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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 sleep...in 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
















9 comments:

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

    Glad you're feeling a bit better,

    Liz x

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  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
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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