06 January, 2015

Blue bird

Just a quick post to start the 2015 crafting season.
I've taken some time off during the holidays, partly because I went home where I don't have any crafting stuff, and partly because I started what I should be doing anyway - learning.
Well, I sorted my unterlagen and prepared (almost) everything I need to know for my exam. And with 6 weeks to go, I almost feel like time is running out!
What a wonderful students' life...

Anyway, as I'm not a morning person when it comes to learning (i.e. afternoon, evening & night is my most productive learning time), I managed to do this little blue bird somewhere between waking up and cooking lunch.
Mainly, I used the sketch from sweet sketch wednesday for the arrangement, and the colour combo from C.R.A.F.T. challenge.
I took some patterned paper for the background, and thought to use a white ribbon for the horizontal stripe. But, I glued the background paper to the card too soon, so I took a blue leftover paper instead. To make it sparkle, I used a silver sticker and two wooden snowflakes with glitter.
I can imagine the little bird is cold with the low temperatures outside, but at least I hope somebody wrapped some candy on the tree :) It's pretty funny to watch the birds swing on those apples, and a wonderful idea I saw in the city center lately.

- sweet sketch wednesday: sketch
- C.R.A.F.T.: colour combo
- ABC christmas challenge: Z for zebra (stripes)
- alphabetchallengeblog: W for whiskers
- basteltanten: winter time
- catchthebugblog: ATG
- come and get it challenge: snow much fun
- craftalnica: ATG
- craftycalendar: what's new (background paper)
- craftycatz: ATG
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: anything goes as long as it's Christmas
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper: background paper
- creativecardcrew: for a child
- cutecardthursday: ATG
- dreamvalley: Christmas
- fairytale-challengeblog: snow
- fan-tastic tuesday: ATG with a twist - add some orange
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- jellyparkchallenges: bling it up
- pennyspapercraft: ATG
- ABC challenge: A for ATG
- clear it out challenge: ATG
- papertake weekly: ATG


  1. Awww...such a cute card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  2. Super cute card!! love the little bird and your sketch is great. If I had a $1 for every time I glued before I put the ribbon on or the brads in I could go out and buy more "schtuff" Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the AG challenge.

  3. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you come back soon!



  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  5. Such a lovely card. Thank you for shaing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

  6. How cute! Such a sweet little bird. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  7. Such a sweet little bird!! Love your card - perfect embellishments too!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at SSW2!!
    Blessings to you!!

  8. This is lovely. I loved the CAS feel of your card and those snowflake embellishments REALLY worked with it. Thanks so much for getting sketchy with us over at SSW2

  9. What a sweet card. I love the simplicity of the card. So beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at SSW2!
    Hugs, Sharon

  10. Lovely card! :-D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. Milka GD

  11. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  12. Adorable and great embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

  13. What a cute project...thanks for joining us here @ CIO challenge blog hope you stop by again to play <((><

  14. Fantastic card :-))
    Thanks for join us at CRAFTalnica!

  15. A lovely card - cute image and snowflakes! Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  16. Super cute card, love it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craft-alnica. Hugs Lili

  17. such a lovely card and image thanks for sharing at Craft this week

  18. very cute!!! looks fab thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  19. So very cute and adorable I love that image also the fab design thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge
    lorraine x

  20. What a cute and lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  21. cute image & layout. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  22. Very cute :o) Thanks for joining us at the Basteltanten Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  23. Ohja ein klasse Winterkärtchen ist Dir da gelungen
    Hab ganz lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei den Basteltanten
    Grüßle Vanessa

  24. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 67 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges x

  25. a very lovely card!
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!


    Hugs and kisses from germany,

    silvi xoxo

  26. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Snow much fun” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  27. Vielen lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    und viel Glück wünscht Dir Sonny.

  28. Such a sweet card

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

  29. I love those snowflake embellies on your lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge this week. Pop back soon to see if you’re a winner, and to join in the new challenge here at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog.
    Jen Leeflang (BUGABOO STAMPS)

  30. Lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Glitter and Sparkle! Hope to see you next time! Good luck!

  31. Very sweet - thank you for playing with us at the Creative Cards Crew!

  32. Beyond adorable, love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our bling it up challenge.

  33. Oh what a lovely bird stamp... so cute!
    Your card is very nice and sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at Basteltanten.
    Hugs Ivi

  34. Wwwwauuuu...prelepo in zelo nežno voščilnico si sestavila.
    Zeelooo všeč mi je mali ptiček ;))) Imam to srečo, da živim v hiši, ki je blizu gozda. Seveda imamo tako pozimi kot poleti ptičje prijatelje. Pozimi se nam pridruži še detelj ;))

  35. This is great! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew! xx Jan

  36. A lovely card, love that sweet image & the fab layout. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x