Monday, 22 August 2016


Hi everyone.  Today sees the launch of a new Craftwork Cards collection,  Birds and Blooms, on Create and Craft. I was lucky enough to have a first glimpse of this gorgeous collection at the end of July, when the Craftwork Cards DT got together at the factory in Garforth. We had such a fabulous day, chatting, planning and crafting, and it was so lovely to meet everyone.

For the launch I was asked to make some samples of the 3D Birdhouses which are part of the collection. I didn't have much time to make my samples, but I loved making them.

For my first sample, I used some inks to Distress the edges of the birdhouse. I used lace and pearls to decorate it.

My second sample can be hung using the loop of ribbon I added. I placed a (battery) tea light inside, to make a pretty gift idea.

This birdhouse decorated with hearts is a gift box, containing some Love Heart sweets. It would make a sweet (!) Anniversary gift.

These are the other samples I made:

I am really looking forward to the shows today and hopefully you'll be able to spot some of my makes if you tune in too.

Thank you for visiting today and for all of your lovely comments x 


  1. Morning Cathy these are gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  2. Fabulous DT samples, love the butterflies and flowers with the book page backing.

    Sylv xx

  3. Such cute bird houses, love the die cuts, that lace and the fancy papers you used!

  4. Ohhhh these are just adorable!