Hello blog friends and followers - this is slightly late today because I didn't have time to write the 'splurge' yesterday. Oh and the maestro only took the pic this bright sunny morning (yes ... it is sunny here). First of all I must say thank you so much for the comments on my little Christmas box, I'm so glad you liked it. Now for this fortnight's challenge at the CCC - Mary asked us to use a Cardinal bird on our cards although she did say we could use any Christmas bird if we didn't have the right image. I managed to find this lovely picture of a Cardinal bird on the internet and thought it would be perfect for my card.
I coloured him in with my Flexmarkers and then cut him out using a Marianne Craftables die, I cut around the overhang of the spruce and popped the die underneath so that it wouldn't chop into it. I have even been practising blobs - an homage to my blog bud Sue J (Ollie's Mam) who is the Queen of Blobs - and blobbed a few around my image.
Thank you for this lovely challenge Mary, I'm quite jealous because I guess you see these gorgeous birds all the time where you are in South Carolina.
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - Colouring Pages found on the internet
Green Glitter paper - A5 Glitter Pad (very old stash - had to do a join on the lower edge)
'Softly Falling' die - Die'Sire Creatables
Corner Flourish die - Spellbinders Die D'Lites
Christmas Sentiment - LOTV
Pinflair Pearl Wand (for the blobs!!)
That's it for now then - this Christmas card will be winging it's way to my friend across the pond later on this year. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog, I shall be checking out the cards made by the other girls later on. It's really nice to see what everyone makes and to know that we are steadily building up our stash of Christmas cards.
Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
A Random Fan Challenge No 13 - http://arandomfandt.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-13-anything-goes.html
Clear it out Challenge - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/we-have-new-sponsor.html (used Glitter Paper pad bought at least 10 years ago)
Completely Christmas Challenge No 26 - http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-26.html
Crafter's Cafe Challenge No 77 - http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-77-square-cards-only.html
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge No 49 - http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-49.html
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge No 117 - http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/2014/08/challenge-117-wings-faires-angels.html
Mema's Craft Challenge - http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/august-2014-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No 191 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html
Scrapper's Delight Challenge No 29 - http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-29-anything-goes-with-die-cuts.html
Sparkles Christmas Challenge No 43 - http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ch43-snowflakes.html