Monday, 21 January 2013

Sunday Stamper: Birds.

As we battle with the weather Hels aptly challenged Sunday Stamper this week is Birds press to go to the link! I expect most of us who are lucky enough to have a garden feed our feathered visitors. I live on an estate so do not have a huge variety of birds but the ones that come love the feeding station. I have had to put it up high because of my persian cats who I must admit are getting too old thankfully to hunt, but it always surprised me how two pampered fluffy lap cats could turn into hunting vixens! I have put out seed and peanuts and fat balls and meal worms and my garden robin is especially fond of the latter. Here is my offering this week on this theme.

Very difficult to photograph as the snow has covered the conservatory roof giving an eerie light so I took this indoors and the only place that worked was on the edge of the mantlepiece, sorry! I took a wooden shape of a bird house that was originally intended as a large plant label. Then I covered it in scraps of 7 Gypsies Conservatory papers and made a little ledge out of some mountboard, then edged all with some musical tissue tape. I stuck the label in a little box left over from a Christmas present covered in the same way and stuck this onto a square piece of mountboard for stability. The three stamped birds are from Paperartsy and Tim's 'Take Flight' set  and then I die cut a tattered banner to wrtite Feed the Birds as a timely reminder!
I realise that an infatuated Gran can be a tadge over the top but please forgive me - I have to post this one of Ryder nearly 6 months and edible! I love him huge huge amounts! Enough said.
He has just come back from a week skiing in France and enjoyed every minute of the snow so was not disappointed when he saw what was here!
Take care dear blogging friends, walk carefully. x


  1. Aah to be that age and actually like snow again! Cutie! I love your feeding station, the papers you have used are brilliant and I love the stamped birds, Carole Z X

  2. Ryder really is a little cutie, our little angel Evie is nearly 2 months old now and adorable too.

    Love your feeding station Barb, what a wonderful creation, very inspiring! Hugs, Anne x

  3. aw what a little cutie pie! Loving your birdy creation Barb, brilliant... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. Hello Barb. Thanks so much for your sweet comment that you left on my blog. It is much appreciated. I love your piece you've currently got up on your blog. The shabby bird house and birds is adorable. Love the 7 Gypsies papers and the tissue tape. So cute! And speaking of cute.....Ryder is precious! <3 Candy

  5. Ooooh, Barb your birdhouse is so imaginative! And Ryder is such a sweetie - he looks so happy with his Gran. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Love your bird house - the black and white birds are brilliant. At that age at least you know where they are!!

  7. I love your birdhouse, but it's not have as cute as your grandson. He is getting so big, and I can't believe it's been 6 months since he was born. Blessings!