Friday, May 17, 2019

Just Beakause

     This card is driven by two challenges. One is the sketch you see below and the other is for Stamp TV's Monthly Mix. The mix for this month is wings with optional gold.
Sketch #16 by Lisa Hidy
     This toucan has a history. When I color an image for a card, I almost always color an extra. Two years ago, I made a Noah's Ark Circle Step Card with a toucan instead of a seagull. As usual I made an extra toucan. A few days ago my husband handed this toucan to me and said that he found it on the floor. Hmmmmm . . . I decided to use him for my "wing" requirement. He comes from a Beth Salaika stamp set called "Xavier Zebra". This wonderful toucan did not get top billing.

     Inside the card, I used the same patterned paper and leaf vine stamp from the front of the card. I have been working on a data base for my dies and stamps (and soon to add embossing folders and stencils). I was able to put in a search for "it's your birthday" and Gina K's "Happy Spring" stamp set came up. Even though it is not yet complete, I have used this data base several times to determine if I already own a stamp or die or to locate one in my craft room.
Inside of Card
Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Bold & Blooming
    Card Stock: Gina K - Black Onyx
                                   Ocean Mist
    Stamps: Gina K - Xavier Zebra
                              Happy Spring
    Copics: Leaves - YG17
               Toucan - RV55, BG45, Y08, YG17, R08, C1, 5, 9
    Embellies: Echo Park - Enamel Dots
                    Pen - Signo UniBall - White


A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes - #33 - Random Winner
Cardz for Galz - Follow the Recipe - #8 - *
(1 topper - 1 sentiment - 2 patterned papers - *
Gina K Designs - Wing It - #22 - *
Little Red Wagon - Happy Bird Day - #19 - *
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter - #114 - *


  1. wow - the card is adorable and I like the colours so much.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge. Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. So adorable is that toucan. Wonderfully colored too.

  3. What a great bird! You made a super card with great colouring - it deserves top BILLing. Thanks for sharing with us at 2CraftyCritter Crazies, CarolG

  4. Love this colourful card Sharon, and perfectly follows our recipe. Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Galz. Lynda DT :)

  5. Love your creation and your tucan is fantastic
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship - Hope I see you again.
    Hugs Anja

  6. Liebe Sharon,
    eine sehr schöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  7. Your card is lovely! Thanks for playing along in the Just "Wing" It challenge!

  8. Super gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship Challenge.
    LG Dreja