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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Blog Hop - Trendy Birds 2

Good afternoon all.

Things are still progressing in the right direction...mainly! Carpet was laid yesterday in the guest bedroom and looks lovely...the fitters however managed to do something to the wardrobe doors so they don't open or close fully, so now I have to get that sorted...hey ho!! Having a well earned day off today as we have visitors...when I say day off there was a mad dervish first thing whilst I made the house presentable, it's funny how quickly you can clean up when you know someone is going to visit!!

Lora sat her last exam on Monday so she's officially no longer a school kid...end of a 21 year long era for me....not sure whether it makes me happy or sad though! Yesterday the school was one of those affected by the hoax bomb calls so had to go into lockdown whilst the police did a search, don't know whether an exam was in progress at the time or not but some folks really need to get themselves a life!

It's stamp release day at STAMPlorations and we're having a bloghop....come on over and join in the fun for a chance to win a set of the new stamps Trendy Birds 2 - now in the shop with 10% discount!

I started by running the solid cut from the Some Birds stencil through the GC as I die cut my piece of card (creating a hollow). Using the stencil positioned over the embossed bird I stamped and heat embossed the corresponding stamp from the Trendy Birds 2 with black EP, then inked over with distress paint  which happened to be to hand (my stash was half at the new house!). I used a sentiment from the new release and one from Party Time to finish off.

For a chance to win a set of stamps, please leave comments on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs for an entry to the random drawing.


  1. Hi Carol, how scary to have a bomb hoax, no funny at all. I worked in John Lewis in the 80s when whe had a real spate of them, and of course you can't atke a chance on it not being the real thing and at that time there were indeed bombs going off all over the place IRA stuff, definately not funny.
    Lovey card, great image and design.
    take it easy, kate x

  2. Beautiful design and colors, such a sweet card for a little boy!

  3. Carol this is fabulous xx

  4. Oh, I just love this - perfect for that guy having a birthday (I struggle with the masculine ones!).

  5. This is fabulous! I do love bird stamps. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!
    Linda xxx

  6. Very pretty and
    I love the frame.
    Carla from Utah

  7. So pretty! Great colors and layering! Love the stamp set!

  8. Hi Carol love the clean and simple style of this card, those birdies are lovely.
    I find the only time my home is truly clean and tidy is when we have guests due. My boys always know we have visitors, apparently it's the only time I clean as if the Queen is making a visit! How rude! I clean all the time it's just them that constantly leave things all over.
    Bet the new carpets feel good, oh and the smell. I love the smell of new carpets!

    Hugs Erika. x

  9. A super card Carol, a super masculine design.
    I hope you had a lovely day with your visitors.

  10. Love the monochromatic design with this gorgeous stamp! xx

  11. Love your card - the colour is stunning, and a great design

  12. Fabulous card. Love this stamp set!
    Valerija xx

  13. sounds like the house is coming along nicely Carol - great little card too - love the stamps - they look fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

  14. A lovely card Carol. Just perfect for a birthday boy. That's a lovely stamp set. Barbxx

  15. Love how you used the sentiments around the bird. Fabulous card. tFS

  16. Wow, such a beautiful card and gorgeous bird image ....also sounds like your getting there Carol enjoy your rest x

  17. Lovely card. Great inspiration for the recipient.

  18. Fabulous card with this new stamp. Love it!

  19. simply layout and love your stamping using this new set
    great card

  20. Love the handsome monochromatic look!


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