Monday, December 23, 2013

Birdhouse Border


Good Morning to all! Christmas is almost here and I'm hoping you're ready. I have just about everything done. Unfortunately, I've been sick with allergies for about four days. It all started when someone came and got up our leaves. I think the mold just got in the air and left me coughing, sneezing, no sleep, headache,  and just miserable. So, off to the doctor I go this afternoon.

I cased this card from Roberta aka stampin'nana on SCS as she was Featured Stamper this week. It was one she had done using the Sketch Challenge on SC452 so I didn't enter my card into the FS challenge. You aren't supposed to case a card that has been made from a sketch challenge and I forgot that. Ugh! Just the same, this is the card I cased. Isn't it beautiful?

I probably won't be around for a little while after today. I doubt I'll get another card made before Christmas. We'll celebrate with my family (sister, brother, and their families). After that, our boys and families will be here for a few days.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Flowers Bloom-sentiment, bird border is unknown. It was a gift and no name on it.
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Recollections/houndstooth (green and white), Jillibean Soup/Blossom Soup 6 x 6 mini pad, green and red cardstock scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch, Copics, corner rounder


29 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous design love the design paper.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

jimlynn said...

This is so pretty and I love that background against the pink. The tiny bow just brings everything together! VERY nice.

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Allergies are always the worst it seems. Glad you're heading out to the doc today and maybe he can give you something to make you feel better just in time for Christmas

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Lynn

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Benzi! I love that boarder and the hounds tooth check!
I guess you are ready for Christmas then ? I am not! Much to do but have to work! It will happen ready or not ! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Marisa said...

So sorry you've been sick ((hugs))!! Love the hounds tooth and pop of pink. Wishing you a blessed Christmas ((hugs))!!

Carol L said...

That birdhouse border is really cute, and I just love that little red bow! Super cute birthday card!
Wishing you better days through the holidays, and I hope your Christmas will bring you memories to last through the years ahead! Merry Christmas!! {{hugs}}

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - sorry you haven't been feeling well - Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Brenda, I love your card! I am really in love with the beautiful sentiment and the bird house(s) image is wonderful!! I hate allergies and have a ton, so I understand!! Have a great Christmas and visit with the relatives. Don't go near WalMart or Sams. They are packed to the ceilings.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Wonderful design! Sorry your allergies are acting up. Hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lynne in NI said...

BOO to allergies, hope the Dr gets you sorted in time for Christmas, you'll need all your energy to entertain the munchkins!
Gorgeous card, that little bird house border is so cute!

Bonnie said...

Oh, no, I'm sorry you've had allergy problems! No fun! Glad you got to make a card though. I didn't realize you couldn't use a card using a sketch challenge. Looks like you followed the sketch. I'm sure Roberta will love it even if it isn't in the challenge gallery!

Davi said...

Very pretty card Brenda!! Love the houndstooth checks! I do hope you feel better quickly so you can enjoy your time with your family. Have a Wonderful Merry Christmas :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Benzi-I hope when you read this you are feeling better. A couple years ago I was sick and got a shot in the keister 2 days before Christmas because I begged the Doctor to give me one so I would not be sick for Christmas. Ain't nobody got time for dat!!! lol Love your sweet card. Merry Christmas my friend.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Maria said...

Awww...very sweet birdhouse border! Great papers and lovely sentiment, too! Sorry to hear about your allergies! Hope they improve for soon for you! You take care and Merry Christmas, hugs!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Just popping by to say Merry Christmas! I wish you lots of peace, love and happiness in company of all your family! Bibiana

NanaConnie said...

So lovely, Benzi! Love the houndstooth dp. Sorry to hear about your allergy problems. Not suffering allergy reactions is one of the things I love most about winter. Sad to have them jump up and affect you that way. See you after your Merry Christmas. :-D

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow this is such a refreshing card Benzi. I love how you incorporated the pastels with the houndstooth and red. Just beautiful...Happy Holidays, Joann

Pam~ said...

Your pop of pink is beautiful on this eye catching card! I took a peek at all your cards from the past few weeks and I loved 'me all...no surprise there my creative friend!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope 2014 brings you good health and happiness.

Cathy said...

Benzi I was so happy to see you won at the Sisterhood challenge!

MaryH said...

Love that houndstooth dp! It's gorgeous with your viney-birdhouse borders. I liked the way you had the script behind your border. A very nice layout indeed. Sure hope your allergies have been calmed down by today...I know that is a miserable feeling. Wishing for you a wonderful day spent with your family & feeling much improved healthwise. Hugs & TFS

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card...Hope you are enjoying the holidays and being with your family....

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benz, jede Deiner Karten ist immer wieder herrlich an zu sehen. Du bist immer sehr Creativ. Deine wunderschönen Arbeiten sind immer wieder ein echter Hingucker.
Ich wünsche Dir ein frohes und Gesundes 2014

Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

Cathy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR BENZI!!!

Becky said...

Happy New Year! What a stunning card. Love the pink

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, I luv the houndstooth!

Happy New Year

sparkle & shine *~*

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy new Year, this is so beautiful

Donna Ellis said...

Happy New Year, Benzi! This is a darling colorful card with such cute touches! I'm sorry those bad old allergies got you - they sure can make life miserable. Hope you are feeling better by now. hugs, de

Diane said...

Happy New Year Brenda, what a lovely design, love the colors.

Hugs Diane

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a fabulous design/layout....very classy

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my this is adorable, especially with that black and white hounds tooth background. Live the sweet birdhouse border.
Bear Hugs,
Carol