Name That Bird!

Hey there friends!  Ever have one of those days where you were up late or you got up in the middle of the night and then realized you weren’t sure if you got any sleep at all?  Sometimes I have days and then forget to do something and then I’m thinking about it all night only to realize that I’ve spent my time thinking about it and not sleeping when I could’ve just got up and done it!😂

This post is sort of a representation of that issue!  Not only did I forget or run out of time to get my post ready, but it’s also THE last day of the month to get these projects finished for the challenges they were intended for!  Story of my life!


Oh my gosh this is too funny!!🤣  A few months back I had spent some time at the Taylored Expressions store and had a laugh at some of the sentiments that I didn’t realize were in the store and decided that they would make some great cards to send out and they go well with those Grumplings stamps too!  I also wanted to participate in the #TEMAKER challenge before it ends, so I enjoyed putting this one together!

Believe it or not, I had a sample of dental floss in my purse and decided to pull some out and use it for this card!  LOL!  It meets the challenge which is to use something from your purse or junk drawer!  I just tied it around the card front!  I used some dies from my stash for the tree branch and the hexagon shape.  The papers comes from Taylored Expressions along with the Grouchy Grumplings II stamp set (owl) that I cut out with the coordinating die and popped him up with foam tape over the branch.  The hilarious sentiment comes from the Pitch Black stamp set and I know I’ll be using some of those others on more cards soon!  Tee hee!  I also found some fun yellow sequins laying on my desk and added them to finish it off!


Here’s a closer view of the “bird” and how I’ve colored him up with my copic markers.  I’ve used the TE papers to cut out the pieces in the branch as well as the background and hexagon shapes.  If you look at the “bird’s” eyes, you can see where I’ve added some glossy accents.  He does look a bit tired!!


The reason for the strip at the bottom actually came from a mistake in calculating measurements for my card panel, so I just added a strip that I cut out from the hexagon die and used it as part of the design.  Sometimes there are ways to fix mistakes, so never think you’ve ruined something!

I hope you’ve gotten a chuckle from my card today as it has made me laugh!!😆  Thanks so much for dropping in today as I really appreciate your support and thoughts here!

P.S.  I have been busy “behind the scenes” doing various different things and haven’t shared them as of yet in my posts, but here’s a little look at what I’ve been doing lately:

Vicki-DDSLadyinWaiting-colored1Vicki-DDS-New Little OnesVicki-DDSPrimrose-colored2Vicki-DDS-Sunflower DreamsVicki-DDS-WintertimePenguins

I also haven’t shared my latest masculine cards, so I’ll be sharing those soon as well as other things I’m working on too!  Just getting things sorted out and taking the time to do it is all!

Have a great day and I’ll be seeing you soon!

Challenges (for bird card):

  1.  Taylored Expressions – #TEMAKERCHALLENGE – hexagon, yellow & purse
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  3. Colour Crazy Craft – Any Handcolored Image
  4. Creative Fingers– #189 Anything Goes
  5. Crafting Happiness– #55 Anything Goes
  6. Use Your Stuff – Free Week
  7. Creatalicious – #190 Anything Goes

25 thoughts on “Name That Bird!

  1. What a fun card with that owl actually being a pigeon….fun sentiment!
    You are a very busy girl with all that gorgeous coloring!
    xxx Margreet


  2. I totally empathized with your opening comment Vicki. What a wonderful car with a fabulous sentiment and I like that grumpy looking owl….A cracker of a card, as usual and thank you for the smile Vicki x.


  3. Oh, you have me laughing so hard, Vicki! I love that silly bird, the sentiment, and especially your dental floss! Your kind of creativity is what inspires me to keep on crafting. 😀 Hugs.


  4. Fabulous fun card Vicki and your post had me laughing this morning..great sentiment, cute Owl, love the background papers and your happy mistake with the added strip looks like it was meant to be, part of the design, and the dental floss, well I’m speechless there, and it looks haebeen busy colouring away, that is one thing in my crafting I’m not really doing any more, but I will get back to it..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. The dental floss worked out perfect for this cute little bird. Love the sentiment and your card Vicki!
    Great coloring on all those images too.


  6. Love your owl card, dear friend! The sentiment is so fun, and those eyes!!! Love them! Can’t wait to see your beautifully colored images come to life – especially that elephant! Thanks for sharing!


  7. What a fun card to make me smile this am. Love your owl and yes he does look like he is tired just like I look most mornings. LOL
    Love the use of your dental floss – who would have guessed. We crafters have to be creative way out of the box sometimes. Great card and anxious to see your cards put together. Lovin the elephant.


  8. LOL!! Oh what a fun card and sentiment Vicki! I love that cute little owl and the dental floss is a perfect embellishment! Looking forward to your upcoming cards!
    Hugs, Tammy


  9. What a darling card and dental floss, I would of never thought to use that on a card – great embellishment, can’t wait to see the cards in your sneak peak!


  10. I can so relate to this poor, tired bird!! I think we are all stressed these days in one way or another and sleep comes randomly now instead of on a regular basis, keeping me in a fog most of the time. It’s a great card and perfect for the times we’re living in and it’s just brilliant how you put this together! I love the coloring you’re doing too for the challenge too – you have definitely mastered those skills!!


  11. Haha, that’s me – and I just LOL’d! I spy with my eye some beauties below, too and those are going to be some pretty cards! I love the softness of the card and completely spaced on the challenge this time – so glad you got to play along! I didn’t even notice the strip until you pointed it out as a mistake – I thought it was the awesome design! LOVE IT! Hugs!


  12. LOL I LOVE that sentiment! Thanks for joining our Colour Crazy challenge, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT


  13. That owl does indeed look tired and I know just how he feels and can so relate to the sentiment-love the papers and all your beautifully coloured Digi Doodle images
    Carol x


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