Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Crazy Birds


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

LET'S GET SENTIMENTAL

Simply use a sentiment on your project. You can add the sentiment to the inside if you prefer.
We are showcasing TIM HOLTZ PRODUCTS this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I love Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and I just had to have them at the time I had no idea how to use them, when they arrived I was surprised how large the birds were. No way was I going to get more than a couple on a card.  Then I had a lightbulb moment Shrink Plastic, now I coloured them with pencils it doesn't matter which ones but remember if you colour on shrink plastic when it shrinks the colour intensifies. When I coloured mine you could barely see any colour.


Here you can see how small my birds shrunk, yes there is one missing I managed to chop off the curl on top of his head so he never made it back to my craftdesk. If Tim Holtz is reading this which I doubt we really need mini crazy birds maybe not has small as my shrink plastic ones.

Anyway back to my card, the challenge is for Lets get Sentimental so my I used the Tim Holtz Good Thoughts which I thought was a play on words seeing my birds are now tiny.

Now my birds need something to stand on so I had to make a wall so using Kraft card and the Tim Holtz Bricked Stencil it was a bit tricky because I had to make the wall in two parts and match the bricks up but it is possible that only I know where the join is. I used a dark red and brown inkpad to create the bricks.

A bit of grass from My Favourite Things and I used Simon Says Stamp Cloud Bank has a template for my clouds. I made the template for a challenge a while ago and kept it to use again. I place my Crazy Owl on the Simon Says Stamp Songbird branches but I did wonder if it was owl too far.

I really enjoyed making this card, it was such fun to get out the Shrink Plastic which I hadn't used for ages.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

54 comments:

  1. Oh how fun, to shrink these silly birds, Debby! Love your cute scene!

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  2. Oh how fun, to shrink these silly birds, Debby! Love your cute scene!

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  3. Fabulous card Debby :-) I love these crazy birds and what a brilliant idea to shrink them ! the whole scene is so CUTE :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. I LOVE these birds Debby, they are on my wish list. Your card is just brilliant! Great work x

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  5. Oh these are so much fun and like you I didn't realise just how big they are. What a great idea to shrink them Debby and your card is just fabulous.
    Lorraine

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  6. And now my birds need to meet some shrink plastic very soon! LOL! This is adorable! Awesome idea!

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  7. Oh goodness, these are super cute Debby! Not the typical TH style but I LOVE them - and great idea using the shrink plastic - awesome card!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  8. Well done! Love love how you used these TH birdie images, Debby!

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  9. Just love these birds Debby - and your card is fab! x

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  10. I love it! I am still waiting for my set of birds to arrive.....

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  11. I LOVE these birds and after seeing this fun card, I must have them!! Cute!

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  12. Debby....I have put off buying Tim's Crazy Birds for quite awhile. Because of you and your oh so adorable card, I must go to SSS and BUY NOW. So Miss Debby...thank you. FYI: I am a bird crazy lady...i feed them, nest them, have a huge collection of them in and at my home. i adore birds.

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  13. Oh you clever thing! This is AWESOME hun, love that you got so many birds on by shrinkin' 'em. Still trying to get hold of this set but it's rarer than hen's teeth! Hugs xx

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  14. Gorgeous birds and a fabulous card.xxx

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  15. You would never know they were plastic Debby..love your crazy birds and the brick wall is fabulous..great scene you have created and love the sentiment.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  16. Eek - shrunken birds! Such a great card!!!

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  17. Brilliant idea to use shrink plastic! Those birds are so funny. Love your card.

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  18. Adorable! I love the idea to shrink them so you can fit them on your scene! So clever!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. This is wonderful Debby, I love the shrunken crazy birds and your brick wall looks fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

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  20. Oh this is so cute and fun Debby!!
    XXX Heidy

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  21. I absolutely love your card Debby! The scene you've created looks wonderful and I the "shrunk" Crazy Birds are so cute
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  22. A brilliant card Debby, I love your crazy birds sat on the wall, not forgetting the one in the tree. A fabulous idea of shrinking them - I've just found my shrink plastic now wondering what to use first!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  23. Brilliant idea and a fabulous fun card.

    Kath x

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  24. Oooo what a fabby sentiment and what crazy birds too, but fun, Luv Sam x

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  25. I totally agree with you we need smaller birds. What you have done with them is Awesome so very clever and Looooooove your card its just. AWESOME!

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  26. What a fab card.
    Deborah A

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  27. I love these Crazy Birds Debby, and what a great idea to use shrink plastic. I love the low brick wall you have made by using the Tim Holtz embossing folder too. Such a fun card! x

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  28. Absolutely fabulous! Debby, wonderful design.
    Wendy xx

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  29. Great card Debby and love those birds. Brilliant idea with the shrink plastic. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  30. You are so very clever! What a wonderful idea and such amazing results! No way, no how can anyone resist this adorable birds! Love, love your card!

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  31. This post made me smile Debby. These birds are great and I love what you've done with them. Just fab x

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  32. What a fab card Debby...ha ha it certainly brought a smile to my face.
    Brilliant way to use those large stamps.
    xxxxx

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  33. I laughed out loud with delight! What a great idea to use shrink plastic...and a fun reminder to pull it out more often!

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  34. What a gorgeous fun card Debby. Great idea shrinking those birds. Love your wall it is awesome.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  35. Absolutely Genius !!! I LOVE your card ! Now I've gotta go and get some shrink plastic. Thanks for the Great idea !!!!

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  36. When a great idea! You are brilliant!

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  37. haha they are so much fun! tehhehehhe :) great card xx

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  38. Love this card with the crazy birds, it's fab !
    Take care Debby,
    hugs Maria

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  39. OMG. How clever is that. Just love the idea of shrinking them. Gorgeous card

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  40. OMG. How clever is that. Just love the idea of shrinking them. Gorgeous card

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  41. Awesome! Can I ask what ink you used to stamp the bird images? Thanks!

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    1. You need a permanent ink like Stazon.

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  42. Brilliant use of shrink plastic!

    Sally

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  43. Adorable!! I never would have thought to shrink them, but it's absolutely brilliant!

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  44. Adorable card Debby! Love that you shrunk the birds! Brilliant!!

    hugs...

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  45. an adorable card Debby! hope you have a FAB weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  46. an adorable card Debby! hope you have a FAB weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  47. So clever idea! I adore this! barbarayaya

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  48. I do of course love all your makes and I was determined to actually come by and leave at least a few comments on your blog (as opposed to simply hitting the "like" button when I spot your cards in facebook feeds). I was about to move on when I spotted these birdies. This is a FABULOUS card and it is such a clever, clever idea to use the shrink plastic! Well done you! Hugs, Lesley

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  49. Clever tip!
    Thanks for the kind words.

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  50. I saw this card someplace on line, hunted high and low till I found it again, and I just want to say it is the most clever shrink plastic I have seen in a long time. I just bought the crazy birds and I'm going to have to give it a try....thanks for sharing. Barb

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