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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Yellow Finch Tag Card and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  Hello my people, yes if your a paper crafter, then you are my people. Ha

Today I am sharing with you a birthday card that I have made for one of my sister's. She told me awhile back that she wanted a bird on her card this year. So of course I had to make her one.

I love sitting on my porch watching the birds and so does my sister. We both get the feed sacks that are for the yellow finch.  So I went with that type of bird for her card.

I used the stamp set from Hero Arts called Bird & Branch. I am so happy I bought this set. Love that I can make so many different colored birds. 

Another stamp set that I used is Itty Bitty Backgrounds from Stampin Up. It's retired now and I still use it all the time. You can verily see where I used it on the tag.

I thought the tag was to plain so I used a stitched scallop die on the bottom from Pretty in Pink called Stitched Borders. I like how it turned out.

The Inks I used to make the bird are Barely Banana,Summer Sun and Memento Black. 

For the flowers I used Lavender Lace and Gorgeous Grape. I also used a little purple Stickles in the center of each flower. Used Old Olive for the leaves and Close to Cocoa for the branch and bird legs.

The blue card stock was in my scrap box. I think it's Bashful Blue from S.U. Wish they had never retired it. 

The black and white polka dot paper was in my paper scraps. Also used my Woodgrain embossing folder.

Tied white sheer ribbon through the tag and tied twine around the ribbon and added one purple sequins. Hoping she enjoys her card.

I also have another Zucchini recipe to share with you. This time it's with Chocolate...... YUM!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Ingredients needed -

 1 c. Zucchini shreeded

1 egg

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 c.brown sugar 

1 pinch nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 c. sugar 

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. greek plain yogurt

Preheat oven 350

Butter loaf pan and set aside.

In large bowl combine dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In another large bowl combine wet ingredients - eggs, oil, brown sugar, white sugar,yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until combined.

Add dry ingredients to wet and fold in gently.

Add Zucchini  and chocolate chips. Mix

Pour in buttered dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!!! 

 I will be leaving in just a few days. Heading to Sanibel Island for a week. It will be so nice to go again. Went last year and loved It. Hoping to find some big shells this time

So I won't have anymore post until after that. Hope you can make it back sometime. If you try the recipe,let me know how you like it. 

That's all from me, Happy day to you all. Stay Safe and Stay Crafty my friends.

 Challenges entered-

All Sorts Challenge - #589-  I Love.......' Belated Birthday Celebration 

( I Love Birds, flowers, stamping and embossing and I love the color purple).

We Love Chocolate Baroque September- Wings with an anything goes option

My Time to Craft - #440 Embossing wet or dry

International Art and Soul #92  Tic Tac Toe (Image, Die, Embossing)

 Cardz TV.  #123 Anything Goes  

Through the Purple Haze  #171 Anything Goes w/ twist- Stitching real or faux

Not Just Cards - AG September Challenge

2 Crafty Critters - #42 September Challenge- Use a Critter

Sir Stamp alot Challenge -September Challenge- The Great Outdoors

Creative Knockouts #367 Lots of Layers 

A Perfect Time to Craft  #9 September Challenge- Anything Goes 



  1. This tag looks so pretty especially against the pop of white embossing. Thanks for joining in with my I Love theme for Allsorts challenge.

  2. Love the black and white background, a really super image and a great EF, great colouring of the bird.
    Thank you for joining our 'I Love....' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. Gorgeous card Cindy, I love that stamped bird and I love yellow finches too! Yummy bread recipe and I hope you have a wonderful vacation!
    Hugs, Tammy

  4. What a lovely card - I'm sure your sister will love it! You put this card together so well. Love the stamps you used. We love to watch the gold finches as well along with the humming birds! Hope you have a great relaxing time at Sanibel Island.

  5. Cindy: your sister's birthday card is something to 'tweet' about!!! Super cute and charming images, details, and embossing! Thanks for joining our embossing theme challenge at MTTC blog! --Becca/DT

  6. Your Sister will be delighted with her card I am certain as it was so loving made especially for her, many thanks for joining in with our 11th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    I've taken down your recipe as well, we always have a glut of courgettes this time of year and never know what to do with them so this will make a nice change.

    Your card would also fit the theme at our first challenge at https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/, great prizes to be won.

    B x

  7. Beautiful post and gorgeous colours on your stunning designs here. xxx

  8. I am a bird watcher too! I love this card.


  9. What a gorgeous card for your sister and sounds so perfect for her. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Recipe sounds great and your card is fantastic!

    Enjoy your trip:-)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts, I hope you will join us again this week:-)


  11. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque and over at Allsorts Challenges;-))m

  12. Hi Cindy, just to let you know that you were drawn as the winner of my prize at Allosrts. Could you mail me with your address so I can get it off to you.
    Kath x

  13. I just love watching the birds on the feeders. This card is terrific and I'm sure your sister thought so too. Thanks for sharing with us at IAAS and we would liove to see you again. Christine DT x

  14. I love watching the birds come to my feeders and my water fountains! Your card is gorgeous and perfect for any bird lover! Thanks for sharing your Zucchini Bread recipe too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!