Wednesday 14 July 2021

Twofer Birds


It's that time of the month again - when I try extending the use of my dies and stamps and create two cards for two occasions!  The prompt for the Twofer Card Challenge in July 2021 is Birds.  

I've set myself a double challenge this month, using this bird die from Impression Obsession (Birch Trees) and this birdhouse die (Frantic Stamper Garden Birdhouses) in both cards.  The Garden Birdhouses Die is NBUS (despite being bought 6 years ago) so I'll be entering the cards in NBUS Challenge #28 as well!  The first is "welcome to the neighbourhood" card and the second is a Christmas card.  Here's a closer look at each of them!

These birds are very neighbourly - all having a natter on their roofs or in their gardens!   It's A Lovely Day in the Neighbourhood - which just happens to be the name of a movie starring Tom Hanks so I'll be entering this card in the Time Out Challenge #191 where the prompt is Movies!

 I cut and stacked these birdhouses and birds from white card stock, then I used various distress inks to colour them.  No problem with the birdhouses but the birds are tiny and I ended up with very inky fingers so I'll be entering the Cardz4Galz Challenge #150 where the prompt is "Get Inky" because I certainly did!

I would also like to enter this card in MakeMyChallenge Challenge #152 where the prompt is "Anything Airborne"!

The next card is a Christmas card, because doesn't everyone sit down in the middle of July and make a Christmas card?   Well despite my best intentions early this year, I haven't made a few Christmas cards each month!  January was ok, but then as the weather got warmer, it got more and more difficult!  However, there are several challenges at the moment which have reminded me we're over half way to Christmas and provided me with the encouragement to make at least one this month!

The following inspiration photo from Just Add Ink Challenge #562 inspired my colour scheme - from the white on off-white, the red birdhouse and birds and the touch of greenery at the base.

I'm also entering the following challenges which have Anything Christmas Goes prompts

Each of the birds and birdhouses were stacked up at least 3 high, so I was able to use up lots of odd pieces of red and green card stock for the birds, the birdhouse and the greenery and I'd like to enter Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge.

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  1. I love your cute Christmas bird house in the trees with the red cardinal, fabulous card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Super cute birds and I love the rainbow colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

  3. such an adorable for the birdhouse cards, I love the color combination you picked, thank you for playing with us at MMM

  4. Brilliant twofers, great ideas on both, but I'm here for the Christmas card and what a beauty it is. Love the design and the gorgeous details you have used. Just one thing about your post I don't like? You say we are over half way to Christmas! How could you be so cruel to me? ;D
    Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

  5. Both gorgeous cards and a great way to use up snippets. The Christmas card is really striking. Thanks for joining us in the playground,
    Katrina x

  6. These cards are gorgeous! So glad you've shared it at Make My Monday.

  7. Such a sweet Twofer, Kate! That 'welcome to the neighborhood' card is absolutely darling in that wonderful array of color, as are those birds. This card will surely make a new neighbor smile and feel welcome! And your Christmas card is truly lovely. We have several cardinals in our backyard, and they're my favorite bird. So pretty against all that white of the birch trees and winter sky. Great cards, and thank you so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. Bev

  8. These are so pretty and so different. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  9. These are both so charming, Kate! I love the way you have designed and colored your birds and your birdhouses! The rainbow colors are a delight on your new home card and you can never go wrong with birch trees and cardinals for a Christmas card! Thank you for playing in TCC #40 and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  10. A great set of twofer cards using up your old new stuff!
    Very colourful and fab use of snippets.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. Both of these are gorgeous! Love all the bright colours on the first one. Take care xxx

  12. Wowser Kate, two absolutely fabulous cards - and perfect use of snippets as well.

    Apologies for being late commenting.


    Di xx

  13. What wonderful Twofer cards, Kate! I just love birdhouses, so they are both a winner with me!! I love the pops of red with the little birds and house among the trees! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies! Stay safe! :)

  14. Awesome bird cards. So pretty. [Bunny]

  15. You did a great masculine Christmas card! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.

    Maja, DT

  16. You have created a wonderful Christmas card and at the same time her pair for Twofer :-)
    Thank you so much for joining The Male Room blog.
    I hope to see you again in our new challenge :-)
    Majda DT


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