Monday 8 July 2013

A little bird told me…

Marianne Designs make beautiful dies and they have several bird on a branch dies which I adore. This is the larger one...


I hadn’t used him for a while and wanted to make a card for a friend of mine who is an avid garden ‘Twitcher’. This is what I made…

You can use any stamp or patterned paper for the backgrounds. The ‘twigs’ are actually millet stalks kindly donated by my birds, lol.

After I cut the bird and branch out I painted him with watercolours and then stamped over it but you can colour him as you want. The side scrolls are the debris from one of my other dies. When you’re using your dies, especially the border and geometric dies, do look for interesting scroll and other shapes from the unwanted parts. I keep mine in a pot – very handy!

Have a good week everyone and thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment if you have the time,

Chris xxx


  1. A beautiful make and beautiful die too! Love birds in real life and in craft !great colours hugs trace x

  2. Really lovely card - I love the natural colour palette, beautiful book page background, and it is a lovely die.
    Alison x