Sunday, December 23, 2018

Quackers/Bakers Dozen

 Well My True Love  certainly did it in style! We were woken this morning  (along with the neighbours) by a lot of honking and tooting from a cavalcade of outriders who escorted the latest truckload of ducks to our door. This had better be the last ducks. If so much as another duck waddles over the threshold I will not be accountable for my actions!!!

 The design paper on the base of card is the third roll of christmas paper that I bought from the local supermarket 3 for the price of two. (I still have loads left even after using all 3 on wrapping presents so a good buy methinks.) The design has snowflakes in it so I used my Memory Box Twilight snowflakes die to cut some more out in silver shimmer cardstock and adhered to the front of the card. The sentiment was die cut using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares 2 largest dies.

Here they all are lined up inside. The middle row deciding to stand on soap boxes in order to be seen.! Stamp is of course Penny Black 'Caroling Duck' (stamped 79 times over the last days posts) and coloured using my promarkers, Graph'It markers along with a silver gel pen and silver glitter glue.
 Below showing how the card opens up to reveal the choir.

 Oops! Scuse fingers.
Sideways view.

Of course as we all know a Bakers / Quackers Dozen is actually 13 ducks so here is the
13th Duck
on a tag!
Thankyou to everyone who took part in the Merry Mayhem of Quackers and who took some of the said ducks off my hands. Your all good sports.

Entering into the following challenges.
Creative Moments #159 Christmas.
Little Red Waggon #477 All things christmas.
Penny's Paper Crafty #411 Anything goes.
Cute Card Thursday #561 Anything goes.
Dies R Us #111 Anything christmas.
Winter Wonderland # Anything christmas goes.
Colour Crazy Challenge #51 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 415 Anything goes /use the word christmas.
Merry Little Christmas #5 Anything goes.
Penny Black # Anything goes winter or christmas..

Which just leaves me to say 

Quack and Out.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Amazing Valery Anne, I love this choir of ducks. I've loved seeing all the different ways that you've used this stamp and the cards have been wonderful.

Happy Christmas to you and Doc

Sue xx

Viv said...

Completely quackers you are......
But have smiled each time I have visited!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful festive season. x

Donna said...

I hope you have room at your house for Christmas festivities. Is duck on the menu? Totally adorable card. You really thought it all out. Love the pop up on the inside. What fun we've all had with your ducks this month. Thanks a bunch Mrs. A. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2019! Looking forward to more mayhem (maybe not of the quacker persuasion).

Brenda in IN said...

Valery, this has been such a fun story with your "true love and the ducks". I loved the elves last year but this has been so much fun to look forward to also. They are adorable and your hand has to be sore from all that coloring (as they were caroling). I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and the ducks.

Margreet said...

You did an amazing job with all the ducks. Love it!!
xxx Margreet

Sue - said...

Love, love, love this card! Such a clever design!

Jane said...

I've loved these posts Mrs A..such fun. I'm sorry not to be able to house any of these ducks...Billy would have a field day! This last card is delightful. Merry Christmas! xxx

terrie said...

Thank you Mrs. A for amusing us with your duck series, it was a pleasure seeing your version of what to do with the 12 cards of duckling...When I saw these ducks today I thought they were bookmarks but I love your pop-up card instead...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Aquarius said...

Another ingenious card - hopefully there won't be any more ducks arriving. How about some geese-a-laying??? Joking of course! You've certainly made me smile with these birds. Very happy wishes for a good Christmas and a healthy and prosperous crafty new year.

Chris said...

What a finale! A magnificent quoir of melodious ducks all quacking away in harmony! Brilliant...thanks so much for all the fun, hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas...just don't open any parcels emitting a quacking sound...!

Unknown said...

Super cute Valery, best of the holidays.

Hugs Diane

Darlene said...

OMG ... this is TOOOOO cute! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Mac Mable said...

Ok then you've saved the best to last....X absolutely fabulous and well done you on completing the twelve or was that thirteen amazing creations. You have brought a huge smile to my face over the past few days....thank you so much and go and lie down in a dark room or have a large glass of wine for your wonderful efforts X
So looking forward to seeing more of your creations in 2019 X
Thank you for your blog friendship X

scrAPpamondo said...

So clever!!!! :D Love this pop up choir, so well designed and coloured! You are a genius!
Hope that your true love send to you a gage for putting all the ducks to sleep: seems a bit a torture hearing these carollers singing every day... :D
Hugs and Merry Christmas!

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card, fabulous design Valery. You really have kept us all chuckling with the Quackers, you can have a well earned rest now, Kate x x

Jackie T said...

Oh Mrs A you do make me smile. Those ducks are fabulous. Happy Christmas. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh these are just fabulous! Great use of wrapping paper and I love your added little snowflakes. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Kathleen said...

Go to the top of the class and collect a gold star on the way along with 12 house points.
A very entertaining 12 days of Christmas, just feel sorry that you will have to work even harder to top this next year.
Thank yo so much for the hard work and the fabulous makes.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019.

Kath x

lichazul said...

Happy happy Xmas Valery and new 2019
hugs from Chile

Liz said...

Oh WOW, this is just amazing, Mrs A! I love the design.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. xx

LesleyG said...

Fabulous finale to your quacking story, made me laugh every day. The pop up was inspired, and then the tag clever. Happy happy Christmas xxx

vintagerose said...

Wow Valery Anne your ducks are adorable i love how you have made this card,well done,Merry Xmas my friend xx

Darnell said...

Oh, well done, Anne! I have loved your 12 Days of Quackery and in all seriousness your designs have been sensational! What I'd like to know is when you started working on this amazing project? June? You're very clever, fun-loving, and talented!! 🎄Happy Christmas and Holiday Hugs, Darnell

KT Fit Kitty said...

I was wondering how you would be able to fit 12 ducks - this is genius! Love the pop-up of all your carolling ducks! This has been fun for all of us!

cass said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional: "Use the word Christmas" Challenge.

Imke said...

A work of art - wonderful and fun christmas card !

Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon. Merry Christmas !


JanR said...

Such a clever idea and such a neat fold! Loving all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon again.

Darlene said...

I'm back again with a different DT hat on and I STILL think this is the cutest card I've seen in a long time!! What fun! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Merry Little Christmas DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Donna said...

This is absolutely amazing!

Billie A said...

What a fun card. Great idea. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy challenge.
Billie A
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scrappymo! said...

How fantastic you are! These ducks are fab and thank you so much for sharing them. I am not a person with a humorous bone in my body to create my own humor so I really appreciate when other people share theirs. Thank goodness every one else in my family are great at creating humor, so I get a regular doe of giggles in my daily life!

Fantastic card!

Helma said...

Lovely card.Great stamp. Greetings Helma DT Member

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. The images have been coloured in beautifully but I'd have gone quackers the amount of time you had to stamp and colour the same image!! Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

PS: Wishing you a belated Happy New Year and wishing you all the very best for 2019 and that is a happy, healthy and very crafty one

LOU said...

Adorable card Valery Anne! Love all those ducks!
Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Lou DT xo

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