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9/14/2015

HLS Christmas Challenge - September Mid-Month Reminder

Good Morning.   Just a reminder that we are half way through the Happy Little Stampers September Christmas Challenge. 


Now here's my card for this mid-month reminder, that I hope will inspire you to add your link and play along with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

 
 
- PBlack Holly Concert wood stamp (NBUS), on Copic Xpress paper with Memento Tuxedo Black. Various copics to color the motif, with some white gel pen for highlights.
 
- S/B Majestic Labels 25 & Adorning Labels 25 to die cut. (Majestic Labels did the cut out area, but this particular die has no cutting edge. Adorning Labels 25 was used to get the outer edge, but only made an impression when embossed.Used the outer area of this impression to fussy cut). Used DI Iced Spruce to distress outer edges of the image. Added some green rhinestones...colored green with copics. These came from 2 different size & colors of greens, but a pine green copic marker colored to the exact shade desired.
 
- DCVW 12x12 Christmas pack (from some years ago) for the card front...because it had colors to match the Iced Spruce and also because it complimented the Holly theme.
 
- Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster to cut the corner holly trims from a white snippet. Colored, of course, with copics.
 
- Sentiment is from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments Set - stamped with Versamark, then sprinkled with WOW Vintage Peacock embossing powder. Hard to see in the photo, but this is a sparkly, pretty blue mixture. I'm enjoying the many sentiments and font styles of the Mixed Christmas set.
 
The HLS Christmas Challenge is still open for a few weeks yet. Why not hunt up some holly motifs, join in the fun & the lucky winner could get this Mixed Christmas Stamp set. Kylie ships internationally, so c'mon.
 
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping for a visit. Hope you leave with a bit of inspiration & that I'll see you over at HLS Christmas Challenge with some Holly! Big Hugs

29 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love that cute stamp, never seen it before, really nice holly for a chafe and cute birds, love the die too, super card.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this sweet little image, how cute do they look lined up along the branch? They look super with the gorgeous frame you have die cut around them too.
Lorraine

Liz said...

Super card, Mary. Those little birds look so cute sat on the holly branch. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Mary, the frame you made with two dies has a wonderful look! Love these cute birdie and your colouring. And the distressed edges give it a beautiful touch with the little holly and leaves. Your work is so festive and delicate!

jimlynn said...

A happy little card for the Happy Little Stampers! Yep, I can see that. So pretty and cute and love the distressing around the framework. Great card for the holidays.
Lynn

Pat said...

A beautiful card Mary and I adore those cute little birds singing away perched on the holly branch and great colouring too. The ornate cut out is lovely and the label has made a lovely shaped edge and finished perfectly with those pretty gems you have made into one colour with the copic marker which has covered them so well. x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Mary, such a cute stamp which you've framed so prettily. Carol x

Loll said...

So pretty Mary. Your colouring is ALWAYS amazing!! :) xx

Donna Hanley said...

Real cute card, Mary. Nice die for this image and your background paper is a nice match.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so, so pretty Mary. What a gorgeous little image - love the name! It's colored to perfection. Your die cut is lovely and delicate, which is definitely needed for this image. Great idea to color the rhinestones too. Fabulous job!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Mary!! The bluebirds are so sweet!! I love the holly!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kathy said...

Great card, Mary! I love those little blue birds!
ta ta for now, Kathy

Anita in France said...

Those sweet little birds in their lovely frame look as though they're so enjoying those holly berries, Mary ... so cute ... and beautifully coloured! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathyk said...

This is just splendid, and perfectly coloured

Kathyk

Sammy said...

Oh this is such a lovely card Mary! That stamp is just gorgeous.
One of these days I'll get round to getting stuck into making Christmas cards...

Maxine D said...

Very pretty card Mary - love the wee echos of holly in the corners :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Mary, Such a pretty card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Barb said...

What an incredibly sweet card. That image is so cute. Such a lovely card sending Christmas greetings. Barbxx

Stampsnob. said...

Mary this is pretty so charming........Lis

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the birds image and your colours and card design are just lovely, Kate x

pam said...

Beautiful card design Mary, love these colours on your beautiful stamped image, great background dies too.
Hugs Pam x

Jean said...

This is lovely, Mary. I love the stamp with the pretty little birds on the holly bough. Lovely colouring and gorgeous die cut.
Jean x

Donna said...

Love that die Mary. And your image is lovely and perfectly colored. Another Christmas card done for this season. Great job!

Kylie said...

wow, I'm in love with this one! So pretty and festive! xx

Bonnie said...

These little robins sitting on the holly are so pretty, Mary! The frame is perfect and I love how you added little bits of holly in the corners!

Faith A said...

I could have sworn I had commented on this Mary. Love the card and your die and your image and your background, it's all so very pretty and beautifully put together.

Jan Frances said...

Lovely Christmas card. Love the little birds xx Jan

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...I always love when you make cards with birds, your coloring and design is so beautiful. Wishing you a fabulous weekend.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Mary and I love how you framed the focal panel The birds are beautiful perched on the holly branch and this is a perfect festive card.
Hugs
Carol x