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4/27/2016

Christmas Birds for Rudolph Day

Good Morning, and it's time again for the April 2016 Rudolph Day Challenge (which starts on the 25th of each month and is open until the last day of each month). Since I missed joining in the fun last month, I wanted to be sure to playl along in April. Actually the card today was meant to be in last month's challenge...had the image colored, but just never got round to making a card with it. So here 'tis:


_ Whipper Snapper image, colored with copics, and it was really fun to color this trio of cuties. Some WoS for a little sparkle. Added some Sparkle n Sprinkle white flocking to the pom-poms on the hats, and some SnS Twinkling Clouds to make snow on the branches.

- S/B Curvy Rectangle die cut the image, and tracing around the outer edges of the same die, created the red faux mat.

- Viva Décor Mother of Pearl modeling crème applied using THoltz Layering Stencil Snowflakes and a Dreamweaver Snowflakes Stencil.

- Sticker sentiment and added some sparkling snowflake stickers as a final touch.

Now I'm off to link up at April's Rudolph Day Challenge, where there are some nifty prizes on offer, as well as some terrific inspiration to get you excited for adding one more card to your Christmas stash. Why don't you just com'on along, and have some fun!

Thanks for joining me this morning, hope your day is off to a fine start. Big hugs.




46 comments:

Sarah said...

It was worth the wait Mary, that little trio is so cute and are set off perfectly by that fantastic pearly background, I have stencils in my stash yet never use them!! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh my word those are sure some really cute Christmas birds.
Love this fab Rudolf card.
Your design is really lovely, and your colouring is ace.
Love the fab snowflake background also.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kath said...

A lovely card Mary - I love those cute birds! Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x
RD DT

Barb said...

I love your cute card Mary. What a dear image. The little cutie in the middle looks as if he's had one to many Christmas sherries to drink with his squiffy hat. Love the flock on their hats. Barbxx

dutchess said...

Great fun Mary....what great images!....we have snow here yes snow in April!......xxxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the cute image and great design.
Have a good day.
Patricia x

scrAPpamondo said...

These birdies are sooooo cute!!! How lovely!! You coloured them very beautiful and the dimensions on the hat and the snow is amazing touches.
I'm impressed by red faux mat that you have made tracing around the outer edges of the same die used to cut out the image... it's a great idea that I haven't tried yet! You have coloured this faux mat with Copics?
The stenciled snowflakes look so well and also the stickers, I tought that they was diecuts. Beautiful sparkling sentiment, too. Very well done!!

Pat said...

Hi Mary, this is a really pretty card and love those cute birds on the branch. The textured background is beautiful and the added texture on the bobbles on their hats works fabulously. x

brenda said...

Hi Mary,

What a cute little trip of snow birdies in their winter hats and the red frame really picks out the colours. Don't think I will make it to the challenge this time round, unless of course I find an extae few hours in my day tomrrow, you never know.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I love the cute birds. A fab Christmas card.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Brenda said...

Awww, what a cute Christmas card Momma Mary! I so love those cute birds you have colored up so beautifully. The stenciled background looks great, I bet it shimmers in real life! I guess I should try and play along too, I haven't played in a while and that won't get me any Christmas cards done! lol Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

GREAT image Mary and the sparkle, flocking and colouring make this a wonderful Christmas card.

Hope all is well
Faith
x

Liz said...

Oh Mary, just love this. The image is adorable!

Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT member's hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month. Good Luck!

Liz xx

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Mary!! That is the cutest image!! I love how you colored it!! The stenciled background looks amazing!! Beautiful as always my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, lovely card, I love the little birds image and your design and colours are super, Kate x

Gail Townsend said...

lovely cute christmas card, those little birds are so cute xx

Redanne said...

Oh Mary, your card is an absolute delight! Those little birds are just the cutest ever, totally adorable! Hugs, Anne xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Very cute card, love this trio of Christmas bluebirds and your lovely design.
Lorraine

Chrisboldo said...

Hi Mary! Love these cutie little Christmas birdies, they are so cute. Great Card Gal!

Hugs
Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Fab image, such cute birds and a brilliant design, love the sparkly sentiment.

Kath x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable Mary! Those sweet little birds are just too cute and your colouring of them is fabulous my friend! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

pam said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Mary, love the cute image and gorgeous colours, love the way you placed the snowflakes.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the pastel colours and snowflakes
Carol x

Loll said...

Those birds are so adorable Mary!! And I love the red frame and then all those gorgeous snowflakes for the background. Great card! xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card, Mary! Love those colorful, cheery little guys cuddled up on the branch. The icicles are a great background for them! Super sweet!

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute image, and you made a precious card with using it. Very nicely done!

Greta said...

Oh how cute, Mary! Great coloring!

aussie aNNie said...

Mary, loving the variety of colours on these gorgeous Christmas birds. Fabulous and cheery card.xx{aNNie}

Valerija said...

Those birds are so cute. Love your card.
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Hugs,
Valerija - DT member.

Janice said...

Great card Mary, a fabulous coloured cheeky image!
Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog.
Janice x

Maxine D said...

What a trio of cuties Mary - beautifully coloured and presented
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

Totally different and a fun Christmascard! Don't mind if it would get to be spring here first...

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is just soooooo cute, Mary!!!! Love your darling little birds and the beautiful snowflakes and the red frame really have your birds stand out wonderfully!!!! So sweet!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Carol L said...

Awww, those birds are so cute all bundled up for the winter snow! Gotta love those snuggly warm hats they're wearing! The wonky shaped dies just add to the fun for this delightful Christmas card! Cute :)

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...just love all your adorable snow birds, so cute!

Bonnie said...

Such adorable birds, Mary! I love how you've colored them and how that sparkly Merry Christmas highlights the red trim! Love all those snowflakes too. An adorable Christmas card!

Team Clark said...

What a precious row of critters! Fantastic!

Stampsnob. said...

Can't just can't swim , garden and make Christmas card on the same day You are doing a super job even if it is a month late..........Lis

Donna Ellis said...

Darling Christmas card, Mary, with a fun image beautifully colored! I especially like your snowflakes background! Hugs, de

LesleyG said...

Adorable card! Good job you started last month, wow a lot of work gone into this, I love it xxx

Linby said...

Isn't this just delightful! Beautifully coloured too.

Leanne said...

Very cute card!

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!! Love the image

Sandy said...

You know me ... I am a sucker for cute cards! These little birds are adorable. Made me smile ear to ear!
Having computer problems - don't know how long it will take to straighten out!
Sandy

Anita in France said...

Your trilling trio of cute birds is adorable, Mary ... so sweet ... and just fantastic colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

Jean said...

Really cute card Mary, Love the snowflake background too.
Jean x