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12/18/2014

DeeDee's Digis - Christmas Cardinal

Good Morning & welcome to another DeeDee's Digi post. It's no secret I think, that I love cardinals. So when I saw this image at DeeDee's, I knew it had to be mine. This was the second card made in the wee small hours prior to leaving for Florida. Again, a fast make.


- DeeDee's Digi Winter Cardinal, die cut with S/B Label 42, sponged DI while still in the die.

- white gel pen added some highlights on the branch & pine cones. A bit of red shading (primarily because in my hurry, managed to get the gel pen marks on the body of the bird! Dunno how I did it). The copics covered it nicely.

- DP from a 6x6 Christmas pack that was handy. The border strip snippet is the reverse of the leaves dp.

- Impression Obsession tree was cut from white c/s and smooshed with a green ink pad. This had been intended for another project (snippet), thought it would work to dress up this card just a bit.

Another very easy get 'er done card (as my friend Lynn calls these). This will be for an early January birthday - so just needs a little sentiment & insert.

Do check out the fabulous images to be found over at DeeDee's Digis and don't miss the fabulous digi of the month Happy Brrr-Day.  Each month there is a new "Digi of the Month" set for just $1.25. Along with this special offer, there's a "Digi of the Month Challenge" at the blog. This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. To join the challenge, simply use the current featured set to make any wholesome project. Then link your project to the challenge post on the blog before the challenge deadline. If you do so, Deedee will automatically email you the next month's featured set for FREE at the start of the next challenge. Keep playing, and keep getting FREE digis each month -- it's as simple as that!

There are two ways to get the Digi of the Month. You can purchase it outright, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of products. If making a qualifying purchase, Deedee will email the set to you once your order is complete. Easy way to build up your digi stash with some very adorable and versatile digis. Easy to store too!

Thanks for joining me this morning. It's a beautiful Florida day (apologies to those of you enduring nasty weather). Going to try to add some of the lovely cards we've received to the Friends Cards section while things are quiet. Ya'll have a grand day without too much stressing over what is not done yet for your Christmas preparations. Hugs

23 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you manage to put these quick cards together and make it look like you spent hours on them! This is gorgeous Mary!

Donna Hanley said...

Great job with this gorgeous Cardinal. I just love them myself. Travel Safe and Enjoy.

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Mary. A gorgeous bird and I love the texture you have achieved xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! I love birds of any kind and the cardinal is such a striking one - lovely!

jimlynn said...

So beautiful! Love the cardinal image and you've made it into a gorgeous card.
Lynn

Lisa said...

It would take me forever to make a card this gorgeous, Mary!! The cardinal is so beautiful!! He just pops off the paper!! The details and papers are fabulous!! Enjoy the time with your family and the warm weather!! We're expecting a dusting of snow to go with the chilly temps..yuck!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary, I guess cardinals are the USA version of our Christmas robins. x

Petra Swart said...

Hi Mary!!! Hope you're well!!! I have so enjoyed my visit to your blog now!!! Your card are such as joy to look at and boy your house looks so beautiful with all the decorations!!! I am catching up on blogvisits as I have not spend any time at my computer for the last four weeks!!! I have just enjoyed the holidays with the kids, having fun playing games and just being busy with my other hobbies (haven't made a card for ages!!!) We will be leaving for Cape Town on Monday, so I want to pop in at everyone before we leave. I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Xmas!!! May the festive days be filled with love and laughter and joy!!! I will be visiting blogs from January again as we are going to be away till early in the new year. Keep well, Mary and big hugz!!!!!

Faith A said...

Such a beautiful and dramatic (I think) bird, we don't have one like that here. Doesn't seem a quick card to me, it's really lovely.

Hope you are enjoying Florida.

crafty creations said...

Simply beautiful work Mary

have a wonderful holiday season and a Healthy New Year

Redanne said...

A fast make maybe, but your card is really beautiful Mary, love the gorgeous cardinal. Hugs, Anne xx

Pat said...

This Cardinal is beautiful Mary, and love the fir and pinecones branch. The holly and little flowers in the background work really prettily and that tree is a wonderful embellishment. Glad the weather is nice and that you are enjoying your stay. x

Carol said...

Another gorgeous card Mary. Carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love the bird
Kevin xx

crafty-stamper said...

A fast make but beautiful card and love the B>papers
carol x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Mary thanks you so very much for popping over and saying hi... yes we do get very busy!!! that's life :D praying every blessing upon you and yours this CHRISTmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour...

... and wow do I love this card and the ones down below the calligraphed NOEL stamp is very striking
Take care, Shaz in Oz.x

Maxine D said...

Lovely card Mary - you really are rocking these pre-coloured images!
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Mary , such a beautiful bird, it's colour and design is gorgeous...enjoy your weekend.
♥aNNie {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design with fantastic details. Seasons Greetings, Shirleyxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the Cardinal

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful cardinal and I love that "smooshed" tree! Perfect for a January birthday!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is stunning! I do love your cardinal with the extra shading on it. Your white pen work looks great too, glad that the Copics covered up what you got on the body of your cardinal. I think that happens to us all when we are in a hurry. lol Stunning card! Be glad you are in the south, we are supposed to get a big storm on Christmas Eve, so I guess it will be a white Christmas and slippery roads. I hope all the shoppers will be done! Enjoy that nice weather Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Charlene said...

WOW So gorgeous Mary!!! Merry Christmas!!