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Catered Crop Recipe Swap – Put A Bird On It

Hello & Happy Monday!

Linda over at the Catered Crop has cooked up another fun recipe swap – Put A Bird On It!   How fun is that?!

I love birds.  I love watching them at my many feeders, their antics in the bird baths, and building nests.  I love keeping an eye on their eggs and watching the progress of their hatchlings.  I love watching them fly across the sky in big flocks or long V’s signaling the change of the seasons.   Given my love birds, you can probably guess that I have tons of stamps and digital stamps of birds in all their various shapes and sizes, bird nests, and bird houses.  But, when I was looking for something to use for my Catered Crop project, nothing caught my interest.

As I was digging through my stash, my little Senegal parrot, Corky, was working really hard to get my attention.  He was whistling, blowing kisses, and using all his best phrases like “You are such a good, good boy”, “Give me a kiss”, “What are you doing?”, and “Come on, come here.”    Then it hit me, I had the perfect bird to put on it!   Meet Corky!


2014-03-30 CC Bird WM


This little guy has been with me almost 23 years!  When I got him, I was told Senegals generally live 10-12 years and may learn 1 or 2 words .  Wrong!  Now life expectancy estimates are up to 50 years and I have lost track all the words, phrases and sounds he knows.

As always, Linda has curated a fantastic Pinterest board to get our creative mojo flowing.  Here is a peek.  Click on the photo below to go to the board.



After creating your bird project, be sure to stop back and share creation by linking up at the Catered Crop.


Catered Crop


Before we go,  here is one more look at Corky while he is enjoying a bit of banana.




Have a great day!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Bountiful Backgrounds from the Verve Stamps
  • Papers:  Bazzill Basics kraft CS, Prima Alla~Prima collection 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Banner Basics die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stampin’ Up photo corners punch, Fiskars edge punch, Sweet N Sassy heart dies
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, October Afternoon Midway Designer brads and Green & Cream Mini Market alpha stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text stickers, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, Tatter Angle Apple Glimmer Mist, Cork, misc button



    Linda McClain said…
    Hi Corky! What a fun, fun post. Love it!
    Kelly L said…
    Hi, Cheryl! I found your Valentine's card on SCS and just had to swing on by to say hello. I love your photos of Corky. He is very handsome and sounds pretty interesting too. :) Lovely job with the card recipe challenge. fab colors to showcase your pretty bird. Hugs, Kelly
    cass said…
    Cute project, lovely little bird, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight
    cass said…
    Cute project, lovely little bird, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight
    Sue Crease said…
    Thanks for joining us over at MSC this week but I am afraid the challenge was not a card and for Easter.
    KraftyKoolKat said…
    Love the colours and layout on this fun filled card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member
    KraftyKoolKat said…
    Still think this is a gorgeous creation, full of fun. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT Member
    Josephine said…

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!
    Cheryl, Lovely creation with great colors, but the best part of it all is your little Corky, cute photo and great piece.
    :) Chris / CS Designs
    Brenda said…
    Wonderful!! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

    SBC DT
    Linda Compton said…
    Hi Cheryl. It's been awhile since I came to visit and leave a little love. I couldn't resist leaving some sugar for Corky. He is precious and indeed perfect for your creation. He sounds like a spunky little friend, but I wouldn't share any secrets with him.
    Shell B. said…
    Super cute card, sweet image & wonderful design!
    Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~
    Anonymous said…
    Oh Cheryl he is a real darling LOVE your inspiration and you have made a great creation and love that he is your centre stage too! fabulous! xx
    hugs me x
    D- said…
    What a great way to showcase such a cute bird.
    Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas.
    Crafty hugs,
    Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer
    Tina Henderson said…
    What a great card! Love your little bird! Thanks for joining us at Scribble & Scrap!
    Denise Goeldner said…
    Wonderful creation, love that bird definetly a cheeky one at that. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Teresa said…
    What a sweet card to showcase your pet! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
    alex said…
    Such a fab creation, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x
    Awwww... Corky is so pretty! Great design to showcase the photo, too!

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge this week!
    Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Hugs, Melissa DT
    ladynurse4 said…
    He is really cute. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club.
    SBC DT
    Margaret said…
    Awwwwwww. . . so adorable. I bet he keeps you hopping. ;) Great project that you did using Corky as your focal point. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. - Maggie DT
    Cindy said…
    Oh so cool! Love this! Thanks for playing with us at SBC.
    Sandy Hentzel said…
    Very nice! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. I hope you have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

    Susan Kennedy said…
    This is gorgeous!!! Corky is adorable!!! I love the layout... love the banner... Just stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Kim S said…
    What a brilliant way to put a bird on it! Corky definitely deserves to be showcased!
    wow totally stunning bird! And what better way to showcase him. Love the colors you have used. Just perfectly bright!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.
    Robin Carroll said…
    love the bird!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin
    OMGosh, he must be a bunch of fun! LOVE your creation!
    Za ovinkom said…
    So sweet creation. Cute bird. Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

    whoistracy said…
    What a sweet boy and a fun layout. I love it!!

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