Thursday, July 9, 2015


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Our challenge hostess for July, Lynn McAuley continues to issue the challenges.

Lynn tells us that this Friday is Cheer Up the Lonely Day. So for our challenge this week she has asked us to .... Make and send a card of friendship to someone you know who lives alone. 

I have been after the Bird Crazy Stamp set from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz for about 3 or 4 months now and they finally came back in stock so I was able to get my hands on a set. These guys make me smile, so I thought they would work for this week's challenge.

I wanted my card to be bright and cheery. I also wanted to play with my distress stains ... so I added for different colored distress stains to my card. I also a couple of different stencils and distress stain to add interest to my background.  Once my card was dry I used the Rectangle Pull Card dies set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs for the base of my card.

For this card I used 5 of the birds from the stamp set to decorate my card. I felt my card needed something extra, so I added the tiny arrows which are also included in the Rectangle Pull Card die set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Bird Crazy; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous; Coffee Stains - Prima
Paper: White
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Twisted Citron Distress Paint; Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint; Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint; Fossilized Amber Distress Paint; Picket Fence Distress Paint;  Stampers Anonymous Striped Stencil; MFT Stamps Bricks Stencil; Foam Tape; Copics


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so super cute, I just picked these up myself, lol.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

These funny guys make me smile too. What a cheery and fun card!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a great card ! love it !
thanks for sharing

Ironlady said...

Those birds aren't my favourite they scare me, but I love the distressed background, it is bright and cheerful

Vicky Gould said...

Fantastic job with these goofy how you colored them!

Liz Williams said...

These birds have such personality!! Sure to bring a smile for the lonely.

Sabrina said...

I'm glad you were finally able to get the birds! They would certainly cheer up anybody's day - especially a whole little mini flock like these! The brick bit on the background is super-cool.

Lynn McAuley said...

I so love these fun birds! What a delightful card, Frances!

Lois said...

Those crazy birds are just too fun -- and I love the arrows! I noticed them right away.

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the coloring on these birds...I recenlty got these stamps too but haven't had time to play with them what you did

Lisa H said...

I love this card! =)

Gmalew said...

Delightful card! Superb coloring of our favorite birds.