Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Card 15 - M for Merry

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  I have three cards to share so there will be two more blog posts following this one.

Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  Day 15 is "M" and I went with Merry (see sentiment).

I seem to use this gorgeous cardinal image every year; it's a classic and one of my favourites.  It's Beccy's Place Cardinal and Holly, and believe it or not, it's a freebie!  I went with the pre-coloured version and fussy-cut.  The Stitched Diamond Die is from Gina Marie Designs, embossing folder Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry, and sentiment from Poppystamps.

I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Double D Wishes are Possible 3/3; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE;  Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2

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

P.S. to my Followers: I am slowly getting around to visit your blogs and will continue again today. I still have a few left to see!  If I haven't been to visit you yet, please be patient as I will be there soon! I haven't forgotten about you, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you made!


cotnob said...

This is pretty, a lovely embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Darlene said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Wishes are Possible’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Bunny said...

I'd use it every year, too. He's just lovely. The embossing is beautiful, too. [Bunny]```

Andrea W said...

Your card came together beautifully! The cardinal is wonderful and I'm impressed you had stitched diamond dies in your stash. So glad you used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to make your card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW!!! This is a fabulous take of Tuesday Morning Sketches!!! Well done! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your CAS! Thanks for the inspiration! It's very impressive with that delightful cardinal and the simple design!! The stitched diamonds are just perfect to make the bird pop!!
You embossed the background before stamping the sentiment, isn't it? It looks great, easy to read!
Big hugs and good luck!!

Beccy said...

I love your card design Kitty and your choice of card stock. The embossing in the background is a wonderful accompaniment for the image, which you have fussy cut extremely well. Love the stitched diamonds too. Excellent work!

Scrapper69 said...

Pretty Cardinal...


Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous cardinal gorgeous card, fabulous use of the sketch!! Love your card. Yes when it popped up on the computer I actually looked to see if it was your blog, it is quite the change from the cutie cards.

Suzanne H said...

This card looks so "classic" Christmas to me. I love this. I have a friend with a December birthday and this design would be perfect for a winter birthday card too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!! I agree with Suzanne... I love the classic Christmas look!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a great cardinal image. Your coloring of the cardinal is awesome too.

Patti said...

This is gorgeous - love it!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Fikreta said...

love this red bird!
card is so very nice!
hugs ❤

Carol L said...

The pre-colored image is fabulous with that beautiful embossed background, and I love those stitched diamond dies too! Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge and best of luck to you!

Mia said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
TTCRD DT {My Blog}

Marlene Atkinson said...

Super Cute. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

Melissa Craig said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Such a beautiful cardinal! And it's my favorite for this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Thanks so much for joining us! ~ LJ

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Fikreta said...

Its beautiful card!

Fikreta said...

Its so pretty card!

Judy Woodland said...

This is so stunning. I'm so partial to cardinals, and your textured white background shows him off perfectly. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Gail said...

Wonderful take on the sketch - love it!

Sue - said...

Another lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

suzARTe said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. I love the embossed background and the image stands out so well against the white background.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

November 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x