Monday, 28 February 2011


It's ages since I blogged, I've been really out of sorts for the last few weeks, but hopefully I'm on the mend now!
So, as it's Monday it's time for another challenge at BBTB2! Our very own super talented Sandi chose the cut for us this week but alas has been having problems with her computer so the wonderful Carole has taken the helm this week!
Anyway on to the challenge! The cut is either the birdcage from Straight From The Nest or the birdhouse from Stretch Your Imagination, but if you don't have these cartidges please use any that have a birdcage/birdhouse on.
I went with the birdcage from Straight From The Nest and my card is quite simple. I cut the birdcage at 3 1/2" in black and let me tell you I am amazed at how beautifully my Cricut cut this, parts of the cage are only about 1mm wide ! I created the base card with aperture using Design Studio and Plantin School which is 5 1/2" square with a 4" square aperture. Papers used are DCWV and MME. I added 2 little metal bird beads on the perch and hung the  cage in the aperture using 3 jump rings.Then I added some roses around opposite corners. The tiny black swirls between the roses are the waste from the cage! Finally I added a rub on sentiment.
Now for the fun bit! It's end of month bloghop so  make sure you visit my DT sisters blogs and you may even win some candy on the way!
We hope you will join us at BBTB2 in our challenge this week, we love seeing your creations
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!


DonnaMundinger said...

Oh hon, I've been missing you and your fabulous creations big time! So happy to see you crafting and this gorgeous card! It's great therapy for ALL of us to see your beautiful work! xxD

Maria said... weren't "out of sorts" on this one :) I think it is the PERFECT project! I just LOVE it. Puts a smile on my face :)

**Treefrog** said...

Well Julie I sure have missed your projects and so glad your feeling better and I think your "sorts" have ben worked out, lol! Love this and how it hangs, I have a wedding card I need to make and I may have to "lift" this one, I think it would be Perfect, I hope you don't mind!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous design, Julie! I love the dimension with that lovely hanging birdcage and those sweet birds. Looks like you're right back in the groove!

Craftbugmum said...

Wow Julie what a lovely creation it's so delicate and beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Fi xx

Julia Moss said...

Julie...your card is stunning, elegant and extremely creative...great job.

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh my, so very pretty!

DanielleP said...

I love your card. The way you hung the cage from the jump rings is super. Fantastic design!

Heather said...

Yep, I'm going to HAVE to get this cart. There is no reason not to, right? Love this, Julie!

sucor said...

You've been missed! This is so gorgeous and elegant! I love the bird beads, perfect touch!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Oh my Julie, it doesn't look simple to me at all. It's absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Shelley said...

This card is beautiful. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog.

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Sandy from Ukiah said...

This is just beautiful.. hope you are feeling better.. hugs

Faith A said...

Oh! my Gosh, this is fabulous, I have that cartridge and will be casing your card, knowing I shan't be able to be as good, this is lovely.

myapyapooh said...

Wow! This is a very beautiful card


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