Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Guess I'll Go Eat Worms.......

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a card for this fortnight's Christmas Kickstart Challenge with the theme of Delectable Die-Cuts. As is my practice, I try to use neglected stamps (or in this case...dies) for my entries into this fun challenge blog of Jo's. So I pulled out a set of adorable winter bird dies that I've had for awhile but hadn't used yet.

This set is a good one for using scraps and that's exactly what I did. I love the fun layering pieces and the sassy accessories! Isn't Mr. Bird so dapper with the holly sprig in his hat......and so gentlemanly with a worm to offer to his belle?

Can you see the tone-on-tone heat embossing I did on the background for wood-grain effect?

Supplies used include:
Serendipity - Birdies dies
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set

Recollections - Woodgrain stamp (retired)
Versamark Ink
Clear embossing powder
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set (sentiment)
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Scraps of solid and glitter cardstock

Hope you liked this sweet card. The little birdies were a lot of fun....even though some of the pieces are eensy-teensy-tiny!! Thank you for stopping by today!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #7 - Delectable Die-Cuts
2. Double Trouble Challenge #25 - Wood + Woodland Creature + Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (I did all three...YAY!!)

3. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday April Challenge - Wings, Tails &/or Spring Blossoms
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas
6. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #181 - AG Christmas
7. Christmas Crafts All Year Long April Challenge - Family and Friends
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #467 - Woodland Creatures


  1. A wonderful creation, Janis. Love the sketch and fabulous die cut birds!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my April Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms.

  2. I nearly missed this card. It's just popped up in my emails today. Love how chivalrous Mr Birdie is. Love the worm. Good job you didn't drop it on the floor though!! Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Cool with the grey birds. Love the heart shaped woodgrain. Hugz

  4. Such a cool card with those two gorgeous birds, love the top hat !!Thanks for playing along at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

  5. Love your title, Adorable Serendipity birds and yes even though he has a worm in his mouth he does looks quite dapper. And great that you used this die set for a Christmas card using the pop of color in the holly on his card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations.

  6. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

  7. Love your background effect! Such a pretty card. Please be sure to follow all the Challenge Rules to be eligible to win. You need to post the challenge photo. . Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
    -Sandy, DT

    1. Oh, thank you so much for alerting me!! And...thank you for leaving your sweet comment.


  8. Elegant, sweet and also fun card with that worm in the beak of Mr. Bird :D Love your faux wood background too! Great use of your snippets!

  9. So sweet with the birds and love the hat.

  10. Lovely card, Janis and what a kind and thoughtful chap that bird is. He's rather dashing too in his handsome topper! What a lovely way to use your die cuts. Thanks so much for playing again at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  11. This is such a lovely card and those little bird dies are adorable. Love the subtle wood grained background and the pop of red and green tucked into his hat. That stitched oval die with the wave element makes the perfect snowy background for this charming couple too.

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  13. What fabulous birds, they make a brilliant card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Love those birdie dies! Super card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  16. Such a sweet card! The birds are wonderful, Janis. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #25.

  17. Your card is really cute, and those bird dies are really sweet! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  18. Sweet card. The woodgrain effect is very effective. Thank you for joining in the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge with an optional twist of Include a Star or more. Apologies for the late comment.


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