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Monday, 21 April 2014

Hobbycutz 44 CAS

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a good Easter and haven’t eaten too many choccie treats. Personally I have been on a healthy eating regime and haven’t had one chocolate egg! On the plus side, I lost 5lbs this week. Hooray!

Anyhow enough of me and my double chins. Our challenge at Hobbycutz this time is Clean and Simple, and we are sponsored by the Hobbycutz store itself. They have such fabulous lazer cuts, and I have used one on my card.

HC 44 CAS Angle

I painted it in white, and then went over in gold paint. I still wasn’t satisfied that it looked gold enough though so I finally went over it in Pebeo gold gilding wax. The bird was coloured with promarkers over the top of the gold paint. So he has a sort of golden glow to him.

The paper is from Craftwork Cards’ Botanica kit, and 8x8 pad which I trimmed down to fit the smaller 6” square card. The top of it has gone through my Happy Cut with an Embossabilities embossing folder, and then I dusted distress ink over the top to pick up the embossed detail, in this case a script folder. The sentiment is from the same Botanica kit.

I am entering this into the following:-

4 Crafty Chicks – #190 Sentiments Only {No Pictures}
Craftitude – #63Anything Goes
Crafty Catz – #227 B is for Birdcage
Crafty Girls Challenges – #16 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – #32 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room – #146 Flowers
Robyn’s Fetish – Square Cards
Simply Create Too – #59 No Stamped Image or Digi Stamp
Sister Act Card Challenge – #53 Anything Goes
That Craft Place – Anything Goes/Easter



  1. Love the way you have used that beautiful designer paper using the embossing on the top and the flowers on the bottom as a perfect background for your die cut bird in the golden cage. Such a pretty ruffle around your sentiment! Gorgeous card!

  2. This is just so pretty and I adore the design paper.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Wow. This is a lovely , lovely card. So pretty in every detail. Loving the colours and the poppy. Happy Easter wishes. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Great card, I love the birdcage. Thanks for sharing with us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  5. Love the design paper you have used. The card is very pretty. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. Very pretty - I love the way you embossed part of the paper. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers - good luck x

  7. Just gorgeous! I love that beautiful bird cage and such a sweet spring card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

  8. Very pretty, nice embossing and the paper is pretty, Thanks for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very nicely done!

    Leanne DT@4CC

  9. Beautiful spring card. The gilded cage adds a gorgeous touch.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  10. I love those stunning backing papers

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a lovely day.


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  11. Lin, We're delighted you joined our Simply Create Too "No Digi or Stamped Image" Challenge #59, and hope you return tomorrow for our new challenge. Your card is so pretty.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

  13. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for entering the Craftitude Challenge - Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx


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