Little Blue Birds

Hello blog friends,

Thanks for stopping by, I am so glad you are here. It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow today and the theme for this fortnight is one of my favourites, Birds of  a Feather. For this challenge we want to see birds and nests featuring on your cards or any other  paper crafting project. Please remember your creation must be in the vintage or shabby chic style to qualify for the prize or guest designer spot.

It took me hours to search through the many vintage images in my folder (they are all so pretty!) and to make a decision on which one to use. The little blue birds from Bumble Button stole my heart and as there was no nest on this image I decided to do a bit of stamping too. The nest is from a Hot off the Press stamp set “Sweet Tweets” and to give dimension to the eggs I used glossy accents from Ranger. The beautiful lace is from The Vintage Suitcase.

A visit to Sugar Creek Hollow will be worthwhile for more inspiration to join us for this challenge. We also have a guest designer Anne Marie Governale and you can see her beautiful creations at her blog  My Eclectic Spirit .

Challenges:

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The pretty bird picture

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The flowers

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The stamped bird nest with eggs

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A peep at the inside decorated with lace and a sentiment

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A close-up of the sentiment

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Designer paper from Prima “Delight” and FabScraps “Legends Harequin”
  • Image from Bumble Button
  • Bird nest stamp from Hot of  the Press clear stamp set “Sweet Tweets”
  • Sentiment stamp from JustRite stamp set “Heart to Heart”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator “Detailed Scallops”
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Pearl hearts
  • Prima flowers “Tea Roses Santa Rosa” and “Fairytale Roses Baby Pink”
  • Velvet Fotget-me-nots
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo beige”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tattered Rose”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments  – I appreciate them so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CardsByLeona
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 13:40:49

    Wow! Lovely!. Thanks for enterng at Creative Moments. Leona x

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  2. Sharon
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 12:01:19

    Beautiful card, a lovely take on our shabby chic theme. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

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  3. Hazel H
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 23:49:32

    A stunning card, I love the little birdies, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. Tracey D
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 22:55:40

    Amelia, this is super duper stunning!!! I love the birds Hun!! The lace and flowers are beautiful. I love the pearls and heart detail in centre of your bow. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker’s! I hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

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  5. Fiona
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 01:59:41

    Oooohh this is just so pretty 🙂 I love your flowers,pearls and gorgeous lace! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our “Shabby Chic” challenge.
    Fiona x

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  6. Tracy
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 22:06:24

    Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

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  7. Debi Ryan
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 08:49:00

    well this is just the most gorgeously shabby card- love it!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft room challenge., Debi x

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  8. Tracy
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 23:52:48

    Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Mervi
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 19:53:13

    Hi Amelia, really love your creation, fabulous as always.
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  10. Cebelica
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 19:18:28

    Wowers, this is gorgeous!!! I looooove the vintage look. Absolutely stunning creation! Thanks for entering it in our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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  11. Annette G
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 14:08:38

    wow your card is fabulous, Annette x

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  12. Meggymay
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 23:23:55

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CCM this time as well
    Yvonne

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  13. Betty
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 13:01:19

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Betty

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  14. Eulanda
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 05:46:12

    WOW just stunning!! Gorgeous!! Love that lace and the subtle glitter is sooo pretty!! Have you had a chance to sign up for the giveaway at LLC? Thanks for joining our “Pink” challenge at Live and Love Crafts and hope to see you play again!
    Hugs,
    Eulanda
    LLC Designer
    Cards and More Cards

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  15. Carina Els
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 22:03:22

    Liewe Amelia

    Dit is pragtig! geniet jou week.
    Carina

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  16. pcbcarole
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 21:25:37

    Gorgeous image and I love all the flowers and lace. Thanks for joning us a Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

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  17. hannelie
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 18:54:09

    Malverlief op hierdie kleurskema, Amelia… perfek saam met die pêreltjies!
    Hoop jy het n heerlike week!

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  18. Lin
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 17:42:06

    Completely stunning. I simply adore the gorgeous little blue birds image, and there is so much fabulous added detail too.

    Thanks for sharing your amazing creation with us

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  19. Anonymous
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 06:48:16

    Another stunning creation Amelia. You do vintage so well. Love the nest and eggs. Sharon

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  20. Rob
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 23:10:07

    Beautiful card as always. I love the tuille, it looks great.

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  21. ursulauphofUrsula Uphof
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 20:12:35

    Amelia, I just love this card. The little birdies and the nest are really gorgeous. You have put it all together so well.
    Hugs, Ursula

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  22. Petra Swart
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 19:22:10

    O dit is so, soooooo mooi, Amelia!!! Dit is so sag en vroulik en ek’s mal oor jou ‘vintage’ aanslag – jy is so goed daarmee!! Ek bly op en af rol om weer en weer te gaan kyk!! Die kant en die blomme en die tulle en al die perels is alles so perfek geplaas! Pragtig!!
    Baie groete!

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  23. catherine
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 18:54:32

    This is just so beautiful Amelia and thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  24. Sherrie Clark
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 18:14:46

    Amelia, it’s always such a joy to see your artistic card creations. This one is lovely!

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  25. Carol (Granny)
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 17:28:51

    This is gorgeous Amelia! I love the birds and your overall design and layout. Your creations are such beautiful masterpieces. Have a fab weekend! “Hugs”

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  26. Meggymay
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 16:24:02

    A stunning card, its a delightful image.
    Yvonne

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  27. 2amscrapper
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 15:40:36

    stunning card!

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  28. dsmiles2
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 15:06:36

    Good Morning, Amelia! I don’t know how you do it! Each card so feminine, almost Victorian in nature, and so beautifully vintage, yet colorful! Your birds look darling, and the tulle matting is texturally lovely. Sweet colors, too! Thank you for sharing your sweet masterpiece! hugs, de

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  29. Thea Field
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 14:20:10

    Dit is vreeslik mooi, Amelia!!

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