Monday, May 02, 2011

Free as a Bird



May's challenge over on Crafty Individuals is set by Is Norris, one of my old partners in crime way back when lol (ok it was only five or so years ago I guess when we managed to pull together an article for an overseas publication by email having never met but it was fun, albeit a little hectic!).
Is has come up with the theme Free as a Bird. I made this card for the challenge. Looks like a tag doesn't it , but with a bit of smoke and mirror trickery (and a spare bit of card!), but I put a back on it so it will stand upright. I used the main NEW image of CI-309 and one of my favourite Crafty Individuals Craft Elements plates CI-287 .

I initially started off with CI-309...



...then added odd birds and built on until I felt the balance was right. The main stamp has music notes and a song but I substituted these song words with one of the sayings from the CI-287 plate. Finished off with some fine liner pen stitchy lines.

Its a simple make, lifes hectic, whats new lol.

There are prizes to be had over on Jean's 'Crafty Individuals' blog for lucky participants. Please take a look over there for all the details and ideas from the 'team'.

There is light on the horizon.... its back to 'normal' day tomorrow!! All back to school...yeah! I won't be exactly as free as a bird, but I'll have a bit of time to get round Tescos lol

Have a great May Day holiday if you are in the UK.
Not long to go now until the Port Sunlight show, where Crafty Individuals will have a stand and I'll finally get to say 'Hi' to Jean and Malcolm after all these years (I have some Crafty Individuals stamps so old they are wooden backed) as I'm working there too for another company.

26 comments:

Willy said...

What a beauty, Jo! Enjoy your 'normal' day tomorrow!

Paper Paradise said...

Love this 'tag that is a card' Jo. Tags are one of my favourite things to make and standing them up as a card is a great idea! The new music and birds plate from CI is lovely. Hope you have a great week of normality, although I expect it will be very busy with creating more beautiful stuff! Sue x

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely fabulous. x

Sid said...

Fab tag Jo, love its simplicity !! Have a fab May Day hol !

Lottie said...

This is gorgeous and exudes the joy of and freshness of Spring, new life, new growth, and so many birds in our garden frantically making nests in the hedges.

What a perfect and joyous card.

Helen said...

I love this - be it a tag or a card, lol! I don't want to go back to normal - I could get too used to this not working lark!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Simply stunning Jo!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is perfect and very very beautiful Jo.
Gr. Marja

Carol Q said...

beautiful Jo. expertly put together!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, I agree with all the other comments. I'm going to Port Sunlight so hope to see you there xx

Helen said...

Love this - gorgeous colours.
Helen

Hillie said...

This is a wonderful card! I love this bird stamp!
Have a nice week.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous tag Jo, love the colours. Looking forward to meeting you at Port Sunlight, Judith xx

Elaine said...

Lovely tag card - great mix of stamps. I hope to have time to join in with this challenge again. I so wish I could get to Happy Stampers. Hope you have a brilliant time. Elaine x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fantastic tagcard. The colours and stamping arrangement are just lovely. Great sentiment too! Enjoy Tescos (is that actually possible?). penny

joanne wardle said...

such a serene card. love it

see you at port sunny!!!!

karenm said...

beautiful Jo.

Dotty Jo said...

This really is lovely Jo, great stamping and beautiful colours! Jo x

Karin said...

It's beautiful Jo.

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the interplay of the yellows and blues.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

wonderful!!!!great background!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

What an absolutely stunning tag Jo! LOVE it!

Gez said...

Fabulous tag card. Love the blue background. Brilliant.

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm just in awe of what you create. This is no exception!

Rein said...

Gorgeous tag!

She said...

Oh this is beautiful Jo. I'm looking forward to seeing Jean and Malcom too......I'll bet you'll be surprised to know I have some wooden CI stamps!!.....Love 'em! See you soon. Love S xx