Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dare I say... bird cards?

At the beginning of a long weekend here (National holiday tomorrow) I am posting five cards which I made with birds. I can't help it, I love creating with this little bird at the moment and that is what creating is all about, enjoying the moment and going with the flow. I would give myself a headache if I had to come up with something that isn't natural to my heart.

 I used a scrap of patterned paper for the smaller panel and found this red paper that I don't use very often, so it found a place here. I stamped and cut out a leaf from Clearly Besotted stamps for the nest. The little bird is from Stampin' Up and the Spring definition is Hero Arts (thanks Lin!). I will always be grateful to Linn (from Sending Hugs) for sending me this stamp. Before we know it, it will be Summer here, so always grateful when I can use a Spring definition!

My granddaughter, Serena will be one year old in June and will be with us at that time. So, I was thinking of giving her this card.

I had a scrap of paper that I had used distress inks sprayed with water on and hadn't used yet. I stamped over the top with a leaf stamp from Clearly Besotted and then stamped a few orange flowers. This little bird was already cut out and fit just perfectly on the branch.

Happy birthday sentiment is Stampin' Up.

This card was made by stamping a piece of paper out of a very cheaply found Nature Book.

I stamped directly onto patterned paper with several different stamps on this one. The ruler was not straight, so I had to hide it with two flowers.

My final card, with layered stamping.

I used a mix of Hero Arts and Stampin' Up for this card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Just to leave you with a little thought. A book of Derek Prince helped me to realize that God is not looking for success. Sometimes on the Mission Field, or wherever you strive to be a witness through your daily lives, the fact that there is a lack of fruit is not a sign of disapproval! God is looking for the 'faithful' servant! That blessed me so much. I can't always have success but I can be faithful!



  1. Beautiful birds, Jacqueline, all different, but all lovely in your signature style! Thanks for reminding me about that spring're right, must pull it out again before the season has passed!

  2. Your cards are all gorgeous. And you are right, creating is about following your heart and doing what feels right. Otherwise it wouldn't be fun and would just be a chore- and who needs any more chores?

  3. beautful! every one of them! it's so much more natural (and easier) to create is one's own style - love looking at your cards but i could never do your style as well as you do!

  4. Just beautiful! Congratulations on becoming a Grandmaman! I'm a bit behind.

  5. Wonderful and what a beautiful colors!!!
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

  6. Thanks for your thoughts and for sharing your beautiful cards. I find that being creative is important for me and I appreciate the inspiration I find here. Blessings.

  7. Beautiful cards Jacqueline - i love your 'way' with the birds :-). Derek Prince was surely a wise man, and those words are so encouraging.

  8. I love all your lovely birdie cards Jacqueline, it really is your signature style! Thanks for mentioning Derek Prince, I had not heard of him before so I am definitely going to look at the types of books he has. Sending love!

  9. Hello Jacqueline,
    Your cards are so beautiful and I love all the layering on them too. It adds so much dimension to the cards. I'm trying to do that also. It fun to see also what stamps I have and mix them up. I never get tired of using the same stamp. That is good that you find many ways to use your stamp. That is a good stamper. : ) I have started following you on Pinterest. I enjoy your boards. Fun!
    Have a lovely day and weekend too.

  10. Lovely cards, Jacqueline! The one you made for Serena is my favorite!! Soft and pretty. Enjoy Spring while it lasts; summer will be here before we know it!

  11. I so enjoy your bird cards, such pretty stamping and love the stamping on the designer paper! Great thought at the end there, we need to hear that every now and then!

  12. My goodness you have been busy Jacqueline, love all your nature inspired cards!

  13. What a great collection of cards!!


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