Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mixed Up Bird!

For the first time in 3 years we had a beautiful, male Evening Grosbeak at the feeder this morning.  Hubby joked about it being here in the morning instead of the evening.  
Couldn't get a very good picture through the window & I was afraid it'd be gone if I opened the door.  
I've been trying to come up with something for the Winnie & Walter May Color Combo, but couldn't figure out how to work in the lavender.  Finally decided to follow Heather's example of using designer paper & I found exactly what I needed!  
The gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden was a gift several years ago from a blogging friend & I've barely used it.  Glad I rescued the doily from under a soup bowl!  I applied glue around the center, leaving the edge loose.  The little word from Big, Bold, Seasons was stamped in Adirondack Mushroom.  I happened to have one sheet of textured cardstock that was almost a perfect match, so I used it for 3 layers of the die cut word.  
Stardust Stickles was added to the butterflies & the word was covered with Crystal Lacquer.  After tying on the hemp & adding a pearl, the panel was attached to a Vintage Cream card.  So rewarding to make a card I love!  I'm also entering Allsorts, Butterfly Challenge & Word Art Wednesday.
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Thought I'd also show you how I added the gift card holder for the Poppystamps challenge onto a card before sending it off. Really love the WRMK's 3D embossing folder!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely Vintage creation Greta, G45 does lend itself well and yours second card is very stylish, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    A very pretty Bird, not something native to our parts unfortunately.

    B x

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  2. Your card is very elegant. The PP is so pretty. I also like your gift card holder card. It is another very pretty card. Your visiting bird is beautiful as well. Isn't it lovely having a feeder and seeing all the birds that come to visit.

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  3. Your bird pic is so sweet, what a darling feathered creature.
    Pretty card Greta, just love both your cards today.xx [aNNie]

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  4. Oh how good it is to be visiting you again... Your cards are all wonderful from felt flowers to watercolouring, to vintage... I love how you adapt your style to create such beauties. I was sorry to hear about your hubby though ... I've had kidney stones and that pain is awful! I hope you had a lovely break and that sunset is amazing! Sending big hugs!

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  5. Beautiful cards Greta!So glad you rescued the doily...how pretty on your card! I love that embossing folder too..another awesome card and clever way to add a gift card.

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  6. I love your photo of the bird Greta. We really enjoy watching the birds in the garden too. Your cards are lovely and what pretty paper that Graphic 45 is. The doiley works so well with it. Barbxx

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  7. Such a beautiful Welcome Summer card! Gorgeous paper, love the doily and the pretty color of the word summer. Wonderful pic of the bird - he's so pretty!

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  8. Oooh, so much to love, Greta! The Secret Garden paper is some of the most beautiful ever. I've never had it, but would probably hoard it. Looks so pretty on your card with the rescued doily. Gorgeous embossing on your second card and a lovely way to present a gift card. I'm so glad you shared the Grosbeak, too. It seemed like our birds were laying low for a while, but now they're showing up with their youngsters. So cute!

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  9. He is beautiful !

    Such a pretty vintage card, love how you have used the doiley x

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  10. Two beautiful creations, love the pretty floral paper you used for the vintage themed challenge at Allsorts. Thanks so much for joining us this week!

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  11. They are both beautiful cards, Greta! The one you made for W&W color combo challenge is gorgeous... Every little detail brings harmony!

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  12. both cards are amazing greta... absolutely love the first one!! love that sweet little bird, too!!

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  13. Oh, such a pretty bird! What a delight that would be to see! Beautiful cards!! Love the vintage card with the lovely paper and doily! And, wonderful second card with the embossed panel and sweet flowers!

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  14. Gorgeous summer vintage card, Greta - just love the delicate patterned paper with that yummy doily! Cool gift card holder too - I love the embossed background!

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  15. Beautiful card...just gorgeous. The doily is shear perfection! Your gift card holder is as cute as can be!

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  16. I love your pretty and elegant card with that gorgeous floral paper. The little butterflies like sweet spruced up with a bit of shimmer. You found the perfect cardstock for your title and a good save with the doily too. The deep embossing of your "Enjoy" card sets off the delicate water colour and rich red blooms on the top layer. Well now I know that an Evening Grosbeak is a type of Finch found in the USA and I've listened to it's beautiful call through the wonders of the internet. Always rewarding to visit your blog.

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  17. Silly bird!! Both of your cards are lovely and ever so feminine Greta. Great save on the doily!!

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  18. I'm glad to see hubby is feeling better and can joke. Wow, that paper is so lovely and a great gift for you. My doily would have had soup on it but yours looks perfect on your card. I love the embossing folder under the gift card. It fits so well with those gorgeous red flowers.

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  19. Pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Vintage Style' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  20. Beautiful cards, the paper is beautiful on the top one. Fantastic photograph as well ! I hope you are doing well, life won't calm down here until the fall. Cheers xx

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  21. Such beautiful creations! Thank you for entering our vintage challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  22. The W&W card is such a beauty and reminds me of a victorian summer with lemonade on the lawn. Your gift card holder card is fab too sweet colors and the embossing...swoon.

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  23. What a great way to use PP! Yours looks so beautiful with the doily! Love it!

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  24. Shabby chic to perfection. I love the design paper with the doily and the bead tied onto the bow is such a nice finishing touch. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden for this extended challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Adorable shabby cards, love so much the paper and the touch of string in the first one!
    Thanks for entering your card in the Butterfly Challenge#79!

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  26. Gorgeous pictures Greta and love that elegant card of yours ;-)

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  27. Congratulations on the so well deserved shout out over at W&W...such an amazing card x

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