For Always Being There
by Donna Peachey



Have you been joining in with our Spring release Blog Blitz?

I do hope so as there are prizes to be won!

Want to know more?  Here's how...

The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Today's prize that's being given away is this...


The Whittle Birds.

Aren't they just so sweet?

As you can see, I've gone Monochrome today...  with just a touch of grey in the sentiment to soften things up a bit.

Want to know how this was made?


I've started off by making a partial background from the new Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

I've used my stamp just as pictured... 

Ink directly on to the stamp.  Use a baby wipe to clean and soften the edges of the inked shape.  Place card on top of stamp (carefully aligning with a straight edge) and use a brayer to apply pressure over the card and transfer the image.


Next, I've cut out the dies I will need. 

To add definition, I've added layers to the frame and both sizes of birds.  

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Stamp on the sentiment, as close to the edge as you can.  I've chosen to heat emboss mine.

Then arrange the mini scene and glue everything in to place as shown.  


Once dry, I've cut another piece of card that's slightly wider than my card base and glued the two together to create an additional layer of visual interest.

Then I've sprayed on clear varnish to protect the card...


...  and added on a few hearts (cut from the Big Donut craft die).

Don't forget, the Blog Blitz finishes at midnight on March 17th, US EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Donna Floral Signature copy





Gorgeous card! I love the black and white look! 🙂

WOW!! Your card is AWESOME!! I LOVE the Picnic Plaid background, and those Whittle Birds are the cutest!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Love the beautiful framing of these sweet birds. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Stunning! A CAS beauty! Love the touch of plaid!

Gorgeous card! Love the plaid effect on background!!!

Oh, how cute and sweet are these Whittle Birds!!! They are just delicious, LOVE them so much!!
Great design with the faded plaid stamp, it makes the white birds pop!!

This is really lovely! I love plaid and birdies are my passion!

This is adorable.
Great that the pieces
can be moved to change
the design as desired.
Love it. thanks for

I love the calm and peaceful look of this card!

What a clever idea of using a stamp such as you did - I will have to remember that one! TFS - a beautiful card!

Love the way you only did partial stamping for your background. The black and white check really makes your focal point pop. Thanks for sharing!

Cute little birds xx

Oh this is adorable. Beautifully CAS. Love the partial stamping of the plaid background. x

Like the way u built up the whittle birds...momma bird 3 times, baby bird 2 times. Clever.

This is a FABULOUS one layer card! LOVE the plaid behind your sweet wreath & little birds! ;)

Great card. Those little birds add a lot of personality...

lovely card and beautiful background!

Love the whittle birds--and of course the whole design.

I love all the whittle critters, but I think these birds are my all time favorite so far!

Great design. Love those Whittle Birds. Interesting background technique.

Love the buffalo plsid background!

How cute to leave them white. I have never tried that with my whittle dies. It looks great!

Adorable card! Love the Whittle Birds!

This is very nice--I like the buffalo check with the bird and wood wreath. The Whittle look is my favorite.

Very sweet card!!! Just beautiful!!!

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