Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sally's Christmas Friends

     Finally, my first Christmas card this year!  I usually start in either March or April and given that those were both lock-down months, I can't really claim that I was too busy to get any done but still I didn't get any made at all.  So, here we are, two-thirds of the way through May and I'm finally posting my first Christmas card for 2020.

     I used one of Conie Fong's new releases, called "Sally's Christmas Friends."  As anyone who lives in snow country knows, our lovely feathered friends need a bit of help finding seeds for sustenance so I had Sally hanging not ornaments but suet & seed balls for her sweet little cardinal friends.

Yes, I used the traditional Christmas colors of red and green but that's my favorite color combo for the holidays.  What do you think?

Colored with ProMarkers & silver glitter pen
Cut with Unbranded, cross-stitch die
Sentiment cut with Avery Elle die
Background paper from Graphic 45
Sparkly ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Bow - hand tied w/ gem

12 Months of Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ
Lemon Shortbread
Morgan's ArtWorld
Outlawz Festive Fri
Sparkles Christmas
Winter Wonderland

     Don't forget that each month on the Conie Fong Facebook page we have two challenges; one for coloring only and the other for finished cards.  We do require the use of Conie Fong images to enter those challenges but how could you resist those darling images?  There are freebies available on the FB site and there's also a 25% off sale going on at the Etsy Store right now!  Check it out to see if one of your favorite images that you've been wanting to get is one of those on sale.   :-D

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

fabulous and beautifully coloured image with wonderful papers, a great start to your Christmas cards

jimlynn said...

Great background paper for that cute image. Love your beautiful coloring too.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Connie, the image is so sweet which you have coloured beautifully.
Linda xxx

Heather said...

Very cute, Connie - love this playful image! That background paper is gorgeous, and You've used your ribbon perfectly! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the image, love the background and your colouring.
Faith x

*Vicki* said...

Awe! What a really sweet image! Love that wonderful background paper that matches her outfit too! Lovely start on Christmas Connie! Sending hugs

theras kartenblog said...

The christmas card is adorable. I also like the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
Good luck and all the best!
Ilse (thera)

Mia said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Connie! I love that you used the traditional colours. And the stamp is so pretty! Kisses, my friend.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely beautiful. Lovely image too.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette DT

Lacey Lassy said...

I adore Christmas cards. I make them all year long and LOVE using red and green and even non-traditional colors. This image is so cute and Conie Fong has adorable images, doesn't she! Great card and that little red bow...well, it's the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Arlene said...

Wonderful coloring. I think the traditional colors are bright and cheery and wonderful. They work so well here. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
~ Arlene DT

Lori Podolsky said...

Beautifully done, Connie! I love it! xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Beautiful card Nana Connie. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Wendy DT Member for

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Monica C. said...

Love your sweet card, Connie. Beautiful coloring and great choice on the background paper too.
Hugs Monica

Mandy said...

Nana Connie this is gorgeous. I love the image and how you made suet balls as baubles. I live in UK and am very lucky to have lots of birdie visitors as I have a bird bath and lots of bird feeders.