Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage Cafe Card Challenge ~ birds

Good Morning!
It's time for another Vintage Cafe Card Challenge, and this time it's birds, use anything bird related. I have a crochet project to show you and some Our Craft Lounge news too.
But first, lets get to this tweet challenge :) I love to use birds in my paper creations and home decorating, so this was fun for me.

I used the cute 6x6 pattern paper from Fancy Pants called, It's the Little Things, love the colors in this paper!
I used the Alterations Mini Bird & Cage set to cut the bird & cage from a chipboard coaster. I paper pieced the little bird and painted the cage with Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint.
I used my MFT Jumbo Scallop die to cut the little birdie paper and added the black buttons that I threaded with black twine with Glue Dots. The oval is cut with my Spellbinders Oval Classic die (lg) and I used a black Copic marker to go around the edge of the oval to give it a little dimension. The sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets set Grand Greetings another one of my fave sets!

Now, head on over to the Vintage Cafe Card Challenge and upload your bird themed card for a chance to win some great crafty supplies!
I've decided to step down from the Our Craft Lounge DT. I think I need to slow down and breathe a little easier, seems I'm just so busy, busy ,busy and I want to relax a little more, ya know? I sure hated to do it, I love the OCL girls, I've been friends with them for many years, I know they understand and they'll still love me :) I adore my stash of OCL stamp sets and I can't wait to play with them just for fun!
This is what I've been doing during my TV time. I crocheted a cover for my iPad. I was searching online for one I could use when I want to pack it for travel. Then I thought, geeze, I can crochet one of these a whole lot cheaper than what I was seeing online! I have a magnetic cover from Apple for it, but, I wanted the added protection from scratches on the back of it.
For you crocheter's out there, I used Peaches and Creme cotton thread from Walmart, I don't remember the colors I used, if you want to know, let me know and I'll get them for you. I don't have any measurements, I just made my chain and measured it on the iPad as long as I wanted it and made a long rectangle, long enough to wrap around the iPad with a flap. I just used the single crochet stitch. For the ruffled edge I made scallops - slip stitch, single, double, single, slip stitch, easy peasy! I added 3 vintage buttons, the middle one buttons it closed, the other 2 are for decoration.
I hope y'all have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from


Conniecrafter said...

cute card, like the pattern on the bird and the I pad cover is very neat, love the colors!

Lori Barnett said...

This is wonderful! Is there a pattern somewhere? I will have to make one for my mom and granddaughter. I wish I had one! ;) I know you will be missed on the OCL team...and I didn't have a chance to get to know you...but I will try and remember to pop over to your blog to keep up. (((hugs))) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of many blessings!

Suzanne said...

AWESOME iPad case! Totally personalized & your personality can shine a bit.:)

How are ya? Keepin' busy? Staying quiet? Miss ya ya know!!!!

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