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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

52 Card Challenge - Weeks 22 Feathered Friends & 24 Children's card

I am gradually catching up with the 52 Card Challenge on UK Scrappers, slowly but surely.  Now that I have completed a major family project, I can concentrate again on going back and using up stash, and maybe getting one or two more pages completed for my Project Life scrapbooking album for the boys. 
Week 22 challenge was Feathered Friends.  At one time, my Stampin' Up! Bird and Branch punch was my go to item.  It has been a little while since I've used it, and I am glad I pulled it out now. 

One of my friends particularly likes vintage and I think she is more into the subdued heritage colours.  The Verbena Scrap pad was on my radar as I have recently used quite a bit of it in my album project.  I had already coloured some lace with a Promarker, and this was in my ribbon bag left over for a layout of Lewis I did last year.  It happened to coordinate perfectly, and was a much needed bit of texture on otherwise a very paper-based card. 
The card came together quite quickly and I was pleased to use some stripey paper for the bird's wings - it adds some impact.  I like the card and hope the recipient does too. 

Stampin' Up! Bird and Branch Punch
K and Co K'Ology Verbena Scrap Pad
Foam Pads
Pinflair Silicone Glue
Prima "Got Flowers"
Colorbox Fluid Chalks Warm Brown
Papermania Capsule Collection Gems

Week 24 - Children's card/young at heart

This card was even quicker and more last minute - the third boys' second birthday card I have made.  The tiger cub was a perfect colour for this background paper from Animal Antics.  Amazing how I like this paper pad for young boy cards, but can't see myself using it on a scrapbook page.  (But you should never say never ... things have a habit of popping up!)
I bought two small punches from Tesco many years ago - a star and a heart one - amazing how versatile and well used they have been over the years.  And at about £1 each, good value for money, too! 

First Edition Animal Antics
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
Star Punch
K and Co Juliana Letter Sticker
Poundland Baby Stickers
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Die "Happy Birthday"

10 cards to catch-up - let's see how long that takes! :)


  1. great cards, that little tiger is so cute!

  2. They're fabulous. Only at the weekend one of the crop ladies was using that little birdie, and I was smitten

  3. Great Cards Alison, that punch was on my list of future purchases... Its just moved on to my definite list of future purchases!!


  4. Beautiful cards Ali, especially love the first one! The colours are gorgeous and that bird is too cute! :)