Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Creative Therapy Card

Hello, my sweet friends!

I must begin this post with another HUGE thank you!
Your love and prayers have been such a wonderful encouragement to me! 
Each of you are such a beautiful blessing!
Thank you! 

I finally felt like making something today.
My motivation has been somewhat absent lately, so it felt great to make something.
I'm still not feeling very "social" but I am trying to work on that too.

So...remember a little while back I shared a fun announcement with you? 
I was invited to be on the Design Team of The Paper Trail.
(You can read that post HERE)

Well, right after announcing the new DT members, Chelsea made the decision to close up shop.
Is that the shortest DT term ever? lol 
Chelsea is now having a big clearance sale. Everything in the store is 40% off!
Things are going fast, so you better hurry if you want to do some shopping!

I created a fun card using the Lawn Fawn - Winter Sparrows stamps and die. 
Last time I checked these were both still available in the store for "cheep"! 
That is not a's just a little bird humor! lol

The sentiment I used on the front of the card is one that I made myself.
It's available for you on my "Free Stuff" page.

I coloured my sweet little birdies yellow to represent the flock of gold finch we have in our yard every day.
They are still enjoying our sunflowers very much.
However, the nights are getting pretty cold, and I think it's time 
for them to bundle up with their little scarves, hats and muffs! 

Here is my card:

The inside:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Kraft and Cardstock;
Image: Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp- Winter Sparrows;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Die: Lawn Cuts Custom Craft Die - Winter Sparrows,
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Bird Branch;
Cricut Cartridge: Bags, Tags, Boxes and More 2;
Sentiment: The Nickel Nook - Freebie;
Ribbon: Celebrate it.

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Linking Up To:

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Head on over to The Paper Trail and catch the sale.
The store closes at the end of the month!

I hope to be back soon with another project to share with you! :o)


alexandra s.m. said...

It's a beautiful card Nancy!
I'm thinking of you~


Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful creativity Nancy! I love the inside as much as the outside! Glad you are creating and your motivation has returned. I miss you!

Cheri said...

Really adorable card Nancy! I'm glad you are feeling a bit better!

Christine L said...

Your card is fabulous Nancy... (those little birdies sit in my stash too!) and I'm so glad you're back doing a bit of making... it really is good for the soul!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A very lovely card with those little birdies. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

Carole Robb Bisson

Geri said...

Oh, what a sweet design, Nancy! I have these little birds and it always makes me smile when I create with them! Sweet, sweet card!!!

Marilyn said...

This is super cute Nancy. I just bought this stamp and die and although they are still in the package, I know they have so much potential.
Great card... I do love those little birds.

Kat W said...

This is super cute and those birds look so cosy!
We have flocks of goldfinches in our garden too and they are such a joy to watch :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Vivienne Holden said...

This is such a tweet card Chukky Egg! Ha Ha! Good ter see you back at it love! xxx

DebR said...

Such an adorable card! So joyful with the little birds. Great job on this....
Thank you for joining our Mini Crop challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Penny said...

Glad to see you are feeling happy enough to get back to creating! :^)
And what a darling creation this is! such a great design--love the cut-outs! Really love the fun stamped notes, adorable birds, coloring, color palette & beautiful bow! :^)
Wow, that was a short DT!
Hugs, Penny

Robyn said...

good to see your work. I will be glad when my own creative drive kicks back in! Keeping you in prayer.

Bev said...

super cute card.. great design and thanks for playing along at Scrapping Everyday Miracles...

Tracy said...

They're so sweet peeping out of their little birdie holes. It's nice to see you doing a little crafting. It's good therapy. Sending you another round of BIG hugs!

Roxie said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining the SweetStamps challenge.

mamawcindy said...

Thought I would stop by and see what you have been up to. I Love your Sweet Card. It's just to Cute. Glad your feeling a little better. Saying a Prayer for you. :0)

Kelly Neis said...

I am singing joy with you, much deserved! Cute card, love the birds and I love the design of your card.
I hope you are feeling our prayers and God's comfort, huge hugs for you!

Paula Jennings said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. Love your take on our theme challenge. Thanks for playing at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Karen Letchworth said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us,
Word Art Wednesday

leslieb said...

This is a fun card! Just the right "note" {nudge nudge - get it?} to make someone feel "chipper" :D

Love - Leslie

Anne Fenton said...

Great card, love the images, thank you for joining TTCRD this week,

TLady said...

Such a SWEET CARD Nancy! I'm sorry about the shop closing up on you! BUMMER! But, there are BETTER THINGS out there! :D

Leah Burgett said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

Helen Gullett said...

Nancy... this card screams for CUTENESS!!! I love those chicks peek out of the circles... and what a cute surprise when open the card :D Thank you so much for playing with Scrapping Everyday Miracles Mini Crop!

Susan M said...

I LOVE this card Nancy ! The image is so cute and what a fabulous idea to have them on the inside of the card peeking through ! Thanks so much for the free sentiment , it will go perfectly with my chickadee stamp ! So glad you are feeling up to crafting again, my prayers are still with you.

Cara G said...

Super cute card glad you joined us for our SEM Mini Crop challenges!

Bettina L. said...

This is so cute. Love the details with the birds into the circles and love the use of crafts. Thanks for playing at Bettina <a href=">DT Member at Oddball Art</a> xx