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11/15/2015

Christmas Card Club - PostBox

Hello, and it's time again for our Christmas Card Club to share our Challenge cards. It was our Mrs. A's turn to select the theme, and she wanted to see Postboxes (or as I would say 'Mailbox'). You probably guessed I'd have one with a cardinal on it, right? I won't disappoint - (in that regard anyhoo.)




- Heartfelt image, stamped with Memento London Fog. Colored with Copics, WoS, and then added some glossy accents in places. S/B Grand Scallop cut the shaped card. Background - Copic BG0000.

- Art Impressions birds were added (there's a bird boo-boo under the bottom guy. All finished, except his beak, and the orange Staedtler fine line pen blobbed. First time this has happened. Can't erase it, so had to cover it.) Remembered this cute birds set, and even tho it's a bit out-of-proportion to the rest of the image,  thought these lil guys would look cute. Tried to add some Polar White Flowersoft to their hats & pom-poms, and the stuff just wouldn't stick. Oh well...

HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments on the mailbox where the homeowner name would be. Inked only the Merry part since it just fit perfectly. Used Delicata Gold, hand trimmed & edged the sentiment & the card with this gold.

- SnS sparkling snow glitter applied on the trees for snow, using the SnS brushable glue. A useful product, very easy to spread & control exactly where it was placed, using a fine line brush. Just wash the brush when finished. The glitter looks quite nice as snow.  Now all that needs done is add the inside verse.

Do check out my fellow team members' blogs listed on the right sidebar. You'll enjoy all the inspiration.

Thanks for joining me today, and hope that your Sunday will be just relaxing & lovely. Hugs

40 comments:

Sue said...

Mary, That's so cute.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love that cardinal sitting on top of the mailbox. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the shape of this card Mary my friend! Very creative! That scene is so sweet! Hope your Sunday's going great! Hazel xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I don't see any booo-boo... You covered it sooooo well!! :D
Beautiful shape, it remember me a cloud full of snow.
These birdies are very cute (there is also a cardinal...!) and love the sparkling on the trees and the adorable little bunny! The mailbox looks great with the gold sentiment and the point of red of the holly berries is a catch-eyes. Well done!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Mary!! Love the image

Bonnie said...

What a pretty mailbox! No wonder that cardinal wanted to perch there. Those bird boo boos make a lot of extra work, LOL. Good cover up!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Too cute. I love the little boo boo bird! He makes the card! Great shape too Mary. Gorgeous holly around the post too. Great colors!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It wouldn't have been the same without the Cardinal Mary :) It's your trademark.
Lovely Christmasy card and festive scene.
Lorraine

Gail said...

Very cute!

Team Clark said...

Absolutely delightful little scene, Mary! Gorgeous coloring and shape! :)

dutchess said...

a post box and a cardinal....that has to be you Mary...thats a super cute cardxxxx

Redanne said...

Well, I can't see any boo boo Mary, your card is beautiful and the little cardinal on the mailbox is just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

jimlynn said...

So pretty and the cardinal looks so handsome sitting there. A beautiful card for Christmas and love the shape!
Lynn

mamapez5 said...

That's a pretty card for me to find as I try to visit a few neglected friends. I like the shape, and all the little details.Well done on finding some challenges to link up with. I simply don't have the time to look for them, nor to go visiting others who post on them. Kate x

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely shape Very nice card........Lis

Christine Harrop said...

A cardinal and a postbox! Well done you!!! Great card Mary. Hugs Christine xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the scene you've created!! The little bluebird is so adorable!! I love the background trees!! What a fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary, I love it! The little bluebirds go really well too and certainly don't look out of place. I love the shape of the card too. x

Anita in France said...

What a cute scene, Mary ... so bright and festive and fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Carol said...

What a gorgeous scene Mary...love the shape too. Well hidden booboo, nothing worse when that happens. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Mary, I love your mail box and that little cardinal sitting on the top, beautiful shap and colours, Kate x

Barb said...

Itls a lovely card Mary. I love the way you've coloured that great image and what a lovely shaped card. Barbxx

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Mary, beautiful coloured image, thats a gorgeous postbox..
Did you use pva glue for your flowersoft? I always use cosmic shimmer pva, give a good coverage were you are putting the flowersoft.
Hugs pam x

Kathleen said...

Isn't it funny how different Countries have different images of quite simple things, love this Mary and not a red post box in sight lol/

Kath x

rachel said...

so gorgeous Mary and very well done in finding one with a cardinal on! Wonderful x

Sarah said...

A fabulous card Mary. Love the pretty shape to start with and the mailbox looks very festive adorned with holly xx

Mrs A. said...

I just knew that you'd come up trumps with a Mail box for me. Not only that you popped a Cardinal in there too. Yay. Love your card Mary. Hugs Mrs A.

Birgit said...

Oh this is so lovely. I love Christmas mailboxes...not sure why but I always find it festive. Not sure where your boo-boo is-I can;t see it so therefore it is perfect:) Wonderfully coloured

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty card with all of those wonderful images and great coloring! I especially love that little bluebird wearing a hat - now how cute is that?! Well done Mary!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful mailbox image and loving the red bird you added. I cannot see a boo boo..... Love the idea of the shimmer with glitter for the snow. Perfect for Christmas too : )

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful, I really like the shape of the card and beautiful image. Take care, xx

Donna said...

What a cheerful card, Mary. Love the Christmas-y look and the fun shape. Have a wonderful week!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Mary, I know I have already commented on this card before, but it seems as if my comment got lost somewhere!!!!
I love the cute little scene you've got there with the sweet birdies and the mailbox!!! Such a lovely shape and a very pretty card!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugz

Princess Judy Palmer said...

what a cute winter scene!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Mary! and I spy a tiny Cardinal ;)
Thank you~

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Mary, great image, love the shape and that cute little bird, a really great card design
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

I certainly cannot see a mishap here, so you must have done a great jjob covering it up. Great rescue as the scene you've created is so sweet and detailed, and I love the shape of your card too.

Pippa said...

Great composition Mary, love the birds and little bunny in it.

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Mary. I love the US mail boxes and how folk personalise them. This is super cool and very pretty. Zx

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love your scene and I really love that part of your card is colored and part black and white, so beautiful.