Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bird and Feather

Hi there!

I've had a good week! I was up with the winners again this week at 
The Mod Squad Challenge I'm so happy and very grateful ... Thanks so much!

I haven't made a card yet for this week's challenge but I do have a card to share

I came across Lia Griffiths DIY paper feathers yesterday and thought I give them a try as I don't have any feather stamps or dies ...

Here's what I came up with...


I cut my feather from paper by MME and the background paper is from Me and My Big Ideas - I stamped script and ink splats for more effect


When I first went to high school - many moons ago - we had these awful plastic pens with a nib and there were inkwells in the old wooden desks ... It was impossible to be neat ... the ink would splat everywhere!


Emails and texts are fine ... but I love an old fashioned letter and that's what my card is really about

As I have a little bird as well as a feather on my card, it fits the challenge at


So that's where I'll be entering this

I hope you have a lovely day ... the sun is shining here 

Till soon, take care and thanks so much for visiting me

~ Ros ~





21 comments:

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
The colours are so pretty:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

Hi Ros,
what a nice idea! Looks very cute.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely words.
I love "Our Beautiful World", it's a great inspiration!

Have a nice day ... Frauke

Lynnda said...

Loving this beautiful card Ros... And congrats on your win! Hugs x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Ros! Congrats on your win! Love the inky background and beautiful color palette! The feather pen looks amazing!

Tracy said...

Oh I just love your feather especially with that pen nib Ros. The sea tones are so pretty and these ink splats look just right. Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

I'm in love with your smashing card Ros, love everything about it, from the fabulously stamped/altered paper to the feather, superbly done! When I was five, we, too, learnt how to write with ink nibs (and had sheets of green ink blotting paper for the ink well drips). Fountain pens were only allowed at secondary school. Pretty old school, come to think of it, but I went to an old-fashioned catholic school run by fathers and nuns (nice and good ones, thank heavens!) Have a lovely evening, I'm going to enjoy your fab card again ;-) Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Barbara said...

I absolutely love the colors and that feather is beautiful, too! I totally agree with you about actual letters... and I'm just now reading a book that's a compilation of letters, many of them presented as scans. "Letters of Note", in case you're interested.

Sarah said...

Absolutely love your card Ros, the colours and design are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts for our Birds & Feathers challenge x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Ros,
wow gorgeous feather and the card is so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

Stella said...

I am blessed with the fact that I am writing with my left hand and never learnt to use a fountain pen. I know what you mean about these inkwells in wooden desks; we had them too. But they we not used when I was in school ( But my sisters had to use them...)

Your card is lovely; I love the feather trend but do not have feather dies and stamps. You created this all by yourzelf and it looks stunning. Love the ink splats and that color scheme. This card IS a jaw dropper!
Sending hugs,
XXXXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Ross, that feather looks fantastic!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, I love the background paper and colors and of course your feather! Have a fabulous Friday...hope Spring has arrived for you and that you are well!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card turned out beautifully Ros!

Sue Lelli said...

THIS card is FANTASTIC! LOVE the quill pen, the tiny bird, and the ink splats! FAB card, Ros!

Victoriya N said...

Wow! So nice and elegant card! Great idea and beautiful colors! ))

brenda said...


What a super creations for our Birds and Feather theme Ros, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

Lisette Baker said...

Congratulations on your win. Great, the feather is fabulous and I love the background. Happy Weekend.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A fabulous card Ros and I love the feather you made!! Better than the stamped or die cut ones for certain! It's got character!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Maria said...

Amazingly beautiful...love it!

Diane said...

Love your handmade feather....and your gorgeous background as well...the added "splats" have become such a favorite of mine!! I have been gone for about 4 days, so am getting caught up!!

Anna Rogalska said...

So beautiful and elegant card!

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