Friday, November 18, 2016

Toucan Talk.

There is an Australian swap that I like to enter every month when possible and this is the second of the cards that I sent to my partner for the September swap which had the theme of Animals. A quick check  with Oz confirmed that yes birds would be classed as animals. I'm trying to go through all the digi stamps I have on file and use them all at least once. This is one I bought from  'Patties Creations'
called Two_Can_ Love back in Mar 2013. Where does the time go!!

Base card is made from navy blue card stock and a panel of red card sandwiched into the spine. I downloaded the image onto white card and used my distressed markers to colour along with a brush dipped in water to move the colour around a bit. I added small googly eyes to the birds. There is a sheet of acetate in front of the white card. Rather than adhere with brads I still punched the four corner holes but  threaded twine through instead  and finished with a bow at the top. Sentiment is a gold sticker from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #168 Anything goes + add a sentiment.
Southern Girls #147 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #32 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #347 Anything goes +add the colour red. 
Creative with Stamps #8 Use a bird stamp (Digi's allowed).

Creative Ladybirds #21 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Paper Creator's Crafts #53 Anything goes.


  1. Brilliant fun card Valery, love the image and your colours, Kate x

  2. Great image, the googly eyes are a perfect finishing touch. Clever idea for attaching the acetate. xx

  3. Fun card and great colors. Happy Toucan Talking...

  4. Love your beautifully colored birds, Valery! The twine frame is a lovely finishing touch. Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps bird stamp challenge this month. :-)

  5. Oh I love this, Mrs. A! The twine treatment is so unique--looks great!

  6. These quirky toucans certainly deserved an airing - love them

  7. Love the gorgeous colours used, amazing and delightful viewing creation.xx {aNNie}

  8. Really sweet card, love that colourful image......
    Thanks for sharing with us CraftyCatz this week...x

  9. Fun birds with these googling eyes! Love the idea of the four holes in the corners with the twine around the edges, it's so clever! Well done!

  10. Such a lovely couple! Have a great weekend!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Great colors and design. The eyes are so cute and I love the way you did the twine. What a fun card.

  12. Hi Mrs A,
    what a very lovely card and you have coloured those birds so beautifully.
    Great design and the twine around the edges is fab.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. These guys are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

  14. This is gorgeous, I love those beautiful birds! xxx

  15. Such a wonderful card Valery Anne. Toucans are such colourful birds, your swap friend will be very pleased with it. Hugs Veerle x

  16. Really lovely make and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week.

  17. Hi Mrs A
    Love the birdies and great colouring. Great idea for the twine too.
    Good luck in your challenges.
    Ang x

  18. I so wonder what they are talking about, it's a wonderful card Mrs A.

    Love and hugs

  19. This is fab, Mrs A, such gorgeous colours and I love the googly eyes!

    love Mags B x

  20. Fantastic colouring of this sweet digital image Mrs. A! xx

  21. After all this time you can do toucan, Mrs. A.! Sorry, I couldn't resist! You did them up proud and they look totally in love!! Hope all is well! Hugs, Darnell

  22. Such a lovely card, Mrs A! Great colouring and a lovely touch with the acetate and twine. Thank you for sharing your card at Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Hope you'll come back soon.
    Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

  23. WOW love the twine border....such a fabulous frame for the toucans
    Dr Sonia

  24. What a lovely colourful card Mrs A, love the goggle eyes also the twine a smashing make
    lorraine x

  25. Great and strong image - love the way you have used the twine :)
    Thanks for sharing your card at "Creative with Stamps",


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