Saturday, November 26, 2016

Deck The Halls

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I've been having a serious argument with a few kidney stones. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a fun day of shopping on Black Friday.

My card today makes use of one of those Tim Holtz Crazy Birds again, and I paired him with a random piece of DSP I've had forever. I colored the bird with Copics and gave him a Santa hat from the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds accessory stamp set. The mistletoe was done with a G Studio stamp and I colored it with Copics, die cutting the image panel with a Gina Marie square stitched die. The dsp and smoky slate card base were die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die set. The sentiment was done with a G Studio stamp with the words being cut apart and mounted on smoky slate cardstock.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

November Rudolph Days - make any Christmas card

CHNC Challenge Extra for November - make any Christmas card

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to Die For
(Make anything for Christmas and use a Die Cut)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great week ahead!



jimlynn said...

Oh Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about the stones! Hope you're doing better now. Not fun at all with those things.
I do love your card though! So cute and fun.

Di said...

Oh Carol, I missed you this week and was wondering if it was a flare up! Drat and double drat! Love your card - that particular bird really is my favourite of the bunch! The bemused expression just cracks me up.

Take care sweet gitl.


Di xx

Jean said...

Hi Carol, sorry you've been under the weather, and hope you are OK now. I know that is a painful condition.
Lovely card, that bird looks so cute in his Christmas hat.
Jean x

Liz said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better now.

Supert card - love that Crazy Bird in his Santa hat! The sentiment looks great separated into single words. xx

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, your crazy bird looks fabulous in his Santa hat.
I hope you are OK, kidney stones can be very painful.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, I used an online translator to understand "kidney stones" and I have know that you have had some renal stones, I'm so sorry for you!! They are very painful! Hope that now you feel better!!
This crazy bird with the Santa hat looks so fun looking at the mistletoe! Brilliant card beautifully coloured and gorgous design, as always!!
Take care of you!

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, I hate to hear that you were fighting with kidney stones!! What a PITA they are!!! I've had many years of fights with them myself and the last ones required surgery. I hope you have passed them now and are stone free! This bird always cracks me up with his expression!! I love him with his Santa hate and the mistletoe hanging. He certainly is decking the halls! Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Carol this is a cutie and quite festive looking. Take it easy and rest as much as possible.

wannabcre8tive said...

Awwwww, your little Santa Crazy Bird is so adorable. I love it.

Jane Willis said...

Sorry to hear about the kidney stones, that must be VERY painful. Hope you will feel well again soon

Virginia L. said...

Oh how fun is this Crazy Bird!! Love the Christmas design and details. So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas to Die For” Challenge! Super work!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully created card loving that colour combo.cxx {aNNie}

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Poor you! I hope you're feeling better soon :) A sweet little card, beautifully coloured. Happy crafting, Sandra x

KandA said...

This is a fabulous card Carol. I do love your Crazy Bird with his Santa hat. Thanks for joining us over at the Rudolph Days challenge xx

Wendy said...

This card just cracks me up, Carol! Love the Santa Hat on him and the spray of mistletoe! So sorry you are fighting those dreadful stones! I know what it's like since my hubby gets them constantly! You've been on my mind this last week and i'm hoping things soon get better for you. Sending thoughts & prayers along with a hug! <3

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Fabulous card, so fun.
Sorry to hear you have been suffering, must have been awful. Hope it all settles soon.

MaryH said...

This CB is just delightful. His expression (while cute as can be, and always makes me smile), made me smile thinking "rocks". Love the background DP, and of course, your coloring is fab, as always. Hope you are winning the stones battle too. Big hugs & TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about the kidney stones. I hope that's all settled sooner rather than later. Your crazy bird is very festive and ready for someone to give him a big smooch under the mistletoe.

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
sorry to hear you have not been well.
what a very lovely card.
Your designis fab and that bird is very tweet.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad to see you back on the scene! Great Crazy Bird card, Carol.

Darnell said...

Oy, Carol, I'm sorry to read that you are suffering from kidney stones! I understand that's as painful as childbirth so my heart goes out to you! I hope they've settled down by now and I'm sorry if they ruined your Thanksgiving. Your karazy bird looks like he has no interest in decking any halls considering the way he is looking at that mistletoe!! It karacks me up!! Hugs, Darnell

*Vicki* said...

Oh no Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about your illness! I do hope you are feeling better even though I'm reading this a bit late! I hope this didn't ruin your Thanksgiving for you. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Your card here really makes me smile!! :) I love your fun versions with these images and how you've made this one festive with the hat and mistletoe handing next to him waiting for someone to pass through!! LOL!!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and we hope to see you again in December!

Helen x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

scrappymo! said...

Oh dear, Carol! Take care as I have heard this is very painful...

Fingers crossed here for a speedy recovery for you.

Your cheeky looking bird is adorably cute. I really like this card. IT is cheery and makes me smile! What fun those birds are.

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.