Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I had some  inspiration for making this card today from a pair of cardinals right outside my window.  They are setting up housekeeping in the beauty bush  beside the house, and all afternoon the female has been pulling twigs off of the shrub and forming them into a nest.  The male has been perched in a tree near by, overseeing the construction, and each time she flies out of the shrub he sounds like he is scolding her, "Get back to work".  I'm worried, though, because the nest is fairly low to the ground, and my big black cat can probably climb right up to it.  I'm hoping I can get some photos of all this activity, and post them here.  I would love to be able to watch this pair raise a family!

This sweet little stamp of two birds in their nest is from Red Lead, and I made a CAS card with it.  I am joining in with Crazy for Challenges #136, because the inpiration photo here actually made me think of eggs in a nest.  I went with the blues and greens, with a tiny bit of yellow on the patterned paper.
I am also playing along with CAS-ual Friday's CFC 52, Feathered Friends.  If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I have a "thing" for bird stamps!  A perfect challenge for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. ...loVely card Barb, loVe your colour choice and what a great sentiment...Mel :)

  2. Wonderful sentiment on a beautiful card :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. What a lovely story about the birds building a nest outside your window--I do hope the cat doesn't find them! What a treat for you to get to watch them at work. I love how it inspired your sweet card, too! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. What a sweet lil' bird's nest! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!