Monday, November 9, 2015

Deck the Halls

     Good morning.  I'm doing a card for the Progressive Challenge at From the Heart using their Bird Brain image for this month.  I think the look on his face is hysterical!  That's probably what I look like when trying to get everything decorated and ready for Christmas.  :-D

     I colored this little Birdbrain with my ProMarkers and used one of my new dies from Spellbinders.  To balance off using something brand new, I dug out my collection of Stickles (unused since last Christmas season -- I've recently been doing mostly loose glitter for some reason) and used three of them on the ornaments and on the negative spaces of the die cut frame.

     I matted the image with red and mounted it onto a black card front, then added the snowflake button embellies from my stash (also from last year.)  The sentiment is computer printed, cut and embossed.

ABC Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise
Art Impressions
Aud Sentiments - bottom row
Craft for the Craic
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Girls Creations
Graph' It
Inspiration Destination
Julie Spiri
Little Miss Muffet
Male Room
Paper Shelter
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Scrapy Land
Unicorn Challenge

     I had a fantastic day sewing with my granddaughter yesterday, but spent so much time there that I didn't get my post written and scheduled.  So, I had to do it this morning.  Now I'm off to run some errands, do some grocery shopping, pick up a few forgotten items to finish the sewing project(s) on Wednesday, and wait for the next round of rain to wash my car for me.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Morning NC, this is one happy birdbrain. Getting ready to trim the tree. Love this die and stickles. Fun and refreshing to start my day.

  2. This is so fun! Love how you've colored him and his expression is priceless.

  3. Lovely Christmas card, super image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations Challenges.

  4. Such a fun and adorable card! I love the birdy rushing around to get ready for Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  5. Beautiful card and loving this Chick too.
    Linda xxx

  6. Certainly is a fun card. Love the bird. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. I really like this image, it does sum up how frantic things get at Christmas! Thanks for entering again at unicorn, Claire DT x

  8. Connie, I all love the look on his face. I also love the Stickles and that is a nice die. I think I'm going to crown you the Queen Of Dies. LOL Have a great day, hoping for rain for you.

  9. Love this little dude! Too cute! Good for uyou using bith the old & the new!
    Dawn xx

  10. This is so cute and your die cut frame is splendid.

  11. I love this wonderful card! The bird is adorable, and love the die- that is just beautiful! The shimmer is very pretty.

  12. What a cute card! It made me smile as soon as I saw it! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

  13. What a fun card!!! Thank you so much for joining challenge #29 at Scrapy Land!

    Samra GDT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  14. Fabulous image and card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  15. What a cutie! Love the image, the sentiment and the die!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  16. That is one of my favorite "newer" die cuts, Connie! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am! Your silly chick is adorable, and so happy - made me laugh. Wonderfully sunny colors, too! hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! hugs, de

  17. cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  18. Adorable card. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  19. LOL!! This birdbrain looks like he's so excited about Christmas!! Love the sparkly Christmas ornaments! ;)

  20. Loving that cute little Bird Brain! (You also reminded me I need to get my card done for there too!) Love the use of Stickles on the ornaments. Know they just shine! Cute, cute card!

  21. This is such a fun card and super sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with our Hardware challenge at The Male Room this week!

  22. back with my other hat, Connie! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  23. Such a lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Graph'It Markers colouring challenge

  24. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas with Sparkles challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  25. Oh how lovely is this! That die cut frames BB perfectly, and I do love his sparkly baubles! ;)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at FTHS
    Jo xx

  26. fantastic job :) Thanks for taking part in Craft for the Craic challenge

  27. Fun image and a great card! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic


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