Sunday, 19 May 2013

Christmas Card Club #9: Feature a Creature

My second post today, folks! And this time I bring thee glad tidings! Before that, have you noticed how the temp has plunged... in May? We got away with some ground frost but it's definitely snowing in the mountains! Are we really a month away from summer?

Now on to the glad-tidings bit. Our Christmas Card Club hostess this week is none other that the super talented card-machine - Miss Hazel and she wants us to "Feature a Creature" on our Christmas creation. And that's what I did! My feathered festive familiar, straight out of a much-loved carol, is perched high on a fruit tree. (Hum that tune?) Here is the handsome fellow:

Simple patterned paper from Papermania's Henbury Lane A4 pad.  In this paper collection you will find some luscious and bright Christmas colours; a more youthful vibrant take on your reds and greens. 

This is a very simple card. It's all about the image, with no distractions, except for that little gingham bow. 

And here's a close up of the handsome partridge in a pear tree, courtesy of  Chocolate Baroque : Christmas Song, stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle. I coloured it with SN and Promarkers. And to give a festive boost, some bling and lashings of Stickles.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque's  Warm  Christmas Greetings .

Join me with your creations at these festive play-pens: Christmas Stampin All Year Long #16 "Christmas Carols"My Time To Craft Challenge #222 "Christmas In May"Jingle Belles Rock "Merry & Bright"Christmas Blog Challenge "Oh Christmas Tree"CRAFT Challenge #207 "Christmas" and our hostess' fabby Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish y'all a blessed Pentecost Sunday!

Beijinhos!

28 comments:

  1. Awww what a lovely idea for my 'feature a creature' and so beautifully crafted, Asha - and thanks for sharing this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon. x

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  2. Oh Asha this is gorgeous hunni. I love the colours and that die cut shape is just perfect.
    hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  3. Wow so beautiful! Hugs xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Asha lovely bright colours huggles hun Sue xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card Asha, love the image....and I'm now humming the tune!! Carol x

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  6. Terrific Christmas card. I love this image and now I've got the song stuck in my head lol.

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  7. Fabulous card Asha and I love the colours. Like Carol I'll be singing this for the rest of the day. Christine x

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  8. This is sooo pretty Asha - the little bow adornment is perfect as the papers are gorgeous in themselves. We got the sun back again here today and the week's forecast is good - what a treat! Sending warmth your way... Hugs, Nicola x

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  9. Love the card Asha..and the verse is beautiful..Kerry x

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  10. WOW Asha, I love this card. That stamp and sentiment is awesome and I love the added gingham bow. TFS

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  11. I think this is sweet, and I like how you made the image the center of attraction for this card, with minimal embellishments and great coloring!

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  12. Love those vibrant colors and glitter ... and the bow is the perfect embellishment ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  13. I'm so jealous you're way ahead of me in Christmas cards:(. Wonderful shading on the image!

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  14. Great card, love the papers & the image is great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  15. What a gorgeous card and a great match to our theme, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

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  16. Your card is wonderful Asha. Love the vibrant colours and the lovely image. As always I love the inside of your card.
    That is a gorgeous die that you used for your image!

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  17. Gorgeous card Asha, wonderful colours and love the image.xx

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  18. Beautiful card Asha! Your delicate colouring and the papers are all very beautiful and very stylish too Karen x

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  19. Beautiful, Asha! What gorgeous coloring. That image is beautiful and the little gingham bow is a perfect touch. Loving that paper!

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  20. This is such a cheerful Christmas creation.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. ah what a sweet card Asha and so beautifully traditional. Perfect little creature feature! Zx

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  22. Beautiful!!! Your image is so pretty and coloured wonderfully!! Perfect DP and bow to complement it!!

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  23. your card is so cute lovely coloring thanks for playing along CSAYL this week!!

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  24. oh my goodness, this is so very beautiful, every detail is perfectly thought out and executed! and that gorgeous green really is sooooooooooo very "merry and bright"! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun with this lovely card! ♥

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  25. A brilliant card for our theme this week. Love it!

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland
    Lorraine x

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  26. so pretty!!!! love that image :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

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  27. uch a lovely christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft with our Christmas theme

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  28. This is a very pretty card! Love the non-traditional green with that pop of red from the bow. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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