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Here's a card that went together fast once I decided what I wanted to do with the die cut. And got it colored ..which really didn't take long.

- Cottage Cutz Bella Springtime Bird was cut from white paper. Decided to color the bird in tones of a pheasant picture I had seen on the internet (well, my very loose interpretation of the colors). Of course I used copics, and the bird was diecut from Xpress paper (a snippet of paper, BTW!). When I cut paper, I trim an 8.5 x 11 sheet in half, and then into further quarters, depending on what size I may need. So this piece was a left over, and the die just did fit on the paper, when I placed it just so.
the hardest part of this card was deciding what paper & color to back the die with. I finally settled on this dark blue glitter paper, which is very sparkly IRL.
- sentiment is also a snippet, which had been left in the storage bag where I keep the metal die. Love finding pieces I can use and get the card done!
I think I've got all the important family birthdays covered for the moment. I know who is getting this card. Now if I just remember to mail it in time!
Thanks for joining me today, and hope you have a Blessed Day. Hugs 
Now I'm off to submit this card to that wonderful place of fun & prizes: Pixie's Crafty Workshop Playground, Week 87 of Snippets Challenges. There's some funny stories to enjoy, along with some lovely cards AND a prize as well if Mr. Random Generator (otherwise known as Mr. RG) should pick your entry. (It CAN happen! Trust me, I know!)


  1. Ooh, that dark blue background makes this pretty bird pop. I do love a bird card. Wonderful creation, Mary.

  2. You just made my day with that gorgeous background paper! It's so perfect for this pretty bird! LOVE IT!

  3. Love your pheasant style colours. They look just right against the sparkly paper. Hugs Mrs a.

  4. Very pretty snippets card, Miss Mary!! Good luck with the prize draw!

    I have enjoyed your last few cards, however, I'm so sorry for all the frustrations you have going on! I keep saying this is the way of the future, I'm afraid. I know I just sound like an old lady when I say it, but things just aren't made like they used to be and there is no one to stand behind parts and products and/or have them easily accessible when service is needed. "Service," ha! Don't get me started. I hope you get it all sorted out soon and enjoy a smooth road for a while.

    Re the crooked pictures, do you use a photo software program when you download to your computer? My downloads automatically go into a Picasa web album, a free product from Google. From there, off to the left of your photo, are options for cropping and STRAIGHTENING and adjusting light/dark, etc. I couldn't be without it because I have the same damn (oops) problem with my photos always downloading crooked!!

    Have a good day! Hugs, Darnell

  5. I just love the effect that soft coloring has on the bird! I've never tried coloring a plain one layer die cut so nicely, it's really cool :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  6. Your card looks wonderful Mary and I am so glad you decided on the dark blue glitter paper for the background - wonderful!

  7. What a beautiful card Mary!! I love that dark blue glittery background, it really makes that beautiful die of the bird just pop!! I love, love that bird die, so pretty and detailed! The little bird is just so sweet and cute and of course and as always you had colored it so cute!!! Hugs!

  8. Such beautiful colours on that gorgeous image Mary - perfect against the dark blue sparkly background too. A lovely card!

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. Love your card Mary. Your colouring of the bird is gorgeous. TFS

  10. Oh my goodness Mary...I just love this die! You are going to get me in trouble from Mr Scrappymo!!! I keep seeing things I love and just have to have, on your blog!

    This die cut is so gorgeous and really stand out against that fab glittered card base.

  11. PRETTY, very pretty!

    Sarn xxx

  12. Hi Mary, This is a beautiful die cut that you have made even more beautiful. I love birds and this little fellow looks so proud(like a Peacock) with his lovely colours. Good choice of background, this really shows him off. Hugs Mo x

  13. Gorgeous card Mary, love this die cut and it's perfect with the sparkly blue base, Cathy x