Monday, June 1, 2020

Snarky Birds and Cats

I am back with a whole bunch of cards to share with you!  I, like most of you, am stuck in the house and decided I'd play only with the items I had in my craft room at the moment (I still have a great deal in storage).  While flipping through all my half finished cards, lots of already colored bits and bobs and die sets this is the bunch I came up with.  I love snarky sentiments and I had so much fun pairing the animals with the sayings.

I remember when Tim's Crazy Birds were all the rage and when I got my set I stamped and colored like crazy!  I ended up with a huge surplus of crazy cats, birds and dogs.  I have six cards to share with you so to simplify things I compiled a basic list of items used in making this set. All of the cards are sized A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"), every bird or cat was colored and cut prior to making the card using either Zig Clean Color Markers or Prismacolor Pencils and sometimes both mediums were used.  All of the accent dies are the ones I had on hand from MFT Die-Namics, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Mama Elephant and other manufacturers.  The sentiments are from Riley & Company Funny Bones and were stamped with Gina K amalgam ink in obsidian.  Last but not least every card used either Bird Crazy stamps and dies or Crazy Cats stamps and dies.  If you have any questions about the specific items I've used please feel free to contact me.  Now here we go!

Sentiment #RWD-399 {Unfortunately this stamp is discontinued}

Sentiment #RWD-441
Background Paper from Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Pack, #LF1355

Sentiment #RWD-370

Sentiment #RWD-535

Sentiment #RWD-530
Kraft Card Base
I think I tarted up the cat to use on a Halloween card

Sentiment #RWD-578

I hope you got a giggle while reading these, I can relate to every single one!  I have only used a small fraction of the precolored animals I have but my muse was going crazy and I had to get creating some other cards, too.  I can't choose a favorite; one second I like this one, then the next I like that one - do you have a favorite one, or maybe one that speaks to you? Please leave me a comment - I'd love to know what you think! Let me say after taking almost a year off I feel so good to be crafting again and I hope you enjoyed my post! Plus, after this past week I needed to laugh! Hugs, Christi

I am entering my bunch of cards in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies, #39 - Anything Goes w/ a Critter
Carlin's Cards - Scrap Paper & Dies {the bulk of the backgrounds are made from scraps}
Crafty Animals, #39 - Anything Goes as long as there is an Animal
Moving Along with the Times, #119 - Things with Wings
International Art & Soul, #84 - Humorous
Inkspirational, #214 - Funny Sentiments
Try it on Tuesday - Cut it Out! 
SUYP, #55 - Anything Goes with a Cat

Creative Moments, #91 - Use Birds or Bees {I used Birds}
Sweet Stampers, #44 - Animals and/or Birds


  1. Absolutely brilliant cards, Christi! Your coloring and the expressions on the faces are spot on. Thanks for sharing!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Wonderful bunch of cards - you know me and my love of snarky sentiments (I'm just off to browse that site) - and they team so well with those fun animals and birds.

  3. Fantastic cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  4. A wonderful collection of critters (my fave has to be the underwear bird), love that SOH. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  5. Wow. Not just one humorous card, but 6! You are sure not lacking mojo. Impossible to pick a favorite, but the first one has a sentiment I can especially relate to:) Thanks for sharing these with us at Inkspirational.

  6. I love all these wisecracking critters! Beautifully made and funny too. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

  7. Amazing cards, great sentiments and so funny, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  8. OHMYSTARS! I confess to laughing out loud in reading some of your sentiments! Perfect TH image/sentiment pairings! Love these! Now I need to find that sentiment set! Thrilled to see you in the Inspirational gallery!

  9. These are priceless! I've seen the comments before, but put with your cute characters, they are adorable. Actually, the first chuckle I've had looking at cards tonight. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Maggie, DT

  10. oh wow!
    all are amazing!
    love them all!

  11. Hello… Thanks for sharing your fabulous set of cards with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; they all fit perfectly with our ‘Things with Wings’ challenge theme. The sentiments are so funny and all made me smile - thanks, just what I needed. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  12. Wonderful cards.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  13. Fabulous cards! Each one made me smile, I love the quotes you used with the quirky characters - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  14. Ganz zauberhaft gemacht.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    LG Dreja

  15. Hilarious, you added a big smile on my face. Thank you!

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