Saturday 29 August 2015

Crazy Purple bird

Good afternoon friends, a lovely sunny day
here today. I hope you all have it too.
Been so busy the last few days but more
about that later.
It's a lucky dip challenge over at 'Less is More'
this week and the theme is.....
I stared at my blank card (as you do), and
struggled to find any mojo! Then suddenly
I came up with this idea, happy days.
I sprayed by main card then watercoloured
a rough shape of my bird image. Then I
stamped my bird image again in black.
Hard to think of a sentiment to go with the 
image but I liked this one. Suitable for all
my crazy friends lol, and yes I have a few.
You know who you are he he!
I loved these crazy bird stamps as soon as I
 saw them. Just had to buy them of course
( that was weeks ago) . They haven't been used
 until  now though... so typical of me lately!
Anyway come and have a closer look and
 enjoy whatever you have planned for the
 weekend. It's a  long one here as it's a Bank
 Holiday, it will probably rain of course too!
ps.So Sorry this is so long now too!!!, and thanks
 to anyone who manages to stay the course!
 I have been very busy these last few days.
After hosting our usual Summer party, mainly
for the grown ups. I tend to do loads of extra
special food/drink and really make an effort.
I made so many fancy starters, everyone loved
 them. Can't believe that every one of them was
 finished .....and the main meal..... and the
 puddings too! I hear they starve for days before
 they come here lol.
My OH made several types of home-made
 ice-cream too which went down very well
 indeed. Not to mention his home-made lager.
Anyway I digress. I decided the children
 needed a special day of their own too.
A pirate themed treasure hunt! Ahem....
this was when I got carried away as usual!
 I bought a big wigwag ( mainly for the boys),
 a pink princess palace (for the  girlies) 
and a 3 way tunnel system. Ok I can hear the
 laughing !!!!
 I intend to join them all up  and
 add a small tent I already bought for the
  boys and they love already. Rugs, cushions,
signs, pennants etc. all in place now.
Yes I am probably mad lol ,but I think they
 are gonna just love it all ! We have a very large
sunlounge at the back and it all fits in there
nicely. Still lots of room to move around thank
I have printed out lots of pirate type signs and 
pictures, hats. OH has painted a wooden box 
gold for the treasure hunt and made binoculars
for the boys. I have filled the box with 'treasure'
now ;)
I got pirate balloons, eye patches and lots of other
bits for the children to play with. Doing the treasure
 clues took ages (groan), but all finished now.
So it's all planned , I hope they all enjoy
the day tomorrow and have a good time ;)
I may show you pics later if you aren't too bored
 already. The feathers I cut out and strung together
 for the wigwam was the worst bit! I made 3 strands
but when  I moved them to tie to the wigwam they
all got tangled up. 
Have you ever tried to untangle
card feathers from a long cotton strand of them?
Which was also getting in between the said 
feathered ends arrrgghhh. I almost lost the 
will to live.
Anyway it's all done now, I just made a mahoosive 
roasted veg lasagne so I won't have to do much
in the kitchen tomorrow. All the pirate 'stuff'
is in a pile, balloons blown up....and relax!
My son said "do you hire yourself out for children's
 parties"....I won't tell you what I said !!!
Bird, TH, distress inks, Heidi Swapp
 White Linen card
Watercolour card
TH Distress inks
Versafine Onyx Black ink
TH Crazy Birds stamp
WPlus9 sentiment stamp
Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray Black


Kathyk said...

Fab card - I too love the crazy birds ... and your colour choices for today's project too!!


Jan said...

Great Lim card xx Jan

Craft-E-Place said...

Fantastic card, I love the way you've coloured the bird. I really must buy this stamp set.

Ankie vd Polder said...

How cute! I also like these birdies. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Viv love those birdie stamps. Daren't buy them though as I'm having a huge clear out as I can't get it all back in my craft room unless I clutter up the floor! Your Pirate day sounds amazing the children will love you! Enjoy
Val xx

Cathy said...

Such a fun image, love how you've coloured the bird. Your grandchildren will never want to go home! Sounds like such fun all the activities you have planned, Cathy x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Viv ... Love that set....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply gorgeous Viv, great colours and great spritzing!
Sounds like you are in for a fun old time! Enjoy!
thanks so much for playing along this week
less is More

Tenia Nelson said...


Rosemary said...

fabulous card, viv!!! you must share photos of the pirate party....oh... I am so wishing I could be there to join in the fun!!!

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Viv, I love those crazy birds.
Sounds like you are goiung to be busy today, bet the younsters will love it :o)
Jackie xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The parties sound wonderful, what imagination you have for them. The children will have lots of fun in their tents. I think your card is something everyone is saying about you.

Christine L said...

Loving your fabulous card Viv...... those birds really are wonderful! And wowwwwwwwwwww to the sound of your parties - both adults and kiddies! I read out this post to my OH - he's a big kid and would love to do something like that for his grandsons!

Christine x

Neets B said...

Wow, you deserve a medal for all you do, but you clearly enjoy it. I hope today went as well as you had planned.
Loving your card, great idea to spritz the base and I love the way you've roughly coloured behind your bird image.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Lynne said...

Great card Viv, hope you post pics of your fun day.
Lynne xxx

Gerrina said...

What a great way to coulour this crazy bird! And a fun idea to spray just the background! Have a good week, Gerrina

Chrissie said...

Lovely watery effect on this cute guy Viv!
Superb make!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

I just love this little guy ...... love the effect you've created with the sprays too! xx

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