Friday, May 15, 2015

Did you ever see a pileated woodpecker?

Yesterday afternoon I heard a very strange bird call in the backyard.  As I was looking all around to locate the source, my DH yelled, "Look at that bird on the tree stump!" 
I took one look and headed into the house for my camera, while my DH went to get the bird book.  Thankfully, the bird didn't go anywhere.  Actually, he spent quite a while on the side of that tree stump, pecking into the side, removing sizable pieces of bark to uncover a colony of ants, and then enjoying an afternoon snack.  My DH identified it as a pileated woodpecker.
That's the biggest woodpecker we ever saw!

While on the subject of birds, I've used the From the Heart May Stamp of the Month, Apple Blossom Birds,  for my entry in their Progressive Challenge.  Every month you enter using their SOTM digi set entitles you to the next month's digi set for FREE.  
The image is fussycut and popped.  I made a banner for the sentiment, added a smidge of blue on the white CS backing, a strip of washi tape, a few skittles, a charm and embroidery floss bow.

These are the challenges I am entering today:
From the Heart May Progressive Challenge - using Apple Blossom Birds
Patti's Creations Design Challenge #110 - Use a digital or stamped flower image 
Creative Knockouts Challenge #89 - Washi Tape Wonders 
Dream Valley Challenge #106 - Things with Wings 

That's it for today.  I've got some shopping to do!

 




11 comments:

  1. Cute little card Debi! Love the precious little blue birds among the flowers! Along with the pileated woodpecker, we have also had blue birds visit our yard this spring!

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  2. Now THAT is a BIG woodpecker!! Fantastic that you got such a great picture!
    Love your card...I have that same washi tape, it works so well on your card! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Oldest Washi Tape" challenge!!

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  3. This is just such a precious card, Debi, and I love the dimension! Fab photograph of the woodpecker. We have quite a few of those out in my area of the country though they really prefer the lower foothills to the valley. :-D Now, putting on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing in our "Flowers Image" challenge at Pattie's Creations this month and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  4. Gorgeous card! The image is so cute, but I REALLY love that washi tape!!! it's fab!!! Thank-you for entering the challenge this month, at Patties Creations - Vic, DTx

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  5. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at 2 CuteInk!
    Carolyn DT

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  6. Super cute card, Debi. I like all the dew drops and the soft colors !

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month May Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

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  7. This is a delightful creation and your washi tape is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  8. This is really sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona x

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  9. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Things With Wings challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

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  10. Such a pretty card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us for our Things with Wings Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  11. This is so soft and pretty. Really love the pastel colors and pretty baubles you've accented the image with. Thanks for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps!

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