Monday, November 14, 2011

Nuthatch in the Pines

Happy Monday Morning! I'm uploading this card on Saturday so it'll be here early Monday. I had a 'not so good' day. I was going to put up my Christmas tree today and it turned into something I didn't plan on. Hubby said we really should just get a new tree. What??? I was all set with the ornaments and wanted to have the tree finished before bedtime. No, we spent the day looking for a tree. I put about 10 ornaments or less on the tree and remembered I had not put on the silver garland that I always wrap around the trunk....a Christopher Radko tip. It really makes everything sparkle when the lights shine on it...so back shopping for that and some hangers. Would you believe Wal-Mart said their hangers aren't in yet? They have had trees and the Christmas dept. filled for ages.
I had no time to go anywhere else. I'll have to start anew tomorrow. Ugh!  Plus, I had to get back
to the football game on tv.

We did a live tree for many years and finally gave up on it, but it really smelled yummy. I know it is a bit early to have the tree up but I always decorate early. It's just too much work to have it up for 2-3 wks. Anyway, I have so much to do between now and Christmas. Plus, we go out of town for Thanksgiving and I won't open the shutters until after that holiday.

Whew! Now to my card. This card is made for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge #7( a birthday card) at MFP Speedy TV. I'm using these beautiful soon-to-be released stamp sets, Peaceful Nuthatch and  What a Fox (sentiment) from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. I colored and masked so I could sponge some blue around it and pop it out. I cut my Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish from gold mirror paper and framed with a Spellbinders Frameabilities die cut. Hand cut a pennant back for my sentiment. The rest of my recipe is below.

Challenge:
The Hybrid Chick-Card Caravan Challenge #6-Birthday theme

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Peaceful Nuthatch and What a Fox (soon-to-be-released)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, gold mirror paper, dp is unknown, rust colored paper is Recollections Capturing Special Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs fanciful flourish, Spellbinders Frameabilities, Recollection floral embellishment, Copics

13 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Beautiful!!!

Hussena said...

your card looks so beautiful...love that bird image and the flourishes look just wow!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the image and how you colored and framed it!

Marisa said...

Fabulous bird image and love how you framed it! Sorry to hear about your Christmas tree woes. Thankfully our Thanksgiving is in October so we have lots of lead time to get ready - usually not until the first weekend in December though. Hope it all works out for you :)

Ravengirl said...

How pretty! Your frame and leaves are gorgeous accents for the nuthatch.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a bummer that the tree-trimming didn't go as planned. I told my DH you were doing your tree already, and that I'm jealous! I thought of you this past weekend, and figured it was already up.

LOVE how you used this Spellbinders frame, Benz. I have that one, have yet to use it, but you've given me a wonderful piece of inspiration!

Bonnie said...

The Nuthatch is one of my favorite birds. Actually, we have two varieties in our yard. This one is so sweet nestled in the pine cones!

Davi said...

Wow the coloring is stunning and one fabulous card with all the beautiful details!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How sweet that chickadee looks perched on this beautiful card. I love the frame...I have that and don't use it often enough....lol Love the gold leaf flourish too. This is awesome.

Scrappycath said...

Really like how the flourish wraps around. Thanks for joining in the Card Caravan at The Hybrid Chick!

Shirley said...

I hear you on the tree and WalMart is getting more disorganized by the year!!

Your card is beautiful. I love your colors and the design is perfect for your beautiful Nuthatch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your coloring on that nuthatch is AMAZING....wow

Sylvia said...

WOW this is amazing! Your coloring is fab and I love the overall design!
Thanks for participating in our The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan challenge this time and hope to see you again, next time (new challenge starting today *wink*)
Sylvia xx