Monday, 24 March 2014

Lemony Congrats

My sister requested a card for a friend.  She said it must have lemons and be a congratulations card as her friend was having a baby.  I thought it was a little unusual, but hey, who's judging? 

I love how this turned out.  

Thanks for stopping in,

Nicole G

Monday, 17 March 2014

Bird House

I can't say I am really that crafty.  I don't do alot of other crafty things except for card making and some limited scrapbooking.  However, once in a while I get this feeling to do something different.  I had a friends birthday coming up and wanted something special for her.  So I decided on this cute bird's tree.

This is how it comes.  All boring until magic happens!

Here is a copy of the finished base.  I used various flocking from my husbands hobby which included various grasses and rocks.  Then added those pretty little flowers from a rhinestone and pearl bling set I had.

Here is the actual bird house part.  The bird was an awesome find at Michaels.  The green leaves are wood chip pieces that I adjust to fit the way I wanted them to after painting them and adding crackle glue. There was many colors used, I think about 4 or 5 in all.  I just sort of mashed some colors together and then played around with it until I got the look I wanted.  I then added some pearls and dew drops and some ribbon.  Not sure how well you can see it, but I also stamped the wood with a wood grain stamp for a more realistic bird house.

Here is the finished product. This is one of my favorite "non-card" products.  It was fun, really quite quick and not expensive either!

Thanks for stopping in, 

Nicole G