Birds and Bees April Blogtrain

After a few mild days, Winter has come back with a vengeance. Even though I generally like winters (unless they’re rainy) I am quite done with it now. Bring on Spring! NOW!

Since nature obviously refuses to listen to me, I decided to join the Pixelscrapper Blogtrain and make my own Spring – behind my computer.
I loved the sweet and fresh color scheme this month. I wanted to try my hand at making digital felt and after some false starts the ‘felt fever’ really caught me! I have actually never touched a piece of felt in my life (aargh, I can hear the crafty ladies schriek now!), let alone embroidered a felt object of any kind. So I spent waaaay too much time on Pinterest browsing tons and tons of the cutest felt birdies… and then opened Photoshop! I am greatly in debt to Sugarbutt designs for her awesome tutorials on how to make felt look puffy and how to make stitches. And to one of my daytime collegues, who makes the cutest felt figures, for giving me great feedback on my ‘testbirdies’.

I can’t wait for these little birds and bees to come to life and start buzzing. Maybe doing a few layouts with these will actually bring Spring to my doorstep. Enjoy, and please leave me a note, I am sure that will bring out the sun!


[DOWNLOAD ELEMENTS HERE] or if that one doesn’t work for you, try this one [HERE] *sorry, link expired*


[DOWNLOAD PAPERS HERE] or if that one doesn’t work for you, try this one [HERE] *sorry, link expired*

Do you want a closer look before you download?


I am having a lot of fun using this kit in layouts, I am hoping to add more layout examples soon. If you have any layouts to share, please leave me a link, I would love to see what you make! Don’t forget I have a Add-on Request “game” going on the blog, so leave me your ideas for extra felties! Who knows, I might indulge you… 😉 The add-on pack will be posted in the course of April. Follow me on Facebook and you will recieve a heads-up when it’s up for grabs!

You can get all the other portions of the Pixelscrapper blogtrain here.

*Edit: There seems to be a lot of interest in this kit, so I’m running out of bandwidth daily… Please try again another day, and remember I’ll have the kit up until the next blogtrain starts!*

75 thoughts on “Birds and Bees April Blogtrain

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  • April 1, 2013 at 02:03

    thank you for the lovely kit…it is beautiful!

  • April 1, 2013 at 08:37

    super cute! Thank you!

  • April 1, 2013 at 13:01

    I love the felt!!! What a cute idea! Thank you!

  • April 1, 2013 at 15:35

    Thank you

  • April 1, 2013 at 17:05

    I can not believe you have actually never touched a piece of felt or embroidered any object of that kind. Your creations look so real! I think they are adorable. Congratulations. You have made Spring hop into my PC!

    • April 16, 2013 at 19:18

      Thank you so much, what a lovely compliment!

  • April 1, 2013 at 18:25

    Beautiful kit! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • April 1, 2013 at 19:55

    What an accomplishment! I am so impressed and cannot even imagine all the different steps and techniques it took to make those incredibly realistic felties. I think all 3 of your previews are super nicely made and really classy, I love the stitched felt background of the elements preview. The stitched papers, especially those gorgeous floral ones, are such a brilliant way to extend the felt theme onto papers. Thank you!

  • April 1, 2013 at 23:14

    I couldn’t download your kit due to a “too much traffic” notice. I’ll try again. Your kit is wonderful!

    • April 2, 2013 at 19:04

      Please do Lou-Anne, it’s crazy busy! But I guess it will wear off in a couple of days 😀

  • April 1, 2013 at 23:30

    I can not download this beautiful kit, because I have no idea how to use GE.TT. Help please. thank you.

    • April 2, 2013 at 19:06

      Just click the download link and then click on the light blue word that says ‘download’. Or you can click on the little icon with the arrow on the right of the zip-file. Good luck!

  • April 2, 2013 at 02:55

    Thanks – cute elements & papers!

  • April 2, 2013 at 03:13

    How beautiful!
    Thanks so much

  • April 2, 2013 at 03:19

    This felt kit is so charming. Thanks so much.

  • April 2, 2013 at 04:11

    Wow…such gorgeous work! I absolutely love the felt look…very well done. Also thank you for allowing your work to be used commercially. 🙂

    • April 2, 2013 at 19:07

      You’re welcome. Hope to see your creation(s) some day!

  • April 2, 2013 at 07:43

    Beautiful work! Thank you!

  • April 2, 2013 at 10:10

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful kit.

  • April 2, 2013 at 14:36

    oh wow, your little birdies are SO ADORABLE!!! Great job 🙂
    Christine Smith || Owner

    • April 2, 2013 at 19:08

      oh wow! I just got complimented by one of my favourite designers! Thank you for making my day even brighter 😀

  • April 2, 2013 at 15:10

    Loved your felt fever! Everything on your part is really cute, but my favorite is the felt tree! Thank you so much 🙂

  • April 2, 2013 at 15:53

    Thanks so much for your gorgeous contribution.

  • April 2, 2013 at 16:49

    Melo – thanks! The felt stuff is so super cute!

  • April 2, 2013 at 17:35

    Thanks so much for this gorgeous kit! Love the soft colours and the felt is very cool!

  • April 2, 2013 at 22:16

    OMG this is sooooo adorable!! thank you so much! 🙂

  • April 2, 2013 at 23:03

    Thank you so much!

  • April 3, 2013 at 01:49

    Wonder kit, thank you!

  • April 3, 2013 at 15:52

    I love this color palette, very spring! Thank you very much for your part! 🙂

  • April 3, 2013 at 23:03

    Tyvm, Melouise! I can’t see the paper preview for some reason, but if they’re anything like the element preview I saw I’m sure they’re fabulous!

