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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Feeling Blue?

Well I had packed all my Christmas stamps etc away but I haven't seemed to get into doing anything else even though I have quite a lot of new stash; Flicking through some of the challenges I noticed quite a few mentioning blue and frosty. I just had to have this bird stamp last year but seemed to struggle to do anything with it, I kept trying to make him into a Robin even though he really is a Chickadee and whatever I did I couldn't seem to get the colours right, today after I had stamped him on the blue inky background I decided to make him into a bluebird and I really like how he turned out! The background paper is another piece of ink sprayed card,stamped with a snowflake that was free with Craft Stamper ages ago, added a bit of chunky white frantage and some puffy stuff on the branches, glossy accents on the berries and this is my first Christmas card for 2015!  I think I will join in with some of the all year round Christmas challenges this year and then I won't have such a panic making my cards in November !

Rubber Dance Challenge - Silver and Icy Tones of blue
That's Crafty Challenges - Blue is the colour
Allsorts - cold and frosty colours

14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card! Good for you starting on 2015 cards already!!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the snow on the branches and berries, looks so real! Good idea to start early with Christma cards ... I should join you in that :-)
    Thank you so much for entering your card to our January challenge!
    xox

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  3. Awesome cold and frosty card Joan and absolutely perfect for our theme, plus the little red berries really add to the chill factor.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B

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  4. Was für eine bezaubernde Karte mit dem Vogel.
    Joan, ich male die Vögel auch immer verschieden aus, das ist ja grade das Schöne, dass man das mit einem Stempel machen kann.
    Es lebe die Vielfalt :-)
    Und stell dir vor, ich habe auch schon eine erste Weihnachtskarte für 2015 gemacht :-)
    Nach Weihnachten ist eben auch vor Weihnachten...

    Ganz liebe Grüße

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  5. Fabulous colouring, love the bird stamp, gorgeous papers. Stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing at Allsorts.
    Happy New Year;-))m

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  6. Absolutely delightful - thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Rubber Dance Challenges

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  7. How organised Joan! Great start to your card making for Christmas ;-) Fabulous composition and that snowflake frame is perfect. Thank you for playing along with us over at Rubber Dance x

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  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at our Rubber Dance Frosty Challenge!

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  9. The card is so lovely. Thanks for joining our challenge over at the Rubber Dance Blog.

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  10. Hi again, Joan! You won our challenge! Come see the winner announcement here: http://rubberdance.blogspot.no/2015/02/january-challenge-winners.html
    Congratulations!! You've won a grabbag of stamps from Rubber Dance :-)
    xox

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  11. Congrats!! Well deserved! Thanks for playing along :)

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  12. Well done Joan - I loved your little blue bird! Enjoy your stamps!

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