Friday, November 15, 2013

Good Day Everyone :)
And the Winner is.......
(tee hee :)

Well here we are, about to
Announce the Winner
of the 
$25 Gift Certificate to

Another Swap has come to an
end, and I want to Thank 
Nancy for a Great Year of Fun
Co-Hosting some 
Fabulous Creative Swaps
with me here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!

And head's up!
Nancy has a Brand New Kit
Just released in time for the 
upcoming Holidays!

And of course, I've already been
playing with it! LOL!

With the Holidays coming it's a 
Great Kit of making Cards, Mail Art,
even Holiday Ornaments! 
So make sure you go have a boo!!

And I have to say, Nancy's
Digital Kits have been so much
fun for making the Triptychs
in this months swap!

Between the colours...

And the mixing up of the kits
to come up with new ideas

I think they're some of the 
Best Kits around for some
Creative Play!

So here we go.....
Using the Random Generator
to Pick the Winner
of the 
$25 Gift Certificate to 
Crowabout StudioB is.......


$25 Gift Certificate!!!!

Nancy will be contacting you
so you can get over to 
Crowabout StudioB to 
have a little shopping fun!!!

And Now the 
Holiday Season.....

Oliver Howard's getting ready!
But First....

I want to Thank All of You 
Fabulous Artists
for participating in my 
Swaps and Giveaways 
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media
this Year.
Since we're so close to the
Holiday Season
I won't be Hosting more Swaps
this year as we're all going to be
so busy now getting prepared for
all the Fun ahead!
But don't fret! I'll be back online
in the New Year with more
ATC and Triptych Swaps
that are already in the works
with some Fabulous Co-Hosts!!!

I'll still be posting blog posts and
yes, maybe a Giveaway or two
before Year's end so do stick around!

So until later on....


Friday, October 18, 2013

Woo Hoo!!! Are you Ready??

Hey All! 
Are you ready for another swap?

I've checked the calendar, as 
Canada Post states that to be
delivered by Christmas packages 
and such must be mailed out 
by November 15th.....crazy isn't it?

Hence why I don't receive Christmas
cards from Family and Friends until
January most years!

So that all being said, I've 'plotted' 
the calendar, so if you're into jumping
in and joining in another swap,
we'll do a quickie swap hoping for a 
quick mail turn-a-bout!

And Guess Who's Co-Hosting???

Woo Hoo!!!

Our Own 

And I keep forgetting to give 
You All a Link to
Nancy's Wonderful Blog!!!!

You can see Fabulous Examples
of Nancy's work as well as an 
occasional Freebie!!!

So's here's the Skinny for the New 'Quickie' Swap!!!

But a Twist!!!!!!
They are only 
2 inches x 2 inches!!!!

That's right, 2 x 2's x 3....grin
That's confusing isn't it?

Use a 2 inch x 2 inch
base, ( I cut chipboard)

Use 3 of them to create one
picture ( that's the triptych)
make 3 different sets of them
for the swap!

2 sets will be swapped out with
the other Participating Artists
1 set will be swapped out with me :)

Nancy's so Kindly Donating
a $25 Gift Certificate
Crowabout StudioB
for the 
Giveaway Drawing!!!!

There's no Theme!!!

Can be anything you'd like, just
Crowabout StudioB Graphics!

Here's the Details on 
How to Enter!

To be Entered 
in the 
2 x 2 Triptych Swap
Please send a 
PayPal 'GIFT' Invoice 
(Family and Friends 
Section on Paypal)
for the amount of $5
for the 
return postage and handling
( tucking in extra goodies)
Birdnuts Mixed Media

(By sending the invoice to me as a 'Gift'
it saves both you and I the fee's and
charges Paypal would be charging
either of us. )

(I am limiting to only 
20 Participating 
Artists in this Swap
(so that way I have the time 
to make the 20 sets of
the Triptychs for the swap and to
have all the envelopes ready to get
posted at the Giveaway Deadline Date)

The Deadline 
to actually have your 
3 Sets of Triptych's 
Made and Mailed out
on their way to me is
October 26th!!!
I Know!!!
I can hear you all saying 'but that's
only a week away!!!' LOL!
That's right, you have 1 week to have
them made, and mailed out, as it will
take up to 2 + weeks for them to
arrive here!!!
So no feet dragging in this swap! LOL!

And the Deadline to
receive them all is
November 7th!
As the 
Drawing for the Giveaway
of the $25 Gift Certificate
to Nancy's
Crowabout Studio B

Will be Announced on 
Friday, November 8th, 2013!!

Told you this was a 
Quickie Swap!! LOL!

With the Christmas Season just
around the corner, this will very likely
be the Last Swap for this year here
Birdnuts Mixed Media

due to the slowness of the Mail Service
until Year's End....
So hope you'll all jump and and go for it!!

