Thursday, 26 May 2022

Happy Bird Day

Hello bloggers!  I thought I would share a card using the Bird Cage die.  I started with a piece of white card and added a wide strip of red to the bottom.  I use a thin strip of black as a a border between them.  I cut a Parrot in white and then used Distress Markers to colour it.  I wanted some bright colours so I used red, orange and blue, with black for the beak and eye.  Next I cut the Birdcage in black.  I gluded the parrot to the card then glued the birdcage over the top.  I added small floral accents to the top of the card and the bottom of the card by the sentiment.  I used the Happy Bird day sentiment at the top left corner of the card and the Dear Friend sentiment cut in black in the lower right corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x   8 3/4"  in size. 

On a different note, Steph Cotterill has asked that I redrew a new winner for the woodpecker die.  So in order to comply, I have drawn a new name for the winner of the Woodpecker and that is......

                                                       Crafty Jo!!!

Please email me at and confirm your postal address to claim your winning die.   All for now,  Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

First of all, thank you Sue I really hope I didn't offend you and appreciate the reason behind my request, I feel so hurt and disappointed it's come to a standstill all of a sudden and its all down to the pandemic but at least it wasn't a business where 100's of people have lost their jobs, and should I get an order that requires a beautiful bird like the woodpecker then I'll know exactly where to find the best design. On the plus side we'll done crafty jo I hope you have fun with this lovely die xxx.

Onto today's sample, it's nothing but beautiful, you have put another smile on hundreds of faces again today Sue. The colours are happy and vibrant, who wouldn't be amazed when they opened this gift.
Hope everyone is well. Love to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card It really is a happy card.I love it.
Jan x

Beryl said...

Lovely card.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Well I am back 4.30am this morning..... From my happy time holiday in the Turkish sun 🌞. If only the place we stayed had a much better Wi-Fi connection ... I would have been able to join in the May launch. and after trying to connect so many times I had to miss out.I
A Wonderful card with your new dies. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Stay safe everyone

Anonymous said...

Oh sue I love this beautiful card colours so vibrant it’s my birthday june 1st if I received that I would frame it thank you so much stay safe my friends love June horrocks Xxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love the Parrott and the cage, they look amazing when coloured and mounted inside.

So kind of Steph to have the prize redrawn, congrats to the winner

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

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely cheerful card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a vibrant card very colourful. I ended up at A and E last night because I dropped a pint glass full of water on my foot lucky no broken bones but a lot of swelling so today I will be sitting with my foot up with an ice pack looking through Pinterest at your lovely cards. Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A really nice colourful card today loving your parrot really good sentiment.
Owlish Xx

dj from kettering said...

Such a happy card!! Love the bright colours too.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Bright colourful card and fabulous sentiment! Congratulations Crafty Jo!
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely happy card today.
B xx

BridgetCG said...
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BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the parrot die has to be a big favourite of mine from the latest release. What a lovely gesture Steph, I am sure Jo will enjoy using the die. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a beautiful vibrant card today with your lovely parrot. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a great fun post and the parrot sits lovely in the cage....Love the red band at the bottom to ground and balance the card...

LyndaC said...

Morning Sue and all
A very bright card this will be enjoyed by many people
Lynda Croft Stay safe everyone X

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, love the parrot :))

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all. What a gorgeous card - so cheerful, and the floral accents are a wonderful addition. Hang in there Steph - the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis are an absolute nightmare. I feel your pain, having set up a crafting business myself and having sold absolutely nothing. Things have to get better - never lose hope xx. Really sorry about your foot Trish - take it easy! Colleen xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely bright and cheerful card today
Crewe Trish, take it easy today, thankfully you didn’t break any bones

Love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

Sweet card; what a lovely gesture of Steph's - congratulations Jo. WakeyL

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely vibrant card. Very kind of Steph to give up her prize. I hope things pick up for you soon Steph. I’m sure they will. x

Trish - I hope you feel better very soon. I feel your pain as I recently pulled the bathroom door shut with force onto my bare foot. I broke my little toe and the metatarsal bone above it. No fun hobbling about, but on the mend now. x

Congratulations Crafty Jo, what a lovely surprise for you. x

Love Helen xxx

Helen Bell said...

