Sunday, November 01, 2015

Birds of a Feather.

well I have to report that making 
a clock this week on my blog
has not given me any more time!!
In fact 2 weeks seems to have spun round
in supper fast fashion as it's time
for us girls in the Christmas Card Club 
to show you our makes.
Mary set the theme this week
which was to feature 
A Cardinal or Christmas Bird.

This immediately conjured up  the idea 
of Robins  so a quick delve into the  recycle bin 
of used christmas card fronts and I found this cheery pair.

I trimmed the picture down to size and then layered
onto first cherry red and then gold pearlised cardstock.
I used a cream blank card for my base and adhered a
square of the cherry red card to it and then layered  the 
robins on top. I then edged around the outside with strips
of gold foil to give the look of a picture frame.
The sentiment is a gold foil sticker given the same 
treatment and adhered to front of card with 3D pads.
Below is the inside of the card
where I have used gold foil corners and more of the 
edging srips.  
Everything came from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #225 Go paperless
Crafty Creations #301 Colourful
Crafty Gals Corner #43 Anything goes
Creative Moments #80 Anythning goes with no twist
Fab and Funky #279 Chrsitmas
Inspiration Destination #57 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #251 Anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #201 Use up your snippets (recycled card)

As it would be a cardinal sin not to make 
a card without a Cardinal on it
 this one is just for you Mary!

The Cardinal is a pre coloured  dig image by Fred She Said
that I printed out onto cream parchment paper which
has a lovely texture to it like old writng paper.
I mounted this onto a piece of cereal box cardboard,
then layered up with the gold pearlised and cherry red cardstock
onto the cream blank card base.Some more gold sticker corners,
gold words and pearls from my stash complete the front.
Inside has the same treatment as the first card
layering up with more of the cream  parchment paper.

Entering into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #116 Birds of a feather
4 Crafty Chicks #270 Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  #113 Anythng goes
Creative Fingers #96 Anything goes
Crafting With Friends #9 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anythng goes  christmas cards
A Snowflakes Promise #8 christmas/winter theme on card


Margo said...

These cards are lovely !

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Valery Anne ! Love those colours... Hope you are having a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A both your cards are gorgeous l love the images on both and the layouts too! hope you enjoy your day xx

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards always seem to find such lovely images in your recycle stash!....Mary will be thrilled with the cardinal....xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards lovely colours and gorgeous
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two super cards for the challenge this time Mrs A, love them both. I expect Mary will love the Cardinal one especially.

Rita said...

Gorgeous cards Valery. Mary will just adore them. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Stunning cards Mrs A! huggles Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, both cards are so sweet and beautiful! You have picked from yuor bin a fabulous image with these two little birds in the snow! Love your design for them!
And the second card is just perfect with the pretty Cardinal and the holly! I'm sure that Mary will love it so much! :)

MaryH said...

I'm clapping my hands at #2, (as you can imagine!), but I'm also loving the wonderful robins (which don't look like the ones around here. Yours are much more colorful). Love the scenes on both these beauties, and I love the red & gold framing you've done on each. Wonderful cards for my challenge, and thanks for interpreting it so marvelously well. Hugs. (everyone was right. I DID adore them. Both!)

KandA said...

Both are gorgous cards Mrs A. Fabulous designs and recycling xx

Margreet said...

Your robins are lovely and the card with the cardinal is a beauty too!
xxx Margreet

Hettie said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A. Gotta love the robins though. We had a cheeky one in our kitchen yesterday. Such a cutie.
Of course I have pink marshmallows. going to do some hot b****y choklit too!! Please don't frighten me with the firecrackers this year!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, two wonderful cards, you really are fabulous at the upcycling. I must really try and find a Cardinal image, they are so sweet, just like the robins. fab cards for the challenge, Kate x

Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A, beautiful images on both. Carol x

rachel said...

two beautiful cards Valery - i really love them! Hugs rachel xx

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely card with some fabulous birds

Kath x

Sarn said...

Two lovely festive makes . Great that you did a cardinal one for Mary too!

Now . . . I think I have the Bonfire party in the playground fairly well organised . . . we gotta use up the last of the rockets haven't we?

Great that Hettie is bringing pink marshmallows - they went down a storm last week.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Claudia Rogier said...


Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at CWF and BSC.

*DT Crafting With Friends*
*DT Brown Sugar Challenge*

Irene said...

Two beatuiful cards Mrs. A.

Thank you for your visit and comment.


Di said...

Two really elegant cards here Mrs A! I love that you made one with a Cardinal on - our Mary's favourite bird for sure.

No wild parties please - am flat on me back still and likely to be that way until the pills kick in! Happy days!


Di xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Chris said...

Two beautiful traditional Christmas cards- very classy! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

Amy Cohen said...

Such elegant cards- love the accents of gold. Thanks for sharing them with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Greta said...

These are so beautiful, Mrs. A! Love the images & the red & gold combo!

Darnell said...

Mary will adore the special cardinal card you made just for her, Mrs. A., and so do I! I also love the sweet robin card! Darn it, I so wish you could have slowed down time. It's out of control this year!! I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Vickie Y said...

Your birds of a feather cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

lauren bergold said...

gorgeous cards... so cool to upcycle as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (noooo patterned paper!) STASH with us this week!!! ♥

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card, love the Robins and Cardinal bird. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations challenge. Marlene DT

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, beautiful birds, Mrs. A! Love those robins and think that your robins are so much prettier than those in the US! And Mary is swooning over that cardinal, I'm sure. It sure is a pretty one! Love those gorgeous, golden corners too! (I have my earplugs in my pocket.)

Christine Harrop said...

I'm not sure what happened to my last comment so I'll try again. Two fabulous cards and I'm sure Mary was very pleased to see the cardinal! Hugs Christine xx

shaz earl said...

Lovely cards! thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow hope you will join us again
Shaz DT x

Suze said...

Two lovely cards. I like that you have recycled in the first card - and the cardinal image is super. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for November.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you also for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.