cute sweet image Carol...fabulous colouring...I love the blue and red..gorgeous..and such wonderful news you have all had..
Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..


Anne said...

Very pretty card Carol, and a perfect interpretation of our theme this month!!

Thanks for entering our 'name that tune' challenge - good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Elise said...

Wowwww! Your weather is a bit unpredictable huh?!!! Gosh, that's a bit scary!

Well, your card is simply STUNNING!!!!! Love the shape of the image you used .. this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Sending Warm Hugs,

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the lush colour & the image. Fantastic news about your brother-in-law, so great to hear hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Annette said...

Beautiful card Carol, and I'm really blushing now too!! Thanks for the sweet write up hun! Love your card, and I am so proud to see my sentiment on it. The image is so pretty.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

Unknown said...

STUNNING lovely design, papers and colouring is just

Cara said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

shampylou30 said...

Stunning card I love how you coloured the stamp. I struggle with small images. You have done a beautiful job xxxxxx

Shelly said...

Missed this one, fab card, adorable image and sweet colours! Gorgeous work, Carol x

Anne said...

Very pretty card Carol, I love this sweet image.
Wonderful about your brother in law, how lovely to hear some happy news for a change

Anne x