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Monday 17 February 2014

#110 Come Fly With Me

Viv is hosting today's challenge and the theme is 'Come Fly With Me'. She would like to see either birds or something bird related, ie birdcages/houses, as the MAIN focal point of your project.  Please do not enter if there is just the tiniest bird at the edge of your project, birds or birdcages are the focus of this challenge, and butterflies and fairies don't count!

We are sponsored by


With this fabulous prize
As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

and also by

With a $12 gift voucher

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue! 

Some inspiration from the DT
I hope you like my little Birdie and his Home!

Homemade stamped base paper and a bird perched on his branch.

I used a stamp from Crafty Individuals which I split into four. Images are coloured with Promarkers and background is embossed and shaded with Pan Pastels.


My Owl and branch were cut on my Cameo and the background was done using Adirondack inks and ink dusters.

I used a digital image from Nicecrane Designs printed onto watercolor paper. GA added to birds for depth and to add a little shine. Frame cut with Cameo and the resin flower I made myself.

A very simple little tag from me, the main image is creating by running the distressed background through a cuttlebug folder and then adding some more ink to bring out the detail.
A clean and simple card utilising some background paper I found in my stash, some ribbon and a stamp from creative expressions.
I have used the same fabulous Hobby Art stamp set that we have as one of our prizes for my card.

I created a birdcage from a Tim Holtz die. See my blog for details

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  1. Stunning makes from you all.Inspiring.Hugs Debbie x

  2. Wow - your DT projects are awesome! I love birds - I just linked up my card! Thank you for another fun challenge! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  3. Lovely Design Team projects, thank you for a great challenge

  4. Beautiful creations. Thank you for the challenge.

  5. Super DT Cards, Thanks for sharing, Hazelx

  6. Lovely inspiration by the design team!

    I love this challenge!

  7. Thanks for the all the inspiration. Just loved the challenge!!!

  8. Thank you for the most beautiful inspirations and a great challenge x

  9. What great DT birdie inspiration! Each project so unique and BEAUTIFUL! Love them all - thanks for sharing, and thanks for hosting "Come Fly With Me" challenge! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}


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