Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Cardinal


Today I have a Christmas card made with a Deedee's digi Christmas Cardinal pre-colored image. For quick cards, these colored images make such classy and quick cards. I just printed out the image along with one of the sentiments in the set, and did a little piercing around the edges and corners. I matted it with red, and put it on a piece of dark green dsp for contrast. The pinecones were covered in gold stickles and I added some little red gemstones along with a piece of red & gold sheer ribbon.

This one is going over to the 52 {Christmas} Card challenge which is being sponsored by Deedee's digis. If you play along by choosing any previous challenge in 2014, you might be the lucky winner of a generous prize package from Deedee's Digis. For my card I used the sketch challenge from July, 2014. You can review all the previous challenges by using the tabs at the top of their blog.

On another note, Deedee's December progressive challenge is ongoing, so click here for details on how you can get in on the challenge and receive a free digi each month!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful start to the new week!

Carol

19 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Very classy card, Carol. Love the piercing and ribbon you went with. Both really help to make this beautiful image pop right off the card. Enjoy your day.

Doreen said...

Fab colours and image,just gorgeous.xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I started writing that this was a fat and happy cardinal and a very nice winter card but then a shiny thing happened and I think I got distracted. I like the added touch of piercing.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like your lovely red cardinal. All that paper piercing is so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week.

Benzi said...

I love pinecones and I love birds so I'm adoring this beautiful card. Your Stickles look great on the pinecones to give them an icy look.

jimlynn said...

So beautiful! That gold on here just SHINES! Love the beautiful cardinal too. A very elegant card.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Love your piercing around the edges and corners, Carol! Great idea to embellish a card!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

Jean said...

I love the effect of the piercing on this Carol,and your choice of matting papers compliment the image perfectly.
Jean x

Denise Price said...

So pretty! The Stickles on the pine cones is a nice special touch.

Susan (rainy) said...

These pre-colored images are so lovely, Carol. Beautiful card.. love the paper piercing.

nwilliams6 said...

Love that cardinal (he looks super healthy too) and that gold on the pinecones is perfect! Great card my sweet friend. Hugz

Brenda said...

I love how you dressed this digi up Carol, I love this digi anyway. lol The added gold stickles to the pine cones look great and I love the red gemstones, they look great! I also love when you pierce designs on your cards, it looks so pretty. Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

I do love Cardinals. Such a shame we don't have them in the UK. A smashing card and like how you have jazzed up the cones. hugs Mrs A.

fabiola jaques said...

superbe Cardinal Carol, paisible et charmant, je te souhaite de merveilleuses fêtes en famille, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, Carol, I'm especially fond of "bird" cards!

Jessi Fogan said...

Those gem berries! I love them :) Sorry for being so behind, I can see my own bum!

SARN said...

Big fan of Red Cardinals although we don't get them over here! Your card is brilliant and I love the extra design element of the pricked out corners xxx

Jacqueline said...

This is such I lovely image (probably why I chose it for my DT card) - Ilove the pierced frame too - thanks for joining in our challenge this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Carol...this is so lovely and elegant. Love those pinecones. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this month!