Friday, 23 April 2021

Watch the Birdie

 Morning all.  I bet you are fed up with seeing me this week.  We have a new subject over at The Alphabet Challenge today.  We are looking for 'B for Bird' projects. I was spoilt for choice with this one as I have several bird images.  They always came in handy for dad cards as my dad loved birds.  He kept Yorkshire Canaries, like his dad did before him, but he loved all sorts of feathery friends.  He once walked my mum miles to show her a duck with a blue beak that he'd seen on a pond.  When they got there it had disappeared.  She didn't believe him so he found a picture of one in a bird book.  It was called a Ruddy Duck.  You can guess what my mum said. 'Ruddy Duck'! 

I'm digressing.  I chose a bird that you wouldn't usually see flying about.  Although we did see one walking up our street a couple of times.  I have no idea where it came from but several people said they'd seen it wandering about.

I mounted my Tracey Hey Peacock on a circle I created from strips of scrap card.  I spaced them out on acetate before die cutting the circle and popped it up on a matted square.  The peacock tail is sparkly but you can't really tell from the picture.  It's probably not a card I would have sent to dad.  It's a bit girly.  I never did find a stamp of a Ruddy Duck.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. Aww! What an immensely sweet, adorable peacock. Interesting, for many years I lived in a stone's throw away from a small community in which at least two peacocks roamed freely. No one knew for sure where they came from or if there was, in fact, more than two of them. It was almost as though they'd always been there and who knows... Anyhoo, spotting them was always a delight and I even managed to snap a few photos of one of them several years back.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  2. A super card Dawn, a lovely image and great colours - for some reason, unbeknown to us, my eldest son is terrified of Peakcocks!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Beautiful colouring on your adorable image Dawn,love the shades of green on the acetate too

  4. Hi Dawn! Well I laughed out loud at the "Ruddy Duck" story so thanks for getting my day started off on the right foot! This is so pretty and I like the simple color palette - teal green is one of my faves! Thanks also for the tip on how you did the striping - I've never tried that before and it's a brilliant idea! Take care and have a great weekend!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  5. A beautiful peacock!! She's very stylish! :)

  6. Dawn, this card is so sweet! Love your peacock and bet your dad would have as well. The ruddy duck story made smile and can so "hear" how your mom said it! LOL Have a great weekend, my friend!

  7. Dawn, cute peacock, and I love the striped circle! You may be seeing something similar on one of my cards soon.....!

  8. Girly or not, I think your little peacock is simply adorable. The colours of your card are wonderful, and the scraps in the background are a perfect addition to your card. Such an original way to create stripes! We had peacock visitors when we used to live in the country because one of the farmers had a pair of them. They were super loud when they felt like it. They'd come by occasionally to feast on the salad bar in our garden, and leave their not-so-small turds all around our house, lol. We kids hoped they'd eventually lose one or two of their tail feathers in our yard, but they never did.
    The story of Ruddy Duck made me chuckle. I don't blame your mom for not believing, but I'm glad your dad could prove what he saw.

    Hugs, Veronika

  9. Oh I love your peacock Dawn! Bet your dad would have liked it even if it is a bit girly!

  10. WOW Dawn, this is gorgeous! I love that peacock image and the beautiful colors!
    Hugs, Tammy

  11. Fabulous make hun love his face so pretty!
    As for your Ruddy Duck we get them near us every now &then. As hubby is a twitcher we are always off out looking for the next new thing lol
    Hugs Shell xx