( I will still have a Giveaway or two
before Year's End, so do check in 
occasionally so you don't miss out :)

Oliver Howard says 'Get Going!!' 

Thanks All!
And Big Thanks to 



Friday, October 4, 2013

Woo Hoo!!!
It's Friday....and you 
know what that means....

That's right!!!!
We have a 
Winner of the Giveaway 
to Announce!!!

Morning Everyone!
I'm so excited to be 
announcing the 
Winner this morning
of the 

Fabulous Dylusions
Mini Journal Giveaway!!!
I'll tell you, it is such a well made,
full of fabulous paper great for
altering and working with
that it's like pulling teeth
to give this one up.... 
( grin ) 
Luckily, I have the one I already
drooled on to keep me busy for
a while, so it's all good!

I was so excited that I got
up extra early for this posting
as I know you all can't wait
to see who wins!

So I've downed a pot of coffee
and had breakfast..... grin

And I want to Thank all of
you New Followers!!!

How Fabulous to have
You All come join in the fun!!
Thank you!!!

So let's get on with the

So using the 
Random Generator Site
to pick a 
from the 
Fabulous Turnout of 
All of You
Entering the Giveaway 
for the
Dylusions Mini Journal

And the Winner is.....

Woo Hoo!!!

Dee Ryder!!!!

Yay Dee!!! Congrats!!!

I'll pop it into the mail
this weekend to you Dee!

Well there you go!
Another Wonderful Giveaway
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!
I'm always so thrilled that you
all participate in my 
Blog's Swaps and Giveaways
and I just love hearing from 
You All on 
Facebook and here on the Blog.

So Stay Tuned more to come soon!!!
Congrats again to the Winner!!



Friday, September 20, 2013

Just as you thought we were
going to take a little break.....grin.....

Thought I'd do a Shout Out
post and a Quickie Giveaway
while I'm finishing up 
the last Fabulous ATC Swap
with Tracey from
Hidden Vintage Studios at
and getting prepped 
for the next ATC Swap
that is coming up soon!
First off.....
Had a Great Mail Day today!

All the way from England....

This Fabulous Handmade 
Bird Watcher
came from a Great Artist I 
came across on Facebook
Jane Ryan OPI (Opiworks)
you can find her here
on Facebook and
here on Etsy and
here on Her Blog!

Being a Birdnut I'm thrilled
to have a piece of Jane's works
and it'll be next to my own 
Butterfly Garden Assemblage in
the Art Room.
Thanks Jane!! Love her!!

Then as if the mail day 
wasn't cool enough...

Goodies from 

Kristin Hubick at Retro 
brought in some of my fav goodies
Mr. Tim Holtz's New Tag Stencils 

Not easy to get yet, so having 
bring in a few I immediately grabbed 2 of them! GRIN

These Mini Journals are the same as
Dyan's Fabulous Large Journals
right down to the storage envelope
inside the front cover, ( such a handy
thing for storing stencils and paper bits!)
The Mini Dylusions Journal is
8 3/8" x 5 5/8" a great size for some
quick or detailed journal art! 
And the paper inside it! Oh man
it's like silk to work with!

So I got to thinking as I sat drooling
over my new Mini Dylusions Journal
that to have 2 of them right now might
be a bit of overkill, as it's going to take
me some time to fill 1 up with all
the projects on my plate.....

So I'm putting up the 2nd 
(the one I didn't drool on......LOL)

as the Prize for a 
Quickie Giveaway!
That's right! 
Here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media
I'll give this one away!

All you need to do to 
Enter to Win
is Leave a Comment
if you're a Follower of 
Birdnuts Mixed Media
on This Blog Post

If you aren't a Follower yet,
then there are two choices
on the Right Side Column 
to sign up as a 
New Follower
Google or NetworkBlogs
and Leave a Comment on this 
Blog Post and
let me Know you've sign up!
It's that easy!
On Friday, October 4th
I will Announce the Winner!!!

Woo Hoo! GRIN

In the meantime...I'll be busy
getting set up for the next
upcoming swap here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!
Rumour has it that a certain
(Ms.Fancy Pants) of 
could be

I've been playing with some 
4 x 6 art cards using some of Nancy's Fabulous Graphics
along with my own, a size that I haven't
played with before with all the ATC 
making I've been doing, so to get the 
hang of it ...

I love making up Nancy's Girlies
from all of her Fabulous Kits!

They always set the tone...

...even if the tone is a little odd....grin...

As you can see, 4 x 6 is a fun
size to be working with!
Hmm......maybe a 4 x 6 swap? grin....

So that is enough of a tease,
I'm off to pack ATC's and get them
out into the post to the 
Leave a Comment 
to Be Entered
to Win!!!

And on a personal note
September 10th was our
Oliver Howard's
12th Birthday :)

He had a day full of treats
including a new sweatshirt
for rainy days....
the boy's in the hood....grin
Luv my boy 

Thanks All :)