Sunday, 24 August 2014

Winter cardinal


It was Mary's turn to choose the theme for this fortnight's CCC challenge and she asked us to include a cardinal or another winter bird.

For my card I've used Sparkle n sprinkle 'winter cardinal' colouring with spectrum noir pens.

I followed the sketch for Atlantic hearts 69:
I used a piece of My Mind's Eye 'snowed in' winter papers for the background and for the punched out snowflakes, overlaying a piece of Papermania 'at Christmas time' vellum - I was able to glue this underneath the image, the sentiment and the snowflakes to secure the vellum into place.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
ABC Christmas: Q for quick and easy
Sparkles Christmas 43: snowflakes
Hiding in my craft room 162: any holiday
Pause dream enjoy 17: punches or dies
My heart pieces: use a digistamp
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 226: CAS
Robyn's fetish 226: cards for men
Perfectly rustics 29: masculine card
4 crafty chicks 207: let's get masculine
Digitally sweet 102: guys only
That's crafty: this is a man's world

33 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful Christmas card - great work. Thanks for playing along this week at AHSC.

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  2. Pretty card Hazel! Hope all is well with you!

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  3. Stunning card Hazel. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  4. A lovely card Hazel. A cardinal stamp is something I will have to get for my stash I think.
    Lorraine

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  5. Hi Hazel, lovely card, with gorgeous colours, Hugs Kate x

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  6. Beautiful.
    Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  7. A great card Hazel, lovely image. Carol x

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  8. Love what you have done with this lovely image. Great Christmas card. Hugs Christine xx

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  9. love the use of the parchment Hazel...and that cardinal image is perfect xxxxx

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  10. Brilliant Christmas card Hazel - I love the image.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  11. Isn't he beautiful but I do wonder why we think of cardinals as Christmas they are outside my window year around.......Lis

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  12. Another beautiful Christmas card Hazel. Love the unusual colours on this one Karen x

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  13. Beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at AHSC.

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  14. Lovely holiday card with pretty rich colors. Glad you joined in on the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  15. Beautiful card. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  16. Smashing cardinal stamp and love your colour combination. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. This is a great Christmas card, love both the background and scene you have created! Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC.

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  18. A fabby card, Hazel. LOVE that you've put the spotlight on the cardinal - he definitely shines! Have a lovely week.
    hugs, Asha

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  19. Great Christmas card, love the cardinal. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  20. Great Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

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  21. Great colouring, love the vellum. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

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  22. Very pretty card; I love the colouring on the bird. Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

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  23. beautiful coloring! love the cardinal! Thanks for playing with us this week at AHSC.

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  24. Hazel, this is one of my very favorite of cardinal stamps. I was in the SnS store in Fla. last year. Margaret had a card sample, and I swooped on it, saying "I want THAT stamp". Well, it wasn't for sale just yet. She allowed us to go in the back where the stamps are made, and the lady at the machine made me a set! I promised not to use it publically until it's debut, but it is a lovely stamp to work with. You've used it so beautifully with the coloring and fussy cutting it. It's perfect against that lovely background paper. Thank you so much for interpreting my choice of the bird theme so wonderfully perfect as you did! TFS & Hugs

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  25. Such a pretty card! Great job! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

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  26. A fabulous Christmas card. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

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  27. Hi, Hazel. Your cardinal card is inspiring to begin my holiday cards. Great work!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Good luck and hope to see you on the next challenge.

    MFP/SpeedyTV DT
    kReN @ https://afourthlife.blogspot.com

    Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marksfinestpapersaheinrichco

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  28. a stunning card hazel. that cardinal is wonderful. hugs rachel x

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  29. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  30. Beautiful . . . and the cardinal is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Any Holiday" challenge. Hope to see you again next week. (and GOOD LUCK!!!)

    Kathy - HIMCR DT
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful card, Hazel - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  32. Beautiful Christmas card, Hazel...lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining our Q challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon,
    Dorte x

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