A Birdhouse

Hello everyone,

It’s time for another fun challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow again, unbelievable how the days go by and we are already in the middle of April. We are enjoying the cooler autumn/fall weather in our country now and  our garden is still spoiling us with lots of flowers. I think the seeds in the field is getting less, as more and more wild birds are visiting my bird feeder in the back yard. While watching how they rummage to get the best spot for their daily meal I decided to capture something of the garden in my card today. The theme of the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use a rubber or clear stamp (no digital images) on your vintage or shabby project. My choice was a rubber stamp from Oricraft that I purchased at our local Hobby X Craft Show a month ago. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

Oricraft_Birdhouse

The little birds and their house

Oricraft_Birdhouse1

A close up of the sentiment tag and flowers

Oricraft_Birdhouse2

More flowers, blooms and leaves

Oricraft_Birdhouse3

A peep at the inside with a leaf and doily

Oricraft_Birdhouse4

Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Anna Griffen designer paper for background
  • Oricraft rubber stamp
  • Kanban sentiment stamp
  • Die’sire tag die “Scalloped Tags”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Foliage”
  • Wax cord
  • Paper roses
  • Petaloo “Forget Me Nots” (Slate Blue)
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils for coloring
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Thanks for visiting, hope you can join us this week at the Sugar Creek Hollow “Use A Rubber/Clear Stamp” Challenge this week. Have a wonderful week with lots of crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly AKA KopyKat
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 01:55:26

    Wow, this is so beautiful, love it.

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  2. Kim Thompson
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 20:08:51

    Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely love this image and your layout and design is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

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  3. Karen Petitt
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 14:08:32

    Beautiful card, love the stamp! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #13 things with wings challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT (http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/ )

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  4. michele
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 12:33:35

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  5. Yvonne Garner
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 19:22:23

    Hi Amelia! Your card is perfection. I love how colorful it is and how you finished the inside. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today with kind words. Best, Yvonne

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  6. Jackie Rakoski
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 00:03:09

    Beautiful card! I love the details! Thank you for joining out Spring Colors challenge at the Fab ‘n’ Fun Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab ‘n’ Funky DT

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  7. Jeanette
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 15:58:28

    Oh my goodness! Your card is amazing! Such a beauty!!!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

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  8. Wendy
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 17:31:30

    Wow, such a gorgeous card!! Love every bit of it! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB! Hugs, Wendy

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  9. Linda R
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 16:44:51

    What a gorgeous card. Everything about it has me smiling. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  10. Melina
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 16:23:31

    OH this is lovely. The flowers you used are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays 🙂

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  11. Ros Crawford
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:55:26

    Wow! This is really something special … absolutely gorgeous! Many thanks for playing at CCCB this week!

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  12. Mervi
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 10:23:50

    hi Amelia, really beautiful card, love it, as i love watching birds too!
    Fabulous colours and colouring, gorgeous flowers.
    Sunny greetings from Spain, had a lovely hols;-))m

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  13. Vicky PP
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 09:28:34

    A lovely card, thank you for joining us at Fab’n’Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  14. char
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 02:32:55

    What a beautiful card! I love the pretty flowers and birds! Thanks so much for sharing in our Birthday celebration this week at CCCB 🙂

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  15. Linda B
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 16:03:23

    Without a doubt… this is one of the prettiest cards ever… love your flowers, the twined cord and your gorgeous image so beautifully colored.
    My daughter-in-law’s brother and his family live in SA also.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  16. Shea Marshall
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 14:32:59

    Another stunning creation, Amelia! Love how perfectly you’ve tied in the colors of the flowers with the background paper and the coloring of the image, and the smaller details, such as the wax cord and leaves, add such beautiful depth to the overall picture. A lovely work of art!

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  17. Chana Malkah
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 03:27:48

    This is just gorgeous, both inside and out!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  18. Moz
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 23:24:09

    This is such a happy card. The colors are striking but soft at the same time. The flowers are stunning and the way you have brought it all together, really beautiful.
    Your cards always inspire me and make me want to go and create! Enjoy your Sunday.
    Hugz xx

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  19. Carol (Granny)
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 20:24:40

    Your coloring of the stamp is awesome and goes so beautiful with the papers and flowers you’ve chosen. I really love the waxed cord among the flowers. Stunning! “Hugs” Carol

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  20. Joyce Hessen
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 20:03:03

    Dear Amelia
    How pretty this Birdhouse is with the colourful flowers.
    Happy Stamping Joyce.

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  21. Thea
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 18:21:57

    Vreeslik mooi!!!! Die wit en blou blommetjies is pragtig! Jou inkleur werk is pragtig gedoen…. soos altyd:)

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  22. Carina Els
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 18:01:17

    Liewe Amelia

    Shoe Amelia! Die blomme is pragtig! geen wonder die voëltjies is so gelukkig
    om hulle huisie in so mooi tuin te hê nie. Die kleure is fantasties.
    Carina

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  23. Donna Ellis
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 16:54:15

    Good Morning, Amelia! Your blog is one of my favorites to visit because every time I end up ooh’ing and ahh’ing over each detail of your card or project. The color intensity in this card sets it apart from all the other birdhouse cards being shown. LOVE the bright green shingles – the shading is just wonderful. The birds are trying to nest everywhere, and we are finding nests and “nest fixings” in the most unlikely places these days. Your pretty pink cords and flowers remind me of the birds trying to discover interesting places for their nests. I wonder how they determine which nest is the one they will use? hehe – Did you use watercolor base or regular white cardstock, Amelia? Love the technique for the Lyra. So beautiful – sorry this is so long. Just I got carried away. LOL Thanks for sharing about your bird feeders, too! (((hugs)))

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  24. Meggymay
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 16:45:25

    Wow, this is stunning, love the stamped image and the gorgeous flowers.
    Yvonne x

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  25. gramadonnie
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 16:35:57

    You have done it again. Your cards are always the best. Of course I love birds too. My yard is beginning to have many birds that are returning from South America. It is Spring in Kansas. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could take turns watching each others bird feeders? Gramadonnie

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  26. Marie-Louise
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 16:17:39

    Every time I look at one of your cards I just say “Wow” and I have just done so again. This is gorgeous.

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  27. Judy
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 14:15:26

    Oh Amelia this is so striking! I love it! Love the image too. Judy x

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  28. MaryAnn
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 14:12:46

    WOW!Beautiful card!Love the coloring,the flowers are awesome…

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