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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Holiday Cardinals

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  I hope you are all enjoying good weather or if not so good, that you are still having a fun one!  I have an extended weekend coming up with an extra day off on Tuesday, so no work for 4 days!!!!!!!  I did have a day full of mostly chores starting out with getting the oil changed in my car and if you don't want to be there all day, you have to get there early.  Even though I was there at 7:30, I was still No 6 in line.  With the oil change, rotating the tires, balancing the wheels, new wiper blades and then being told I really needed a transmission flush I was there until 10.  Luckily I took my Kindle Fire along with me, so I was entertained while I waited.

Well, one of the other things I did today was finish up my card for the Gingerloft Challenge.   This fortnight's these is Birds of a Feather, so you must use an image of a bird on your card.  I chose Two Cardinals from the Gingerloft store.  I love watching a pair of these at my bird feeders in my back yard.  They are so beautiful and have such a pretty song.

I also love red birds and Christmas together, so I decided to make mine a holiday card.  The image is printed out on Xpress It Blending Card and colored in with my Copic markers.  I used Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp cardstock (retired) for the card base and mats.  The image mat was cut with my Nestabilities - scallop rectangle.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye - All is Bright collection.  I didn't need a sentiment stamp since my ribbon is already printed with one on it which is from American Crafts - Christmas/Winter. The flowers are Holiday Poinsettia from Prima and the gold glitter brads are from my stash.

I am submitting my card for these challenges:

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Use an animal
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly - 1 image; 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Fat Pages With Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Birds or Chicks
Polkadoodles -  Flowers
The Poodles Parlour - Things with Wings
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.






26 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous...fabulous image and colours.xxx

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  2. Exceptional, Maggie! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds and yours are gorgeous

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  3. fab card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  4. Great job on your card...love the colors. Thanks for joining us at PDE challenge.

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  5. Such a pretty Christmas card. I like the cardinals and the polka dot papers.

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card - love that pretty image and the poinsettias!
    Sounds like you had a full day yesterday!!!
    Lynn

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  7. I love this card, Maggie! Cardinals are always perfect for Christmas cards. Love the flower embellies.

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  8. Great card Maggie - I have yet to see a Cardinal, but they look cute.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. such a sweet image and gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

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  11. This is lovely, Maggie. I love the cardinals, too.

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  12. Very cute , Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  13. Maggie, It makes a beautiful holiday card! I really like how you used the poinsettia's on it.

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  14. Love your card- I love Cardinal images on cards. We have a family of them living in an evergreen behind the house and love seeing them on the bird feeder.

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  15. gorgeous card, love that image! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

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  16. Gorgeous card, lovre the image and the christmassy colours which are always lovely to see, Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages and ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

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  17. So pretty!!! I'm not quite ready for Christmas, but I'll be really glad when the cooler dryer air comes in!

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  18. Great card Maggie & I LOVE the layout!

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  19. Very pretty! Nice colors and the image is lovely! :)

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  20. So nice Maggie. I love your cards they are always so beautiful!

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  21. OH I love the ribbon being the sentiment ...your coloring is great, the dp's are awesome together...

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  22. brilliant card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our 3,2,1 embellishment challenge

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  23. Great wee card you've made there! Love it.
    Enjoy your days off :)
    Thank you for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

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  24. Sweet card! Love the image you used!
    Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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  25. I love your gorgeous cardinals, beautiful card!

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