Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A little birdie told me

     Some of you may recognize this little guy if you got in on the voting over at Whimsy and Stars Studio.  "Sunflower Bird" won the contest for which freebie Mabelle was offering a couple of weeks ago.  Hope you scooped him up while he was available.  You can find him in the Whimsy and Stars Studio store now.
     I've created a CAS card using him colored with Copics.  The green DP is from the digital paper pack I've been using by Shery K Designs.
     We started a new challenge this week over at the Catered Crop and Linda wants to see knots in your projects.  Do you see mine?  No, I'm not talking about the knot in the bow.  LOL  My sunflower center is full of French knots.  Well, as full as I could get it without the paper totally collapsing from poking holes in it.  :-).  You can use whatever kind of knot you know how to tie on your project so pop over to the Catered Crop and play along.
     I'd like to enter little birdie into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday--things with wings
Papertake Weekly--autumn
Ribbon Carousel--fall colors plus spooled item
Twisted Tuesday--something that flies plus use three embellies (knots, pearls, ribbon)
Digi Makeover--digi and autumn
Eureka Stamps--autumn colors
Love to Create--things with wings
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday--less is more

     Have a blessed day!

  • Paper:  Shery K Designs, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Sunflower Bird", Papertrey Ink "Friends Til the End"
  • Ink:  Copics, Stazon Timber Brown
  • Tools:  EK Success Dotted Scallop punch, sewing machine, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, DMC embroidery thread, Recollections pearls


  1. Ok, this is almost weird! Not the card, but how symbolic it is for me. Nickname, other than Twang, is Bird and born in Kansas the Sunflower state and my favorite handstich is the French Knot!! Uh oh, I think we're havng a psychic moment here..or is that psychotic? I always confuse the two.
    Hick, I love the adorableness of your card and all your details are just precious. What a smile I have right now. :D
    hugs to you,

  2. That's really gorgeous Tracy. How do you tie such perfect bows? Lovely.

  3. Oh my, this is so adorable! Love this little bird, he just brings a smile to my face. Beautiful colouring, love the layout and the papers you used.

  4. Stunning!! I love that sunflower ... how beautiful those knots are ... and the little birdie is the icing on the cake!

  5. Oh, this looks so nice, very sweet!!! Love how you're letting your sweet image take center stage on this one!!!;)

  6. stunning card Tracy. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and the layout is perfect

    Hugs Sue

  7. Beautiful card, Tracy! Love the fall colors and cute image! How brilliant to do the knots in the flower center!

  8. Sweet as can be! That ribbon is scrumptious!

  9. Tracy, I always love to see the wonderful creative touches you add to your cards! Love the french knots! Hugs

  10. Oh, so pretty! Woohoo for your fabulous french knots! I was happy to get ahold of this lovely was my vote! :o)

  11. Oh very cute!!!
    Thanks for joining paperminutes!

  12. Beautiful card! I saw it on MIM, and came by for a closer look!

  13. Cute and gorgeous Tracy!!
    Love it!!
    XXX Heidy

  14. Your little birdie is too sweet Tracy and I really love how you coloured your sunflower, the heart of your flower looks so very real!! Hugs, Ira

  15. What a lovely card. I saw it on MIM.

  16. Such a cute card....I have yet to take the time to figure out how to do french knots...but I love the effect!

  17. What a beautiful design… love that birdie and wonderful choice of paper and colors combo… I love it!!!!

  18. stunning card Tracy and love that birdie! the french knots look so effective too.
    Kim x

  19. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxxx

  20. Who was that person who was saying they didn't do CAS???? Can't have been you - this card is so perfectly simple and elegant and the extra touches just ice the cake wonderfully :)

  21. Just adorable Tracy - love the french knots (such patience)
    Denise xx

  22. A beautiful card Tracy! Love the autumn colours and the sweet image!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  23. This is just so very delightful! I love the detail you give your cards! How incredible to get so many french knots in that section of paper! The side stitching and bow are wonderful to highlight this sweet birdie!

  24. Such a sweet little tweetie birdie, Tracy! (I'm partial to birdies....:)
    Love all the french knots in the sunflower. Great idea for adding knots to your card. You're always sooooo clever! :)
    Huggies ~

  25. I am loving your CAS card. Your coloring is awesome. But I think I might have told you that a time or two.. Hee Hee..


  26. Hi Tracy
    I love this CAS card! You always make it look so easy and beautiful all at the same time!! Hugs

  27. Oh, this is fabulous and so very clever! I admit I use this word very often when I come to your blog:)
    I could swear those tiny things on the center of the flower were coffee beans hadn't they been so small:) Great idea to make knots; wow, so original!
    Love the CAS design, should try this too from time to time! Love it!
    Hugs, Iulia

  28. This is Gorgeous Tracy. I Love the colors you haVE USED. i SAW THIS ON mim..lOZ

  29. I saw your card on MIM and i like to say taht it is beatyful.
    Ikzag je kaart op MIM en ik moet zeggen, hij is prachtig.
    Gr, Elly

  30. So, so gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! And the french knots are out of this world!

  31. Superb! Love it Tracy, the image is adorable. Love the paper and ribbon too,A perfect colour combo, and love those french knots, you clever girl thinking of that :)
    Hugs Mau xx

  32. How sweet is this little guy! Terrific job on the coloring Tracy and those french knots rock. I love that idea!! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs

  33. so adorable! I love the detail on the sunflower and the stitching. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

  34. This is so cute!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  35. Fabulous, love the sweet, simple image so beautifully coloured, Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  36. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  37. Super Cute! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Things with Wings!!

    Many Blessings,

  38. This is just darling! Love the colors and great layou too, nicely done! Thanks for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  39. Such a sweet, sweet card! I just love it! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  40. I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  41. A beautiful card!!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!


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