Sunday, May 1, 2022

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Out the Celebration

Here we go with the month of MAY! While that seems crazy as this CRAZY bird card ~ it's MAY!  

And for us here in SC it means we have survived Pollen Season too!  

But we're kicking off the month with the Crazy Critter Challenge blog first thing this Sunday morning.  My card below was made with the Artisan Joggles stamp, The Bird Ernest.  Isn't he a trip!

To make this card, I started with stamping the image to the left side of my Neenah 110# cardstock and then the sentiment to the right. I used Copic markers for coloring and then die cut the image and the mat with Gina Marie Designs Nesting Labels Two.

I covered the A2 sized card base with a stripped foiled paper then added the yellow/orange mat.  I took the darkest blue Copic and ran the color around the edge of the bird colored image to give the appearance of another die layer.  Then I was able to securely add the colored image to the card front permanently.

Be sure to visit the Crazy Critter Challenge blog to see the other Design Team cards and to enter your card for the monthly challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards. 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Ike's World ~ Challenge 155 

AAA Birthday ~ Game 36 ~ Critter 

Make Mine Monday ~ Challenge 173 ~ Happy Birthday 

The Paper Shelter ~ Challenge 509 ~ Birthday Card 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Challenge 94 

Create a Smile ~ April

 Pam’s Pearls


B16, B26, B28, YR16, YR14, YR04, YR23, YR24, W3



  1. Love how the sentiment sits perfectly under that oversized beak. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  2. Beautiful card!!😍😍 Thank you for participating in the @createasmilestamps challenges 👏👏

  3. Such a great card! I love the design, the gorgeous colours and the crazy bird! Thank you for sharing and playing at AAA Birthday! Hope to see you in future challenges too! Take care and keep crafting!

  4. Love this its such a fun image and the sentiment is brilliant!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter - good luck! Hugs Susan

  5. That little bird, with a stretcheddddd out beak, is perfect for this sentiment. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Make My Monday! Hope to see you in the gallery again soon!