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.
Image - DZ Doodles
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
Flutterby Wednesdays - open
My Mum's Craft shop - cute and girly
Paper Shelter Challenge - Bling
And with My Hummingbird ...
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge - anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - anything goes