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Saturday 13 June 2009

Polka Doodles & 365 Cards

This cute little birdy house was made for the Polka Doodles Sketch #4 with additional challenges to use the free downloadable paper and a stamp or digistamp.

The sketch was more of a traditional pentagram shape but is stretched it with some software to fill an A5 sized blank, the fold of the card being on the left hand side if the birdhouse.

I cut a hole in the front for the birdies to get in and out of their new home. I covered the whole of the front with the downloaded paper. It printed out really well, no streaky lines or anything! I used some brown textured card to cut a scallop edge and used a nestie die for the doorway. Lots of bling was added courtesy of Poundland. Every now and again they do some fabby packs of bling that are superb value. Please excuse the one that has shifted in the photo, I promise this has now been pushed back into the correct position!

The sentiment was typed in and printed. The little caterpillar who is edging along the front is part of a digistamp from Sweet & Sassy. I think it is lucky for Cindy the caterpillar that the birdies are looking the other way or she may become a little snackette. The bird sitting onthe nestie and the swirls around the sentiment are clear rubber stamps from Hero Arts. I have also used the swirl to provide the stem for the flowers. These are Prima's from Bitty Bags with green gems from Paperchase. The birdy in the centre is a digital scrapbooking freebie coloured with a Promarker.

I am so chuffed with how this card has turned out. It is going to be VERY difficult to give it away to someone!

I have also entered this card into the challenge for Day 24 of 365 Cards which was to create a nature scene. That will tick an old one from March off my list. Woohoo!!!!


Enfys said...

This is fab Mandy, love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in at PolkaDoodles this week. We're neighbours by the way, I live in Solihull!
Enfys x

Saskia said...


Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with this lovely card!!!
So sweet and cute!!! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Kerry said...

Your birdhouse is so lovely. Thanks for joining in at PolkaDoodles

Polkadoodles said...

Mandy this is lovely hun, thanks for joining in and got my fingers crossed for you! xx

Julie said...

What a great card, love it, very creative. xxx

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This is so darling my friend...Wowzer...Krista
Ps..Thanks for joining Polkadoodles this week...

Jeannie said...

Fabulous card Mandy - absolutely adorable and what a fun site Polka Doodles is!

Peace and Luv,

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the shape, teh birdies, the colors, the bling... very creative! TFS!

Sarn said...

That is FAB!

Tip Top said...

Great scene on your card! Why do I never find bling like that in Poundland??!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!