Saturday 15 October 2011

Flying By

This week's challenge at Daring Cardmakers has been set by Rein and it is to use Birds on your projects - it can be stamped, die-cut or made in another way - and you might even win a prize this week!

This week's dare is sponsored by The Ribbon Reel, who are one of the best places around for fuelling your ribbon addiction - visit the shop to see a wonderful range not just of ribbon but lace, trims and even stamps. For more info, please visit Daring Cardmakers blog!

I've used this wonderful Glitz bird rub on, which I cut out and and stuck to a chipboard frame backed by sheet music card. Natural elements look great with the red and kraft theme - I've used hessian, mulberry paper frame and waxed string. The rose is made from Seam Binding, and as it's a Christmas card I've used some red glitter 'dots' for a subtle shimmer and of course some pearls!


Mojo Monday - Sketch

Cr84fn Colour Challenge - Red, Brown, Kraft

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Things With Wings

Glitz bird rub on
Basic Grey 'Manila' paper
American Crafts 'Thickers' chipboard frames
Kraft card
Hessian fabric
Seam binding
Cosmo Cricket alphas
Queen & Co. felt scallop border
HOTP music note paper
Hand stitching
Waxed string


  1. Very pretty card Fran! Love the little songbird and the beautiful flower! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  2. Oh, so pretty... I love that music paper and your gorgeous floral used with the burlap piece... ideal!

  3. Lovely card, Fran. I love the music theme, so perfect for the cute songbird.

  4. This is adorable. I love all the the beautiful ribbon and floral embellishments!

  5. Fran, that flower is GORGEOUS and I LOVE how you created that bird with the music background! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  6. love this every little detail

  7. I think you've got so many lovely details in your card. The bird is just so sweet and that rolled rose and ribbon - just wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  8. Your tag is wonderful! Both the bird and ribbon rose are so beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  9. Very pretty, Fran. I love birds and you used this one so well!

  10. Stunning card Fran, I adore your seam binding rose so cute! x

  11. Fran, your card is exquisite!!! I love that beautiful bird and the gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

  12. Beautiful card! I love all the different textures--especially the burlap behind the square frame. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  13. So sweet. I love birds and you did a great job with this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)