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Big Bad Crow Costume

     Hello my crafty friend, glad you stopped in today to check out my latest post. This card was made for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #64. I love everything Peachy Keen and this little bird is just the cutest lil guy. When I saw him/her I had to have the stamp set PK-267 Happy Bird and Phrases, then I saw the Mother's Day set that has the smaller version of the Happy Bird, and then the Die cut by Scrapping Cottage to match the stamp. I am a sucker for sets, LOL! I really need to win some new sets though cause I am forever making cards with this lil guy, all my other stamps are faces, and I use them all the time but mainly for baby cards and baby name frames on paper dolls. The prize for this challenge is the PK Santa Set and since I collect everything related to Christmas I just had to enter. Ohhh I sooo hope I win this set, fingers crossed!!!!   My aunt is letting me borrow some sets she bought a few months back and I keep forgetting I even have them, so maybe the next LFIF challenge I'll pull those out.
     The new PK challenge was to follow a certain sketch and if you don't have any PK stamps, that's ok, your still eligible as long as you follow the sketch which of course you can flip. Anyway, I usually enter the Let's Face it Friday challenges where I have to use PK stamps but this week I had this card idea come to mind and decided to make it following the sketch. This is my entry for challenge #64, and if you want to enter you have plenty of time, it runs until November 14, 2011 so click on the link under my card and come join us for some super de duper Peachy KeenFun while your there check out their PKS Shop, you won't be disappointed in the selection they have going on for stamps and dies!  I actually want one of everything they carry, and one day when I win the lottery I will definately be placing a rather large order, YAY bring on the lottery winning numbers! Woot
     I thought it would be cute to have my little bird dressed up for Hallowe'en in his "Big Bad Crow" costume, LMBO, what do you think?

     I used the Fiskars Maple Leaf punch for all the leaves, inked them up with some red and green ink and drew in the details. Don't mind my hand writing on the bottle cap, I am not a neat writer by any means and I really did try, it's not easy to write on a small shiny surface. The ghost's are tips of ice cream sticks I kept a few years back and glued black buttons to the backs. I stamped the image on black cs with frost white pigment ink and then heat embossed it with White  Pearls Translucent embossing powder. The bird is cut twice and glued to each other just at the body so the wings can be bent up, they are but it doesn't look like it in the pic. The branch is cut from a retired Spellbinders die set called "Bugs". I just cut a little triangular shape out of the orange cs to form the crows beak, and cut off a thin section of the head part of the bird in black cs, to make the crows bushy, hairy head feathers. I snipped it several times across the top and tried to make it look sort of ruffled. These two elements and the black colour make up Happy bird's big bad crow costume, LOL. 
     Thank you for dropping by my blog today, I hope you like my card and my humour. If so please leave me a comment and let me know if you liked it and thought it was funny. I love to read comments from visitors, it let's me know you appreciate checking out my cards and other projects and I hope that I am successful in giving you the inspiration to create something beautiful today. I hope you have a scrap happy day, until next time, take care and be safe!

    Cindy  :)


  1. Love your card. Great job on it. Good luck with this challenge. Psst i am now a follower.

  2. Haha I love your bird "dressed up" as a crow!! So clever and cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the PK Challenge this week!!

  3. Wow girl thanks so much for following and alllll of the comments. I love it. :)

  4. I love your Peachy Keen crow! Made me giggle! Thanks for joining the challenge! Good luck!

  5. Hi Cindy! Your crow is hilarious, and such a cute and clever idea! Awesome job, and I'm so glad you could play along with us at Peachy Keen!!!

  6. This card is super fun and creative! I love that crow sooo cute! Good luck with the Peachy Keen Challenge!

  7. Ha Ha! Wow Cindy, your 'crow' is a brilliant idea and you pulled it off in style! I'd never have thought of altering the bird in this way and your ghosts are WAY too cute to spook! Very clever!
    Thanks for playing along with us and for the great shout out! Good luck.

  8. I just love this card! So creative, and shows another great way to use that stamp!! Thanks so much for playing along, and good luck! I know you're really wanting to win that Santa set!!!

  9. Oh My! This is so cute! I love how you made the bird a crow!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge!

    Ruthie :)

  10. lol....this is soooooo CUTE!!! Great job w/the challenge!
    Peachy hugs,

  11. OMG that is to funny that you dressed up the bird to look like a crow!! How clever.
    Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen Stamps. Hope to see you next week! Good luck!