Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birdie as St. Nick

     Birdie is now and always has been one of my favorite characters from Doodle Pantry.  This month, Laurie is releasing a brand new version of Birdie in the "St. Nick Birdie" set.  This is the first time I've used him because he's so new.  There were lots of choices among all the new releases this month, but who could resist Birdie?


     I started with a pre-colored image, then added a little bit of yellow to the beak and feet, a tuch of gray to his beard, and added sparkle gel ink to the present he's holding.  I die cut the image with a plain circle die from QuicKutz, then cut the mat one size larger.  The mats for both the image and the sentiment (which is from the same set) were also die cut with dies from that QuicKutz set.  The paper for the mats is from the "Just Nutty" set from last month's release.

     The snowflakes were cut with dies from Spellbinders, which I've had forever and forget to use, even for winter cards.  I cut one of each flake from white CS and another from blue CS, then stacked them with dimensional dots.  I used two shades of blue chalk to color the snowflakes since stark white just didn't stand out from the background.  I also added a bit of sparkle.

     The little red bow with the pearl is one of those I make by hand, dozens at a time, and put into my stash so I can just reach and grab what I need.

     Challenges:
Brown Sugar
Chalk-Ah-Lot
Christmas Card Challenges
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
Completely Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafty Hazelnut's
Incy Wincy
Not Just Cards
Ooh La La
Outlawz Coloring
Sister Act
Winter Wonderland

     Here's a photo of the complete St. Nick Birdie set.  

     Don't forget the October challenge starts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern today and while you aren't required to use a Doodle Pantry image on your project, if you do use one, you'll get this "S'mores" set just for playing in the challenge.

  And this one is free with any purchase.

Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

26 comments:

Jo said...

Aw, that's too cute.....and love your little bow too! Hope you're well!
hugs Jo x

Linda Simpson said...

What a cutie little Santa, love the colours and embellishments especially the cute little bow.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a cute birdie in disguise!! LOL!! Love the sketch design and added snowflakes NC!! HUGS :)

jimlynn said...

Birdie is a cutie and love your card! The snowflakes are just great on here as is that perfect little red bow! Cute and pretty all wrapped into one.
Lynn

fabiola jaques said...

super fun Connie, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh how cute! I love how you layered those circles and your coloring is flawless.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Tracey Fehr said...

Absolutely precious! I love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL.
Tracey, DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Too cute!
Thanks for entering our Anything Goes Challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Colette said...

Such a cutie! Love it :o) Thanks for playing along with Incy Wincy this week. xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adore this CAS design, NanaConnie. Super Christmas card using this fun birdie.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I think this is so dog ago e birdie cute and love how you brought this image to life. Made me smile!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh this is so super cute...Especially love the colors and the glitter effect
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Cumbrianlass said...

Another wonderful creation NC and a very cute image.
Janet xxx

Donna B. said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Donna Maligno said...

Such a cute image and adorable card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.

Shona Erlenborn said...

How cute, and that little bow is adorable!! Love the sparkly package too!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 196 and also for Completely Christmas 31 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Joann Burton said...

heehee....How adorable this is. Love it..Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Mags
x

Heather said...

Cute! That little blue bird dressed up as Santa is adorable. This is a great CAS card and the snowflakes are so pretty. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Funny, sweet, cute! Thanks for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N {DT}

Zoe said...


Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Donna Maligno said...

Great use of 3 colors for you bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! This is just too cute!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Cindy Groh said...

He is really cute. I love how he's blue. Blue and red make a festive Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

Avril Ann said...

Connie, this is a wonderful card, what a superb image, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations, best of luck xxx