Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Cardinal Christmas

This is a bit of a different image for me today; it's not my usual type but I really enjoyed colouring it and in real life my card looks super! So, we're heading down a bit of a traditional and vintage way today.

It's time for the next Pixie Cottage challenge and the themes today are a sketch and recycle. For my DT card I've used the sketch this week and the little bit of recycling comes in the ribbon I added to the card which was something I salvaged from a present last year.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - relish to embellish
Wild Orchid Crafts - Classic Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Make it Vintage
The Secret Crafter - Anything that flies
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - All that can fly
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas Inspired
Inky Impressions - Add Flowers

My card uses one of the fantastic set of 4 bird images from the Pixie Cottage. These are a new set of stamps by ArTish and you can buy them with the mount added or unmounted if you prefer your stamps that way. You can buy them as a set of 4, or as an individual stamp too.

This one is the red cardinal and although it's not a native bird in the UK it makes a fantastic Christmas card.

The poinsettias that I added to this card are from a stamp I bought a couple of years ago, but I never used it. I just stamped out several of them, and then coloured, cut out and layered them up. A nice cheap way of embellishing a card!

Hope you'll all join in the fun of recycling with us this week. Don't forget to take a peek at the amazing makes the rest of the DT have created with the sketch and recycled items.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Riet said...

So wonderful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl said...

oh wow sharon this is simply stunning really love those new images of artish,hugs cheryl xx

debby4000 said...

beautiful traditional Christmas card sharon.

Tanya R said...

WOnderful card! Very traditional. Love it.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! I love the red and gold, very regal looking. You have also colored Artish's new image beautifully.

Adrina said...

Beautiful Sharon, great colouring!!!

Nanda said...

That is a beautiful card. I like the colors you use, so christmas.


Jill said...

Love those subtle colours and its such a great image Sharon! Thanks for sharing over at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

Pam said...

so gorgeous Sharon, I love the gold and red combo. Beautiful creation!
Pam L.

Mags said...

Fabulous card! How smart the birdie looks in his red feathers! I love your colours and the poinsettias are lovely.

luv, Mags x

mudmaven said...

One of the things I miss living in Colorado are the cardinals. They are such gorgeous birds and you've done a wonderful job coloring this beauty on this card. Thanks so much for playing our vintage challenge at Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Curlybear said...

Wow Sharon beautiful card and the Cardinal Is coloured so beautfiully, thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Shirley said...

Sharon your card is beautiful and has such a fabulous Vintage look which is perfect for our challenge this week at Kaboodledoodles. Thank you for joining us and we hope you will play along in our next challenge.


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sharon

Love your card - I particularly like the BP - how very vintage and I like the added swirls and flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!


**Farrah** said...

Wow, the red and gold is beautiful! That cardinal image is fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a stunning creation and I adore that image Sharon, thank you so much for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

smashing card! x Thanks for joining us at TOP TIP TUESDAY this week!

leigh x

Cammy said...

So very pretty! The gold and red is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the cardinal, and your poinsettia's are GORGEOUS!!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!

Nicole (Inky's Mama) said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love traditional Christmas cards, too. Thanks for joining is this week at Inky Impressions!


Nicole :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card Sharon!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cor* said...

This is absolutely gorgeously vintage! Fantastic.Thanks so much for showing us YOUR WINTER WONDERLAND creation at Fussy & Fancy! Happy Holidays!!! Hugs- Corry

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your Christmas creation. :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at



Andrea said...

Very great card - wonderful coloring the motiv. Love it. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Big hug