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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Thinking of You

The shops are awash with Valentines Day stuff and you can't go anywhere or do anything without bumping into a red heart or two  !! I'm not against it - infact I love a show of love and affection however not everyone,for whatever reason,can join in with this fun. I'm not going any deeper with this but it's there and with this in mind I came up with this little offering.
Actually,the design of this card lends itself very well to many occasions. It just so happens that I decided on Thinking of You because the little bird seems so alone in his little cage but it could have been Missing You or even Welcome Home. Change the colours to red/pink and it could be that special Valentines Day card.
For this card and this occasion I have gone with  muted colours again. The papers are Laura Ashley, the cage,bird and foliage are from  Marianne Design dies and I pulled everything together with cream ribbon, buttons and flowers.I hand-made the central flower from  cream Moondust paper - my first attempt !!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :
1.Delightful Challenge - Come Fly with Me
2.The Pixie Cottage Challenge 55 - Sketch or Buttons
3.Dutch Dare Card Challenge 98 - Buttons,Buttons.Whose got the Buttons
4.CRAFT Challenge 88 - In the Roll of a Die
5.Sarah Hurley Challenge 28 - Die Cuts
6.Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes plus flowers

21 comments:

  1. I love this card, it has a vintage feel.
    Love the colours too.
    Have a nice sunday!
    Hugs xx

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  2. Beautiful card . i love the monochrome scheme and the pretty flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley
    Lisa ;)

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  3. wow this is stunning, i adore the die cut and the muted colours. fantastic card.

    thank you for joining us at sarah hurley this week.

    xx

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  4. Beautiful card, love the soft colours and the bird cage is beautiful!
    Linds x

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  5. Thank-you girls x I'm having a lazy day today - I think my mojo has been washed away with all the rain we are having today : ( Time for a gander around your fabby blogs : )

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  6. A gorgeous card love the paper and colours,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  7. oooh wow this looks gorgeous, thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, x carol

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  8. wow, that's so mart and chic! =)
    thanks for playing at The pixie Cottage
    hugs
    Sadia

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  9. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  10. oh this is just gorgoues beautifully decorated bless you too for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

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  11. Beautiful card, Maria! Thanks for joining us at DDCC, too! :-)

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  12. Amazing card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

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  13. wow beautiful card Maria so elegant thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  14. What a LOVELY blog you have! Great card--love the die cut and how it all works so well together. TFS it with us! Noloa

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  15. That is an elegant card! Love the colors. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

    Hugs,
    Nanda

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  16. Wow!! Gorgeous card, love the design, papers and the lovely bird cage. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week, good luck.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  17. Beautiful card! Love the bird cage. Was that a Cricut cut out? Thanks for flying along with Delightful Challenges this week!

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  18. Gorgeous my dear. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  19. the contrast of the black is awesome!
    thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

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  20. Thank-you everyone for your fabulous comments x I still can't get over receiving such comments from so many talented crafters and designers x A million hugs x

    (Donna- the bird and cage are from Marianne Design Dies)

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  21. Wow, what a great card, love that birdcage! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

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