Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flamingo Birthday...CAS(E) this Sketch #171

Hello,

In like a flash to share my card for CAS(E) this Sketch #171


Super simple....maybe too simple?  Even though I am petrified of birds (seriously terrified!), I do have a thing for flamingos...stamp-and-die cut ones, that is!


NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as a CTS Favourite.  THANK YOU!

Here's a story that adds to my bird phobia: the *ag-grouse-ive* grouse that's been holding hostage the trail that my husband and I so enjoy hiking/biking on (he bikes while I walk as quick as I can to keep up with him....painful!).  Mr. Grouse is seeking a mate, and when people come near his 'love zone,' he responds in full assault mode: wings back, head down and meaning business! I do NOT want to run the risk of being pecked; his feathers are already ruffled enough with his task.  We haven't heard if he's found a missus yet (he really needs to act more like a gentleman!), so no trail wandering for us until we know he's moved on. Scary dude!  And we won't even talk about the hippo-sized ravens....

Anyway...my pink flamingo is very friendly *grin*

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!


23 comments:

  1. Love your flamingo card but yes, I totally understand your bird phobia.

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  2. I'm in tears! Ag-grouse-ive! I guess you can't account for the lady birds' taste.. huh? Hope he moves on soon so you can get a move on, too! As for your card, this bird seems much more appealing that the curmudgeonly grouse! Such a bright and happy design!

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  3. Your flamingo is awesome and your 'simple' card is so fabulous Carol! Love the stenciling, so subtle and the sentiment is fabulous. I feel like I know, or maybe even have that one. Now your bird story has me laughing out loud. Not an unusual phobia, my old neighbour wouldn't even come to visit unless I scooted the chickadees that made a home on my porch away!

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  4. Pretty Flamingo (song from the sixties) and so is your card (pretty not from the sixties). Your story conjures images in my head of you chasing a bike and a grouse chasing you!! Now I've heard of riding a bike and taking the dog for a walk...but the wife!!!! well that's different!! Back to your card...truly lovely...great stenciling again in the background. Hugs xx

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  5. OH MY...just love your incredible card Carol. What an adorable flamingo, so sweet.

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  6. Well at least this bird is tame! I love the pop of pink against that gray background!

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  7. Love your pink flamingos and grey background Carol. You need a trekking pole for defense! TFS

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  8. Cute Card-- and there's your basket-weave stencil! Love it! I am a total bird-lover, but h*** no: I don't like to tangle with anything looking for a mate! We have huge ravens here, too... They make a mess, and the neighbor feeds them... I'm not super-amused...

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  9. Your flamingo is a wonderful idea for the sketch, Carol! You really nailed it!! I'm so sorry you suffer from ornisphobia. I can't imagine being afraid of birds; I'm just the opposite. I hope you are able to travel the trail again soon unaccosted by the randy grouse!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  10. Love your pretty pink flamingo. As funny as both stories sounded birds are scary when they are aggressive & magpie season here can be an absolute nightmare. Hopefully his new lady will keep him in line!

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  11. LOVE this Carol!
    Thanks for joining CTS!

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  12. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  13. You totally ROCKED this card Carol!! I love your take on the sketch and the stenciled background is perfect!! :) HUGS

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  14. Absolutely adore your take on the sketch! Swoon!

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  15. Wonderful take on the sketch, Carol! I love the subtle stenciling behind the flamingo.

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  16. Fabulous! Love that flamingo in all his pink glory and a wonderful take on the sketch too!!

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  17. Your flamingo is so pretty in pink, Carol (of course!!) ... fine and wonderfully delicate ... not like that marauding grouse or, even worse, the hippo sized ravens!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Fantastic flamingo card, Carol! Your lovely stenciled background sure helps that pretty pink flamingo pop as does those little sprinkly dots. You chose two luscious pink colors, too. I'm so sorry that you were attacked by that ungentlemanly grouse. It's no wonder he might have difficulty finding a mate. Reminds me of the time I was chased by a goose at my good friend's house when I was in elementary school. Shudders. You can bet I always asked if that dang bird was in the pen after that! Hope you have an awesome day! Big hugs to you!!

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  19. Your pink flamingo TOTALLY looks friendly ;). LOVE that stencil work in the background! Such a great take on the sketch!

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  20. Pink & gray--one of my favorites! Congrats on the shout out, Carol!

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  21. See I told you that you nailed it, Carol!! Congratulations on being a CTS Favorite!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. This is awesome - and that flamingo is certainly strutting its' stuff, which is magnificent!!! Love the colors used and that spot of background is way cool!! Super impressed!!

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  23. Wow, I am so far behind. Love this flamingo card, and so very happy to see that it was chosen as a winner. Totally deserved.

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