Friday, 20 May 2011

Fancy A Sing Song?

Thank Crunchie it's Friday!!!!
It's a nice feeling knowing that there's two whole days before it's back to work,I know I didn't have work today but today doesn't count as I've had house work to do.The reason for my post title is that when I was a little girl,my family regularly had old fashioned sing songs,my great uncle played a squeeze box and used to belt out some old favourite hits of his youth. "She was a sweet little dickie bird" and "My Old Man (said follow the van)" In my head I always pictured the "Old Cock Linnet" to be in a little cage like this.
  I made this card last weekend,toying with the idea of using it for my DT post for Scrapbook Sisters' black and white challenge but changed my mind.I won this "Love nest birdcage stamp" by Glitz from Karen Wray,it was amongst the ribbon and lace blog candy and it winged it's way to me all the way from Australia. I've been itching to stamp it up but ended up trialing so many ink pads till I got an image I was happy with. Any advice on the best ink pad to use for this would be gratefully received,I don't even know which one I ended up with here. Anyway,a really simple layout using remnants from my drawer,and some black bling.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Pixie Cottage 8,Something new,
Crafty Purple Frog,Mono moments,
Crafts And Me 35,Anything goes,
Stampin Royalty 72,Birds,
A Spoonfull Of Sugar 152,Anything goes.
Hope to see you again soon,
Thanks for stopping by,


Mary J said...

Mmmm, Crunchie! Love chocs!

Lovely card - the simplicity is perfect with this gorgeous image, Julie!

Pops x said...

Hi Julie, this is fabulous, looks so elegant, have a great day hugs pops x

coops said...

stunning card julie.i love the monochrome and the image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Linda R. said...

What a fabulous card.. I love your bird card image.. Enjoy your days off..

Hugs, Linda

Sue said...

This is such a pretty image, well done on your win :-) Sue xx

lynne said...

Lovely card! love the image!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Lynne x

Nancy in Iowa said...

Very elegant. I love black and white cards but struggle with them myself. Great image - lucky win!