Wednesday, 5 January 2022

There's No Place Like Home

Hi crafters!  I selected a piece of Pixie Sparkled card from my craft stash for today's card.  I used Beyond Blue and Green Emerald Pixie Sparkles to create the background.  I cut the branches from the A Little Birdie Told Me die set and the birdhouses from the Home Tweet Home die set.  I cut the branches out of khaki card and coloured the leaves on it with a Forest Moss Distress marker.  I cut the birdhouses out of tan card and added red roofs and bottom ledges.  I used a small piece of Bakers Twine to suspend the birdhouses from the branches  I added a nest and a small bird and a couple of flying birds to the background.  I cut the No Place Like Home Duos in black and added both parts to the sentiment to the card.   The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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43 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh I love love love today's inspiration, the beautiful blue/green background with the clingfilm technique,the cute bird houses give the fabulous impression that you made them from MDF or real wood! I always wanted the 'Home Tweet Home' set but it's one of those things where the list of gift ideas was so long, it wasn't up to me what I got lol but I regret not owning it every time I see it used on a design it's truly beautiful, we have very few birds visiting our garden due to too much concrete which is so sad compared to the beautiful variety we had visiting when we lived further down south than we do here in Bolton 😒
We're only on day 5 of 2022 and the samples have been so magical and beautiful Sue, I look forward to opening the door every morning. Have a good day everyone stay safe xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
What a beautiful card to start off the day.
The design is lovely andthe colours too.
I just love those bird houses.
Thank you Sue.

Marie P.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card. The colours are lovely and the little birds so sweet.

Barbara V

dj from kettering said...

Those little bird houses are soo sweet, the
background is a lovely colour too.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't have these lovely dies my list of your dies is too long. I bought your mosaic bauble die and it arrived yesterday I have wanted it for ages. Steph I live in a town but we have allotments and some green spaces I noticed a sparrow hawk on our shed yesterday.Take care everyone x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, you can't go wrong with a Pixie background. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card the blue pixied background is gorgeous and makes the birdhouses really pop.
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card .So sweet.
Jan x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a sweet card! As always the background is beautiful it makes everything stand out!
Hugs x
Heather T

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful colourful creation today, I love the little bird houses hanging from the branches, delightful.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A delightful card.
B xx

Helen bell said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty card

Love Helen xxx

Beryl said...

Beautiful card.

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all! What a cheerful card today - I do have a soft spot for the cute bird houses! And I love the pixied background - just the right contrast to make the birds and birdhouses stand out. Stunning! Take care, Colleen x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
From start to finish a truly beautiful card. Yvonne xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Wednesday everyone x
Loving this card it is wow wow wow! That colour is just stunning. Your backgrounds are always so amazing and this one is no exception x
Your birdhouses are so detailed and absolutely adorable and I am lucky enough to have these in my collection. I am surprised I didn’t wear them out because I used them so much when I first got them x
Sending you all happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Owlish said...

I love this card very much and your right no matter what you do or where you go there is never any place like home thank you for the inspiration.
Owlish Xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This card really makes me start to look forward to the spring. Love those cute little birds and bird houses.


Rosie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and so cheerful...reminds me of spring.
Love Rosie from Chorley xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card for anyone moving into a new home, love the pixie sparkle background and the birdhouses hanging from the branches are so sweet

Love and hugs to everyone

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue your card is gorgeous. I love it. That sentiment reminds me of the Wizard of Oz. Take care. Hugs Jackie

NannaShaz said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colours

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love everything about this post...

June Horrocks said...

Love todays card sue have this die but haven’t used it yet I know a lot of bird loves who would love this one the little houses are so sweet thank you for the inspiration sue love always stay safe my friends love
And prayers Steph xxxxxxxxxxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such wonderful card!! Love the sparkling blues and the birdhouses!
Happy New Year!

ursula said...

A really lovely fun card for today....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful New Home card and I think the recipient(s) would keep it on the wall for a very long time.


sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. The bird houses are very cute and the background is stunning . X

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue, makes me yearn for the warm summer days on a -30 day!!!! Your background is wonderful and love that nest of young ones!!!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x it makes me long for spring on a very chilly day x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Judy Hollers said...

Love this precious card and the colors you have used. Beautiful! Hugs.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!!! Today's card is really beautiful !!! I love the background you have made and the gorgeous little Birdie dies and Birdie houses all look fantastic. I have always wanted these gorgeous dies but there are always so many of your dies on my wish list that I just can't afford them all.
I have just finished a card I made using some of your older dies - Ornate Frame - Brighter Days (which I absolutely love.) And your Gemini die set - Ursa. They are the perfect match together. I am very pleased with it.
I will make my next card using your Safari Collection die and stamp set - the Giraffe. Both cards are for a man's special 80th Birthday.
I think your Birdie dies should probably go to the top of my wish list right now, as I absolutely love the birds I get in my garden and I feed them regularly, and really, I should have some beautiful bird dies to make some beautiful Bird cards with !!!
Thank you. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

CCM said...

Lovely card today, with a beautiful background. Love the small birds flying to their small birdhouses. So cute.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Betty McAlister said...

A very pretty card Sue. I love my bird boxes and have them all over the garden. Lots of baby bluetits. X

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Scottydog said...

A very pretty card on my favourite background, thank you Sue.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I missed looking dt the blog yesterday as I had a busy day but this card is really beautiful with its lovely pixie background and fabulous cute bird houses and nest I have this die set and it's one of my favourites

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I missed looking at the blog yesterday as I had a busy day but this card is really beautiful with its lovely pixie background and fabulous cute bird houses and nest I have this die set and it's one of my favourites


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Fikreta said...

So wonderful card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, colours birds and their homes.