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Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #24 - Die cuts and punches






























It's Thursday and time for an OLDIE BUT GOODIE over at Catch the Bug and a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday.  And this time it's ANYTHING GOES week.

The image is called Winter Bird Trio and is colored with Promarkers. There's quite a lot of glitter on this card and the stitched die cut frame is covered with gesso. I'v used scrap pieces to punch and die cut branches, holly leaves, cone and the sentiment also got covered with gold EP and was heat set.


I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #163 Addicted To Holidays
Fab 'n' Funky - #274 Cute Critters and/or Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Glitter n Sparkle - #155 Use Punch or a Die Cut

35 comments:

Loz said...

AWe!! This is so Cute Pia..Loz

Lisa Minckler said...

What is it about birds on a branch that just oozes Christmas? I don't know, but I know I love it when I see it. They are so stinking cute with their festive hats on and bells and how you framed with the wonderful wintry elements is perfect. The shimmers and snow are fantastic!!

cotnob said...

A wonderful Christmas card Pia, such a cute image and lots of fabulous details.
Pauline
x

Monika Reeck said...

Hi hi hi
that birdie makes me smile
see that cute eyes
and I love the sentiment Die
and that embelishment all adorabele on this card fit together Pia
the post is yesterday fly to your home
hope you like the surprise inside
hugs, Monika

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely so festive Pia. Adore the cute little critters perching on the branch.
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Hugs
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KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a cute beauty Pia.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Janet McLaughlin said...

Great Christmas card, Pia! I love that image!

Jessica Kaiser said...

Such a fun, sparkly Christmas card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle! Jess

Mervi said...

Cute image, lovely design with lots of sparkle, fabulous card;-))m

sandie said...

I love the tone of the card with the pops of red and naturally we love the glitter!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so adorable and cute, Pia! The image is so fun and sweet and I love all of those gorgeous die cuts. The neutral colour scheme with the pops of red really works here - gorgeous card! I also want to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog to look at all the cards I made while you were away - that was incredibly thoughtful and kind, and I really appreciate it. You always leave the sweetest comments! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Lau W said...

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii this image make me smile !This is a wonderful card for a wonderful Christmas !
xxx

meg said...

These birds are so adorable Pia love all the different expressions great depth to your card with the added die cuts love it

Marlies said...

A beautiful Christmas card and I love those cute birds! lovely decorated and I like the gold sentiment as well. hugs, Marlies

Laine said...

Such a christmas cutie.
xx

Chrissy said...

What a fun trio Pia..fabulous colouring and love their sparkly hat trims..love the dies, the pine cone is fabulous,and super card design..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pia! Adorable image and fab details, I love the added gesso!
Tammy x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful wintry looking card love that image and beautiful dies
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Meant to say my daughter ordered my Brushos for me off Amazon about £11 for 8 pots
Carol x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is such a fun Christmas scene Pia - love those cute birds! Fabulous detail, and the gold embossed sentiment is awesome!
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia x

Kim Heggins said...

Just so adorable...love your sweet row if festive critters!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

So adorable Pia! LOVE all the glitter and sparkle and the dies are fabulous!

Brenda

PS...it was very sweet of you to comment on my posts after returning from your holiday! :)

*Vicki* said...

Pia, your card looks amazing!! Adorable image and I love the pretty sparkle and wonderful gold sentiment dies!! Really stunning!! HUGS

Tanja said...

love the design and the fun little birds - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

Lisa Dryden said...

Fabulous , Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog challenge x DT Lisa x

scrAPpamondo said...

This card is very fun and elegant toghether! You have created a very interesting frame around the birds with the gesso and all these embellishments, I think it's very creative! The gesso gives to the card a feel of shabby, as the dp you used. And the sparkling on the head of the birds gives a fun effect!
I must buy a gold EP, love your sentiment, it has a fabulous look!!
Have a great weekend, Pia! Here there is a warm sun, it seems summer again...

Sandy said...

Love it!!!! Fun and cute!
Sandy xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

How wonderfully festive and glittery! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, adorable and oh so cute a wonderfully designed card thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week
hugs
lorraine x

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, I think you have out done yourself with this darling image. I just love the image it is so cute. Great die cuts and the sprinkle of snow you added, nice touch.
Hugs, Pat♥

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh Piajust love the cuteness of this bird image and love all the additions to make it an extra special card.
Thanks for popping over.
Yes ... I tend to work in midst of a crafty collection of mess and no the photo wasn't as bad as it gets, so know what you mean. I don't tidy as I go, would that I did. :)
Shaz in Oz.x

Jacee said...

Fabulous festive design Pia, I do love that cute image!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marina said...

This is gorgeous - I love the the 'natural' embellishments and the gold sentiment - just lovely with the image.

cm said...

Your trio of Christmas-outfitted birds has planted a smile alllll over my face! Gorgeous, festive and fabulous! Thank you for sharing your holiday-themed creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Asha said...

I'm playing catch-up, Pia! And for once I'm doing it chronologically! LOL.
Super cute card. Love how you've used the die cuts to give that shabby-frosty-scandiwegian look. By the way,the birdies look completely infused with the holiday spirit! *wink*.
x Asha