Friday, November 14, 2008

Its Reining Birds!

I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist the pun - today we have Rein, our wonderful Belgian member of the Daring Cardmakers Design Team setting her very first dare for us.
If you've never visited Rein's personal blog, please go and check it out because it's such a fab place, her work is always beautiful and inspiring. I've been popping by there for the last few years now and always enjoy seeing Rein's amazing cards, ATCs, tags and other crafty makes.

Here's what Rein says:

My name is Rein, and I'm setting my first dare for the Daring Cardmakers today!
I was born in Belgium, I'm married to a German man and live with my family in Germany. I love stamping, handikraft, sewing, nature...
I'm glad to set my first dare here.

Bird, Birds and More Birds
I love birds so I'd like you all to make a card featuring birds this week
......a bird in the snow, a birds nest, a carrier pigeon, a white stork or birds in the sky, or...,or... even big bird!

What a lovely challenge! Birds are everywhere at the moment and there are some fab stamps, die cuts and papers featuring birdies of every shape, colour and style - I'm sure there'll be plenty of takers for this dare.

I've so much enjoyed seeing all the birdie cards the DT girls have been making I don't think I'll ever get bored with that bit. The dare is set and as the week goes on the various team members show what they've made - the anticpation is such fun!

I've mentioned already this week that I've been spending probably too much time playing with my Craft Robo. My card today is another one made with lots of help from
Mr Robo
I'm not sure what sort of birdie this is, but he's definitely excited about Christmas. He seems to be all ready for a spot of carolling!
The bird and scalloped circle are Robo cut, the scalloped borders are hand cut as is the branch he's standing on.
Halfway through making him I decided to cut his hat and scarf from felt. Sadly Mr Robo threw up his hands in Gallic fashion and said "Non!" to this idea (I didn't even know M. Robo had any French in him - maybe it was just the right gesture for the moment) - he wasn't even willing to try - and tbh I don't really think I was going to ask him to anyway.

At some point I looked at Birdie's skinny little legs and thought "that poor bird needs warm socks" so out came the felt again - they're a bit wonky but it's hard to be accurate when cutting such tiny socks from felt!

The cards on the blog are all fantastic, so please do go over there and have a look, they can't fail to raise a smile.

Great first dare, Rein!

One of the wonderful things about Blogland Crafters is that you don't need to speak the Blogger's language to apreciate their work. I'm not sure how I first came to stumble upon this particular fab blog, but I'm so glad I did for her work is so gorgeous and I love going over there to see what's new.

And now she's given me a lovely award - how fab is that?

I find it really hard to choose just a few blogs when these things come around - so I'd like to pass this award on to all the blogs I visit often - you know who you are!

Thanks for inspiring me, for making me smile and for being so generous in the way you share your ideas and talents.


Di said...

Fabulous card Kathy, so cheery xx

Lythan said...

Oh those boots are just the icing on the cake (as it were). This is the cutest Christmas card ever.

Kaz said...

Great card Kathy and I'm glad he's got some thermal socks to help him!!

nutka1911 said...

Kathy here is surprise for you I hope, that you will be pleasantlied surprise :)

Angelnorth said...

Hee hee, I thought they were wellies from the little pic! Cute birdie, lovely cheerful card Kathy!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Kathy this is really awesome.
What a lovely card.

EllePiggo said...

I love him, he's so cute!! :) congrats on the award!


Pascalebrad said...

I love this the boots caught my eye when I first looked at it. Really has a lot of character Kathy! Pascale :)

Jozza said...

Kathy I adore this card. The little socks on the birdy are ultra fab and look so great :o) I love the scalloped edges too.


Godelieve said...

How cute is this bird!!! Fabulous!!

Marlou said...

hi Kathy :) this is absolutely adorable!!! your cards are always so creative, love them :) x

Sue said...

What a cheerful card Kathy. I love your little birdie.
Sue x

Hazel said...

Well done on the blogger award - well deserved. You and Mr Robo have been busy again with the usual fab results (my robo isn't my friend atm, his controller won't play properly!)

Anesha said...

Such a cute card, love the image.

Jackie said...

He's gorgeous! I thought his boots were wellies too :)

Karen said...

How cute is he??? Gorgeous Kathy and congrats on your award X

Susan (Sue H) said...

What a cheeky little chappie!

He’s so cute Kathy and yet another wonderful Robo’ed card.