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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Christmas Card Club "Cardinal or some other Christmas Bird"

Good morning all.

The weather was a bit showery yesterday so I had a day colouring....tried the skin colouring class again from Kit and Clowder and it just doesn't work for me, don't know whether I'm just over thinking the whole thing or what but it's very frustrating! I did manage to colour a couple of DT images satisfactorily so will get them made into their relevant projects today hopefully.

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Mary's turn to choose the theme this week and she's asked us for a "A Cardinal or other Christmas Bird". 


The image and sentiment are "Winter Song Birdies" from the Doodle Pantry. I've coloured with promarkers before cutting with a nestie die....I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this in and was very pleased with the outcome. Backing papers are from Tilda and Papermania. Round dies are all Spellbinders; foliage dies are from Marianne Design. Red lacy seambinding is from Crafty Ribbons. Card is finished with stickles and pearls.

Inside all finished too! Probably not flat enough to post but it's good for hand delivering.


Do pop round and see what the other girls have made for this challenge, you'll find the links on my sidebar.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
Polkadoodles - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - cute and cuddly
Creative Moments - animals
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August
CHNC - merry and bright


33 comments:

  1. A gorgeous Christmas card Carol. Love this image and so beautifully coloured. x

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  2. Love your cute little bird card Carol. Perfect card. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Cute image Carol, love your colouring and your design, Kate x

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  4. Love the cute image Carol, a trio of singing bluebirds, they are very sweet and very well coloured too. Love your fab design.
    Lorraine

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  5. oh Carol what a sweet image and your colouring is perfection they look all round and fluffy....great card xxxx

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  6. This is so sweet Carol xx Jan

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  7. Love those cute little birdies Carol - they look great on your layout.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  8. Gorgeous image Carol and beautifully coloured. Love it. x

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  9. Hi Carol, oh wow this is just gorgeous...love the cute birds and colours...xxxThe Journey is the Start


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  10. That image is stinking cute Carol. Love how you have coloured them and it does sound like you are trying a bit 'too hard'. I can do skin tone with alcohol pens but not hair lol! So I've been taking a long break from them. You have coloured these cuties perfectly and I love the added extra's too Karen x

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  11. That's so sweet, Carol - beautiful birds for Mary's CCC challenge - and thanks for sharing for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges. x

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  12. This is an adorable image and you have coloured it so beautifully. I can see the shading is perfect.
    I will check out that name you mentioned for classes as I am rubbish at colouring. I just can't see the light and shadow so need a paint by numbers way o do it!!! hahahah

    Love your pretty design...It might surprise you and make it through the mail tester. Di of Pixies Crafty Workshop sent me a British tester as they do not sell those over here in Canada. The slot size width is the same here so I test each card. and then set them into 2 different baskets. One for flat postage and one for extra postage!
    I checked my Cardinal card after I released the post...it did not make it so I switched the pearls for flatter ones and it made it through!
    Beautiful card Carol!

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  13. Awww Carol this image is so cute!!! fab colouring too..huggles Sue xx

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  14. Very pretty card, love these colors together! I'm just starting the skin and hair class and am starting with the light source portion so haven't gotten as far as you have yet! I watched a portion of one of the live events (recording now since the actual live event is already over) and found that to be really helpful. She shows where she is laying each color down on the image.

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  15. This is gorgeous and love the cute little birds. I know how you feel about the class too I am finding it frustrating.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  16. These sweet little bluebirds just made me smile (also made me remember some similar stamps I've got hiding away). Love the colors you've chosen to make them so happy, and the pretty die cuts & embellies too. A lovely card! TFS & making my bird interpretation such a beautiful one. Hugs

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  17. Hi Carol, Your colouring on the images is stunning l'd like the results too! simply gorgeous creation as always and l'm sure the skin colouring will come to you soon keep in practing x

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  18. This is fabulous Carol and you have done a brilliant job of colouring the birds! I was planning on doing one of the classes when I had more time so I will be interested to see how you get on! Susan x

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  19. This is a fabulous Christmas card Carol, I love your image and colour combination.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. I just love your trio of blue birds. Superb colouring . hugs Mrs A.

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  21. This is so wonderful Carol, just love how you coloured the Doodle Pantry image, a very beautiful holiday card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  22. You're definitely overthinking it, my friend. Your colouring is spot on. The blues are beautifully blended, and the greens too. In fact, I can feel the Christmas chill in the air! LOVE it!
    hugs, Asha

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  23. John's been on the case so I am trying again to leave a comment on this gorgeous card Carol. The little birds are super! H ugs Christine xx

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  24. Oh I love this! Those little birds are adorable and you have coloured them beautifully. Great layout too. Michelle x

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  25. Gorgeous card love these birds. Thanks for joining us at polkadoodles challenge xxxx

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  26. Such a gorgeous card, love the cute image, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

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  27. these are very cute christmas birdies carol. a lovely make x

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  28. Gorgeous, cute, delightful just beautiful Thank you for joining in the Christmas fun over at polkadoodles. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/wk-34-get-organised-for-christmas.html

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  29. very pretty, love it, thank you for joining us this time over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Polkadoodles DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  30. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Deborah A

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  31. So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month with this fantastic creation!!!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x