Thursday, September 1, 2016

Woo Hoo!

** 9/4/16 Front Porch Rocker at 613 Avenue Create! **
** 9/4/16 Winner at Sweet Stampin'! **

Hello again, crafty friends! I'm back with my final post today and I hope you don't mind seeing so much of me, lol! House of Cards is launching a new challenge today for September and I'm proud to share my inspiration project for Add A Bird and/or Colors. Oh, so much fun! ;)

Is this not the most gorgeous color palette ever?! I picked out the Stampers Anonymous stamps and dies for this challenge a while back and couldn't wait to get started on this birthday card! I used distress crayons and a Niji brush to watercolor this guy. Isn't he a hoot?!

I can't tell you the last time I had this much fun! I chuckled throughout the entire process - from coloring this awesome bird with 'that look' on his face to stamping the balloon and sentiments inside! My hubby even laughed! ;)

I kept the inside relatively simple with the stamped sentiments on a layered panel.

I'd love to enter this awesome birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, Lovely Lavendar, Wild Lilac, Innocent Pink, Jelly Bean Green and Powder Blue cardstock; Stampin' Up! Smokey Slate
  • Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamp set, Stampin' Up! Party Pants stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin' Up! Smokey Slate ink; Spectrum Noir- OR2, IG4; Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker; Distress crayons- Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke
  • Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies, Sizzix Borders die
  • Accessories: Niji brush, MISTI, Doodlebug Design gray sequins

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have found a little inspiration to play in our Bird challenge this month! Or use the colors - let's see what you got! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Wow I just love this, great little bird image and the Woo Hoo perfect. Nice work indeed and always a pleasure to visit your blog and view your amazing work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Leslie, this card is fantastic! The zigzag background is beautiful and I love the bird image. Great card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  3. Fun and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. Stunning card! Love the crazy bird and the zig zag background looks fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  5. Love this! I do love those crazy birds. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  6. What a great image His expression could mean so many things! Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges - Karen DT

  7. What a fun card and I like your bright background too! Donna HOC teammate

  8. This is an interesting design! Your layers are visually interesting and the entire project is very cohesive! The color chevrons execute the design and have a wonderful graphic impact! Great work! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. This is such a cool card, I love the bird and how it stands out. It would be great if you would share this card over at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  10. This is TOTALLY fun, Leslie! I adore the pretty chevron background you created with dies! The bird and balloon is fabulous, as well! Amazing card, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. This is a gorgeous CAS design with the pops of colour in the chevrons and fab bird. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this time.
    Lorraine DT

  12. So cute and a fun card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT

  13. Gorgeous card Leslie! The Crazy Bird is so cute & so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and we hope to see you again soon.

    Helen x

  15. Such a cute and fun card. The balloon adds the perfect finishing touch.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  16. Adorable image with just the perfect amount of color! jane hoc teamie

  17. OMGosh, how cute is this! Absolutely love this...everything about this :o)

  18. LOVE the bird - and the sentiment inside!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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