Thursday, 20 June 2013

A Quick Card

Hello friends and hope you're well this afternoon! A very swift post from me.

After the heat of yesterday, today is somewhat cooler here. It keeps threatening to rain, but not the thunderstorms we were forecast!

I made this card in about 20 minutes this morning - I was up early, so filled in my extra time usefully .... !!!!!

OK - I know it's very, very, very CAS - but I like it!

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - pre-folded Kraft card base in A5
  • Images - this cute little bird was a freebie in May from The Alley Way Stamps. I set 3 birds into 3 corners of a square format and then I paper-pieced the birds' bodies with these 3 gorgeous, different coloured, spotty papers from the 14 Days of Valentines kit by Summer at Summertime Designs. I drew over their tail feathers in gold gel pen before tool distressing the edges of the square. I finished the square by doodling round the edges with my gold gel pen. I've never been happy with my doodling before, but this doesn't look tooooooo bad!
  • Sentiment - is also a freebie from The Alley Way Stamps and goes with the bird image. I've simply put this into the fourth corner of the square before printing.
Told you this one was quick and simple!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great rest of the afternoon and evening!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Lovely C&S design Helen. Love the use of Kraft instead of white.

  2. So cute! Love the paper pieced birds and the doodled square! Thanks for joining the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

  3. Sweet and love it's simplicity! Wonderful paper piecing Helen!

  4. Fab card, very cute, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  5. Lovely card, Thank you for entering into the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  6. This is a lovely card Helen, great CAS design.
    I hope you and your family are well.

  7. Fabulous c&s card, cute birds, love the paper piecing, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  8. Oops sorry that should've said thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  9. Lovely CAS card Helen. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine x

  10. This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  11. You certainly rose to the challenge. Luv the bird images. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

  12. Quick, but very lovely! Fab birds image :)

    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts for our monthly challenge :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  13. Wonderful design, love the colours. So simple, yet so effective! Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona xx

  14. Just taking a peek at your beautiful blog.. :)
    This is so adorable.. love how you made the little bird mini :)
    Can't wait to see what you make next.. HUGS


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Helen x