Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Bluebird Birthday and a lovely surprise.

I am member of the forum over at Crafts By Carolyn, which means that other members regularly put temptation in your path in the form of crafty items that you REALLY NEED :) :) The latest was on a discussion about dies. It was the new little bird die from Boss Kuts, so a click flick of a browser tab later, and one had flown into my ebay purchases!

At least I can say I used it the same day it arrived and I made this:

Bluebird Birthday Card

I'm not totally sure about the card, but I had to do a birthday card v.quickly.

It also ties in nicely with this weeks dare over on Daring Card Makers, which is good.

Ingredients: papers are basic grey (pheobe???), boss kut bird and nestabilities die, raffia, inking and pen stitching - v.simple really.

On Monday I got a lovely surprise. I am a regular reader of the Paper and String Blog as it's full of felt lovelyness. Last week, Sarah who runs the blog was offering her monthly freebie, and as part of the draw you had to link to a crafty project on your website or blog. I wasn't really sure that card making counted, but I linked to my felt birthday card. Anyway on Monday I popped over to Paper and String and found my card featured on day one of their handmade gift inspiration week I was really chuffed to say the least. You should check out the blog, it's great and this week there are some fab ideas on there.


Ruthie x


Kathy said...

Lovely card, and VERY cute birfie - I wonder if they're selling that one as a robo download.....

Claire Mackaness said...

Oh he's yummy and the card is lush too. Will he cut in a cuttlebug? I could just be tempted

Ruthie said...

Thanks lovely for the comments girls. Claire - yes it does work it a Cuttlebug as that's what I use. Sorry Kathy, can't help with the Robo download.


Ruthie x