Friday, April 19, 2013

Bird Houses

I love bird houses.  One of my first spring chores is making sure they are cleaned out and hung before the birds are ready to nest.
We have a small wooded area (minus one huge tree that fell down last week) behind our house where I have several.  There's a cat with it's mouth open for the bird to nest inside,  (I've never had a nest in that one.  Can't imagine why.) one very colorful house my granddaughter made from a coffee can, a gourd, two I painted myself, one that has a separate roof section where you can plant flowers, one that has slid down the tree branch and needs to be rescued..... I usually have tenants, mostly wrens who are quite noisy when I'm working in the surrounding rock garden.

This darling digi bird house image is by Beccy Muir and can be found here.  She also has a great list of different card folds and tutorials on her blog

This card is my challenge entry for:
Beccy's Place April Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle's April Challenge - Use a Digital Image
If you aren't fond of digital images, they have several sets of Becci's images available in rubber.
Digi Darla's Challenge # 58 - How does your garden grow?
Digital Tuesday Challenge #206 - Springtime
Polka Doodle Challenge Week # 16  - New Home


  1. Love the gold corner pieces and even using it on the birdhouse. Very pretty.

  2. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge blog!

  3. Nice job on the coloring, Debi :)

  4. thanks for joining us at polka doodles with your lovely card....good luck with the challenge

  5. What a beautiful card great colouring and love the embellishments thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday

  6. Debi, Love the image you chose to use. Your card is very nice, cool corner filagrees. I have a free SNS digi for you since you used a SNS digi. Please email me so I can send it to you. bbruder at fuse dot net

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.
    Barbara SNSCC - coordin.

  7. This is such a sweet card. Love the image, and you've colored it so well it actually looks like real wood! Also love the coloring of the flowers and all the metallic flourishes. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

  8. What a sweet card, and lovely to hear all about your bird houses. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. I really like how you coloured those roses Debi, what a great mix of colour. I also love the way you did the birdhouse... it looks like real wood! Well done.

  10. Fabulous colour work Debbi, a fab card.
    Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles and good luck
    Anne x

  11. Beautiful card and display of the birdhouse...perfect for the challenge at Beccy's Place...luv annie DT

  12. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  13. That looks great, nice how the Roses are worked up !

  14. Fab card!! Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles!! HUgsxx


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