Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Bird in a circle and messy Muts

Good morning all, this one is scheduled so everything crossed it will pop up on time whilst I am at hospital having the dreaded camera tests.

One card, three challenges, the first Everybody Art challenges who have a sketch this week.......I was going to pass as it's circles and we know about my crafty phobia of them, but decided a challenge is a challenge. So one in the bin, the second completed, although not convinced I like the end product. I hope the flowers fit in with A Spoonful of Sugar challenge who are going Cute and Girly and finally Papertake Weekly who want to see "Shiny Sparkly and Special" and there's a good bit of sparkle to be had on this one.

The image Hero Arts CG181 Bird in a Circle dropped through my letterbox this morning from Sir Stamaplot, it's a cling stamp from the new releases but didn't not come in with the first deliveries so I have been patiently waiting for it to arrive. I think it is so cute.

The image is actually a square one, but I cut it into a circle with a Nestie through the Big Shot and layered it several times. I stamped the image three times and decoupaged after colouring the flowers and bird with Marvy pens and spritzing with Glimmer Mist pearl. The little birdie in the corner is punched with my new Martha Stewart woodland branch and flower patch set.

The sentiment is Hero Arts CL278, manipulated a bit to achieve more of a circle shape. The large flower is another of the beautiful Magnolia ones with some glitter added to the edges and I did the same with the smaller ones which are from my stash. The swirls are cut from glitter card with a Sizzix die. The final bit of bling is the gemstone brad.

Just had to share this one of Bernie and George


  1. Brenda, this is just gorgeous. Love what you did with the stamp, very inventive and the decoupaged elements look wonderful.
    Will have to investigate the stamp as it's right up my street.
    Hope all goes well at the hospital.
    Thanks for your kind thoughts about my daughter, she's doing fine and had her last physio visit last week and only needs to go back if problems develop again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Thanks for the hint about Sir S!

  2. Stunning card, you put a lot of work into this card and it shows. Have a great day. anesha

  3. Brenda this is absolutely wonderful - I adore the way you have framed the image - gorgeous card! Cheers Claire x

  4. What a gorgeous card Brenda, love it in a circle and beautiful colours and script. Love the turned down corner too. Fingers and toes crossed for you today.

  5. Stunning card , with beautiful details

  6. What a gorgeous card Brenda and I love the way you have layered the circles, stunning.
    Good luck today, be thinking of you.
    Max x

  7. This is stunning what a masterpeice, adore it hun!

  8. Beautiful ! hope all goes well for you at the hospital , will be thinking of you x

  9. Don't mention Birds to me Brenda!! The cat brought one in in the middle of the night !!! Luckily ( for the bird) it was still alive ... unlucky for me ( as i am scared of them .. all that fluttering and the beaks ......((((shudder))) ) so meand my daughter are absoloutely shattered this morning after the shinanigins ( is that a word?) trying to get it out!!!
    So the cardis the circles and the flourishes .. and the flowers ... but the bird !!!!
    Lisa ;)

  10. Hello!
    I like your card. Have a nice day.
    Hugs Paula

  11. Wonderful card! Such beatiful combination and I also like the flurishes!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  12. Had to do a double take seeing circles! Beautiful card, love that new stamp the want list just grew one stamp and one MS punch set.

    Good luck with the tests sending positive thoughts that tings will get sorted and settled. xx Zoe

  13. What a gorgeous card - as always Brenda!
    You'll be in my thoughts.
    Lesley x

  14. Gorgeous card Brenda. Love that bird image. Fabby colours too. Thinking positive thoughts for you.

  15. Wonderful, adorable card Brenda, beautiful colours and details.

  16. Hi there Brenda
    well I think you should do circles more often as this is an absolute BELTER, I love it.
    good luck with the camera and other such things! see you soon love chris xx

  17. I have everything crossed for you love, hope all goes well. Awww Bernie just melts my heart, all dogs do but i've always wanted a St Bernard. I love your creation brenda, it doesn't look like you've a problem with circles to me, it's a beautiful design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Hi B. This card is lovely. You've done a fab job with those circles. thinking of you today - hope all goes well.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  19. Wow this is stunning, really beautiful x
    Best wishes for the tests xxx

  20. This is stunning Brenda. I love the colour combo, really pretty. My dog has her moments with mud and water too!

    By the way the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is "round and round".

    Kat x

  21. What a gorgeous card Brenda!!!
    Beautiful details and colours.
    Love it!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger

  22. Absolutely stunning! You are doing really well with those circles. this card is gorgoeus. I love that little bird punch! Gorgeous photo of the dogs too!

  23. Awesome, love the circles and the swirls :) Hugs xxx

  24. Brenda this is a stunning card. Such an amazing amount of detail, really like the way you have made the corner. Love the pic of the doggies, don't they just love to find the muddiest place. Rosie x

  25. Hi dear
    very very sweet... Lovely bird!!!

  26. Hope everything went ok for you today Brenda. Love the card and all the circles - it's very pretty! How do you concentrate when there's so much going on? Good to see a piccy of the doggies too having loadsa fun!

    Love Lynda xxx

  27. gosh bernies muddy paw prints would be fun to clean up ;o). Pretty card Brenda Tracy x

  28. Lovely card Brenda, I am so into flourishes at the moment, and birds, well bird cages, though I still haven't found a cage stamp I really like yet....have you seen any about?

    I hope everything went ok today...
    thinking about you, take care

  29. wow hun this is just stunning you always put so much effort into your cards and they are always a joy to look at hugs cheryl xx

  30. Gosh Brenda this is stunning it looks quite an intricate design so beautiful and loving the picture of the dogs

    Lorraine x

  31. Stunning card Brenda. I love the colours and the detail. Fab picture too.x

  32. very pretty card, and your doggies are so cute.

  33. A gorgeous card Brenda. I love the image and the layering is fab.
    I hope all went well at the hospital.
    Nikki x

  34. Hello Brenda,
    I hope all went well for you at the hospital.
    Your card is fantastic! I love the new stamp and your layout is brilliant.
    Big hugs, Clare x

  35. Hi Brenda
    this is beautiful. Love everything about it. Hope your hospital visit went well
    Love sarah XXX

  36. This is so wonderful!!!!!!



  37. Hi Brenda
    sorry you've been unwell. This nice weather will do us good. Thanks for your lovely comments,Sam is a great looking lad , he thinks he's ugly though, he's got exams at the mo.
    Your card is gorgeous, I think it won a best of on a challenge, not surprised, all your work is fab.
    The dogs look great too, I love animals and can sit and watch them for hours, dogs are real characters.
    takecare. janex

  38. Lovely work as always! look at him almost up to his chest in mus so lovely to see him and of course one of the others. I love him and so happy he is fighting fit!

    love Dawn xx


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