Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A little bird told me...

I shall have to work in silence soon... no I'm not in detention, but the piano tuner will be arriving... in fact I just heard the doorbell as I typed, he doesn't like any noise to distract him, I even had to put some WD40 on my husband's office chair as the squeaking put him off his work... and my husband does fidget!
Here is a little card for CAS-ual Friday's challenge this week which is to incorporate an arrow.
The sentiment was computer generated and the little bird (from Paper Smooches) was coloured with Copics.
The arrow was a tiny die-cut from my Cuttlebug Typewriter alphabet set of dies.
Speaking of dies, I got the bargain of the century at the Portsmouth craft show on Sunday.

I spotted this pack of dies.. two sets of alphabet dies... (the boxes are huge but the dies take very little space). The Merry set has both upper and lower case letters plus an ampersand, exclamation and question marks and a set of numbers. The Bright set is a mixture of trendy upper and lower case letters plus an ampersand, exclamation and question marks, inverted commas and a set of numbers.
It also has three triangles and three squares graduated in size to make different sized Christmas trees among other things.
The whole lot cost £15.
I looked the set up online when I got home to discover that originally it had retailed for $170.
These are cookie cutter dies, which means that they can be used to leave a letter shaped gap on a card and so are really versatile.
What luck!


  1. Lovely card. Hope the piano is tuned by now. Great bargain you got.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. So gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Such a cute card - love that little bird and the arrow is a perfect touch.

  4. Love the look of surprise on that bird's face Chrissie, brilliant! What a bargain those dies were, well done you:)
    My 15 mins of fame is continuing this weekend as we are singing at the O2! Unfortunately it's the one day that Michael Buble is not there:) Just my luck but the thought of 10,000 rock choir members probably put him off!
    Val x

  5. Love your cute little bird Chrissie, and great bargain shopping! Cathy x

  6. Good morning Christine, I just popped in to say that I have not deserted you, I always check out your wonderful creations but as I don't do challenges I don't bother commenting. I have never seen a card of yours that I didn't love :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. That little birdie is just so darn happy! Love how you have him jumping up with excitement on his big news. So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week!

    PS. what a lucky deal you got on those dies ... I live for that stuff!

  8. these are so cute! awesome projects! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  9. Super cute card Chrissie and oh what a bargain you got too ! :) Viv xx

  10. Heh, I love this card so much <3 The birdie is adorable! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  11. What a bargain those dies are, it's always good to be able to use dies for negative designs :0)
    That's a cute birdie card too...love how you used the arrow :0)
    jenny x


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