Saturday, 23 August 2014

Christmas Card Club #18 - Cardinal / Christmas Bird

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well with you.
It's that time again where our friendly little group post our Christmas card makes and the theme this time was set by Mary - Cardinal / Christmas Bird.
Now I didn't have a cardinal bird die so you will have to use your imagination and believe that they are really cardinals :) . I so wanted to make a card like this since I saw an example on Pinterest by Kittie of KittieKraft. I have used the tree die cuts that I bought from Ebay, my own MB Stag die, SB Birds on a wire die and Lea'bilities pine branch and holly leaf die. The background was stamped in various green inks with a Stampin' Up 'Lovely as a tree' stamp and I used lots of Star Dust Stickles.

I'd like to enter in to the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August
Creative Moments - #49 Anything Goes/Animals
Winter Wonderland - August Anything Goes for Xmas
Sister Act - #71 Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - August challenge
Completely Christmas - #26 Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #43 Anything Goes
Check out the links to the rest of the CCC ladies in my page tab and see what gorgeous projects they have been making, although you might have to wait until Sunday for their post as I am early showing mine :)  I have my DT post tomorrow for 613 Avenue Create so join me then and see what I have been up to.
Bye for now,


Carol S. said...

Gorgeous scenic card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fabulous, love all the die cuts x

Carol said...

You've created a wonderful scene Lorraine, love all the dies you've used. Carol x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous. I love the scene you've created.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, the scene you have created is wonderful with such beautiful detailing.
Sue xx

Gina Knott said...

This is fabulous Lorraine! The scene is beautiful and the dies are gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gina x

Liz Smith said...

This is gorgeous ! Your are a very talented girl ! I am getting super antsy to unpack my craft room and play like this, I am so bored at this point ! Grrr

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love everything you've done with it, the stag die is terrific, wonderful scene, Kate x

Wishcraft said...

Oh just gorgeous! Love all the fab dies you've used... really lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love all the dies
carol x

Christine Harrop said...

I love the scene you have created Lorraine. A super card. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

Lovely Lorraine...I am a big fan of Kittiecraft as well
love what you have done making the scene! xxxxx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Great Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's, hope to see you again next week.....
Suzy B Owner

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Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty Lorraine - I love your 'cardinal' birds - they look very convincing to be honest!!! You have a gorgeous Christmas card here.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Karen Petitt said...

Love it! Beautiful use of colour and die cuts. I am a fan of Kittie's blog and I love what she does with die cuts.
I love yours too and I have to admit I did a double take because I thought this was one of her beautiful cards.
Hope you have a lovely week Karen x

scrappymo! said...

I follow Kittiecraft too and remember her card. Yours is so gorgeous.

I love the red border frame. It is stunning and adds such a lovely pop of colour...making the birds really stand out.

Love your card Lorraine!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card for Mary's CCC challenge and thanks for sharing for Suzy Bee's, Completely Christmas, CCAYR August and my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card for Mary's CCC challenge and thanks for sharing for Suzy Bee's, Completely Christmas, CCAYR August and my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon. x

Sue said...

Beautiful card its really gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful scene you have created and your birds do look like cardinals. hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

this is fabby lorraine love the scene you created x

MaryH said...

They look like Cardinals to me! They're red! I love this tree scene (Kittie is one of my favorite card makers too). The birds look wonderful perched among the white birch trees and that stag is just perfect to add such realism to your forest. The bright red frame and the lovely holly and ground foliage made lovely additions. Thanks for doing such a beautiful interpretation of the bird theme. Have a great week. Hugs.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous scene!! I Love all the elements you have used; it looks so dimensional. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Cindy Groh said...

Love it. What a fabulous Christmas card. The sparkle you added to the die cuts adds the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round.

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous Winter scene you have created here Lorraine it looks quite magical, love it.
lorraine x

Tonnie Deijkers said...

love it thanks for joining us at sisteract and I hope to see more from you
hugs Tonnie DT

Little K Smith said...

A stunning card! Such a great little scene with the fabulous dies!
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope to see you for this week's new challenge :)