Monday 13 August 2012

Mandy's Birds

Yes, I have indeed used Promarkers on my card this week it is just a little more 'discreet' than one of my 'normal' creations - if there is such a thing as 'normal!' LOL.

The card is for my sister-in-law who dotes on her two cockatiels.  As I like to make cards appropriate for my family & friends, a bird themed card it was - and whilst you probably can't see them very well hiding away behind the cage, I made myself a 3-layered cockatiel cut file and coloured each one with appropriate cockatiel markings using my Promarkers. The wings were put on with a dab of glue-gel so I could add dimension but of course, you can't see it properly because of the cage. LOL. Don't I make things unnecessarily difficult for myself? LOL. I then made a circular tasselled perch for them both to 'stand' on.

You can if you look carefully actually see the layers of the birds.
I didn't however, make the bird-cage itself.  This time I used one from a selection (birdcage3- from the appropriately named, Bird's Cards), bowing it out to accommodate my avian twosome.  Bird is also responsible for the two larger flowers (rolledflower1), I cut out of printed card stock, the leaves (branches1), which I embossed to give me the veins and even the sentiment, though I did re-colour this and put it in a tag. The smaller two flowers were a 5-petalled cut file from Pamela Conner, (thanks Pam).  I often have a love/hate relationship with my glue-gun when making my flowers. I need the fast-fix the glue-gun offers but I am useless at getting the right amount of glue out of it for my needs and then there are the copious amount of 'strings' emanating out of it. They go everywhere!!! LOL. Still, back on to the subject of my card,  I then got out my Promarkers once more and coloured my white satin ribbon with Ivory.

Now, of course I couldn't leave it there could I? LOL. So for the inside of my card I repeated my layered cockatiels but this time they are much larger - and just as naughty as my sister in law would recognise. They are coloured with Promarkers. One, slightly more placid cockatiel is just holding a recoloured greeting (from Bird's Cards) in his two-layered beak but the other mischievous creature is playing his favourite game of sitting on the picture frame and picking the wallpaper off!!!!  Yes, that is how they repay her when she allows them some freedom. LOL. As for the cut files here, other than the birds, I enlarged the same perch as I had created on the front and also made a bell hanging from a chain (with my SIL's name at the bottom). I added the layered frame so I can write the 'from' on later and this is 'hung' using some crochet thread onto the picture rail.

Thanks for looking.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Great Impressions - walk on the wild side (animals but I hope Mandy's mischievous birds count! LOL)
That Craft Place - things with wings
Clearly I Stamp - things with wings
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge - things with wings
Digi Doodle - things with wings
Can You Digi It - bird is the word
Wags 'n' Whiskers - birthday
Corrosive - birthday
Divas By Design - for a female
Dream Valley - die cuts/punches
Poodles Parlour - die cuts
Totally Papercraft - frame it
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - add flowers
Unstampabelles - paper flowers (no stamp or digi image either - for once I can comply, LOL)
Hooked on Craft - celebrate
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes.


  1. This is stunning Tine, it must have taken you hours!! Love the birds and their cage! The pretty papers and flowers look fab too.
    Lorraine x

  2. I just love this. The colours and design are just perfect. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  3. WOW!!! Such a wonderful and beautifully designed card Tine. Just love every single detail.

    Hugs Sue

  4. Oh wow....the detail in this card is amazing. So special for your SIL. I am glad you shared it with us at Unstampabelles so we could come over for a look.

  5. The Birdcage is amazing and I just love it.
    Great Job.This is a great Creation. I would like to thank you for coming to our weekly challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Challenge Blog.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  6. WOW, such a lovely card! I have used some of Bird's cutfiles as well, they are great! Thanks for joining in our Paper Flower challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  7. Hi Tine, WOW so many beautiful details, I don't know were to start : ) I'm speechless, I'm just glad you shared with us at Tammy 's Scrapin Corner. Thanks for joining us. Elisa DT

  8. Oh what a gorgeous card, inside and out.

  9. Ohhh this is stunning. I love white on white and the inside is beautiful also. WOW, just a wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  10. WOW this is gorgeous!! I love all of your fabulous die cuts and details! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

  11. You've created a masterpiece, Tine! It is absolutely stunning in its detail and personal meaning for your sister-in-law. I hope she always treats it as the treasure it is.

  12. I love your pretty and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

    hugs Vicky xxx

  13. How clever is that! Your SIL must have loved it. I love the fact that one of those naughty birds is pulling off the wallpaper (LOL)! Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles Flowers Challenge this month.

  14. This is such and amazingly beautiful card, both inside and out. I love your colour palette. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Unstampabelles.

  15. OMG! Tine this is gorgeous!! I love everything about everything.

  16. What an amazing card! There is so much detail to it. I really like the way your personalised it for your sister. Thanks for playing at UnstampaBelles.

  17. wow, that is one stunning card, your detail is stunning, hugs

  18. Gorgeous card with that fab birdcage...thanks for playing with Wags 'n Whiskers!
    xxx Margreet

  19. Gorgeous card fab image and birdcage. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

  20. gorgeous, love those birds, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week,hugs, martina

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous! Incredible work!

  22. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts. Kim x

  23. Such a lovely creation thanks so much for joining us this week at Dream Valley and good luck

  24. Oh Tine this is awesome hun absolutely love it!!Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place

  25. An amazing card Tine and your SIL will absolutely love it I'm sure. So lovely to have a card appropriate for her with your wonderful birdie cuts, you are so clever and I think it's fantastic! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

  26. Gorgeous Tine! That cage and the birds are fantastic! The inside is just as amazing! Your SIL will love it!

  27. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us over at Unstampabelles!