Me again…

Just read my comment and it should have said I pulled the door open onto my foot. Sorry. X

Love Helen xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Thanks for the messages but I've not done it for praise or recognition, it's simple - I've admired Sue, Particraft and then the quality of the dies for 10 years or more, it's all down to the dies I've been given as gifts or 'treats' or from launch gifts that helped me make memories for those that bought at market. Now I can no longer attend the market I've lost customers obviously so why have a new die I can't use, that sits in my box making me sad when someone else can love it like I would, so I'm really thrilled that sue didn't mind doing this and Jo will hopefully find so much enjoyment out of this gorgeous bird that I've seen once but hear loads when I'm able to take a walk with my keeper and fur-baby.
Thanks Sue, congrats Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely card, the parrot is lovely and you have coloured it so well and the flowers just add to the beauty of the card.

Barbara V

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely bright and happy card which I like a lot but I am sorry for the parrot. I am trying to convince myself that he is clinging to the bars of the cage and not floating in mid-air but really think he would be so much happier sitting on a perch or is that just me being fanciful?


rjsmusic said...

I love your card! The beautiful colors make it so cheerful!

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone todays card is just beautiful I love the vibrancy of the parrot 🦜 I would have thought it was paper until I read your instructions. The accent flowers are perfect in size and colour just to add that special flourish.
I'm actually just watching Jamie on Hobby Maker showcasing your fabulous new launch and I have lots on my wish list.

Hugs to all who need them today
Donna xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card with that gorgeous parrot die! Love Jean xxx said...

Hello Sue.
I am running very late today, a beautiful card thank you.
Have fun Kitty.

Judy Hollers said...

This card makes me smile. It is such a colorful and happy design. Hugs.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely colourful card today. It seems a shame to cover up the pretty parrot with the bars of the cage though, I might let him escape and have him sitting on top of it. LOL.


Rose in Chester said...

I'm with Lisbeth, but then I can choose where I want him to be ....LOL

Pawprintx4 said...

Hi Everyone,
Another gorgeous, colorful card from the new bird launch. Just a beautiful, fun card.
Stephanie K

Rosie said...

Hi Sue.
I'm not sure where to leave this comment, but I just wanted to say how much I love and use your expressions and mini expressions dies.
I'm in the process of making some cards for a craft fair on Saturday and,as usual, if I want a sentiment, I find myself reaching for your dies.
Thank you!

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue!

ursula said...

Very caring Jo is pleased....lovely colourful card Sue....luv Ursula xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card as always!

I was one of your lucky winners…I have emailed, but not received a confirmation email back yet…it’s not a problem I just hope you have received my message, with address etc… I’m sure you are just really busy.

Snuffy Snoo said...

I only put my message above, because you mentioned that not everyone has claimed their prize and thought it unusual that I didn’t get a reply…don’t want to miss out on my amazing prize. You are so very generous and it is much appreciated.


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card the parrot is gorgeous

sued99 said...

Great card. This would brighten anyone’s day. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card!
Thankyou for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue, another lovely colourful card
Marlene O

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the parrot looks wonderful and I love the birdcage x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love bright colours so this is right up my street xx

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous uplifting card xx

CraftyJo said...

This is a lovely card Sue, the parrot is a joy to behold.

Steph Cotterill - obviously I don't know your circumstances but - thank you - I will enjoy the Woodpecker die immensely I know, we have several of them visiting our trees and feeders daily.

CCM said...

Lovely card, beautiful parrot.

Congratulation, CraftyJo.

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

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card! Love so much the new parrot die and your bold colours for him! The curve base of the gage looks GREAT!!

Maria said...

Love the parrot. Your cards are lovely as always.
Trying to catch up with them all.
Congrats to all the lucky winners once again.
Maria x

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Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, love the design of this card, the parrot in the cage looks fab
Marion S x