Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cardinal

Oh how I wish that our Christmas in Australia was a snowy one... I've been lucky enough to have spent a white Christmas in Canada (albeit several years ago!) but it was a lovely memory!  Our #54 challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle this week is themed Christmas.  It's only a few days away now, but we seem to live a marvellous lead up for the event!

We have two sponsors for the challenge, Stamp Art Design by Kathryne (who I showcase today) and Di's Digi Downloads!  So, two prizes are on offer for two random winners!

I have created a card here using the Christmas Cardinal image from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.

On a white cardbase, I have two pieces of red stitched grosgrain ribbon, beneath layers of red textured CS and patterned paper forming a base for the image.  The image has been coloured with SU! markers, the berries with glitter pen, and the snow has been left neat. Clear Star glitter pen has been added here and there on the snow and on some holly leaves.  My apologies for the flash shine on the green paper.

I finished off the image layer by adding red rhinestones into the corners, and a Christmas sentiment sticker in the white space.

I have this creation entered in challenges at:
Whimsy Stamps #54 Anything goes (Festive) - 4/1
Incy Wincy - Christmas Mistletoe or Holly - 24/12
Kaboodle Doodles - Christmas Anything Goes - 22/12
Crafting for all Seasons #42 Red and Green, Glitter/Sparkle - 7/1
Penny's Paper Challenges #107 Christmas - 2/1

I hope I've enticed you to visit us at our Card Crafter's Circle to see our image showcase... and I hope we can inspire you to join in our challenge!

Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

So pretty Pauline! Your card is lovely. The paper is gorgeous, especially with your beautiful colouring. Love the rhinestones and ribbon. Love the Christmas sentiment sticker too! Thanks for showcasing the image so beautifully. Merry Christmas. xx Kathy

Tracy Boobaloo said...

I love this little guy, so traditional and cute.

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Have a Merry Christmas x

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons and Happy Christmas! xx Bianca

grandmabonnie said...

Pauline, beautiful, beautiful card!

Sheryl said...

Happy Christmas Paulinr, I love your pretty card. Fab colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in the new year.
Hugs Sheryl xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Paper Panda said...

Lovely card, and the image you have used is beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love this cardinal bird
this is fantastic.

We are so pleased to have you join us on our challenge. We wish you the best of luck on entering this week. Please come back soon for another wonderful challenge.

Hugs Tammy Ortiz Senior Designer for Whimsy Stamps

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Pauline - this is a lovely card. Great image and fab colouring and I like the layout you've used too! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs in our "Holly or Mistletoe" challenge.
Helen x (DT)