Thursday, 18 April 2013

Using up little free die cuts

Whenever Tracy from 'Dies to Die For' sends out an order, she encloses a few little die cuts. These were so lovely (the bird cage and leaves) I used them almost straight away:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- SU 'Always Artichoke' card stock - a pretty close match to the leafy spray

- white card, embossed using Crafts-Too's 'Scrollwork Frame' folder

- pretty pink cage sent by Tracy, and I added a strip of tiny pearls across

- pearlescent green leaf spray, also from Tracy

- flower and a pale pink pearl from my own goodies

I love the little cage, it's really petite and very pretty.  It reminds me of a birdcage I had in a previous existence when I had a budgie - the cage hung from the ceiling on a chain and was 'tres smart' - and, as Perky just came and went in and out of his cage as he fancied (he flew free most of the time), we could get away with a round cage rather like this one. He was the only budgie I've ever met who would hop into his cage and pull the door to behind him with his beak when he wanted to be covered up for the night! A real little character :)

Di
x

13 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Pretty. Gorgeous colour pink. Hugs mrs a.

Mary said...

What a pretty card. I love the embossed section and I too love bird cages. Pretty flower to make the card perfect!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card and die cage is really beautiful,
hugs Tamara

Kath said...

A lovely card - I always get excited when I have a 'freebie' with something I've bought!
Kath x

Sue - said...

Very pretty card. The birdcage is really sweet and always nice to get freebies.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a lovely birdcage card. Only YOU would have a budgie that put himself to bed each night!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Caz said...

Love this card Di, very sweet. I also love the sound of your little budgie, he sounds lovely.
Hugs
Caz x

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Di. Great use of Snippets too! Are you coming to play then?
Like what Sandra said about only YOU having a budgie who put himself to bed!
Hugs
x

Irene said...

Gorgeous Di, I love the embossing folder and you are so right the bird cae is brilliant.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di and how nice to get the added extras!! xx

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!
xx

Mary H. said...

Just Gorgeous. That's all. Gorgeous. TFS

Juls said...

fabulous!! and stylish!! Hugs Juls