Monday, 11 August 2014

Grateful For Small Mercies

Hello.  Welcome.  I was working on a little something for Stampotique, where I haven't had much chance to play recently, and also for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, cos I do like Simon.  Then The Craft Barn published their new challenge and, lo and behold, it fits perfectly.  So I will be able to link there in the first few hours, rather than the last few, as usually happens.

 
I stamped Stampotique's Birdy Up onto kraft card and masked.  I used Hero Arts Lotus Background stamp with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.  I cut family using Sizzix movers and shapers family die.  The other words were stamped using Anita's woodblock letters.  I added some white highlights to my bird family and cut a bow from the same embossed card for the daughter of the family (first from left, in case you weren't sure)  

I used the quote 'Insanity runs in my family'  Although I was almost certain that me and my sister have said this at some point, according to brainyquotes.com the only person in the world ever to have uttered these words is Cary Grant.  Way to go Cary. 

Joining the fun at
Stampotique Designers Challenge 159 - Bows
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - In The Family 
The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge - Family/Thing
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 49 - Die a Little
WOW Embossing Powder August Challenge - Monochrome 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

24 comments:

  1. Your little birds are SO cute. The "Family" die made the layout of the card perfect. I can't possibly imagine cutting it out any other way. You did a fantastic job and made the quote really come to life.

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  2. Delightful little bow, Gail, and a fun-filled card! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! Nice to see you here, my friend!

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  3. Love it! And I can confirm that the quote is true for my family as well :)

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  4. I love that quote! And the little hair bow is just so sweet!
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique designers challenge blog this week

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  5. It's a fun card!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

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  6. Thankfully these mad birds are on the cute side of the Stampotique family... It's a perfect page!

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  7. Great when you can link up to ore than one challenge isn't it! Brilliant bow your cutie, great quote, loving the colours a lot :-) xxx

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  8. What a fun card! Love the stamps! And the background is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Loving those fun birds, great quote too.

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  10. such a cute page, lovely background, fantastic birdie family and a funny quote.

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  11. This is great - your family look so cute!

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  12. Beautiful card! Cary Grant you said? It could have been me!(?, he, he?)

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  13. Brilliant, I think a little insanity goes a long way ;)
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

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  14. Great card with lots of humour.
    Julie x

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  15. This is fabulous Gail, I love the background and the quote is perfect, together with the bow and the highlights on Birdy Up. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

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  16. That is so cute, and the owls are perfect!

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  17. Love it!
    I think there are a quite a few people who say that about their family but obviously Cary was the first lol

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  18. LOL love this! Your family sounds like mine.

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  19. Oh yes that saying definitely describes our family!LOL. Love your birdies. A great piece and so glad you could post earlier :) I have done mine early too!

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  20. Cool card :) Love the birds!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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  21. Your page is just SO much fun!! And I really like the white embossing. It looks like wallpaper. Lovely :D

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  22. The stamp is excellent. The looks on the faces. I did giggle.

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  23. Your owl stamps are such fun and go perfectly with your quote.

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