I can not believe that 3 months have passed since I did my last post!!! I was busy with so many things I just could not find the time to make cards. What great fun I had visiting everybody's blogs last night and that was enough motivation to make two cards this morning. The first card is one for the current sketch over at the retrosketches blog.
Before I show you my card I want to tell you about the sweet little visitor I had, inspecting my card.
I had my card ready to photograph when a juvenile Fiscal Shrike came and sit right next to the card. And then ...hop, hop, hop and jumped right onto my card! I could not believe my eyes. (Nowadays I use a bit of tick tack to make sure the wind does not blow my card into the fish pond below - it did happen once before!! ...so thanks to the tick tack my card could stay in place with a Fiscal Shrike sitting on it!) My DH and eldest son are keen birders and they feed the birds cheese on a daily basis - they would come and sit on your hand to collect some cheese. This little guy was most probably wondering where it's cheese was!! He hopped off the card, turned around and off it went - it was so exciting and luckily I had the camera ready to take some photo's!
Here's the little guy (and my card!):
And here's my card after my friend left:
and the sketch:
For my card I used some dry wall tape on the black strips and the blossoms were cut with the MFT 'Flower Trio & Leaf Trio' die set from the Die-namics range. The flourish is just a small piece of the 'Leaf-Filled flourish', also by MFT. The small piece of chevron paper is by Simple Stories from their 24/SEVEN range. The black twine is from a local bead shop and is used to make jewelry (I think!!), but I find it perfect for cards (and what's more - it's very cheap!!). The sentiment stamp is from the 'You & I' set by Verve and the chevron stamp is form the 'Borderline' set, also by Verve.
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