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Another bird card. I couldn't resist :-) This time on a Christmas card! I'm going to start making my Christmas cards now because I'm always short at the end of the year and you know how crazy that time of the year is!

 
I'm entering this card in Virginia's View Challenge , all things embossed  :-)
 
 
 
I watercolored my background with various blue's, purples and greens . I used a stencil and embossed with white for the snow. I like the different size flakes. The stamp set at the bottom is from Mama Elephant and it's an exclusive at Studio Calico only. I was going to post the link but I don't see it anymore and I'm not sure if they will get it in :-(. I think the only thing I would have done differently is to have inked the big sentiment on white instead of black but what's done is done :-)
(Side note) My apt with the surgeon is finally at the end of this month...so hopefully surgery soon!
 
Have a great day! Char

28 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Nicely done Char. I am very partial to blue so you know I like the color. Really cute images. - Jim

KayM said...

Oooooh I really love this card!! Your background is amazing and that little bird is so beautifully colored!! This is awesome!

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this!! The bird is so beautiful!! I love how you colored it!! The background, too!! This is just gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this!! The bird is so beautiful!! I love how you colored it!! The background, too!! This is just gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love you card. This is so pretty! So clever to start making Christmas card now, in no time, it will be here right? Hope all goes well with your surgery!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great idea to get a head start. You're better than me. There's no way I could ever continue to enjoy card making and make enough cards to send out by Christmas. So, you go, girl! Love that snowy sky on this one, and that big bird is perfection!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, you did a super fabulous job with the background! I wouldn't change a thing as it's awesome the way it is! SWEET design all around, Char! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Car!! Your background rocks and you colored that bird perfectly!! Glad you finally got the appt :)

Maria said...

Lovely background with beautiful color! And, the bird is perfect! A wonderful scene for a Christmas card! Glad your appt. is coming up soon for you...take care!

alexandra s.m. said...

I understand because like you, I can't resist an adorable birdie.
your card is beautiful Char!!

Greta said...

Glad you got the appointment finally--I'll be thinking about you. This is one fabulous card, Char--gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous card Char!! I love your water coloured BG ... Good luck for your op!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I love that bird!

Linda R said...

This is such a great Christmas card. I LOVE the your bird image. Its so cute.

Hugs~

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I really like the big sentiment done up in black! I think it pulls all the other black images all together, and makes it all pop. This is SUCH a beautiful card, Char! Fabulous inky background and love the embossed snowflakes. And seriously adore that fabulous bird perched above the row of houses. That is soooo clever!
So glad you have your appointment scheduled! Yay

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done card! I really like how you did the background!

Ira Huberts said...

So very clever to take a headstart o your Christmas cards Char, this one's so pretty! Love that amazing background, makes the quote stand out beautifully. And your birdie is most adorable!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful card Char.......love the water coloured background. Wish I could be organised enough to get a head start on Christmas cards. Enjoy your weekend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stunning watercoloring and design, Char! That birdie is so amazing!! I'm glad to hear you are scheduled. It seems like it is taking forever, but as long as you're okay with it and it goes well, that's all that matters! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! Hugs, Darnell

Annette Allen said...

wow wee this is stunning.. girl you have got the touch of making everything pretty.. :) love this

MaryH said...

Char, This is just delightful. I'm loving this fat little bird, as he is just so cheery. Love your w/c background, and the snow looks superb! Like the design of the cityscape on the bottom too. Hope you're feeling ok. Hugs & TFS

Marybeth said...

If I had this little bird I would be using it over and over. Darling card!

Benzi said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love this card and your house scene looks super with your sentiment. I ADORE that bird. I need that snow stencil and have meant to order one.

Marika said...

Wonderful! Love the colours that you used! Thanks for following me!

Lori said...

So cool that you're already making Christmas cards! Your watercolor background is gorgeous! Take good care of yourself!

Jill Norwood said...

Hi Char! This card is wonderful!!! I love that bird!!! So sweet! Glad to know you will see the surgeon soon! Take good care my dear!!!

Leslie Webster said...

What a gorgeous card and how smart of you to start on those Christmas cards now, certainly takes the pressure of at the end.

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! how do u do that, one beauty after another