Friday, 30 June 2017

Crazy Bird get well card ...........

..........for our own dear Crazy Bird, Miss Darnell!

Lots of you will already know that Darnell wrote on her blog that she was having an operation last Tuesday. It's all gone well and she's no longer in fear of her 'baby basket' making a bid for freedom - as she so neatly described it!

As soon as I knew the date of her 'theatre appearance' I made Darnell a get well card and it has arrived in California already:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, side opening

- a piece of white card stock, embossed using a Cuttlebug 'Pinking Stitch' folder and trimmed to the same size as the card front

- snippet of white card stock for stamping the image and little extras on

- then I set to using the fabulous Tim Holtz 'Bird Crazy' stamp set as well as the Tim Holtz 'Crazy Things' stamp set. First I stamped the images I wanted onto the white snippet and then coloured them using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution

- next I die cut the Crazy Bird using the matching thinlets die set, and fussy cut the 'Crazy Things' hat and bunch of flowers

- at this point I knew where I wanted the bird to sit in relation to the sentiment I planned to add so I did a little grey stripe on the front panelusing a Promarker and covered it with clear Wink of Stella

- next I stamped 'Get Well' using the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink and a stamp from the Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' set

- next assembled the bird by cutting along it's wing to tuck the bunch of flowers in place and also cut along the back part of the hat so it sits properly on the birdie's head - used red line tape to fix things in place

- as the red line tape was already out I used it to add to the back of the assembled image and then stuck it onto the card front

- resisted the urge to add some turquoise sparkly sequins but did ad some little tickles of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers (hat and bouquet)

- finally, when the card was ready to be put safely to one side, I added 'Glossy Accents' to the eyes  

I do have to smile at the birdie (as they say) it almost seems to be looking up to check that nothing's gonna fall on its head from above! :)

Here's hoping that Darnell is soon back to her usual bouncy self!
 


30 comments:

  1. Brilliant card for Darnell, Di, I love the expression on the beautifully coloured Crazy Bird. The embossing make a perfect frame for your CAS card.

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  2. This is a fabulous card Di and this cute and fun Crazy Bird is just perfect for the lovely Darnell and I'm sure she will have adored it. I am pleased she is beginning to feel better now and I'm sure we all look forward to having her back among us restored to full health. x

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  3. What a cute card. I know she enjoyed receiving it. That was so thoughtful.

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  4. Just perfect for Darnell. Bet she is chuckling looking at it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Such a cheery card! Well done!

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  6. This is so fun, Di - Darnell will love it!!

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  7. That is such a fun card and I'm sure it was much appreciated and bound to raise a smile. I do so love the TH 'crazy' critters although I don't actually own any - that might have to be rectified soon!!

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  8. Super card - perfect for Darnell, I am sure she will love it

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  9. Brilliant card Di. I do love those crazy birds and I don't use mine often enough!

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  10. Oh, poor Darnell . . . I did not know about her op and will pop over to her blog and send get well wishes her way. Thanks for the heads up!

    TERRIFIC get well card Di . . . and I just know that Darnell will love it. GREAT GROUNDING of the bird too . . . top marks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. This is just fabulous, love how you accessorised the bird. I'm sure it has speeded up Darnell's recovery x

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  12. this is very nice card!
    bird is so cute!
    have a nice day

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  13. This is perfect for Darnell. I think we're all crazy birds. Grin
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  14. What a gorgeous get well card, I'm glad to hear that everything went well for Darnell.

    Sue cc

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  15. A fabulous card - a crazy card for a crazy gal!
    Kath x

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  16. Haha! I think she is saying, "Cover that thing up and stop looking up there for any more trouble! No one wants to see that!" This card is even more adorable in person and she has brought me endless gentle chuckles on the corner of my bedside table!! Thank you again, Di! You're the best!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Fab card Di, love that cute bird

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  18. Fantastic get well card, Darnell will love it.

    Kath x

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  19. This is adorable, Di.

    Trina xx

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  20. Hi Di, a great card for Darnell, love the TH Crazy Birds set and you have created a fab look for the little bird. Sure to have give Darnell a smile on her dial... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  21. Such a fun card, Di. I can just picture Darnell wearing a hat like that. :) xx

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  22. This is so cute. I love her sweet hat and those flowers she has. What a fun card for Darnell as she recovers.

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  23. Hi Di,
    what a brilliant card and such a super image.
    As usual your design is so fab.
    I bet Darnell loved it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Love this. Great stamping and combination to make the cutest get well card.

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  25. A really beautiful card Di and I'm sure it brought a smile to Darnell's lips. Super stamping and I love the pretty colours. Barbxx

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  26. I think that was my favourite as well, super card for Darnell and a great post for the Playground.

    Kath x

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  27. awww, she is so sweet! I am a birdie lover so just adore this cutie.

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