Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas bird

Wow, I can't believe Christmas is just a week away.  I have not done my shopping and I don't know what to buy. Yikes.
icy-moodboard-sssHere's another Christmas card for you.  Cardinals are such a beautiful bit of nature, I love to feature them, so of course I was inspired by the cardinal in the Simon Says Stamp photo collage inspiration.
This image is a digi from Stamping Boutique.  The twill ribbon that goes so perfectly with it has been sitting in my stash for ages; I got it at a Christmas clearance sale at one of the big-box craft stores years ago. I wanted to keep this pretty simple and naturalist, so the only other embellishment is die-cut holly leaves.
The layout for this is Sketch Saturday #340, turned 90 degrees.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #340
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Winter Inspiration photo
Word Art Wednesday #163 -- anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #131 -- Holiday blitz anything goes
Clear It Out -- anything goes (stash is the ribbon)


  1. I love cardinals. I use a birdseed that is heavy on the sunflower seeds to attract them. They are such nervous and flighty birds, probably because of being so brilliantly colored. Great card!

  2. totally love bird cards - yours is great! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge blog!

  3. Love cardinals especially for Christmas cards. Yours is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO. Hope you join us again. Merry Christmas!

  4. CIO challenge blog says MERRY CHRISTMAS and thank you for your wonderful project...stop by and play with us again <((><

  5. Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  6. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. What a gorgeous cardinal, Sandy! I don't know where you found the matching ribbon, but it sure is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for sharing with us,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. Who doesn't love a cardinal at Christmas time!?! It's lovely to see you playing along with Sketch Saturday. I'm really sorry that I didn't thank you earlier. Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley


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