Sunday, 20 October 2013

Christmas Card Club - On The Second Day Of Christmas

Sue P of Planet Susie chose the Christmas Card Theme this fortnight. She chose the Twelve Days of Christmas. This one was a lot of fun!

I searched through my Christmas stash looking for something to suit the brief...No luck there.
I looked through all my stamps...no luck again. I then though perhaps I might have golden rings in my Wedding themed embellishments...nada again.

Things were looking desperate...I thought I might have to hand draw 3 french hens!!! Oh my!

Just when I had given up and was further pawing through my embellies to create card kits for an up coming card crop...I found it!  The perfect embellishment...two turtle doves! I nearly fell off my chair...I just needed to look through that Wedding section a little more carefully. These little birds were part of a 12 x 12 scrapbook page...the type you cut apart into little rectangles and use them for Project Life or something.

I thought they looked a little Un-Christmasy...you know what that means...yep...pull out the stickles bottle and go to town with it. Stardust stickles and me...we're pals! Attached at the hip, so to speak!

Here is a wee close up of the turtle doves...I never knew what they actually looked like till now! This photo more accurately depicts the stickles look IRL!
I decided to go for a bit of a country look to my card...a little vintage collage paper and some embellishments chosen more for their colours. Some kraft and canvas add to the country feel but the pearl brad and tub of stickles helped to make it more in the Christmas spirit.
When it came time to fit the sentiment on, I was truly stumped...I had used up all the best spots with my other embellies. I finally decided to make it look like the Christmas tree skirt!

Recipe
Card base and envelope - square white card from my stash.
Design paper - MME All Is Bright, from my stash
Card Stock - Kraft snippets from my stash
Tag and turtle doves - Cosmo Cricket, Ever After Elements from my stash (VOS, as is from 2009)
Pointsettia, Iy, and Christmas tree - K and Co from my stash
Canvas - cross stitch aida cloth picked up at the annual garage sale at the lake RV resort
Pearl Brad - from my stash
Die Cut -  Spellbinders Fantastic Florals Two (corner die)
Sentiment - Can't remember the name and can't locate the package at the moment! Hangs head in shame...
Stickles - lashings of stardust stickles

I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
3. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas
4. CHNC - must be Christmas
5, Sugar Creek Hollow - #72 Birds of a feather
6. Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
7. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
8. Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas
9. Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Birds
10. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Christmas

48 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

So now we know what turtle doves look like - or what Carolina turtle doves look like anyway. Gorgeous image Maureen and you have Christmas-ed it up beautifully. You can't get enough glitter at Christmas I always say! Love and hugs from Christine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen! What a pretty card, really traditional and loving the Stardust Stickles (my number one choice too). I had no idea what Turtle Doves looked like either!! Susan x

Sarah said...

Hi ya, that is a very pretty image and an even prettier card! Love all the stickles.

Sarah

Sue - said...

Great card and love all the glitter.

Sue said...

Fab card hun love it! can't beat lashings of stickles right up my street:) Hope your well lots of love and huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

You just never know what is lurking in them there boxes!! Great last minute find and a lovely card to boot. Might just poodle over and take a look at the challenge as it is not one a generally follow. Hugs Mrs A.

Planetsusie said...

Hello there Maureen - this looks totally Christmas to me and I lurve your turtle doves! I'm definitely with Christine on the glitter - never enough, I think it is amazing.

Excellent colours as well.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Carol said...

Lovely image Maureen and you've "Christmassed" it up perfectly. Carol x

Lynn said...

I often wondered what a turtle dove looked like,lol. A lovely card, and so was no.1 - first in the line at the playground gates eh, that deserves a house point. Lynn x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful looking card and good luck with the challenges!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous card, luv the tree and the bird image...hope you have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the turtle doves the tree and those lovely corners.
Kevin xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Very Christmassy and well done you!
Hugs
xx

Asha said...

Looks mighty Christmassy to me, Mo. All that glitter and shinny stuff...that's my kinda Christmas! BTW - loooove the doves!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

MaryH said...

Absolutely delightful! The birds look like some of the G45 papers, and I just love these! What a wonderful imagination for you to see them as your Christmas challenge & they were perfect. As was your tree skirt idea! You're a genius! Great card & well done! TFS & Hugs. See ya in the Playground.

nwilliams6 said...

Elegant and pretty! How cool you had two turtle doves! I think it is very Christmasy and very well done. Hugz!

Di said...

Great card Mo, love the turtle doves and the sparkle really makes it into such a lovely Christmas card.

Saw the comment above about a House point - maybe we need to organise you all into houses :) Who am I kidding, it's anarchy in the Playground!

Hugs, Di xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mauren
Fabulous card....,love the image...,,
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Asha said...

Back with a a different hat and I still think this is a gorgeous project for Christmas. Cute tree! Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles Challenge.
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

dutchess said...

love it Maureen....the doves are just wonderful...I have promised Sue I will find that dratted card...its in here somewhere! hugs

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous . . . quite vintage-looking and COOL! xxx

Pia S said...

Some glitter and sparkle definitely add the right Christmas spirit to a card. This is lovely, Maureen!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

How lucky to find that paper! :)
And such a pretty card!!

Carol L said...

Very pretty card, and I agree - the stickles just dressed it up perfectly with some Christmas sparkle! Well done!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, great vintage image and I love your embellishments.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, such a beautiful design and I love the added sparkle.
Thank you for taking part in the Carfy Little Fairies Challenge this week
Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Another fab card, Maureen. Lovely colours and that's a neat trick with the sentiment. Elizabeth xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful bits n pieces added with the stickles and all, love it..xxx

Zoƫ said...

ooh what a stunner. Love all the different elements. Zx

cheiron said...

Love all the die cuts and glittery goodness on this card!Thanks for playing along with us in the Holiday/Christmas Challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Tracy said...

This is a pretty card :)
So happy you found an image for your challenge card.
Turned out wonderfully

Mary said...

This card is a beauty. The narrative is priceless. Great tale to go with a lovely card.

Debs Willis said...

Great card, sounds like you had a good rummage thru your stash for this one!
Hugs
Debs x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo thanks for the welcome back, Mo this is gorgeous what fabulous images and design, excellent card.
hugs
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are just too clever (sediment as tree skirt) and a hoot ... now don't go falling off your chair! I was on the edge of mine while you were searching, phew, so glad you found those turtle doves! I've never seen them before either and am really surprised they don't look a bit like turtles do they?! LOL! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Brilliant card for Sue's CCC challenge - thanks also for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for October x

Cec said...

Great take on our Birds of a Feather challenge. Love all the elements you added to your card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Bonnie said...

What a pretty image of the doves! Love that little tree too!

Rebekah said...

Fab layers! Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles hugs Rebekah xx

Shana M said...

Very pretty!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a wonderful card. So sorry I have been missing in action. Had much sickness and hopefully am finally getting back in the swing of things. Have missed you and your wonderful posts. Hugz, joann

Clare said...

Hi Maureen, just want to say what a beautiful card you have made for Sue's challenge. I am sorry that I have not been around in a while but want to thank you for your continued support of the CCC. Big hugs Clare xxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and details, a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Clare said...

Hi Maureen just want to say what a beautiful card you have made for Sue's challenge. I am sorry that I have not been around in a while but wanting to thank you for your continued support of the CCC. Big hugs Clare xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful picture of the Doves and love the tree, Fabulous card!
hugs
Glenda

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous CCC card and fab snippet creation x

Moz said...

Your card certainly meets our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow! I love all the details added and the bird image is delightful! Nothing a good gollop of Stickles cannot enhance hey? Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugz
Moz