Monday 12 November 2012

Another feathered friend.

Managed to get another Christmas card finished and have several in various stages of almost finished.
My FIL was famous for one liners.  If he were here he would glance at me with a perfectly straight face and say "Close but no cigar"! He was right so I need to get a mosey on!

As I was glancing at them all today, I realized that every card I am working on so far, has feathers on the main image. I must be planning a feathery Xmas! I do have 2 large white goose feather boas that I put on my fireplace mantle and tuck all around the bowls of ornaments and sort of looks like snow from the distance...Don't know if my plans to start Christmas decorating as soon as the cards are finished is influencing my card choices...but here we go...another feathered friend.

I used those Snowflake corners again...I just couldn't help myself. I promise they won't be on every card...just half maybe! lol

I stickled the wreath on this cute Penny Black image and used some of the shimmery snowflakes from the dollar store. They are a sort of opalescent white/pink/ivory and because the goose has an aqua ribbon around her neck, I added some aqua off cuts I had saved from cutting a Memory box border last week.

I used a heavily glittered black scalloped border from my wedding stash...not sure the brand. After I glued it down I didn't like the way the polka dots showed through some of the cut out scallops and not through others. I stuck a K & Co candy border over top to sort of distract your eye from the dots...

Now, there's a funny story here...well, funny for you guys, maybe not so funny for me. After I glued down the glittery black border with a fine glue tape, I had to cut that same tape in half lengthwise to get it thin enough for the candy strip. It was kind of an annoying job as it gunked up my fussy cut scissors. As I was sliding the left over bits of border back into the original package, I noticed that it said "self adhesive" right up at the top of the package ahahahahaha  Silly me!
Here is a bit of a close up so hopefully you can see the glittery border and the stickled wreath. You can see the opalescent snowflakes beside the can see the pinky look on the one at the left, the right side isn't catching the light the same so it just looks shimmery.

Card Base - Michaels Recollections Kraft Corrugated, from my stash
Design papers - Black Dots Michaels MME; bluey/green chevron paper Echo Park  "Splash by Bella Road, Big Dots"  from my stash
Cardstofk - red die cut snippet from my stash
Borders -  Black and candy borders - K & Co, from my stash
Memory Box Dies - Snowflake corners, from my die cut stash
Nestabilities -  Oval and Salloped Oval
Sentiment - Noel from Seasons Greetings Echo Park, from my stash
 Stamp -  Penny Black, Overdressed Duck

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop  I used lots of snippets from my stash
2. MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co      Winter Birds
3. Penny Black Saturday Challenge    Cute Christmas
4. Penny Black and More at Allsorts    Any die will do - I have several dies, Memory Box Snowflake corners and Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval


brenda said...

Another lovely Christmas card, your box must be filling up toward your goal now.

I eventually got all mine finished at the weekend and it's quite a relief is now I can think about spring flowers.

Your card would also fit our challenge at Penny Black and More, the theme is 'any die will do'.

B x

Mary Jo said...

Such a pretty card!! :)

Barbara said...

What a great card! I have to say I love those snowflake corners! I downloaded something similar for my silhouette the other day so maybe I need to play a little.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maureen,

What an adorable card!!! I've been organizing my craft supplies and once I'm organized maybe I'll feel like playing!!!

I'm amazed when you and other crafters list the supplies used to make the cards. I can't remember stuff like that!!!


Elizabeth said...

Great card - love all this cute festive duck - the background papers are gorgeous too. Elizabeth xx

downrightcrafty said...

love this image and such a gorgeous card
Hugs Kate xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab image and papers, and a great design too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Unknown said...

Thanks for your lovely message on my blog - I think I might take your advice and put my feet up for the rest of the evening!

I love this card and your story about the self adhesive strip made me laugh! I think we've all done something like that at some point!!
Good luck getting your cards finished and your decorations up!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Winter Bird card of the Duck with glitter embellished wreath. Thanks for joining Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Winter Bird challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Sarn said...

Lovely Christmas cards and I don't see why you can't use that gorgeous snowy corner on ALL your cards!


Pia S said...

What a sweet image and, again, love the layout of the background. Spots and chevrons - fab combination!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous I like the image the corners and the bunting.
Kevin xx

Hettie said...

Hello Mo! What a pretty card and I can tell you that most of us have probably made similar goofy mistakes if we care to own up to them!
I very nearly bought this corner last week. It was a toss up between the tree or the corner. I went for the tree as well as the music!

Anonymous said...

this is one very festive feathered friend; i love the stickles on the wreath and i love the corner dies! thank you so much for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme at the penny black and more challenge this month.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is soooo cute

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love those snowflake corners. Wonderful job. Your image is wonderful. Great job...joann sassy raggedy

Anonymous said...

So many lovely details! Beautiful!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the Christmas Duck and those fantastic corner dies (envy)! Love the sentiment in a banner form!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Awww...what a cutie! Lovely, sweet Christmas card, bound to make that lucky someone smile! :)) xx

Di said...

Hi Mo, what a perfect card - and using a favourite PB stamp too. I do adore the corner die you're using - it's a perfect finishing touch to a fabulous card. Hugs, Di xx

Tracy said...

Another great card.
Cute image. I love those corner snowflakes, I would use them on every card ;)

Bernie said...

What a sweet image. I love the corner die as well. Perfect finishing touch to a lovely card.

Pauline C said...

This is very sweet Mo - love your cute image. thanks for joining in with this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
pauline x