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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Little Birdies

Hello fellow crafters,

Gosh, it's been a week since I last posted. I have been 'under the weather' - don't know what I caught, but I felt as if I had flu, without the snuffles part. Aching all over, zero energy, and just wanted to fact for 2 whole days, I did just that, only waking long enough for a shuffle to the bathroom, and a big drink.

I apologise to anybody who has left comments on my posts while I have been unwell, and I have not thanked them personally. I think I have caught up, but would hate to think that I have missed someone unintentionally. As a very new blogger, I was just getting into the swing of things, but after a week off, I have to think hard to remember some of the things I have learned.

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's birthday, and luckily I made her card almost 2 weeks ago. She lives in Tasmania, so I had to post it then...I don't know what Australia Post does, but sometimes mail to/from Tassie takes 4 days, and other times it takes almost 2 weeks! When I rang her yesterday morning, it still had not arrived!!!

My SIL does not like fussy things, so I kept her card 'less is more'.

Last year, when I was in London, I bought a packet of these cute little birdy puffy stickers at a tiny shop on Waterloo Station. I think it may have been called Paperchase? To keep my luggage within allowable airline restrictions, I removed most of the packaging from all the craft goodies I bought over there, never dreaming that one day I would have a blog, and need to know the brands of some products.

Unlike most of my cards, I kept the inside VERY 'less is more'.

Via another crafter's blog (Hi Liz) I have just discovered that my card is suitable for this week's Less is More challenge.

I have used this 9 square design in various forms for many years, sometimes using tiny torn squares of my own handmade paper with pressed flowers from my garden; little squares of tiny-patterned fabric cut with pinking shears; and in later years since purchasing my much loved Cuttlebug I have used larger squares, each embossed with a different folder. I borrowed the idea of using the little scalloped punch from Helen, of It's All Fiddle Fart.

Hopefully, I will have a more decorative card to show you tomorrow night, although I don't know if I will have a lot of spare time tomorrow to make one. We have a 3 hr. round trip to Newcastle for an appointment for John to see a specialist, and of course even though we get there on time, there is usually a long wait.

Cardstock - Bazzill, silver mirror card
Paper - unknown
Puffy stickers - ?Paperchase
Sentiment - computer generated - font 'Bradley Hand'
Punches - X-Cut by DoCraft 1.25" scalloped, EK Success scalloped corner punch

It's good to be back...thank you for looking...happy crafting.

Jennifer. x


  1. Brilliant 'less is more' card - bet she loves it (when it arrives!)

    Glad you're feeling a bit better,

    Liz x

  2. This is a 'tweet' little card! The little puffy birds are really cute.
    Welcome to "Less is More". I hope you'll join us each week from now onwards.
    I hope you're feeling better now.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. I love your Less is More card Jennifer. A grid design is always pleasing to the eye and your cute little birds look fabulous on their bright backgrounds. Hope you're feeling better now after your bout of flu. Vicky x

  4. This is a great card. I love the little birds and how you arranged them on the card. The colors are great too!

  5. This is a super card Jennifer - love the colours and hope it arrives with your SIL soon!! Hope you're feeling much better.

  6. Your card is adorable. Just love those little birdies. Very cheerful

  7. This is so cute, it jumped out at me in the thumbnails :0)
    Jenny x

  8. The shop probably was Paperchase. It's a lovely colourful card you've made with them.

  9. Love your cute little birdies - such great colours!


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