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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Challenge #123. Tweet, chirrup and trill.

Birds, birdcages, birdhouses.

Gini here -  One of my favourite themes is all things Birdie so let rip with your Bird art this coming fortnight. 
I drew a birdhouse template and cut it out of chipboard and covered it with Tim Holtz papers. I then paper pieced a couple of adorable birds to live in the birdhouse. 
These birds are chipboard shapes from Twiddlebitz but when they arrived they were far smaller than I thought they would be so had to redraw them bigger to fit my grand plan (Ahem). 
Now I drew them freehand but if my brain cell had been around the front I would have realised that I could have scanned them and printed them out bigger and it would have been much easier. Hindsight is such a wonderful thing is it not? It always puts me in such a jolly mood...

Onto my baby birds, my dear little chickies... 
C'mon Ladies -enjoy the new poobahs!

Look at what amazing wonderful things the other poobahs have come up with for this challenge.

Rosemary here and I really like birds; they always bring a smile to my face and so creating with them in mind was pretty easy for this challenge.  I used my QuicKutz dies, an ever present doily, stamp, ribbon, and happy patterned cardstock to create a get well card.  (my feathered friend Gertie even stopped by to see what I was making)

 Jana here -   My wall hanging was inspired by Valentines Day and all of those wonderful pieces of Hoop art I keep seeing on Flickr.  You can find out a few more details on my blog.

Electra here -  I love birdcages, but all my fine feathered friends have flown the coop.
As they were flying away, however, I heard them calling each other by their given names...
'nuff said.

Kristen here - who loves you, who who, I do. I love the great owl movement that is going on right now. It so reminds me of the 70s and those candles, and macrame owls half our houses had hanging on the wall. I even made an owl out of Cheerios cereal once. They are such a fun icon, and bring back lots of happy memories for me! I stamped the owl and glazed his eyes with Crystal Effects. Then used my quickutz die for the alphabet. I hope this clean and simple card inspires...

Deena here - well, my OG peeps know how I feel about birds, but these bird related challenges keep coming up in some form or another...just in case you haven't followed along with me, I despise birds..they totally creep me out...they are not my friends and I am not theirs...but I can't pass up a challenge no matter what phobia might be affected, so I went totally birdie on this card:

I made the metal pieces in the corner with all my Christmas much fun...and that feather was randomly stuck to a piece of ribbon that I had in my bag of goodies...have no idea where it came from but I used it anyway...

You have until the end of Saturday 11 February to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating all things Birdie. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!


D said...

Love all the gorgeous birdie projects! Especially those!

Totty Teabag said...

Lovely cards, can't choose a favourite!

Dawn said...

Fab challenge & great DT inspiration!!!
Dawn xx

Jane Wetzel said...

Lovely samples ladies!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

olá vou tentar participar me breve!

Teri said...

Oh dear, no Mr Linky, he seems to have expired!!
Adding my link here:
Cheers ladies!
Teri xx

Arabella said...

Lovely bird projects!

Can't find Mr Linky... here's my entry:


Hazel said...

Mr Linky seems to have disappeared - another card from me here x

Hazel said...

Still no sign of Mr Linky - another card here x

Chat Noir said...

Mr Linky disappeared, so here's mine:

P-l-e-a-s-e dont do any spidery challanges or I may have to sit in the Busy Room with my eyes shut. I'm with Electra on this one (and many more besides!!)

Tip Top said...

Can't see Mr Linky so my card is above!

Chat Noir said...

Deena, I love the paper full of cages......nearly used up every bit of mine!