Saturday, 25 March 2017

Happy Birthday with a Beautiful Bird

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

The weekend is here. I hope you have something nice planned. We are meeting our daughter for veil shopping and she wants to get some other things for the wedding  as well. She is staying over night so she will be here for Mother's Day which is nice.

I have been making birthday cards again. This one was made from the left over bits from a larger card I made. As all the papers and card were out  this card didn't take long to put together.

I chose the image first and then I found papers and a ribbon in my stash that would suit. 

This has to be my favourite Happy Birthday die it is the one designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. I cut it once in green and once in black so I could create a shadow. I think this helps the sentiment to show against the background. 

This is another Pollyanna Pickering image from a Creative World of Crafts pad that I have. I do love 
her images. 

Our Magnolia tree is looking amazing this year. I thought I would share a couple of photos with you. The blooms aren't  usually this pink.

Have a great weekend. I will let you know how the shopping goes. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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  1. This is a gorgeous card Jackie, love your colour choice they work so well with the image x x x

  2. Another beautiful card Jackie and suitable for either a lady or a man's special day.
    Your magnolia tree looks fabulous and very pink. My white trees are just starting to flower although our pesky squirrel has been munching on quite a few of the buds.
    Enjoy your veil shopping, I am shopping too this weekend but for lights and curtains.
    Happy Mother's Day, I hope your daughter spoils you rotten.
    Crafty hugs

  3. Beautiful card the image x

  4. All beautiful - love your colours Jackie x

  5. Brilliant birthday card, beautiful design.
    Your magnolia tree looks so beautiful, pretty pink colours.
    Have a lovely Mothers Day tomorrow! xx

  6. WOW that paper perfectly matches the image :-)

    Beautiful Magnolia - Spring is deffo here hurrah :-)))))

  7. Lovely card and it all matches beautifully I struggle using patterned papers with images Most of the time I end up using plain coloured backgrounds
    Hope the shopping goes well A few emotional tears I expect but for all of the right reasons
    Your Magnolia tree is stunning
    You mentioned on my blog about getting married in Aldershot I bet you'd be able to find a really nice old map St Albans ain't that pretty!

  8. I do like the Pollyanna images and have wondered about investing in them but not done so yet. I feel I have too much stash that I haven't even used. The tree is gorgeous.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the bird scene and the colored paper you used to make is stand out so pretty! Love that Happy
    Birthday die too!

  10. Super card Jackie - it's great when you have bits left and the card just comes together! Enjoy your day with your daughter tomorrow. Shabneez x

  11. This is stunning Jackie! I love your magnolia tree too! Enjoy your day.
    Linda xxx

  12. Beautiful card Jackie, I do love the Pollyanna Pickering toppers they are so versatile. Your magnolia tree looks stunning with its fabulous blooms. Enjoy Mothers day with your daughter. Hugs Jennifer xx

  13. Hi Jackie,
    I too love the Pollyanna Pickering works of art as they are so very wonderful.
    Your card is so very wonderful and a super, super design also.
    I love that image of the bird it's so super.
    oh my that Magnolia tree is awesome and very beautiful.
    I have a much smaller one in my garden which has just started to flower.
    Not having mine for very long is there something I should know that makes it looks so spectacular.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Stunning image and card construction Jackie! Fabulous pictures, our blossom is glorious at the moment!

  15. This card is a stunner and great colour scheme!

  16. A gorgeous card Jackie. The colours, papers and image look fabulous. Lovely looking Magnolia too xx

  17. Gorgeous magnolia, Jackie! Ours is growing in an oak hammock. We call these "tulip trees" as opposed to our traditional southern magnolias which are indigenous. Beautifully captured on your camera for sure! Your card is LOVELY! such a pretty combination of colors, papers and image! hugs, de

  18. A beautiful card Jackie and such a pretty image. Barbxx

  19. This is stunning Jackie. Cathy x

  20. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have joined us with your fabulous card. Thank you for entering your Bird card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  21. Beautiful, the backing paper compliments that image perfectly. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  22. Beautiful card! I adore the colors you used and the image rocks! Thank you for sharing! I would love to share my crafty projects with you, too! If you would like to take a look, they can be found at


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