Saturday, 7 November 2015

Another mixed media project.........

Hi Everyone

Well I'm not sure what the weather's doing with you but this morning in Somerset we had gale force winds and torrential rain.........and this afternoon all is calm and the sun's been out!!! 

Here I am back with another mixed media project and I'm still on the blue and silver theme.  Now I've been racking my brains for a little while as I needed to make a birthday card for a man........who just happens to be my best friend and also my husband!  And to top it off it's his 70th birthday on did that happen?  I should tell you he's much older than!  I have no problem, like many of you, making special cards for ladies but when it comes to men and for such a special birthday I wanted to do something a little "off piste".  So when I saw a sweet little MDF bird house inspiration struck.  Tony loves his birds (feathered variety!!!), and we get loads of different varieties in the garden and around, which is probably because Tony feeds them every day - think he spends more on them than I do on our food!!!

I am also going to enter this in the new Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge which is to use a tag........I'm hoping they will forgive me for the bird house, but there is a tag on the back of it.

Anyway, here is my bird house - I've not gone into the details of what I've used and how as I think it's pretty self explanatory.  Really just lots of stuff I had in my stash already.  If you've got any questions just drop me a line and I'll get back to you.


Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. Stunning...absolutely beautiful...from every angle.......a real treasure....hope Tony has a wonderful birthday xxxx

  2. Wow Karen what a brilliant 'bird day' project Tony will love it and what a great keepsake.....gorgeous textures and colours , love the two little 'birdies' peeking out... You will have to tell us reaction on Monday morning...

    Anne x

  3. Oh my gosh ... this is amazing Karen!!! What beautiful project ... and something Tony is going go love. Very special!! xx

  4. Hi Karen, wow amazing keepsake you have created for your husbands 70th birthday, great idea, the colours and all the details.
    Pam x

  5. You've certainly been busy with the mixed media ideas and this project is amazing and something different for a male birthday. Birthday wishes to Tony and I'm sure he s going to love this.

  6. Oh, yes, I got the e-mail this time!!!!
    What a very, very sweet and special gift for your husband, Karen!!!! So creatively and cleverly done!!! Such a lot of pretty details to look at!!! Must have taken you quite some time to make, but it was surely worth the effort!!! Beautiful!!!!!
    Happy birthday to him and a lovely day to both of you!!!!

  7. Absolutely fabulous Karen! Tony will love it, love the colours and all the embellishments.
    Val x

  8. Well, now I want to know how you're ever going to top this birthday card/gift, Karendipity?!! Tony will swoon over his specially made birdhouse! You did a brilliant job!! Happy 70th Birthday to him tomorrow!! Big hugs, Dippy

  9. How gorgeous is this? Totally stunning - Jacqueline xx

  10. Forgiven! Your birdhouse and accompanying tag are out of this world. Truly inspiring!


  11. Wow! Karen what an amazing bird house, with such wonderful detailing ... it'll be treasured always I'm certain! Belated Happy Birthday to your DH! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. What a lovely birdhouse, that's fantastic how you created it and such beautiful colours.
    Best regards Petra

  13. That is just gorgeous, I'm sure Tony loved it x

  14. This is so gorgeous ....... love all the attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx


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