Friday, August 16, 2013

Tree of Birds

I have been busy making Christmas cards...

I decided to keep this one CAS.  I used a beautiful vintage image from an 1870's children's school book that was a freebie from The Graphics Fairy.  I die-cut into an oval and mounted on a decorative oval.  For the card itself, I started with a white card base and covered it with green patterned paper from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment in green and added green ribbon and bow.  Lastly I embellished with a green metallic star and gem at the top of the tree and three green gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Image and patterned paper:  Described above
  • Sentiment:  All Night Media
  • Ink:  Ancient Page - Pine
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes Ovals and Decorative Ovals
  • Embellishments:  Ribbon, metallic star, gems (Dollarama)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #156 Favourite Embellishment (mine is gems) UE
Aud Sentiments #87 Anything but a Birthday Card 5E #3
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Card Crafter's Circle #88 Winged Things 3E #1
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #220 Christmas 5E #3
Crafty Boots Die Cuts UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #127 Picture Inspiration (see below I was inspired by the green trees) UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Ribbons #57 Use 3 of Something (gems) 5E #2
Creative Corner Challenges Anything Goes 3E #2
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #13 Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Papertake Weekly Occasion-aly (any occasion - I chose Christmas) 5E #5
Penny's Papercrafty #140 Lace and/or Ribbon (I used ribbon) 3E #2
Pile it On #32 Outdoors UE
Pink by Design Anything Round (gems) UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #14 Anything Goes UE
Scribbles Designs #8 Clean and Simple 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Make the Cut - Use dies and punches (used dies) 5E #5
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Stamp 'n' Doodle The Colour Green UE
Sunshine Mail Anything Goes UE (a package of 6 cheerful cards for a child has been mailed)
The Perfect Sentiment #87 The Great Outdoors 3E #2
The Scrapbooking Queen #26 Anything Goes with Digi 3E #3
The Stamping Chef Christmas in August UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #37 Evergreen Trees or any Christmas card UE
Word Art Wednesday #93 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Picture Inspiration
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Very elegant and classy - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your lovely festive crafting soon. x

  2. Your card is absolutely stunning!
    Beautiful image:)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  3. What a neat image! I love your CAS card! Thanks for joining up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen, CCC-DT

  4. Very nice Christmas card ! Love the oval and the image ! Thank you for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DT

  5. It´s VERY beautifully made! I just love it :) Thank you for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  6. Such a pretty card! Love the elegant die cut oval! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Lovely Christmas card, the whole thing looks so very elegant.

    Thank you for joining in with the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. What a lovely card for Christmas. The birds make an amazing tree. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Sister Act Challenge this week.
    Cathy xx

  9. Fabulous card Kitty, love that image, great work, as always xxx

  10. A gorgeous and beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Good luck.

  11. Wow I love this image. Another great card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  12. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  13. Another fabulous card! It is so sweet...

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

    Sandy S
    ~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

  14. OMGosh this is a cute card! I am loving these vintage graphics!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  15. This is a lovely card Sweetie, i adore the image....
    It's such a shame i can't see the colours.
    Thank you for playing along in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x
    We hope you will join in future challenges x

  16. Really beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

  17. Love your card. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Chef Challenge.

    TSC CT

  18. What a unique image! You have a lovely CAS card. Thanks for sharing your Great Outdoors artwork with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

  19. So cool! Love your creative image :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

  20. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

    Caz xx

  21. What a lovely image and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Aud Sentiments DT

  22. Lovely birds! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  23. A wonderful vintage image, and you used it so beautifully on this card. Your oval diecuts really enhanced your digi, and your dp was just the right one for this lovely image. TFS

  24. Gorgeous vintage image!
    Thanks for playing along at CCC last week!

  25. How clever this is.. Love how you used your stamp to make the birds into a tree. It is fabulous.. Thanks for joining us here at Perfect Sentiments for this weeks challenge.

    Senior Dt.

  26. Wow...what a clever tree! Great idea. Thanks for playing along with us in the Monochromatic challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  27. Lovely, thank you for joining us at The Stamping Chef this time
    Kate xxx
    TSC DT

  28. What a cute idea! Love it, Love it.

    Thanks again for joining us at Sunshine Mail and good luck in the draw.

    Joan DT

  29. Great Christmas card with the perfect sentiment. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  30. My gosh Kitty, this card is so beautiful. I love that image and am lucky to have it myself. You've done a beautiful job keeping your card simple yet elegant. I'm here today with my DT hat on so thanks so much for entering your card into the Scribbles Designs Challenge this month.

    Lisa D., Scribbles Designs, DT