June 15, 2017

Leaving the Nest

Hello 2CCC Followers,

The last few weeks have been rather exciting in my aviary. My Zebra Finch (Dad) and Zebra/Society Finch (Mom) have been raising four youngsters. This was after months of struggle, with the bigger birds in the aviary tearing apart every nest they built and destroying their eggs as well. I finally stepped in and constructed a barrier of pie plates around the nest to deter the bullies.

On Sunday, June 11 all four babies flew from the nest. They had a wonderful time until Mom (Carmelite) and Dad (Fred) shooshed them all back for bedtime.
One of the babies
Dad (Fred) with another baby
Here is a little video of the finches in my aviary.
And as a special treat for 2CCC followers, here is a digi I did of Freddy Finch. Please credit Tickell Expressions if you use it in a project and post it online.

Thanks for following 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. With 18 pets (plus the 4 baby finches), I am claiming the distinction of being the craziest of us all. :)

We'd love to see photos of your pet critters.  Why not use the Inlinkz below to post a photo or two?  Just link back to your main blog URL unless you've done a specific post with your pet's photo.

Hugs & Smiles,

You can leave pics of your pets below.

June 1, 2017

Challenge #3 - Sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle

     Welcome to our Third Challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  If you're new to our challenge, we're a monthly challenge starting on the 1st of each month and ending on the day before the last day of the month. We have a sponsor each month and we choose a random winner on the last day of the month, then announce the winner at the same time as the next challenge goes live.

     So, our first winner of the prize offered by FABRIKA FANTASY for our May challenge is:

with this fab card

     Congratulations!  Please email us at 

so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.

     In addition, we've chosen Helen to be our Guest Designer in July.  Here's her fab card from last month's challenge.  We'll be contacting you.  :-D

     This month, we're sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle and here's a bit about them.

"Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business for over 20 years, with a huge following. Our popular YouTube channel features a new technique video every week! In 2017 we initiated exciting changes to the company which have been well received. In addition to an eclectic mix of digital and rubber stamps, we offer hundreds of other fine products for your crafting pleasure."  

     We start a new challenge on the 1st of each month and end the day before the last day of the month.  However, we have one requirement for every project submitted in our challenges -- they MUST feature a creature!  Whether Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, Fins, Scaly, or Insect, there must be a critter featured and not just a teeny, tiny bug hidden  in a corner somewhere.  :-D 

     You may enter as many other challenges as you like and you may enter our challenge up to 5 times per month but each entry must be a different project.  We have a sponsor each month and we choose a random winner on the last day of the month, then announce the winner at the same time as the next challenge goes live.

     We will also be inviting Guest Designers to join us each month so if you think you might be interested in being our Guest Designer in July, please add GD after your name or leave us a comment on this post.

     Here's a little inspiration from our team to encourage you and, this month, we are delighted to welcome our Guest Designer, CHRISTI C.  Here's her fantastic card. 

Angela using "Snow Leopard"

     You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on June 29 to enter your project.

     If you'd like to be a future Guest Designer, please tell us in a comment or put GDT next to your name on your entry, or even send us an email (see sidebar for address.)

    If you have any problems with the Inlinkz, please send an email with your photo attached and the URL link for your post to 
and we will add it for you.  Also, please contact Inlinkz and let them know you're having a problem.  They are trying to track down a solution because it's happening on several blogs, not just this one.