  • April 4, 2013 at 01:59

    Thanks so much… I just love the kit. So very imaginative..

  • April 4, 2013 at 08:50

    Darling! Thank you!

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  • April 4, 2013 at 20:41

    Thank you for participating in the Birds & Bees Blog Train. I love your part, unfortunately the downloads aren’t working for me. I can’t get any of the downloads from the GE.TT website. I’m not sure why. Can you help me or get me the links through another website?

  • April 4, 2013 at 21:29

    Very nice attribution! Love those stiched papers! Thank you very much!

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  • April 4, 2013 at 21:40

    For some reason the download is extremely slow. My computer is telling me it’s going to take 2 days to complete the download and then the decompression fails. Any suggestions for me? Thanks as I would hate to miss your part of the blog train.

    • April 4, 2013 at 22:05

      Hi Janis. There are tons of people downloading my kit these past days, so the only tip I have for you is to come back later in the month. It has to slow down some day?! I will keep the links up until the end of April and if there are still so many people interested in my kit as there are now, I’ll probably extend it even longer. So please, try again later!

  • April 5, 2013 at 01:37

    thankyou or the great mini

  • April 5, 2013 at 14:23

    In the interest of my bulging hard drives I tried to resist but it is just too cute. Thank you so much for taking part in this train, beautiful work! I love the soft feel to this kit.

  • April 5, 2013 at 20:25

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The second link worked for me. I love your puffy felt figures! So cute!!! 🙂

  • April 6, 2013 at 11:01

    Thank you for the second option to download our kit! It worked like a charm and I love your kit!! Thanks again.

  • April 6, 2013 at 15:12

    These are beautiful. Thank you so much!

  • April 6, 2013 at 17:42

    Sooooooooooo cute!

  • April 6, 2013 at 17:44

    Glad I found your site today.
    This is super cute!!

  • April 8, 2013 at 12:36

    Hi When I try and download it the site comes up and wants me to register to upload files. I did..but still don’t
    see anything for downloading…Help please…what am I doing wrong… Thanks in advance for your help….

    • April 8, 2013 at 14:37

      It sounds like you have somehow landed on the GE.TT homepage, instead of the direct link to the birds and bees download. You don’t have to sign up at all! Please try the second link, your download should look like a grey block with text in it: “Download Birds & Bees…” you can just press the word “download”

  • April 9, 2013 at 18:00

    Thank you so much. I love the felt elements.

  • April 16, 2013 at 02:20

    I love these. You did a great job. Makes me want to make a whole scrapbook out of felt, with a felt cover.

    • April 16, 2013 at 19:22

      They made me want to do more and more, so maybe one day you will have enough felties to realize a full scrapbook 😉

  • April 16, 2013 at 03:00

    I am just opening and working with this kit tonight. The details in every single piece of this kit astound me. I thought your work was beautiful… but now I am simply blown away. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us out her in blog land.

    have a great week

    • April 16, 2013 at 19:25

      Wow, what a compliment! Thank you so much -I’m actually blushing a little bit now- for your kind words. Hope to see your work some day. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my kit!

  • April 19, 2013 at 14:20

    This kit is amazing!! Thank you SO MUCH!

  • April 19, 2013 at 15:00

    I’m downloading the kit but then it tells me that the folder is empty and can’t extract. 🙁 Is it still so busy? I can keep trying (I’ve already tried about 5 times)… I wouldn’t care so much but I LOVE your stuff and don’t want to miss it! 🙂 It’s my favorite on the blog train! 🙂

  • April 19, 2013 at 16:03

    I kept trying and eventually got both of them to work! The papers took almost a half hour to download and I just had to walk away from the computer and when I came back it downloaded properly. Thanks so much! 🙂

    • April 22, 2013 at 20:03

      So glad you finally got it to work! And thank you so much for caring so much that you were willing to keep trying, that is in itself actually a very big compliment… I’m just sorry you had to go through all that trouble :s

  • April 20, 2013 at 02:45

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the digi-scrapping community.

  • April 21, 2013 at 20:14

    Beautiful contribution! Sadly it tells me I will have to wait 3 hours to download the elements today LOL. It’s almost the end of the month and though I have repeatedly tried, I failed again today. Perhaps you might be interested in joining 4 shared or Media Fire for a FREE account. Downloading with them is quick. Just an idea 🙂 Thank you just the same though .

    • April 22, 2013 at 20:09

      I personally dislike both… Somehow there are only a handful people that have a hard time downloading, I have no idea why. If the second links don’t work for you as well, please send me an email at and I’ll send you a direct download.

  • April 27, 2013 at 00:11

    Some how missed this Blog Train 🙁 Glad I found yours….supper cute 🙂

  • May 1, 2013 at 01:33

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us. 🙂 Your felt items are GREAT! ! ! ! 🙂 I also really like the paper with the bees on it. 🙂 Thank you, again! 🙂

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  • May 11, 2013 at 01:05

    Thanks for the freebie 🙂

    • May 18, 2013 at 07:01

      Hi again, I am having trouble getting the file to open. It downloads fine but when I try to open it it’s empty 🙁 I’ve tried multiple times, back and forth between the two options. If you send me a direct link to it I would be ever so grateful. My email addy is: Thanks so much 🙂

      • June 4, 2013 at 18:51

        I sent you an email with a direct link, please check your spambox if you haven’t recieved it!

  • June 2, 2013 at 22:05

    absolutely beautiful kit, thank you.

  • November 1, 2013 at 14:20

    This is one of my favourites. Thank you so so much!!! BEEautiful!

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