CASology #104 (Pet), Make The Day Special #4 (CASE Histories), Colour Q #250, Addicted to Stamps & More #104 (CAS) Paper Smooches 20-26/7 (Anything Goes), SSS Wednesday 16/7 (Spots and Dots)

As some of you know, I always have a lot of fun with cute bird images … I have a menagerie of them one or two of them … here’s a colourful type …

CASology 104, MTDS 4, CQ 250, ATSM 104, PS 20-7, SSSW 16-7                                                    

I have no idea how long it is since I used a piece of DP … a very, very, very long time … but this little chap merited it.  I trimmed a centimetre off one edge of a white card panel, added a strip of dotty DP in it’s place and die cut a circle in a ‘sweet spot’.  Another (bigger) circle of card was die cut, coloured with a black Promarker, clear embossed to give it shine and adhered to the card base to fit under the space.  The Papertrey sentiment was stamped to match the curve of the circle and I added the halo of lights dots with a black fine liner and clear glaze pen before popping up the panel on the card base with foam tape.  I stamped the Paper Smooches toucan (at least I think he’s a toucan), coloured him with Promarkers, added Glossy Accents for his eyes and some Wink of Stella shimmer for his beak and feathers.  I trimmed him out and popped him up on foam dots on his ‘stage’ … he looks as though he’s gazing out at his adoring fans!  Here’s a close up so you can gaze back …

CASology 104, MTDS 4, CQ 250, ATSM 104, PS 20-7, SSSW 16-7 Close Up Check out the reflection from the black mirror shiny embossing behind him … a happy accident!

He’s flying off to these challenges …

CASology – Pet (he’s not a real pet … there’s no feeding, grooming or cleaning up of doo-doo!)

Make The Day Special – CASE History (CASE a card from your first year of blogging/crafting … mine’s from February 2013 (here and below) … I used the layout and image to inspire me!)

CTS 15, LIM 107          CTS 15, LIM 107 Close up

Colour Q – Use One Spot Colour or All Five (I used all five plus the black and white)

Paper Smooches – Anything Goes (the toucan’s from PS My Peeps)

Addicted to Stamps & More – CAS (one image, white space, limited layers, quick to recreate)

SSS Wednesday – Spots and Dots (DP strip, halo of dots)

Off to link … back in a little while with the last card of the day.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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43 thoughts on “CASology #104 (Pet), Make The Day Special #4 (CASE Histories), Colour Q #250, Addicted to Stamps & More #104 (CAS) Paper Smooches 20-26/7 (Anything Goes), SSS Wednesday 16/7 (Spots and Dots)

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    Gorgeous Anita – love your little toucan, he’s super cute! Loving the designer paper, perfect for the card.

    Karen xxx

  2. kimheggins

    Too too darn cute!!! I love that sweet little critter, so bright and colorful! He reminds me of Toucan Sam from the cereal by Kellogg’s called Fruit Loops. I have a fun Toucan Sam watch to match your fabulous and fun card.

  3. Nora

    I love that little bird!!! You rocked on making those dots yourself around the circle. I thought that was a stamp until I read the description!! Really adorable card!!

  4. lollthompson

    LOVE IT! 🙂 That card makes me smile! Adorable … love the black polka-dots and the bright colors of the fun bird. Perfect CAS card Anita! Loll xx

  5. juloki

    I love your little Toucan Anita 🙂 lovely to see your style change from one card to another… I hope my cards will improve as much as yours! x Delphine

  6. Bev

    So how’s the aviary??! JK… This little toucan is just darling. I always love your bird cards, they are so sweet and often funny! Glad you put a smidge of dp along the side; it directs our eyes to focus on Mr. Cutie Patootie. Another wonderful card. LOVE it!!!!!! : )

  7. Bobby

    I love your kooky toucan. You do good bird cards. Where do you think I got the idea for the TT chickadees? If the chick card is one of your first, you’re lucky or talented. I vote for talented. I wouldn’t want to show some of my first blogged cards.

  8. DebGem

    Oh I do like this fab little guy – so bright and cheerful. Love the simplicity of the layout. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas in July Blog Hop at 52CCT!

  9. BarbGhig

    It’s always fun to visit your blog…love reading your description, too 🙂
    This is such a fabulous card, Anita! Your little birdie is so cute, and I love how you colored him in pastels! Love all the special details on this perfectly CAS card, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  10. Judy1223

    Anita, that colorful bird would be such a cool pet! Great re-make of your former card (which was also adorable)…and awesome touches of gloss, sparkle, and patterns! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  11. c

    Your toucan pet….as I swoon over butterflies, I’m swooning over him! This card is pure fun, yet has an air of elegance about it, as well! From the polka-dot edge, to the colourful image, this is sheer delight! Love it…oodles!

  12. wienerhoneymooners

    Super Cute Anita, what a challenge marathon this looks like, FUN, FUN FUN!!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  13. Petra

    Ooooo, I looove your toucan, Anita!!!! This is a winner!!! How cleverly you have used all the dots and how stunning your toucan looks!!! Love it, love, love it!!! CAS perfection!!!

  14. Michele Ferguson

    Love all things bird, Anita… this little guy is no exception – how adorable is he? Your composition on this card is fabulous… every detail is just the perfect addition. Wow. Okay, I’m just going to go look at this for a while =] Michele

  15. Shona Chambers

    Wowsers, this is awesome! Such a simple card and yet you put in so much work….it definitely paid off. I love the colours you picked for your little birdie and boy are you steady with your hand doing all those dots….mine would have ended up on the otherside of the card…… Once again you have taught me something….I’ve never thought of clear embossing a stamp to make it shine…brilliant! Your such an amazing crafter, thank goodness I found you so I can be ‘wowed’ and ‘taught’ at the same time!

  16. Deepti

    Oh my this is so cool, I love the way you colored and placed the little birdie 🙂 awesome card, thank you for sharing with ATSM !

  17. Claire A

    Fabulous Anita – so very ‘you!’ I love that little birdie..I have one similar and I really must show him some inky love! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

  18. Anita

    Aw, what an adorable little chap. I love everything about your CAS card, the white space, the gloss, the glitter, and that halo of dots is genius. Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week. Hugs, Anita x

  19. Marisela Delgado

    Hola! What a cute toucan! Both of your birdies are super cute. So, did Mr. Mojo find his way home yet? I still say that you don’t need him. You have great ideas on your own. =) Marisela in San Antonio,TX

  20. Jingle

    This is just TOO stinking cute! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Spots and Dots challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  21. Kate

    I love your original but the new one is just fab too 🙂 …confession time i have that set and haven’t inked it up yet…the shame …must remedy that and soon.
    Thanks so much for playing along at make the day special.

  22. Tara Cardwell

    What a perfect take on our CASE history challenge – I love both the original inspiration and your updated version! The little bit of DP adds the perfect balance to your design and your bird is so cute in his bright colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Make the Day Special Stamp Store this month.

  23. Sylvia

    Fabulous card, Anita, love everything about this card! Fabulous coloring of the image as well. Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  24. Jenny M

    Ahh I love the layout of your card Anita…. that sure is a sweet spot and the colourful toucan really catches my eye :0) Great CASE of your original card too!!
    Thanks for playing along at both PS Sparks this week and MtDS this month x

  25. Diane

    CAS perfection with this card, Anita! You’re right, the bit of patterned paper is perfect with the fabulous bird, and the way you framed him with the circle and sentiment, brilliant!!

  26. Joyce M.

    Awwww. So sorry I am so far behind, but glad I finally got to see this adorable card. It is making me want some Fruit Loops–do you have those in France?


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