Saturday 7 May 2016


Hi Everyone, In Scotland the Songbirds are all starting to sing. It's so lovely to hear them happy now Spring has arrived.....unless it's 5 o'clock in the morning ! So my Cheery Lynn Designs DT card today was taken from inspiration of the blossom filled trees and these beautiful birds.

I started by layering up a couple of my stacker dies to form the frame of my card. I love how the inverted scallops give the appearance of a postage stamp edge.

My branches were all cut out in textured Green Cardstock and I went over the branch area with a Brown Copic Pen. I then shaded a small piece of White Cardstock with a few shades of ink and then die cut out my flowers and added a little Stickles into the centres.

My sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper.

My sweet little birds were shaded with Distress inks to look like a Robin and a Blue Tit. I added a drop of Liquid Pearls for their eyes and highlighted the details of the die with a Fine Liner pen. If you google an image of the kind of bird you want to colour on your die, I find this makes it easy to shade them.

The Current Challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Mothers Day and I do hope you get a chance to join in for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you leave. I love reading them and appreciate them so much.

Crafty Hugs,


  1. Beautiful card, Julie! Love those Cheery Lynn dies!

  2. What a fab card Julie, it would make a wonderful stamp. I'm glad the birds are singing your way. I love the little blue tit, so beautifully coloured. The green textured paper leaves also work so well and are really different. A really great design. Enjoy the weekend, hugs xx

  3. Such a sweet card Julie, adore those little birdies....maybe Spring has now finally sprung!

  4. The birds are beautiful, coloured perfectly and I love the musical element you added, perfect for the songbirds in Spring. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Lovely card Julie. Happy crafting, Angela x

  6. A beautiful card Julie with its gorgeous layers and those delightful little birds, love it xxx

  7. So gorgeous Julie! I just love the big black music notes floating through all the soft vintage tones. Stunning! happy weekend :)

  8. Hello Julie,
    What a lovely ,BEAUTIFUL card !!
    Greetings Doris

  9. That is such a lovely card. The little birds are colored so beautifully. I love the delicate little flowers too. It's inspiring.

  10. Such a beautiful card! I adore those little birds!!

  11. Julie, A beautiful sentiment on the prettiest of cards.
    Sorry I am not able to visit each and every blog post.
    Hope life is being kind to you and your family.

  12. Oh Julie! This is the most wonderful card! I love how you have used the papers to make such beautiful layers! The birds are of course little cuties!! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. What an amazing quote and drop dead gorgeous card, Julie! Love this to pieces. Hugs, Autumn

  14. How in the world do you come up with so many fantastic ideas! Your birds are so sweet and I love all the texture!
    Sandy xx


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Julie x


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