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01 December 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Birds

The 'dare' this week over at DCM is to make a card featuring birds. Now I am not very partial to birds I'm afraid after a traumatic incident when I was younger so I don't really have any bird stamps to speak of. Luckily I had a pack of the gorgeous Periphery papers from Basic Grey which has a couple of sheets with birds on. So this card is just a very simple one using papers and elements from the pack with a stamped sentiment. The stamp is from Creative Expressions.

The traumatic incident involving the bird was when I was about sixteen. I laugh about it now but at sixteen I was somewhat nervy and babysitting for the first time for a couple who lived in a house on the very edge of our village surrounded by fields and woods.
So I was sat watching TV.....can't remember what I was watching but knowing me it would have been a drama of some kind......all of a sudden I heard this flapping sound which just about frightened the life out of me and I just froze in my seat... like you do....and listened to see if I heard it again and the next minute something landed on my head and got caught in my hair. You can imagine how hysterical I was....lol!!!
So there was me running madly round the lounge trying to get this thing out of my hair which I eventually did and it turned out to be a flipping canary. It had escaped from it's cage in the corner of the lounge which I hadn't noticed when I went in.
I never sat for that particular couple again and I am still very nervous of anything that flies although I adore robins. Especially if they are like little tennis balls on legs.

Bug thing seems to have gone now thank goodness but the leg problem is back. At one point tonight it was so bad I had to resort to using my walking stick which I haven't used for years so I really must go and get it checked out. I'll see if it settles down a bit over the weekend as I did spend six hours today packing stuff at the shop which could have made it seem worse.

Anyway I am off to do a bit more of something..either tidying or cardmaking. Not ready for sleep yet.
Bye for now then
Sheila-x-

16 comments:

  1. Wow this is amazing. Really nice work.

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  2. I love your stylish and elegant bird card. Sorry to hear about the canary incident, that would have freaked me too! Please go and get your leg/ back checked out soon or I shall have to come on here and nag you ;)

    Love Rhi x

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  3. Its gorgeous. I love the periphery papers.:) Best go and get yourself sorted!!
    Vanessa.

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  4. Just catching up with various blogs - love your recent cards Sheila and this is very elegant.

    I had a similar incident with a bat flapping round and round my head when I was young and now I can't even stand a butterfly flying around me.lol

    Hope the shop move goes well and you stay fit and healthy hun!

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  5. Fabulous use of the paper. I had no bird stamps either & can't look another Xmas card in the eye!!

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  6. Stunning card ,love the colours ,Dawnx

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  7. A beautiful card made with gorgeous papers. I hope your leg gets better soon.

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  8. This is fab, I love the bird

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  9. Wow, this is really stunning!

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  10. Very elegant card I really like it. sorry to hear about your bird incident! Kim x

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  11. Oh blimey, what a terrible story!

    Gorgeous card again!

    Samm
    x

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  12. Sorry to hear you've felt unwell and the leg has been playing up - please go along and see the doc. Scary incident with the canary. Love the elegance of the bird card.

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  13. Just a gorgeous card as usual!!! Very elegant

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  14. Oh WOW Sheila, you've really made that beautiful paper 'sing'
    lovely work :)

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