Saturday, 21 July 2012

Life's little ups and downs card


It's week 77 over at 'Less is More' & this time 
it's a theme and ..............
Sewing
Hmmm I wasn't looking forward to this as like Diva
 Mandi ...I don't sew on  my cards. However as usual
they are keeping our grey matter on overdrive so
who are we to complain ! Anyway I found this cute
 little digi bird set I had and a sentiment I thought went
 with it and a plan was hatched ( excuse terrible pun
 there...birds ...hatch).I turned one of the birds upside
 down, which I thought went with the sentiment. I 
punched a few holes, did a bit of silver stitching  ( gulp) &
 decoupaged one of the birds ( sooooo  fiddly). I added 
a bit of glamour dust to the top bird too, ...I did try
 to resist using that....but wasn't easy lol. A bit of soft
 chalking around image, 3d'd it & job done..
..........and relax.
ps. Quite pleased with the stitching.......I may even do more !
 
Card Recipe
Inspiration 'Less is More'
Card   Linen
Image DSB digi 'A little birdie told me'
Sentiment   freebie Kate Pullen
Nestie    Labels 18
Promarkers
Chalks   Dovecraft soft shimmer
Silver Gutermann thread
Glamour dust
Tools   Quickie glue pen
Challenges   'Less is More' #77

52 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

It's gorgeous Viv xx Jan

Marijke said...

this is just lovely

Karen Nutkins said...

Such pretty colours.

Gillian said...

The stitching is fab, what a great card

Kathyk said...

But it turned out so well that no-one would ever know you hate stitching on card!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

Brilliant Viv!
The old grey cells came up trumps this morning!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Valerie said...

Pure genius Viv just love the upside down bird! The thread looks good with the ends poking out. I assume you were up early!!
Val x

nicky said...

Fabby card , love everything about it
Nicky

Dawn said...

Stunning, such a gorgeous image. x

sue said...

fab card,love the image sue x

Viv said...

Thanks Val.....yes early again !

carrie-lee said...

a stunning card xxx

annesyme said...

Beautiful card, love the image with the little upside down bird!
Anne x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card viv ... not sure I could get stitching but you have done a wonderful jobbie ... well done ...just doing a bit of blog hopping happy crafting and love sandy xx

Diane said...

Very cute card...great stitching!!

Sasha said...

Brilliant thinking, Viv. Love what you did with your birds, and your stitching looks fab! Super card!

Wendy L said...

It looks really good. Sometimes less is more. xxxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Love this card so much Viv. Gorgeous image and your stitching looks fabulous

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Wowee!!!! fabulous card ...love thse Birds.....
Enjoy your day...
Hugs sylvie
xxxxx

Carolk said...

This is a beautiful card,x

craftyeyes said...

very pretty card tracy x

Alizabethy said...

wow - so beautiful!

sassy said...

wow this is simplely beautifull sweetie hugs sassyxxxxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card Viv. That little bird looks quite comfy!

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh what a special card! Elaine -xxx- p.s I have fantastic ribbon candy if you would like to pop over and enter :-)

Trace said...

Lovely, delicate card, do like it - happy blog hopping xx

Pia S said...

Your card is so sweet! The image and sentiment are a perfect match and the stitching is a really nice and decorative detail!

ChrisAndCat said...

This is so pretty.

Anna-Karin said...

Fab card,love the image!

Mandi said...

Sew beautiful Viv!
I cannot sew full stop, not just on cards. I have enough trouble threadling the needle
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

What smashing stitching! I'm with you - I'm not a sewer either! Brilliant take on the challenge!

Suze Bain said...

Oh Viv, this card would cheer anyone up. Love it! xx

May said...

Gorgeous card.. love the stamps and your sewing is fab.. love it!!! Hugs May x x x

Patrice said...

That little birdie is too tweet!

Pat Jandacek said...

So cute! I like your thought processes.

craftynanny said...

Very pretty! Lea xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is gorgeous I always have so much trouble with CAS cards my fingers just always reach for a little something more lol, but you have managed it so perfectly x

Bonnie said...

This is an adorable bird stamp and I love your stitching! How fun!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Viv and the stitching turned out wonderfully. Love the upside down bird!
hugs
glenda

Lorna said...

Beautiful card , lovely design and image

you have a fab blog and i have just become a follower

have a lovely day
Lorna xx

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Viv, funny card :D:D:D i love your bird down the branch, great idea for yours stitches, well done Viv!!!
MUY BUEN TRABAJO!!
Hugs from Palma and take care.

Heike said...

A beautiful card with a great image and lovely stitching.
Heike xx

Inkyfingers said...

This is just perfect for cheering someone up. I love the wavy sentiment and your perfect stitching.

Viv said...

Thankyou Lorna and welcome aboard ! Viv xx

Lynne said...

Love this one Viv. You always use the most gorgeous colours.
Lynne xxx

Rosemary said...

wow...what a beautiful card, viv! love that little upside down bird and your silver stitching!

scrappyjen said...

lovely image and stitching. jenx 68

Susan said...

Viv, your card is fabulous! I love the little birds and the stitching across the bottom is perfect!

GinaA said...

Birds are brilliant, stitching is FAB and sentiment is perfect.

Marlena M. said...

Your sentiment and stitching are PERFECT! I love the upside down birdie! ;)

Anja said...

Love your ups and downs! The sentiment is perfekt with the sewing! Brilliant card!

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow...this is so clever and equally stunning Viv! ...thanks for joining in with our competition at DigiStamp Boutique...Sally-Ann :o)

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