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10/29/2013

Christmas

Hello and Welcome to Mary Anne, http://lakesidestamping.blogspot.com/, a new follower. I think there are a few more as I saw the Followers number increase, but I've not been able to find out just who it is. Usually a new follower 'face' will appear in that section as a new addition, and I add the name to my database (for blog candy consideration, you know!); but I'm going to have to compare one by one, the follower's section with my database so that I know who everyone is. There's a difference in my spreadsheet numbers and what I see here. But I'll get that done before blog candy is offered again. So please do take time to surf by to check Lakeside Stamping for some swell inspiration.

Here's the card for today:


- image is Wildlife by Sweet Stamps, colored with copics on Xpress paper, die cut with S/B Opulent Ovals, smudged at the edges with DI Evergreen Bough while still in the die. Pearl trim was white, colored with R56. This was an easy fun image to color . When Sweet Stamps debuted this image and a couple of other pretty bird images, I got an email from the company, but I also got several emails from stamp friends who know I love birds telling me about a cardinal stamp. Yep, I bought 'em all (4)! This stamped image went along with me on our Florida trip, so I had to hunt up the stamp to give the specs.


- Cardbase is white, the black shown here was the photo background. Papers were  DCWV metallic 12x12 stack purchased at a Michael's in Florida. Embossed with Sizzix Birds & Reindeer set; there is a large leaf motif and 3 smaller folders. I used Delicata gold on a dauber to enhance the raised motifs.

- Cream lace from stash to hide the paper join.

- SU sentiment on a snippet using DI Evergreen Bough, punched with a large SU oval. Roses were from a sale pack, sprayed with Dylusions Firebox Red, Tattered Angels gold & Moonbeam.

Submitting to
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2013/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-96.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/welcome-to-challenge-6-christmas-in.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/

These sites have a fun Challenge to enter, it's easy to link, and lots of beautiful cards to see on your visit, plus some prizes as well. Come on & treat yourself and let's go!

In the meantime, give yourself a big hug from me, and thanks for joining me today. Have a great day.

35 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. I love those stamps. Hugs Rita xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hey Mary, I love birds and so I love your beautiful christmas card:-)
Big hugs Anja

Darnell J Knauss said...

I could tell this was a "Mary card" from a mile away, Mary! It is an absolute stunner!! Good for you for buying all the images you adore!! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

When I first opened your page I thought you had cut down an old card and reused. Your colouring is so good and this is just beautiful. Had a look for the stamps that you mentioned but couldn't see them. Hugs Mrs A.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
I have just become a follower of yours too.
Fabulous card, and what lovely stamps. That is something I need to invest in some lovely bird stamps.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Lovely card Mary gorgeous stamps huggles Sue xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers and good luck.
Mags
x

Sally H said...

That is beautiful Mary! I love birds. Sorry I haven't been over in a while. With a week off work I am trying to catch up on commenting x

Hettie said...

What a beautiful card Mary. Love that image. Gorgeous.
Hugs
xx

jimlynn said...

Perfectly framed beautiful birds! Love the little bit on red on the frame too - looks like berries! Beautiful card!!!!
Lynn

Carol L said...

Those birds are something special, and I love this card! The split-color embossed background looks so pretty separated with the lace too! Well done my friend :)

Benzi said...

Holy Toledo.........what a beauty! Have we discussed I'm a bird lover, too? This image is fabulous and I love your pretty lace and that sweet rose look great on the sentiment. It's a winner!!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Beautiful Christmas card. Your coloring is amazing ... and the textured panels really add so much depth to your card - great job! Have been super busy and a bit behind with my visiting, so just catching up. Loll xx

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful card Mary! I Love the two toned traditional colors and embossing. Those birds are so pretty, love this card.
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas design Mary! Love the birds on a branch, you have coloured them so well. Great work! Have a wonderful week, Shirleyx

Di said...

Beautiful card Mary - and your colouring is amazing.

Re. the followers. Not all new followers are added at the 'top' of your list - if they don't have a blog image I'm pretty sure they get added to the end of your list - you'll see it shows just as a grey head and shoulders silhouette. That might explain things?

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda said...

Oh my this card is gorgeous Momma Mary!!! I love your coloring as you know and I really love that image of the beautiful birds! Love, love the SB you used and love how you use two different colors of embossed paper on your card. This is simply a gorgeous card!! Hugs!

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Mary
This is such a beautiful card with gorgeous detail and love those dies.
The birds are gorgeous and your coloring is just perfect!
I really do love this!
Hugs xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful birds and you've colored them beautifully too! Love the sponged edges and the background as well! A gorgeous Christmas card!

Chrisboldo said...

Another stunningly colored card Mary! love it!

Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Mary-and gorgeous colouring :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!!! I love those birds. Did you know that Anne Redfern is in the hospital. I know she leaves you comments. She is a super nice lady. My heart is pretty sad right now for her.
Sandy

Rosy Newlun said...

This is such a stunner Mary. Chickadees have always been one of my most favorite birds. When we lived in central Oregon, they would eat out of my hand :'''( I sure miss them and hearing the chicka-zee-zee-zee. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and commenting on my cards, too. Yes, now I remember the waxy part of the coke candies! We used to chew them up and spit them out in the trash, too! Thanks for the help down memory lane!!! ♥

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Just had to pop over and say that your card is so beautiful. What a FANTASTIC image. Chickadees are so sweet and you did a great job making them the lovely focus of your card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafting Musketeers! Good luck!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Also, Craftin Desert Divas has Anything Goes the next two weeks if you wanted to enter this beauty into the challenge. :)

Donna Hanley said...

This is a fabulous card. The way you have separated your background is one of my favorite types of cards. .So you had me with your background and then you added this lovely image so nicely colored, add in the lace and flowers and I'm hooked. Seriously, this is a wonderful, eye pleasing card. I came to your lovely blog by the way of Lynn. I'm so glad she linked us up to you. I will now be following you so I can have another great source of inspiration. Enjoy your day.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Mary, such a pretty image, love it!
debs x

Pat said...

Hi Mary, love your birds and and so beautifully coloured. I too love birds and for me, being British, it has to be the Robin at Christmas. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog and for being my first follower.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. Thanks also for entering this for Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas in October', Hazel, DT x

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the lace and embossing! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Creative M said...

Beautiful...
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful, Mary. I love the birds...they are so pretty on this card. Your crocheted lace is lovely and does a great job of hiding that seam in a wonderful way!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh Mary, this bird card is lovely.
Hugs
Sarn xxx

butlersabroad said...

Just beautiful, what a fantastic image! Your colouring is really wonderful too.

Hugs
Brenda

Camille Short said...

Sweet!

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