Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Birds

I've finished my last christmas card for this year and there are still 11 days to the big day, how good do I feel....  said with a smug look on my face !

This is for my son and I've used a Bugaboo digi called 'winter bird  trio' which I coloured with Promarkers. I used Sakura glitter and clear glaze pens and some Stickles on the image and then layered onto gold Mirri-card. The paper is LOTV and I used Memory Box Lindeman snowflake and Classic alphabet to die-cut from leftover snippets of the gold card. Finally I added a sentiment on sticky pads.

I'm going to skip over and join in the fun over at Pixie's Snippets Playgound where you are challenged to use up your snippets. Word is the nativity rehearsals are in full swing and there are also some tasty goodies to be found behind the bike sheds.

I'll also join in with these challenges ~

Allsorts challenge 'golden days'

Creative Inspirations challenge 'all wrapped up'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'anything goes as long as it's christmas'

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'let's celebrate'

Memory Box challenge 'season's greetings'

CAS-ual Chic challenge 'snowflakes'

I'll also join a second entry to these challenges ~

Digi Designs challenge 'winter holiday'

Through the Purple Haze challenge 'christmas '

Card Mania challenge 'christmas'

Thanks for popping by at this busy time and also for taking the time to leave a comment. I really do appreciate it.


Di said...

This really is fabulous Andrea - wonderful image and I do love the shades of blue you used. With the backing paper (lovely LOTV of course!) and the pops of gold it's a stunner!


Di xx

Di said...

PS, it's me again! Meant to say well done on completing all your cards ahead of time :) I had to capitulate and buy some money/cheque wallet/cards from Amazon. Really gutted as I love making those for a bunch of Len's far off rellies but no way could I have managed this year. Serves me right for leaving them until the end, because I love making them so much :(

Re. the meds - they do seem to be helping (very slowly) like last time but as they're steroids the 'big bang high dose' course is only five days. This time I want to see if they will continue on a lower dose after I finish these on Wednesday but that in itself can bring about other problems. And as this all seems to have been kicked off by some meds I was on for four months in the first place it's a bit of the devil and the deep blue sea, sigh :( Watch this space!

Not to worry, we soldier on and am determined that we'll make the very best of Christmas :)


Di xx

cotnob said...

Well done Andrea, I wish I could say the same! It's a super card as well, such a fun image and lovely blues.

Mrs A. said...

Was just about to say same here all done and dusted and then shock horror I haven't made one for The Doc yet!! So busy tearing round the house after that Pesky Elf. Love your clutch of birdies. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the gold snowflakes.
Yep, I am a tad smug too.
Thank you for joining our Golden challenge this week at Allsorts.


suzanne2 said...

beautiful card, the image is adorable. thank you for playing along with us at creative inspirations this week.
Suzanne x

Sharon said...

Lovely card Andrea, those birds are so cute.
Well done on finishing this years Christmas cards. It doesn't seem to matter how early I start mine there is always a last minute rush!
Sharon x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card I love the birds and the snowflakes
Kevin xx

Donna Hanley said...

I love those gold snowflakes and paper. The image is darling and colored to perfection. Yes, I can just see your smug look now. LOL Have a wonderful week.

MaryH said...

A delightfully cute image, and blue was the perfect choice to show off this shivering trio! Love the touches of gold, and it is a wonderful card for your sweet son. Good for you at having all your cards done. We did a massive mailing at the post office today. Lost the birthday truck card. A package was mailed to our friend the same day...from the same post office. Package arrived, card didn't. So I emailed an attachment, so that he could see what his card would have looked like, had it arrived!! I'm wondering how many Christmas cards will get lost now! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, TFS & Hugs too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Really cute image and I love the gold! I'm still making cards and cocoa pockets - I think I am almost done, but I have a few more, as well as some small gifts to make! Well done to you!

brenda said...

Lovely hues of blue Andrea and perfectly set off by the hints of gold and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts. See you over at the playground, I am so hoping I have redeemed myself to get a part in the Nativity - note to self, alcohol is not appropriate in the playground.

B x

Sarn said...

Fab looking card. So cute and just the right amount of embellishment.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the image and the colours you've used.
Kath x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Andrea. I really like all the colours of blue you've used and that is such a cute image. Barbxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 259 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x


Beautiful creatio! I love image and choice of colours!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Lisbeth K said...

Love your design, and the birds are supercute! Thanks for joining Through The Purle Haze this month, good luck!
Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
Owner Through The Purple Haze
DT Lacy Sunshine
MiC Gal

Eileen said...

LOVE this one Kanda. A really fun image and the gold works so well with the shades of blue. Thanks for joining in with our 'Let's Celebrate' Mega Christmas challenge, and good luck
Eileen x

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Andrea. I love the image and your gold embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Don't forget to come back on 5th Jan 2016 for our new challenge and to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Hugs, Denise x