Oiseau vintage

Firstly, thank you to those of you who left birthday messages for Mr Beez. He was very touched and also surprised! He was thoroughly spoilt over the weekend and I didn’t even keep him waiting too long after he had very kindly taken me to Hobbycraft, although he did make me jump by appearing, arms folded, at the end of the aisle I was browsing. Secondly a big thank you to all your support – those who follow, those who comment and in particular to those of you that were so encouraging when I was downhearted after my blog issues got on top of me last week! I really do appreciate your continued support.

Once again I am coming in close to the wire for the project I would like to share over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where this week’s theme is “for the birds.”


I’ve used a stamp by Hero Arts as the focal image and combined it with designer papers, ribbon, lace and lots of paper flowers plus a tiny feather. The feather wasn’t planned, it just appeared as I was finishing off. Who am I to argue with serendipity?




I stamped the bird, using Vintage Photo, on to some book page paper that is actually from a pad of paper that I have had forever – the Conservatory Collection by 7 Gypsies. The other layers, which are just scraps, are from the same pack. I love the little “oiseau” ticket, especially as it helped provide the title of my post! I distressed and inked all the edges.


Down one side I also tucked in some bias binding and then added lace and bow.


I inked the paper flowers using Antique Linen and added the centres using Ivory Cosmic Shimmer glue. The finishing touches are the chit-chat sticker and the feather. Adding it at the last moment meant I had to remove the bow before it was stuck firm and take care not to spoil the centres of the flowers that were still wet. (Well I couldn’t possibly wait could I???!!)


Have a great week and thanks for buzzing by.



Oiseau vintage — 11 Comments

  1. Lots of lovely distressing and great use of different textures – I love the little feather.

    Gosh, I haven’t been to Hobbycraft in years.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. The feather was quite spooky – it must have been hanging about somewhere after the Crafty Boots challenge. I had a lovely voucher to spend and still have half left 🙂 They have now replaced the Homebase that was next door with a Range – double trouble!!!

        • I would say the same but I feel the new Sheffield Range didn’t have the same range (ha ha) of crafty stuff as the store in Rotherham. I do get fed up of going to HC and finding they don’t have what I’m after – doesn’t stop me spending a fortune though!! xx

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