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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Whimsy stamps Birdie Friend by Chrissy Book Card

 The devastation that is happening over in the USA is just mind boggling.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone suffering at the hands of Sandy.  It will be a tough long road ahead, but stick together, unite as one, and you will get through it.  I wish I was closer so I could come help clean up. XOX Tania

Good morning! thanks for stopping by.  I am on a bit of a roll with my paper piecing  the last couple of days. I am having a stall at a local school fair, and have been trying to get as much done as I can.  Its nice to be able to offer things you cant get in the stores.  It is a shame I buy my things at retail price, as I would love to be able to sell these cheaper... as with any craft though, you dont get paid for the time and effort you put in... I do it because I love seeing people love getting my stuff and appreciate the work that goes into these pieces.

Anywho, onto my card.  Love the image??? I got it the other day from Whimsy Stamps.  She is called Birdie Friend by Chrissy. I have again used Mariskas technique of paper piecing... and boy this one took me ages... even down to the little ear is layered! But I am REALLY happy with the end result. The box is using Tinas tutorial here.

The angle shot:

OK, so, I have used paper from Prima "Romance Novel"pad and "Grandmother" from paper inklings.  I got a new die set at Arnolds Rothwell... from Heartfelt Creations called Layered elegant swirl... most of the doily is covered, but it is rather pretty in full.  The butterflies are cut with a Tim Holtz die- Flutterby.  Flowers are of course WOC. The charm is from a cheap necklace from a kids jewellery store.  Lace and oragnza ribbon from my stash.


This is a little photo pull out I made to put in the box:

I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Whimsy Inspires: all things sparkly
Wild Orchid Challenge: Bling it up
Creative Card Crew: fancy folds (hopefully the folded interior that makes the box can be counted)

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe XOX Tania


  1. Fabulous card. It must have taken you hours to make it

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Crew for our fancy folds challenge

    Margaret xx

  2. Awesome fold!!! Very lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Wow, Your card is amazing. Love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


  4. Such a beautiful card. I love the layers. HUGS AJ-