Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Ambers Crafts & Stuff #8 For A Special Lady & #3 Tuit

This week our Sponsor is DZ Doodles. We've been given some great images to play with and I chose this one. I have to admit this was a last minute job for me. My Special Lady Project is the Hummingbird below which I felted for my Daughter. However, I was delighted to also have this little cutie and made the card using some of my daughters favourite colours. 

This is my first Twisted Easel, and I've used two complete A4 Sheets of textured cardstock. The cardstock left over from making the card base has been turned into the lacey flutterby and paper lace edging. I put satin purple ribbon down and layered the paper lace on top. On the Easel base I threaded a lilac narrow ribbon through a die cut border. My buckle is also a die cut, and I have glued a few gems along the paper lace and sentiment. 

 Receipe ..
Image - DZ Doodles
 Colourants - Promarkers
Die cut's - Nestie wonkie squares & Marianne Designs Creatables
Cardstock, gems, ribbons - Stash

My Special Lady is my daughter 'Pea'.  Until a few months ago she was too ill to do more than lie quiet with her eyes closed most of the time, and virtually unable to speak. She is still unable to do more than the tiniest things for herself, but at least able to chat a little and have interest in things around her. 

When she is well enough she would like to have some birds, Rainbow Finch would be her first choice but as they are difficult to keep for a beginner she will start with good old Zebra Finches. Until that day arrives I'm going to gradually give her an 'aviary' of felted birds. This Hummingbird is the first of those, and she has him (Henry) hanging beside her bed. 

As I was making him in secret I have only been able to spend a little over an hour a day on him...half hour in my afternoon rest period and a little longer at bedtime. It's a time consuming hobby - one wing can take 2 - 3 hours. Was worth it to see the big grin on her face when I gave it to her. She has him...named Henry...hanging beside her bed. Others will eventually follower to add to her 'aviary'.

This little fella is also my Get A Round Tuit Project #3, I've had the kit sitting in my room for two years - it has enough for two hummers and number two is already started.

Challenges I'd like to enter with the above card :-
Clear It Out! - Ribbon/Trim
Happileigh Scrappin -  Moms or special women in your life
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon AND Lace (used Paper Lace)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes 
DDH Challenges  - Bling
Kaboodle Doodles - 'B' embellishments (Buckle)
Fab 'n' Funky -  no DP
My Mum's Craft shop - cute and girly

And with My Hummingbird ...
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge - anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Divas by Design -  anything goes


Natasha said...

What an amazing card. Thanks for sharing. I love the little felted bird too.


Rachel B said...

Seriously fabulous card! What a cool concept with the twisted easel! I love the ribbon and that fabulous butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Martha said...

wow beautiful card, and that bird how adorable.
Thanks for playing with Clear it out.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh Lin, you make so wonderful things!!!
The card is so beautiful - very special colour-combination - love it!
But I ´ve to confess, that this birdie is my favourite - it is a d o r a b l e! I can imagine the big smile your daughter had in her face!
Please show us your 2nd bird,too when it´s finished!
Hugs to both of you,

dj1952 said...

Linda your card and hummingbird are beautiful. You did an awesome on both. I would never have known that you didn't buy the humming bird! I love all of the dies you've used on your card. The butterfly is especially lovely. I was able to get some dies myself as a gift from a new friend, and I'm using them on some of my next cards. Hugs, dj

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great projects Linda! Love the twisted easel card and the pretty colors! The die cuts and edging are beautiful too! The bird is stunning! So realistic! So glad you can find something to cheer your daughter up. Hope she feels better soon.

Jill said...

Gorgeous bird and lovely card too!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous card hun love the image and the colors are beautiful and just adore the bird hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

What an adorable card and sweet image. Love all the punch work. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a wonderful gift for your "special lady"! Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week. Good luck!

Work said...

My God, u wonderfully color the image, that border is just aweeeeeesone,ribbon and everything is very creative, I just love this felted bird.

Jacq said...

Hi Lindy,
Love the card and the little hummingbird. Just gorgeous!!! Im sure your daughter will just love all the little felt birds you plan on making for her. Wishing you both well. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Katina said...

Fabulous card!! I love the birds too - amazing!!I hope your daughter continues to improve. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! :o)

Sue said...

very pretty card, love the borders and the butter fly...gorogeus:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS


Dorcas said...

Lovely card, Lin and awesome felted hummingbird! Really fab! You're so sweet to think of ways to brighten Pea's days. I'm sure she was very touched!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is wonderful, so many beautiful details. Love the sweet butterfly. Thank you for joining us this week at the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week and good luck.


Laura said...

Hi Linda!
:) I finally managed to hop by... I am getting more used to being a "mommy" so I can start doing "my stuff" again :) bit by bit.
Your card is amazing! You're so good with making all kinds of folds and they end up being perfect every time.
WOW! Needlefelting! That humming bird looks amazing! I could swear you're an expert :). I know how time consuming it is...that's why I'm afraid to "try" it.
Glad to hear your "Special Lady" is doing better... All the best to you and your family!


Sandra said...

Beautiful card....thanks for joining us this week at TPS.

Take care
San x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Priyanka Bokdia said...

what a pretty card! loved the butterfly and the fold looks perfect!! the bird looks amazing! you are so creative and so talented!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that has got to be the most stunning card i have ever seen! wow! and i just love that hummingbird!

thank you so much for sharing with us at HappiLeigh's challenge.

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

Jennifer said...

Stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at F'n'F xx Jenny xx

deesdesigns said...

Love your color combo - it just makes everything so much more delightful! You have so many wonderful small touches that make for one super special card. Thank you for joining us for our "bling" challenge at Digi Design House.

Samantha said...

fab card and wonderful hummingbird too! lovely post! Thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! hugs Samantha :0)

Starla B. said...

These are just GORGEOUS!! I love the butterfly on the card.. Thank you so much for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

Faye said...

Oh this is a lovely pretty card. Thanks for playing at MMCS this week. x

Kristie said...

What a pretty card! I love the butterfly die cut, it's so intricate. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesdays!

Jo Davies said...

Such a gorgeous card and lovely bird too! Thanks for sharing with us over at Divas By Design for our first challenge! Big Hugs JO xxx

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