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Monday, 29 June 2015

Crazy Birds #3 - Monday 29th June;;

Hello Friends,

Hoping you all had a good weekend! Today has been a hot one  again here - we have a really small office and even with the window and door open it got hot except when we caught the breeze!

Thank you for all your lovely comments about my window box card - my friend Lynda was thrilled with it, it was her birthday yesterday and we and a good 'cross Country' phone chat. Look out for another of these cards in the next week or so, I decided to make one for my Mum-in-law's birthday.

Today's card is another one of those Tim Holz Crazy Birds stamps.....

 This time more of a guy card.  I mat and layered white and black card on to a 7x7 blank, but I rubbed metallic gold Decoart paint into the white layers using a sponge, leaving some of the white to show through for a more grungy effect.

I stamped the image, coloured it with my Inktense pencils and then cut it out.

For the background I used gold Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist spray and once I had finished, I adhered the cut out bird on to the card.

Whilst rummaging through my boxes of craft stuff I came across a few of those self adhesive greetings that I'd had for years, so as it was gold I thought 'what the heck!' and used it.
Here is another photo of the finished card with  the envelope, which I also decorated.

Whilst on the subject of birds, a couple more photos from our little holiday..this time Birdland, at Bourton on the Water...I hadn't been in a good few years and it has changed a lot: I took loads of photos as you can image, but I thought I would just post these penguins, because everyone loves penguins, don't they? We arrived really early so they were all preening to make themselves beautiful for the visitors...the ones in the photo below were standing under running water, taking a shower :)

This one came right up to us and started playing with the flowers

Here I am, just about to enter their new exhibit that is of course Jurassic Park themed

That's all for today folks, thanks so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. I'm not a super big TH fan, but I do love his Crazy Birds stamps, and I do love how you decorated the envelope to match! Super cute! Love the penguins too, they are such funny little creatures!

  2. Hi Carole this is a brilliant card I love the Crazy Bird stamps every time I see them they make me smile. I love the penguin photos. My daughter has always liked penguins so we go out of our way to see them. I hope you don't get too hot in the office we seem to be able to get a good air flow around the school so it never seems too hot. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie

  3. Every time I see the crazy birds they just make me smile - I needed a smile today so thank you for that Carole! Your card is superb and how lucky will the recipient be to get that great envelope too! Love your photos, the penguins are just so adorable... Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Those crazy birds never fail to make me grin! And I love your inky, splattery gold background. Adorable card.

  5. Morning Carole,
    Love your cad, such fun birds. Good for men too. Great photos.

  6. Love those crazy birds, will put one on an envelope next time too, great idea.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  7. Another fun crazy bird card, great colours Carole! Good for you, making a matching envelope, I don't have the patience for that! hugs :)

  8. Hi Carole,
    what a super creation.
    It looks just like picture frame that wonderful work on you card stock.
    i am impressed by your wonderful work involved in this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Love your card Carole. Those bird stamps are cool, but weird me out a bit, so I decided NOT to purchase them :) Love the photos from your trip. Looks like you had a good time. Cx

  10. Loved both your card and the bird photographs...arent penguins the most adorable!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! X

  11. Carole I just love your birdie card with the matching envelope. Also a great card for a guy and then your bird photos are wonderful.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Carol my first visit thanks to sandee. Love Tim holtz. Your card are really cute. I am a beginner card maker so I am sure I will learn from both of you.

  13. Carol my first visit thanks to sandee. Love Tim holtz. Your card are really cute. I am a beginner card maker so I am sure I will learn from both of you.

  14. Carol my first visit thanks to sandee. Love Tim holtz. Your card are really cute. I am a beginner card maker so I am sure I will learn from both of you.

    1. Thank you for visiting Sharon and for your comment, hope you'll be back! X

  15. great to see you in full shape. those penguins are just adorable...I always love your animal photos. the card that you made is too fun too. hugs from california

  16. Hi Carole, love the bird card they are such fun images. The penguins are so sweet bet you had a great time. Happy crafting, Angela x

  17. I just popped over to comment on your latest card but saw this one and just had to tell you how amazing this one is! That background is wonderful and is perfect for that image (which really is cute). As for the penguins - I don't know what it is about them but they are such beautiful birds - we all seem to colour them black and white but they have some fantastic colours in their plumage. Love 'em!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  18. Stunning, I absolutely love those gorgeous textured effects!