Saturday, 1 October 2016

Festive Birds

Good morning to you all and hope it finds you well. It's time for my Christmas Card Club offering again - well it's not until tomorrow actually but I always post a day early since I have a DT card to post on Sunday.  I am off to Kenilworth this morning to the Great British Craft Show.  Hopefully Mrs Duck is well enough to join me.  She has been having a very rough time this year but hopefully we can have a bit of fun today.

 ValeryAnne, aka Mrs A, choose our theme which is Festive Birds.

 Card #1

I made a topper from an image in my Christmas Card Factory Deluxe programme.  I only used to use it for sentiments etc but after exploring I decided some of the images actually make great toppers. I love the different birds on this particular. I'm sure Mary will like the image!  I used Memory Box Snowflake Corner, a Crafts Too embossing folder and a Papermania stamp.

Card # 2

I was actually being a little mischievous with this card. I'm sure this was the farthest thought from Mrs A's mind when she asked for festive birds - but a turkey is a festive bird too, isn't it?  Well it tickled me, but I have a strange sense of humour ... lol!  The image and background paper were from the Paper Shelter which I got a couple of years ago. The image is from the set and I printed it onto cream card and diecut with SB Classic Scalloped Ovals.  I added some spruce and pine twig die cuts and some fussy cut pine cones

Well that's it from me today.  If you want to check back tomorrow to find out what my CCC friends came up with you can find a link to their blogs in my side bar.  If you like the idea of making Christmas cards all year round, for no other reason than to keep ahead, then why not think about joining our little club?

Take care and have a great weekend.

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  1. Two lovely cards Christine, xxx

  2. Stunning cards Christine and such gorgeous colours combined ..Just back from holidays and trying to catch up..have a lovely weekend.xx {aNNie}

  3. Two perfect 'festive bird' cards Sandra your second card is very clever...


  4. Two fabulous cards great designs and colours Love your take on the festive bird just perfect. Sorry not been around for a few weeks been on holiday and rubbish wifi. Your cards while I've been away are stunning loved your snowman card and that fabulous shaped easil card.I'm back to normal crafting again now Hope you are well Love and hugs Carole x

  5. Hi Christine,
    2 brilliant cards and very super designs.
    Great thinking the second one, and Mary's going to love the first.
    Hope you are having a great time and not laughing too much as that can give you a stomach ache. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Two fabulous cards and absolutely brilliant for the theme set this time Christine. I love your sense of humour. Hope you have a great day at the craft show.

  7. Hi Christine, two fabulous cards and great fun card for your second one and of course it's a festive bird,beautiful topper on the first one, love all the little birds,great cards for the challenge. Hope you and Ang had a lovely day at the craft show, Kate x

  8. love your takes on the festive bird theme Christine - especially the turkey one! Ha ha - never thought of that! Hugs rachel x

  9. Hope you are having a lovely day at the craft show and find lots off stuff....
    Great images ...and yes Mary will love the cardinal....and I love the turkey.....xxxxx

  10. Hi Christine
    A perfect twofer of fab cards for the challenge. You did make me laugh with the Turkey card.....hilarious!
    It was great meeting up again yesterday but wasnt the show quiet?
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  11. Indeed I DO love #1. That brilliant cardinal is right on the money for my idea of a Festive Bird (also loved #2, and what a clever you to think of this idea. Definitely a festive bird, and Mrs A will get a chuckle). Love how you've designed each of these pretty cards, and I'm blown away by you making 2 cards, when you had a craft show to plan!!! Good job on both of these beautiful designs! Festive birds, oh yeah! TFS & Hugs

  12. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card...,hope you enjoyed the Show ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  13. Pretty cards Christine. Love the vintage style of them. x

  14. Oh you naughty girl but I am still chuckling at your second card! love the cardinal. I was surprised that Mary did not pop one on her card so yours more than makes up for it. Glad you enjoyed my challenge theme. Hugs Mrs A.


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