23 April, 2021

Chuck chuck, good luck

It's another Friday, and we have a new task over at the Alphabet challenge for you: show us your feathered creatures, because we're looking forward to seeing "birds" this fortnight. I've created a rather simple masculine card for my DT inspiration, featuring a busy woodpecker.
The photo is from an old calendar, I've once cut it to size and enhanced it with a layer of white cardboard. However, I didn't quite figure out how to use it, so it eventually disappeared in my stash. Now, I cut away the white border and opted for a black background instead. I then took this wonderful wooden background paper which I've purchased a couple of years ago in Pardubice. Why Pardubice? Because I love the Czech Republic and Prague in particular, but I also like to explore new places and the city was recommended in one of the Honest Guide episodes. 
After spending a beautiful summer day there with my sister, a shop for crafting supplies has caught my eyes, and long story short: when we returned to Prague, my bag contained not only gingerbread the city is famous for, but also a bunch of colourful papers and other crafting supplies. Also, I now know that "crafting supplies" means "výtvarné potřeby" in Czech, which makes looking for this kind of stuff so much easier :) 
Anyways, once the diligent woodpecker found its home among tons and tons of wood, I still felt like something was missing. Due to the prominent background pattern I found it hard to add a suitable embellishment, but in the end I opted for another thing from my stash. 
I remembered my box of half-finished decorations, which among others hides a couple of stickers that are placed on colourful cardboard, and are waiting to be used some day. 
I picked a red cardboard triangle with a golden sticker on it, and it seemed perfect for some extra bling on the card. However, I decided to partially cover it up in order to keep the main focus on the bird. And suddenly, I didn't feel like changing anything else on my project.

krafty chicks: all occasions
C.R.A.F.T.: recycled (old calendar)
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "all creatures great and small"
creative crafty uncles: fathers day (masculine)
creative moments: ATG
love to craft: ATG 


  1. Hi Veronika! I love the bird image matched with that great wood background paper! The colors balance perfectly together! Nice job!
    Take care and have a great weekend!
    Rachelle : )

  2. The card is beautiful and I also like the background paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. You chose the perfect background paper for this fabulous image,a beautiful card

  4. Love this card ! The red and gold accent really wow it ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  5. Super cute image and beautiful card
    DT Priyadarshini

  6. That backing paper is just perfect for your image. It's a brilliant card. Love Dawn x

  7. Lepotca, kot je na tvoji voščilnici, imam čas dnevno občudovati skozi okno svojega ustvarjalnega kotička, zato vem, da bi bila navdušen nad ozadjem, kamor si ga dodala, tako, kot sem jaz :-)
    Čudovito si združila vse detajle v celoto.
    Hvala, ker sodeluješ na blogu The Male Room v našem novem izzivu LES.
    Majda DT

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia Hoekman-DT.

  9. Love the beautiful Woodpecker topper and the wood B.paper is just perfect.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  10. Your paper is the perfect background for this image, and I love the fact that you've recycled a calendar image! Wonderful masculine card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's!

  11. Such a sweet card! I have woodpeckers coming to my bird-feeders in the winter and I just love watching them. The background paper is certainly perfect for this sweet bird. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Great card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  13. A great card I like the wood background paper. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this time.

    decrafts - my blog

  14. Wonderful card. Great background paper. Thanks for sharing over at Always Fun challenge, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments.

  15. A really lovely creation, great design and paper! Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's.

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  17. Beautiful work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  18. Wow, the calendar was just perfect for this wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!