Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Little Snow Bird

Greetings from yet another lovely bright crisp day in Dublin. Welcome to another christmas card post!

When I started this card, I had intended to leave it CAS so that the background itself was the main feature - this was so card would suit current Our Creative Corner challenge. However once I began on the little snowbird I'm afraid I loved the image so much that it became the focal point.

CS used are Bazzill and Stardream. I used a Fiskars corner punch to shape the background piece that I then stamped (Stampendous Christmas Background CRR144) with Versafine and embossed with Papermania EP (Tinsel Red). Used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the left side of bird image (some room for tail feathers!). I stamped (Stampendous Snow Bird - CRP169) in Encore Metallic Gold and embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle EP (Gilded Ivory). Added some mica flakes from Melissa Frances and punched snowflakes from Ferro Gold paper. Added pearls, gems, ribbon from stash. Topped with Nunn Design gold metal snowflake to finish.

Wishing everyone a lovely day!

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Our Creative Corner - Make Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
The Pink Elephant TPE174 - Punches/Dies


  1. Gorgeous - love the traditional red and gold. The lettered background is yummy, and I love that fluffy robin image!
    Alison x

  2. You can't get much more traditional than a robin at Christmas and it looks really good stamped and embossed in white onto the red card stock.

    Thank you so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  3. O my word... Stunning card... I love that little robin... Gorgeous colours, design & layout.. Beautiful papers... Hugs May x x x

  4. Wowwwwww Nicola, such a fabulous card and This stamp is fantastic and sooooo sweet:) gorgeous work my friend:)

  5. Your card is truly beautiful! Such lovely embossing, both background and image! Love the end result! I also think your original idea sounded good, with the beautiful background CAS style, so why not start over with a new card using the original idea too?

  6. This is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  7. Hello Nicola
    Your Bg is beautiful but so is your Robin, equally taking centre stage I think.... the use of the passionate Red is very striking.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are ALWAYS thrilled to see your work, please join us again and good luck.

  8. Love this red and white combination! Beautiful Christmas card and that birdie is so cute!

  9. wow so stunning nicola.i love this gorgeous image and your design are colours are wonderful :D

    xx coops xx

  10. The background is stunning but I for one am glad you went to town on that wonderful robin. Absolutely gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Buttons x

  11. Hi Nicola, I love this card so much, the little bird is so beautiful and those backing papers are fabulous. A really stunning card, I love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  12. Beautiful card Nicola, that image is adorable
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. That's a beautiful card, love all the details.

  14. Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments too.

  15. Stunning design and gorgeous card!
    Fantastic card. I love all the little details.
    Thanks for joining us at OCC.

  16. Nicola, I love your style! So glad you introduced yourself at my blog today, with a lovely comment. :) Thanks also for following me, and I'm adding my face to your sidebar as well! Have a beautiful weekend. :)

  17. Hi Nicola, I'm on a catch up - this is a gorgeous card and the snowbird makes a lovely focal image.
    Avril x

  18. Hi Nicola!!! :)
    Wowwweee, looky what you've done here! This is stunning for a Christmas card. Just looking at evoked a sense of fun and wonderful merriment. The red made me think of Santa's Your handmade background is so beautiful but that sweet little embossed bird with the berries is so precious. It certainly doesn't take away from the background but compliments it perfectly.
    So happy you joined in the challenge at Our Creative Corner...thank you!
    Lisa xx

  19. This is so beautiful!!! Love the bold fav...and the overhanging of the bird! Pure eye candy here!

  20. I love the vibrant reds on this card.

  21. Stunning card! What a lovely traditional image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.



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