Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Holiday Birds

Hi Dreamers!

I am back today making a start on my Holiday cards with this Happy Holiday card.  This project is also the second post as Guest Designer on the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog.  Challenge #4 is Anything Goes with the following sponsors:
Meljens Designs
Sassy Studios

I used a digi stamp from Meljens Designs called Cozy Little Chickadees on my Holiday Card.  I wanted to go with a non-traditional color scheme for this Holiday card.  I found a piece of aqua with glitter decorative paper in a holiday stack.  And to make the aqua really stand out, I paired it with a cherry red CS.  Love the combo!  Take a peek!

CS: White; Electric Red - My Favorite Things; Pool Party - Stampin' Up ( on the inside of card)
Decorative Paper: K & Company
Die Cut: Romantic Rectangles - Spellbinders
Copic Markers
White Marvy Pigmented Opaque Ink Marker 
Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue
Striped wide ribbon - Stampin' Up
Red Glitter dome embellishments


  • Make a top fold card from Electric Red CS
  • Use the die cut to cut out the decorative paper layer
  • Print the digi from computer on white CS

  • Die cut the image with the Spellbinders
  • Color the image with Copic alcohol ink markers
  • Color the snow with White Pigment Marker
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive

  • Tie striped ribbon in a bow and glue to upper corner of card

  • Add the Glitter Dome embellishments to  lower corner

  • Add the Glitter Glue to the snow and swirls


  • On the inside die cut a piece of Pool Party Cardstock
  • Stamp Happy Holidays

**********A few fun Challenge for My Happy Holiday Birds*******
Simon's Wednesday: Holiday/Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More: use Markers
The Crafter's Cafe: Cute
Crafting by Design: anything goes
Crafting With Dragonflies: trees, leaves, nature
Crimbo Crackers: Christmas Birds
Craft-Room: Feathered Friends
Crafting Musketeers: Christmas in October
Penny's Challenge: anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: anything goes as long as Christmas

Another busy week here!  Spent yesterday driving all over Southeastern Michigan visiting.  Spent half the day with Mom and Dad and the other half with my dear Friend, Laurie.  I did not get home until late, but had a great day.  I will have some Halloween cards for you later in the week.  The cards are not finished yet, but they soon will be!!  See you soon for more holiday fun!!  Love ya.


  1. Ooo! This card is so adorable and cute! I love the cute bird image and the gorgeous bow! :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  2. This is adorable, I love the image, ur coloring is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM!!

  3. This is just so adorable!
    I wonder if you received the e-mail I sent to you, with all the technical issues I was experiencing it has been difficult to know what has been of a success and what hasn't. Anyway, I hope all is well with you.

  4. Hi, beautiful card, lovely die cuts and cute bird image.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  5. Love the die cuts for the frames of your layers. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. Oh this is so sweet - the birds are really cute and beautifully coloured. Love the ornate layers and pretty bow too! Thanks for playing along with ASM this week!

  7. Wow simply fabulous beautifully made gorgeous colours and lovely layout. Thanks for such a detailed explanation on how you made your card and joining our challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina

  8. Cute chickadees! Lovely seasonal card. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD for our latest challenge - trees/nature/leaves!

  9. LOVE your cute birds, this is so sweet and your bow is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  10. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Totally adorable Karen - love your colour scheme on this. Thanks for joining us for the challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.

  12. A beautiful card, great image and colouring,love the die cuts, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  13. Wonderful project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Dragonflies with our Nature/leaves and Trees challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  14. Such a lovely card. I love all the sparkly touches, and the stripy ribbon is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining in at Crafting with Dragonflies, Sammy-x

  15. A beautiful card, I love the image, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. OMGoodness! Your image is so sweet. Love your card design and colors used. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting By Designs.
    Sharon - DT

  17. Too cute! Really love it. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona x

  18. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been really busy the past weeks…


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