Saturday, October 30, 2010

Inspiration Challenge, Speedy's Friends, 4 Crafty Chicks


Happy Saturday! Here it is Halloween and I'm ready for all the goblins and ghosts that will come. But, today I'm in a Christmas mood. I love this tree by Impression Obsession and added a little snow and ice to it for a wintry look and then placed my little bird on the lower branches.

Challenges entered: Speedy's Friends  #27  Holiday Card
4 Crafty Chicks #9 Roll With the Punches-use punches or die cuts
Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers

Recipe:
Stamps: Impression Obsession-Small Twiggy Tree, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment), bird is an inchie stamp-unknown company
Paper: Stampin'Up Real Red, Bazzill white cardstock, Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection dbl sided Letter to Santa
Accessories: Stampin'Up Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page-Woodland Branch/ Bird and Branch, gingham ribbon, Liquid Applique

15 comments:

Basslady said...

benzi, you are my queen of cards!

your card-style is so elegant and wonderful...
great to be a follower of your blog...
wouldn't like to miss your cards!

the snow and ice on the branches is such a wonderful idea...
thank you for this inspiration...
i think stickles is on my wishlist either...now more than ever...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Virgo5 said...

Oh your tree looks fabulous with just that bit of snow and ice, and of course that cute little bird!

Marisa said...

Love the punch that matches the bird in the tree :)and the DP is perfect as it looks like falling snow. Great card :)

Lori said...

Oh Benzi, this card is nice! I love that lone tree - and that punch you used on the red is awesome! Wow :) Thanks for joining us again at 4 Crafty Chicks - your cards ROCK!

Lori - DT 4 Crafty Chicks

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this icy tree with its red bird! What a sweet Christmas card!

A fabulous addition to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's holiday card challenge!! Thank you for playing along and sharing your wonderful work with us, Brenda!!

KER said...

very pretty...tfs such a lovely holiday card

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, beautiful card Benzi! Your little red birdie really pops and I'm lovin your branch border punch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I LOVE this....the simple tree and the bright RED birdie in the branch...also love the border on the vertical panel behind the main image...very clever

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Brenda.. I love the simple red bird in the tree. It really makes it pop.. That is a cool border punch. I haven't seen that one. Wish we got some trick or treaters here..

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card! Love the tree and the little bird.
Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Brenda that little red bird is perfect in that Charlie Brown tree! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! The elegant simplicity is just stunning! Wonderful Christmas card!

Tamie said...

Tree's are awesome and so versitile and yours is just perfect! Your card is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

marilynprestonn said...

Brenda, I love the red you used, so bright and rich. Christmas material for sure. Love the image too. :) Nice to see ya girlfriend.xo

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Benzi, I love this tree stamp! It is so natural looking. The punch of course looks great with it, and the deckled-edge focal piece does too.