Thursday, November 26, 2015

Deck the Halls Birdbrain

Hello, everyone!  I'm back!  My mojo is slowly returning and today I have a card to share. Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Maarit N. Perrson - so happy to have you here!

My card features the November Stamp of the Month from From the Heart Stamps called Deck the Halls Birdbrain. This is a progressive challenge so I received this image for free because I participated last month. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and added glitter along the snow.


I followed this week's sketch at i {heart} sketches:

Sketch128 

I die-cut the image into a circle shape, mounted it on a red circle, and popped it up with foam tape. I wanted the circle to look like an ornament, so I made a hanger by adhering gold washi tape to a small piece of white cardstock and then die-cut the ornament hanger shape (Elizabeth Craft).  Then I tied some bakers' twine to the hanger. For the base of the card, I followed the sketch and made a pattern with washi tape on strips of green cardstock and layered onto a red panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs - Sweet Treats and finished off the card with a few red sequins.

I would like to join the following challenges:
  1. Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards - Day 25 - Use a freebie (the image was free) UE
  2. From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month
  3. From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches See sketch above
  4. Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities - Be Inspired I was inspired to cut the ornament top from washi-tape-covered cardstock by Jennifer's post here.  
  5. Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick (I used red and green, glitter, and bauble shape) 1/5
  6. Pixie's Snippet Playground  The red, green, and white cardstock were all snippets! 1/3
  7. Rudolph Day November 1E C10
  8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
  9. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Make a Holiday Card 1/3
  10. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Sparkle (glitter on snow and sequins) 2/3


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

46 comments:

Liz said...

Cute card, Kitty, and I love the background.

Glad your mojo is returning! :-). xx

Jacee said...

Super festive card, great image!
Hugs Jacee
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Christi Conley said...

SO glad to see you - I LOVE the way you colored your bird and the ornaments!! I have gamasol on order, thanks to you :) Have a great day ~ hugs, Christi

Hetty said...

What acute and happy card.
Hope you have alovely Thanksgiving.

Barb said...

Glad to see you back Kitty. What a cute card. The background is very pretty and he's a cute little guy. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, so happy to read you! Your mojo has produced a clever design! :D Love your use of washi tapes, as always you have made a great work with them! These colours are happy and festive and the image made me smile, it's very fun and cute! Good idea that of the gold hanger with a washi and the twine gives some 3D look !

Dee said...

So cute! Love those little birdbrain images. They always make me smile.

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Kitty, such a fun image and great papers.
Pauline
x

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you mojo is returning my friend!! What an adorable card!! That little chickie is so cute!! I love the background papers you used!! Awesome card, Kittie!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tina Z. said...

welcome back :))))
your card is so cute!

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . cute!

Happy Rudolph Day!

Hugs, Sarn x

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous super fun card, love it.

Kath x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Love this one, just like a real Christmas ornament.
I am glad that your mojo is coming back, yesterday I was sitting over my project for about 4 hours and done only colouring and a base for a card... but today I put together a pocket letter... But I still did not finish a card from yesterday LOL
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Donna Ellis said...

Adorable and cute! Love the sketch and bright colors. Wonderful card! Glad your mojo has returned! Love, de

Barbara Godden said...

this is so cute, love the little bird and great take on the sketch, great news that your mojo is returning.

vinita jain said...

So Happy to read that you are back! Such a cheerful creation with bright colors. Great take on the sketch! I love your festive ornaments washi tape!
Lots of Love my friend!

LesleyG said...

Love your cute birdbrain xxx

ike said...

:-D Lovely festive card Kitty and nice to see you about again :-)

Many Hugz
IKE xxxxx

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aussie aNNie said...

Your card and image are so gorgeous...x

Imke said...

Kitty, this is such a cute Christmas Card. I really like what you´ve did with the washi tape. The Colors fits so nicely with the BIRDBRAIN.

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month November Challenge and also our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt # 128 @ From the Heart Stamps. Don´t miss our December Blog Hop on Dec,4th. There are FUN prizes !

marion said...

this stamp is so cute, love that one, lovely card, glad to see you craft and have inspiration. Sending lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy and some treats they deserve them :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

Adorable card Kitty. The image looks so cute. Love the background paper.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So lovely to see you back sweetie. I have missed you.
Love this cheerful fun filled creation.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Olga Fink said...

Welcome back Kitty! such a lovely card! great coloring!

Petra Raams said...

he's so adorable! Petra DT Beccy's Place

Donna said...

This is just darling Kitty, sweet image and perfect background for him to shine! Great to have you back!

Di said...

Really fun card Kitty - and the background paper is just perfect for that fun image! Love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Helen Haines said...

Such a cute image a great fun card and lovely paper. Thank you for joining us The 12months of Christmas Linkup Blog. Helen DT

Beccy said...

Your card is so colourful and fun Kitty, I love that little bird running around with it's wings full of baubles... I've felt like that a few times myself! I really like the way you did the background with the strips of washi tape on cardstock, and I also like the little sentiment you added. Fabulous!
Cheers,
Beccy

scrappymo! said...

This is such a cute and fun card. That is a really cute image!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge and good luck in the prize draws.

JD/ Jill said...

This is really a cute Christmas card!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful fun card, so cute.

Sue xx

Pia S said...

Great to have you back!
Can't but love these birds and your card is fun and colorful, nice job!

Michelle said...

Great job! Love your take on the sketch. And how you made the image into an ornament as well ~ wonderful idea! Thanks for joining us @From The Heart Stamps weekly Sketch Challenge this week. Hope to see you back again soon :)

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is a fab card! I love how you have used our sketch for this week and used our Stamp of the Month - great job! Thanks for joining us at From the Herat Stamps ;-)

terrie said...


The image is adorable with the Christmas ornaments...the background paper is perfect with the image....well done Kitty

Kathy said...

Adorable. Beautifully colored and the paper is just perfect with the image. Thanks for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps.

meg said...

Great card love the image

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card......love the washi tape design, great take on the sketch! That little birdie is super cute. Great to see you mojo is returning....Have a great week!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kitty! The image is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lyn said...

Adorable! I love the papers and sequins! The ornament element is very clever too! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at From the Heart Stamps and for joining the SOTM challenge too!
Lyn

MaryH said...

Been MIA here for a bit, so glad to see your MoJo is back in full force with this cute little image. How clever to make it into an ornament with the treatment you used with dies & hanger. Looks just delightful against the festive color & pattern of the background papers. TFS & Hugs

Monika Reeck said...

Yay you come back n more than 40 commentar...Kitty you like a rock star☆☆ Now aboit your card...cutteee Image an great coloring...the DP is so great for christmas time...I have so less DP for christmas card :'( I should self made the DP hehe :) sweet card ypu made my friend...hugs
Monika

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Aww, you're so sweet Kitty, thank you for the warm welcome :)

The bird brain card is gorgeous, perfect DP too, enjoy the weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jennifer Grace said...

Looks great, a very cute, fun card! Thank you so much for joining in with Frosty Festivities 2015! x