Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hi! Crafting away, it's rainy and cold outside here.  A little Spring would be welcomed right about now.  The folks at Bitten By the Bug 2 have the same idea.  The challenge for this week is Bird and Branch. If anything says Spring it's birds.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.

I used my Storybook  cartridge to cut the cockatoo and the branch at 2 1/2".  For the branch I cut it out three times.  Once each in brown, green and red card stock.  I pieced the blossoms and the leaves onto the branch. I used Tim Holtz distress markers in "barn door" and "peeled paint" to make the veins in the leaves and define the petals in the blossoms.  The little pearl centers are from K&Co.  I also used "vintage photo" to ink all the edges.  For the cockatoo I inked some feathers and glued them between the shadow layer and the top layer.  His eye is a gemstone from my stash.  Of course, I had to pop dot him up off the paper.

The card base is from coordinations Chocolate Lovers collection.  The background paper and the cockatoo are from DCWV "Far East" 8x8 paper stack.  For the sentiment I punched the label from EK Success and used MCT stamp set "Happy Mail".  The crinkle ribbon I dyed myself.

I love the feathers.  They were easy to ink and I think they add a little whimsy to the bird.  Hope you like the card as much as I do.  Get out your Cricut and give this challenge a try.  Most of all have fun.
Bye, Bye for Now, 


  1. What a lovely card you've made to share with us on our BBTB2 Bird and Branch challenge. Thanks for joining up.

  2. Your card is so pretty - and I had no idea that cockatoo was even on Storybook! Thank you for the inspiration and for joining BBTB2's weekly challenge.

  3. Very pretty. I don't remember that bird either. Guess I should pay more attention. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  4. Agree with the above comments. This is very pretty. I especially like the added feathers.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Beautiful card Kim,love the cockatoo.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  6. What a beautiful card Kim! I love how "springy" you card feels, I feel like I stepped out into a full bloom spring garden! I love the colors and your bird and branch are just perfect! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  7. Such beautiful cuts. I love the bird, branch and the beautiful little pink flowers with the pearls. Love the gorgeous ribbon too. Thanks for joining us for the bird and branch challenge at BBTB2.

  8. pretty card, thanks for joining us at bbtb2 :)