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November 30, 2010

Caroling Birds

Yay!  It's the official start of Christmas in the Matter household!   It's after Thanksgiving, so I can start piping Christmas music throughout the house!  My DH thinks all the hub-bub of the Holiday starts too early, so he makes us wait until Thanksgiving is over...at least!   Though I have been playing it when he's not here!  lol  I needed to get in the Christmas mood to make cards, right?   lol    Oh well, now there's music everywhere!

Even the birdies are singing...

Stamps: Doodle Pantry digi (caroling birds)
Papers: SU! cs, BasicGrey dp
Ink: Copics
Other: MS around the page punch, CM cutting system,
CB embossing folder, Offray ribbon
CM corner punch.

Another Clean & Simple Christmas card!  I really enjoyed coloring this Doodle Pantry image, aren't these birdies sweet?


These two challenge themes were just shouting to me to be combined...

Paper Playtime - Christmas carol inspired
sponsored by Simply-Pam


Digital Tuesday Challenge - Animals @ Christmas-time  (digi)
sponsored by Stitchy Stamps


I hope you'll come play with us for a chance at some awesome prizes!
Thanks so much for the visit!
Blessings to you!



challenges...
*Digital Tuesday - Christmas animals & digi
*Paper Playtime - Christmas Carol inspired
*Creative Belli - "R" embellishments
 Alphabet - e is for embossing
Christmas Stampin' - CHRISTMAS and anything goes
Crafty Catz - christmas
Sew Many Cards - red and green
Stampin For The Weekend - winter
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - red and green


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38 comments:

Patti J said...

I've been doing some decorating here today too! Love your candy cane cursor! Too cute! Your card is so sweet - I just adore Laurie's birds! They have such darling smiles! Great job, as always, dear friend - thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Maria,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

HappyCrafter said...

what a sweet xmas card! such happy colours for this sweet image,

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome coloring of the image, Maria! Beautiful design and those colors are fantastic!

deesdesigns said...

You coloring is fabulous - just love your card!

Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous coloring girl!!!! Love the blue and red and your CAS style is amazing! Blessings!!!

Joni Parker said...

This is really beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge!!

karen said...

Ah yes really gorgeous, what a great image, coloured so beautifully, Karen xx

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, your little birds are just precious, Maria, and sooo beautifully colored!!!

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, a super image with fab papers perfct, hugs Pops x

Sharon said...

I love it! Those little singing birds are just adorable!! Love your coloring! :)

Allison said...

Such a great creation with a fun treatment with the embellies!

Cheryl said...

This is adorable! I love the image and your clean lay out showcases it perfectly!

Donna said...

Hi Maria, I love these little carolling birds, they make me feel all festive too! Beautifully sweet card...my hubby thinks we start Christmas too early and he wasn't at all impressed that we put the tree up on Saturday :) Donna x

Kim said...

Beautiful card Maria!

annieambriel said...

aw.. this is just adorable :) Love it :)

Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week :)

Dawn Frost said...

Maria Love the colour of the birdies and the red border is gorgeous! Just beautiful!

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness Maria, this is so sweet! Love those little birds and I love your layout. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs and Blessings,
Christine

Marlene said...

This is SUCH a pretty card - and I'm loving that border punch!

itsabrt said...

Maria this card is so tweet! I have a yearning for some Sandi Patty Christmas tunes...

Cheryl said...

So adorable and beautifully coloured......love it!!!
Hugs xx

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what a cute little birdies... Great card!
xxx Anne-Marije

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Beth said...

Maria gorgeous card and how cute those carolers are bet they are singing some sweet notes.
Hugs

Di said...

Beautiful ! love the image and your MS punch!!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxxx

WeirdCat said...

Love those pretty birds and that big bow, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week
Ruth x

*Vicki* said...

I just adore these sweet birdies!! Your coloring is brilliant and your layout is awesome Maria!! ;) HUGS

Diane said...

A really lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
Diane x

Elena said...

These birds are so cute, Maria! I like the beautiful border around the main panel! :)

carol said...

aaah lovely card,thanks for joining us at Craftycatz this week, x carol

Jóna said...

I love this card !!!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

Just to mention, if I haven't done so before, that I have started a group at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

maryr917 said...

this is such a cute card Maria-I love your sweet birdies and the awesome coloring

merniebug said...

Darling little birdie card. Thanks for joining us here At DDSB for this weeks red and green challenge. This cutie has enticed me into becoming a follower it is so precious. Hugs, Mel

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely adorable Maria those birds look wonderful so does the embossing, papers and bow I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Maria, I love the little blue birds! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Crystal said...

SOOOOO SWEET I LOVE these cuties and your layout and papers are fab!!!!! Another fantastic holiday creation Maria!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Absolutely stunning!