Monday, March 19, 2018

Snarky Birds

If you are a reader of my blog you know I have been trying to use up some of my images that I've pre-colored; when I am in the mood to color, no image is safe, regardless of if they are old or new, and the crazy animals in the Tim Holtz line are some of my favorites to color.  Perhaps it's because I basically learned how to color on them, or because they have an expression that fits almost every occasion, but I have more birds, cats, and dogs than anything else.  So today you get a twofer; two for the price of one!

What I Used to Make my Cards:
Pre-Colored Bird Crazy Birds, Stamp Set {CMS212}& Die Set {660954}
Hero Arts Ink in Navy Blue
Light Blue Card {for sentiment}
Dylusions Say It How It Is stamp set, #DYR37774
Dylusions Shut Up & Color stamp set, #DYR55525

These cards were actually inspired by the card bases.  I got them years ago {at least 10 years ago now!} and I recently came across them.  So, in trying to use up the old {to make more room for the new}, I put them on my desk and resolved to use them.  It just so happens I found a few Bird Crazy birds that I had colored ages ago and the shades of blue were perfect for the card blanks.  Off I went. 

Nothing beats a snarky sentiment {I am a huge fan of the sarcastic and snarky} and Dylusion Stamps has the best sentiments.  For these cards I stamped the sentiment on light blue card and hand cut them.  Then I put the first part of the sentiment on the front of the cards; the last part on the inside.  I rarely put anything on the inside of my cards, I like to leave them blank so I can write whatever I wish, but these cards were calling out to be snarky!

Here are the insides of the cards.

Card A
Card B
Since they use practically identical products, I've called the card on the left Card A and the card on the right Card B.  I honestly can't choose which one I prefer; both of the sentiments work for me and I adore both of the birds. How about you? Which one do you prefer? Which of the sentiments speaks to you the loudest? 

I'm going to give these cards to the troops.  I figure there has got to be a deployed person who's significant other would appreciate getting one of these in the mail.  They are such a nice change of pace from all the feminine flowers and syrupy sentiments!  

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I'm Entering my Snarky Birds in the Following Challenges:
Cards in Envy - No Patterned Paper
Addicted to CAS - #132, Birds
International Art & Soul - #29, Add Humor 
Daring Cardmakers - Watch the Birdie!
The Sisterhood of Crafters - M, Birds
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #105, Z is for Zig Zag (Jane pointed out to me that my frames are zig zag!)


  1. LOL ... I just love these crazy birds! Fun cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Birds’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Hey Christi, I love these birds and they are so much fun both ways you colored them. The card blanks work great, and it is so satisfying to get these older items made into projects! I am the same as you, I often color at odd times and then turn them into a card later on.

    I have followed your blog for quite a while. Have a great day!

  3. Haha, both those cards describe me perfectly! And with those zigzag cut frames they would be perfect for our current challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - our gallery is a bit short on snark this time and we'd love to see you there

    1. Thanks Christi, lovely to see your cards in our gallery.

  4. Made my laugh for the cards are fabulous and love those sentiments..crazy birds..haha!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood with your fun cards!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. These are so fun, just love them x

  6. wonderful cards, great colouring.

  7. Fun cards, love the sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

  8. What fun cards, I'm having a tough time deciding A or B both suit me just fine. Great colouring on the birds, I've yet to use mine and I should ink 'em up. Thanks for joining us for the zigzag challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Barbara DT.

  9. Ha Ha these are really fun and funny cards! Thanks for playing along with us in our "no patterned paper" challenge at Cards in Envy.

  10. Those card bases are awesome!
    Gotta love those birds teamed up with a snarky sentiment!!
    Thanks for zigging and zagging with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

  11. I'm glad Sister Jane pointed you our way - these two cards really are perfect for the Sisterhood's current zigzag challenge! I'm with you - Tim's crazy animals work so well with some snark. Great colouring!

  12. These are so cute! Thank you for joining the Sisterhood in our ZigZag challenge!

    Majo – DT ♥

  13. How clever to color your images when you have time! I never thought of that, I am usually coloring under some deadline, I am going to try to color while I watch TV. These are the cutest, funniest images I have ever seen and the sentiments are hysterical!

    Thank you so much for joining us over at International Art & Soul! See you next time.

    INAS DT Sister

  14. l
    Love your "puny" bird cards. They both brought a snarky giggle to my lips.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

  15. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  16. Super clever and so much fun!

  17. I love the birds and of course the Dyan sentiments. Thanks for zig zagging with the sisterhood.


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