Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Merry Go Round

These last few weeks of school are a nightmare, I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I think I'm on top of it all then I get a phonecall from the school "Scott's class is planting trees this afternoon, he'll need wellies and his permission slip", "there is a meeting NOW about Faith's teacher for next year" etc etc.
It's health week this week at school too, I'm pretty sure Scott's got swimming this afternoon, Faith has her nursery sports day this morning and Willow's class isn't doing anything particularly special - but no doubt I'll have missed a note or letter somewhere along the line.

Remember I tried my hand at the bag Anne designed for our Girls just want to have fun day? Well I thought I'd also have a go at the wee canvas that Kath designed. Well I didn't have the exact same supplies, so I changed a few things. Here's the post with Kath's original, and here's my interpretation...
I couldn't get a canvas the same size so I changed it to a larger MDF frame tile, I used different coloured paper - MME So Sophie Graceful, different stamp - Hero Arts CG251 Small Solid Flower with Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo DI's. I didn't have a branch die cut or the teeny flower punch that Kath used so I substituted a Tim Holtz flourish die cut and heart punch. I used a Prima script stamp on the paper strip and flower (which is TH tattered florals) the text stickers have been in my stash for about 3 years :)

I made this as a gift for my good friend who has just bought and moved into a new flat, so I'm hoping she'll like it.
I'd like to enter it into...
One Stop Craft Challenge - stickers
Stamp Something - pretty papers
Totally Papercrafts - diecuts & punches
Cheerful Stamp Pad - things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - things with wings
Crazy 4 Challenges - twine, floss, string
Sweet Stampin' - things with wings

I'll be back tomorrow with something exciting to share .... watch this space.


kath said...

fabilicious....love the colour combo and all the bits and bobs you've used...and regards all things school...CHILL..hugs kath xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous hun, I'd love it on my bedroom wall! lol
hugs shell xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous creation as always Debbi love it.

If you get any emails for me sweetie don't click on the link its a virus. My blogger account has been hacked yet again....I'm beginning to think someone has it in for me :(

ali x

Fluffles said...

Great work Debbi you've done a good job here. & roll on the school hols eh!!! Jx

Suzi said...

It's lovely Debbie, I love the distressed bird and that swirl. colour combo is fab. I'm sure your friend will adore it.
Suzi x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
I love the way you have put these elements together on this fabulous card.
Fiona x

coops said...

this is stunning debbi.a great new home gift.i love the bird and really beautiful colours :D

xx coops xx

Tracey T said...

Really like the way you have combined your die cuts and stamps to create a card that is very original. Gorgeous colour combo too! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Teresa said...

Superb card, love all the TH goodies.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Love your interpretation of Kaths canvas lovely colours.

Elaine said...

This is fabulous Debbi and such a great gift, you're friend will love it, that I am sure!

Hugs Elaine xx

Paula said...

The colours are amongst my favourites & I just love the shading on that bird. The way you have adapted the design to your own craft stash is brilliant too.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Debbi...!

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Awesome project! I love the bird cage and those swirls, with the hearts on, look gorgeous.
Thanks for joining our 'punches and dies' challenge at Totally Papercrafts,
Caroline xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just beautiful, wish i was moving just to egt this lol, hugs pops x

Zoe said...

Lovely card, thanks for entering it at SWEET STAMPIN this week x

BarbaraW said...

Lovely card. Love the die cut cage and bird. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Debs said...

Gorgeous colors and details, love your layout, thanks so much for joining our "Things with Wings" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week

Made by Mandy said...

What a great idea to make a plaque for hanging inside the home. the collage effect is really nice and the soft colours draw you in to the different elements. I would think it would be hard to part with something so beautiful.

Many thanks for joining in with our Things With Wings challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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