Thursday 22 December 2016

'Tis the Season to be Jolly

This next card was my start into next years Christmas cards. I ordered the stamp and it cameo late for this years cards and its so cute I thought I would get started colouring. If you know Stamping Bella you will recognise this as one of hers. The little chickie laying on the ground is a stamp on its own and you can stamp anywhere. 

I die cut the tag then stamped and coloured with Copics finishing off
the christmas lights with Wink of Stella.

Love them, so cute and easy to colour.

Trying to decide if I want to add anything else, plenty of time to
decide on that later. Cant believe I have actually started on my next years
cards, but there's a first time for everything.

Next up, I found in my box of pre -cut die cuts a pile of pieces

this stunning looking Christmas snowflake/decoration. They are cut from
glitter paper, cardstock and foam.

This photo is a bit blurry, its hard to get the camera to focus with all
the glitter.

But they are extremely pretty and I had a lot of fun putting them
all together.

The die used is from Reverse Confetti
As you can see here they give you ideas on how to
layer the pieces. I ended up cutting lots of pieces and found it
could be rather a pain as the little pieces are what really make
these look good but they are only one offs so thats lots
of times through the machine. 

I found it easier to to add sparkle by adding gems. I have made these full size and
 added a full size on back. I will add to a card for christmas with removable tape next year
 so its a card but also a gift. Three made and hopefully I will get more made as they
would make lovely gifts I think.

Now to end my post a couple of photos of some trees out front that have just seeded, its only for a few days before the berries come in.  The wild birds love it and I woke to my son telling me about the noise of hundreds of them raiding the trees. Of course as soon as I went out the door to take a photo they flew off in all directions so I only caught a few cheeky ones

Today there is no white fluff left at all. They will be back as soon as the berries come in and the trees will heave with their colour and noise.  Aren't they beautiful.

Challenges :

Christmas Decoration

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Baubles

Christmas Baubles -no pages were
harmed in the making of these baubles but lots of snippets
were used up, I cant believe how much we
do hoard.

Thank you so much for coming to look and I hope you come again soon.


lostinpaper said...

I can hear the rainbow lorikeets screeching in our back yard as I'm looking at your photos lol. Love that sweet little deer and to get a start on next years cards already, hats off to you GF!

Linda said...

Love that sweet Stamping Bella image Aileen - what a beauty! Good on you starting cards for next year already - very impressive! Bet you couldn't resist with that sweet image. Merry Christmas Aileen! :)

Di said...

Love these Aileen - and your snippets card/ornament is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!


Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card and some super glittery ornaments, these will look fabulous on a tree. Happy Christmas.

Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh that image is too cute!! Love your wonderful glittery snowflake ornaments too!! Wish I had one of those pretty birds in my backyard...all we have it snow and crows!! LOL!!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a fun your sweet reindeer tangled up in that string of lights, so much fun. And your ornaments are amazing, just so beautiful. Merry Christmas.

I Card Everyone said...

What a great post, Aileen! A most fun card, gorgeous decorations, and a Christmas bird!!! Who could ask for anything more? xx Merry Christmas!

Sarn said...

Terrific fun festive card and lovely glitzy decorations. Great pictures of trees and birds that we haven't got in the UK. Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you and yours a VERY Happy Christmas.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bobby said...

I don't know what to concentrate on more, that darling little reindeer in a muddle of lights or those gorgeous birds. How fun that must be to see them right outside your door. I'm a bird lover and it's one of my greatest joys to watch them feed. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Aileen.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun first card -- beautiful ornaments and I WANT THOSE BIRDS here in AZ! So awesome you get them visiting you! :) Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, those birds are gorgeous, we never get anything as colourful here! Great Christmas makes, can't believe you've started on next year's stash already! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas x
PS congrats on your win over at Happy Little Stampers :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

I just adore your fun and whimsical card (love your outside birds too!). Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Mac Mable said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas? x Here's to a healthy, happy and crafty 2017! x

Darnell said...

What a fun and colorful post, Aileen! Your card would be perfect for a Happy New Year card, lol! They look like they know how to celebrate!! Your schparkly ornaments are divine! And the bird ... If I lived there, I would not get ANYTHING done except stare at these delightful creatures! Now that Christmas is over, it's time to say send this with Happy New Year Hugs! Darnell

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week ! Wishing you a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Jo x

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card and the tags are wonderful and sparkly. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Happy New Year to you! Gayatri xx

Cathy said...

Wonderful projects Aileen, that chrissie card looks like how I felt this xmas lol!! Thanks for your kind words, life can be so full on sometimes but I'm determined that the new year will be a happy one! :) Cathy x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That is one fun card - Really makes me smile! And thanks for sharing those photos! Those birds are amazing! Wow, what colors! Gorgeous ornaments, too!

Viv said...

Cute reindeer, love the sparkly tag and those birds looks just amazing Aileen ;) Viv xx