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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Christmas Card Club "Cardinal or Christmas Bird"

Good morning all.

Made a little progress with the holiday plans yesterday but we're still only half way there...it's exhausting! Did manage to get all the dirty washing washed and dried. Nothing ready for tonight though!!

I'm a day early with my card for the Christmas Card Club as I have a couple of DT posts going live tomorrow. Mary has asked to see "Cardinals or other Christmas Birds" this time.

Unfortunately I still don't have any Cardinals in my Christmas stash so decided to use this cheeky little crazy bird instead. I'm lucky to have the bird stamps and dies and some of the accessory sets....and I used them all here. The background and the bird are cut from pieces made during a distress paint marbling play. The hat was stamped onto red and white card and pieced together, then I added stickles for texture. Mat dies are from Wplus9 and Spellbinders. I finished with some googly eyes.

Think I'll make another two of these and use them for the kids this year!
And since I had made and scheduled this card early I did just that!!

Made exactly the same way as the first using differing birds and colours.

If you'd like to see what the rest of the ladies came up with you'll find the list in my sidebar.

Challenges entered:
CHNC extra - anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas - v for very cute
Work it Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - throwback..Dec 14 holiday card
Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas goes
Allsorts - Christmas


  1. Fabulous fun cards Carol.....I love these crazy birds! Xxxxx

  2. Those birds make fab Christmas cards Carol,love them.xxx

  3. These are brilliant, Carol - what a great idea to use these birds for Christmas cards, Jo x

  4. Great cards Carol. I love your cheeky crazy chappies in their Christmas hats. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Fabulous cards Carol, I love your festive Crazy Birds.

  6. Love these birds and fabulous Christmas cards too.
    Linda xxx

  7. I love them Carol. Great background papers you made too and I love their googly eyes. Barbxx

  8. Love those crazy birds Carol. Your cards look great. Hugs Rita xxxx

  9. Hi Carol, I just love the Crazy Bird stamps and these have made fabulous Christmas cards, love them, Kate x

  10. awesome christmas birds carol - love them to bits! Fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  11. Brilliant cards to see at ABC Christmas!! Very cute indeed!! Sarah :0)

  12. Oh did I smile big at seeing these goofy Christmas birds! I just got the Crazy things set (been backordered) and you know, I never thought of this idea. I LOVE it! Each one is just goofy & cute as can be...and absolutely delightful. I love #1 - that bird just slays me everytime I see that woeful expression. I can also pretty much identify with #3 & his bird-a-tude at times too! #2 is the way DH looks at me when I've done something stupid (well he thinks it is!). Great fun, and super colors too! TFS & I'm so glad you had fun with the theme! Fun is good - for all of us! Hugs.

  13. These are such fun Carol, love these crazy birds and the way you have used them here.

  14. Great set of cards using the crazy birds Carol!! xx

  15. Wonderful and delightful crazy bird creations today full of colour and designed lovely.
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  16. I have these stamps and dies and have yet to finish a card with them!
    No surprises there.
    A great selection of Christmas cards. I love them all. It's the faces that crack me up, I have a few friends who often wear the same one!

    Hugs Erika. x

  17. Sweet set of Christmas cards, thanks for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  18. These are brilliant Rachel. Their expressions are priceless. hugs Mrs A.

  19. Wow Carol not one but three simply gorgeous cards and l just love that you have added the scalloped edges so effective too! x

  20. Love your set of crazy birds cards! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

  21. These do make me smile, they are all such funny little birds. Michelle x

  22. How fun is this set of holiday cards! Sure to give the recipient a chuckle when they see the birds expressions! Thanks for playing along in our throwback challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  23. Hi Carole
    Stunning cards... Love those Birds
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  24. These are really fun cards! Gotta love those birds!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  25. Love these cards with Crazy birds :)

  26. Gorgeous birds! Thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week!

  27. Fun cards Carol they really made me smile. Zx


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