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The weather around here had turned a bit cold and the birds are flocking to my bird feeders. Although we have a few black capped chickadees year round, we have more of these adorable little birds in the cold months. They are so cute and make the funniest sound.

Seeing the chickadees back at my feeder inspired me to use this image, Cozy Little Chickadees, from Meljen’s Designs to make a Christmas card. (Yes, another one done!)

I love the DP that I used. I think it looks perfect for Christmas. I don’t think it was designed for Christmas since the coordinating stamp set had butterflies and such. Oh well, I like it better as Christmas paper. The colors are perfect.

I made my own embellishments for this card. The ribbon was winter white Hug Snug seam binding that I dyed using my BG72 Copic ink refill and some Glimmer mist. The snowflakes were punched out of vellum, covered with Versa mark ink and then embossed using Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel. (They look even prettier in real life!) I finished them off by coloring some clear gemstones with my BG75 Copic marker so that they would coordinate with the paper.

My card also fits the new Meljen’s Designs challenge, which is HOLIDAY – CHRISTMAS. Melissa is releasing some new images to the store today that are perfect for the challenge. Here is a little looksee. Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see what some of the DT has created using these cuties.

Thank you to every one that wished me good luck. Woo hoo! I am able to wear a regular shoe and drive again. Hurray!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Cozy Little Chickadees (digital image) by Meljen’s Designs, Just the Ticket & Signature Christmas by Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Juniper, New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf inks, Versa Mark ink, Copic BG72 and 00 ink refill
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft CS, misc. green CS, Close To My Heart Wings & Veranda paper packs, Stampin’ Up vellum
  • Tools: Sewing machine, EK Success snow flake punches, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers, heat tool
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug winter white seam binding, Papertrey button, , Tattered Angels Pearl glimmer mist, Paper Studio gem stone, Frosted Lace Stickles, Clear glitter Spica pen, misc twine & lace

Challenges:

Comments

Chrissy said…
These are just adorable birds Cheryl, and your snowflakes are gorgeous...so pretty.A beautiful Christmas card...

Luv CHRISSYxx
Linda said…
I just love those little birds. Yeah mobility and freedom. My first outing would be to the craft store. Ha Ha
alteredforhim said…
Awww, my goodness, this card is so sweet. I love all the detail and textures. I also love how you added the clear drops around the photo as that adds an ice effect. So pretty Cheryl.

Have a great day!
CARLA PREDIGER said…
Your card is adorable. I really loved the stamps you used. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. I hope you will play again next time too.
Gina said…
Glad you are in real shoes and can drive again! Your card is GORGEOUS!! Your coloring, the papers, everything is just great.
Karin said…
Hurray for being able to drive! This card is beautiful and I've never thought to make snowflakes from vellum, but they are just lovely!
Fabrizio said…
Totally adorable, love the images and the tag really finish the card off beautifully. Great entry for my Christmas challenge, Thank you. X Fab
1CardCreator said…
Beautiful card, Love the snow flakes too!
Doreen said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl,love the cute image that you have coloured beautifully.

Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.xxx
Annette said…
aww love birds... So cute...your coloring is so amazing... and perfectly placed with this awesome paper... This card is awesome..
Martha said…
Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out
Wow - I'm glad you showed us those snowflakes up close!!!!!!!! They are gorgeous!!! I've never heard of the bridal embossing tinsel!!!

I love these colors for holiday cards!!! Those birdies are nestled so nicely together!!!

