Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Birdie


Hello hello!  Just popping in with my first of two posts today!  This card uses the colours from this week's Inkspirations challenge and as it's a Christmas card I'm entering over at the Create blog. I used the Hero Arts Magical Background on the card base to give it a bit of interest but kept everything else pretty simple with some paper piecing and a touch of bling.


I feel like I've been away from Blogland forever!  It's been a crazy few weeks with getting ready for Art in the Park, puppysitting for Franklin, extra shifts at work, naughty doggies and the beginning of all the holiday socialising - dinners, open houses, work parties...  It all seems to happen at once!  I've really missed playing with challenges and visiting everyone to see what they're up to and I'm working on catching up with everyone at the moment - so many gorgeous projects out there!  I've been so excited to come back to find a few challenge recognitions too!  Thanks to Lily Pad, Market Street StampsA Passion for Papertrey and Moxie Fab!  I also have a card published in the December issue of CARDS (my first pub!) and since it uses Unity stamps I received $25 and a free stamp set from them as part of their publication incentive program.  Not too shabby huh?  It's like Christmas has come early!  Off to do a bit more work but I'll be back later with another post and more catching up.   
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (So Saffron, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird with Holly, Magical Background) Hero Arts, (Sentiment from Pretty Phrases) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Wild Wasabi) Stampin' Up
Gem:  Doodlebug

Copics:  Y21, R46, R85

18 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Good to 'see' you Jen! Love the sweet card and the colours you used. This is really gorgeous :)

~amy~ said...

awwwwwwww....sooo tweet:)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

that's awesome jen! so nice to see you back and also getting so well recognised for your gorgeous cards :) polly and i have missed you
xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Jen I love this card! I have a soft spot for birds and I love them holding things in their beaks! Congratulations on being published - you must be delighted!

Jenny said...

Hi Jen, back with a bang of colour I see and one cayute little birdie :)
Congrats on the pub...I didn't know about the freebies, certainly is an incentive!!
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Hey, welcome back to the land of blogging. I've thought many times to email you to see how you were...were you also published in the Jan/Feb of Papercrafts too?
This card is so cute, love the CAS design.

Meg said...

Whew, I'm tired just hearing about everything you have going on!

Congrats on all your well-deserved wins!

This card is just too ridiculous. What is that bird doing wearing a blinged stocking cap? I don't understand it but I want one. :)

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on all that well-deserved recognition! And now your back with the totally cute card -- I love it!

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Lynn said...

Hello friend, so HAPPY to see you back! Was beginning to get a bit worried about you so I'm glad it is normal life keeping you busy! Your card today is so adorable! I'm off to check out your publication!!

lostinpaper said...

Welcome back! Congrats on all your wins and to your first publication!!
ps This card is super cute!

H2 :) said...

Oh my goodness, this is soooo cute Jen! Love the popped up details on the birdie & the crispness of the design.
Woohoo, congratulations on being published, on your challenge recognitions & on your prize goodies. :)

Brandi said...

This birdie is so adorable and I love that sentiment!

onecraftymama said...

Getting ready for shows is always frantic! Glad to see you back, and so many congrats on all the well-deserved wins :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

big congrats on your pub, I'm sure it won't be your last with them.

this is a super adorable christmas card, i love that us you used yellow!!! lovely.

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, how cute! You have way too many Hero Arts backgrounds and you are making me want them all! :P

Diane Jaquay said...

That bird is TOO cute, such a FUN Christmas card!!

Cindy Major said...

I LOVE this card! The colours are great, I love the font and that birdie is SO cute! :D

TFS!
Cindy