Maria :)
Tammy said…
Oh this is ADORABLE Cheryl!! I love that image and your snowflakes are gorgeous!!!
downrightcrafty said…
great wrap up warm creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)
Marlene said…
Eeek! Super cuteness!!!
Barb said…
this is awesome! chickadees are my favorite bird. so sweet...resilient too! great card
Lizy said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl! Such a cutie! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl and I agree that's perfect paper for Christmas. Your snowflakes look gorgeous and I need to look for some of that embossing tinsel. So glad you can drive again - yeah!
Tammy said…
Stunning card and gorgeous embellishments! Glad to know you got your wheels back, nothing like freedom! Thanks for joining the Digi Doodle Challenge.
julieprice3 said…
Very sweet card, love the vintage feel of this one
Hugs Julie P
Tracy said…
Oh I love this card! Those little birdies are so sweet and Your snowflakes look amazing. I have some of that embossing powder. might have to give that a try. Love it Cheryl!
Jennipher said…
What a fun and cheerful Christmas card. Those little birds are darling and of course you've made them look fabulous with your coloring. Hope you have a great weekend.
Dawny P said…
What a lovely card and such lovely colours chick :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamap challenge. Hugs, Dawny x
Audrey Pettit said…
Yay, so glad you are able to drive again, Cheryl! What great news!
LOVE this card! Those chickadees are the cutest things ever, and your design, paper, and coloring are fabulous. LOVE the vellum snowflakes you made. And what gorgeous hand-dyed seam binding. LOVE!
Janna Werner said…
Hi Cheryl! Supersweet card, the image is sooo cute and I love the colours u chose for this wintertime card! Have a great weekend. Janna :)
Betty said…
Wow Cheryl this is gorgeous, love those sweet birds, and the papers do go so well with your fab design.
Hugs Betty x x
Betty said…
Wow Cheryl this is gorgeous, love those sweet birds, and the papers do go so well with your fab design.
Hugs Betty x x
Arabella said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl! I LOVE your snowflakes! They look so pretty! So glad to hear you can drive again! I would hate to not be allowed to drive!

Arabella
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Such a lovely image, great winter card.
Jen Cuthbertson said…
What a wonderful card! I love your coloring and those birds are so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!
happyglitzygirl said…
This is just too cute. Love the card and all those details. Great digi. thanks for playing with us a the papercrafting journey,blessings Hilde
I like watching the birds on my feeder too - so I really love this card.
Super cute image and I love the way you've given it a traditional, vintage style.
Caroline xxx
KarenC Inspired said…
I can't believe how many challenges you worked in! How smart!

I think the image is adorable for a Christmas card-I love it!

Have a super day.
Delphine said…
Your card is so beautiful, Cheryl! The image is adorable and I love your colours ! Gorgeous papers and layout, I love it all! And thank you for the lovely comment you left me:-)! Hugs Delphine xx
Annemaritta said…
Cheryl, this is cute :) Thank you for joining us at DDSB Challenge this week!
craftybunny said…
Awww,they're adorable and such a gorgeous card to go with them.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x
* Shaz * said…
Brilliant card!!thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas hope you can join us again soon, good luck x
ahlers5 said…
Love this card! I adore the snowflakes. I think I'll try some. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week.
Diane
Joey said…
Cheryl this is so sweet, love those snowflakes, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey xx
Jan Hennings said…
So cute. We were just in Wisconsin today getting apples and cheese curds :)
Steph said…
Sooo cute and pretty! I love the layout and all the details, so Christmasy, love it! x
Annette Bowes said…
Aww super cute card Cheryl! beautiful layout and stitching! Love the vellum embossed snowflakes, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)
Kristen said…
Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us this week Going Grey with Scrap-Creations "doing it Digi" challenge.
Cheryl said…
Oh WOW what a beautiful image and your colouring is AMAZING!!!
xx
Pam~ said…
Darling card ... everything from the image to the embellishments ... just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!
Louise said…
Hi Cheryl :)
Auw, this is so sweet, a perfect inpterpretation of gorgeous :)

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!
Hugs
Shelly's Images said…
Hi Cheryl! I am so happy to let you know that you are our Silver Medal winner this week at Shelly's Images. Please drop by the blog for all the details of your win this week and also for your Silver Medal Badge.
kyanos said…
super super cute!!! love the image and the coloring!!!thanks for playing with us at DOC!!! hugs

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