Monday, December 8, 2014

Country Christmas


Yep, I know it has been a while since I've been here. Life happened and I had other things to deal with. I had my little grandkids over the weekend....just two of them. I will see the other one at Christmas. I didn't get to see all of them as I had planned  when I did my last card. Ugh!

I did make some cards for Splitcoaststampers that I'll be posting ( five of them). I'll do one today and post some more later. 

Isn't that a beautiful bird? I think by now everyone knows I love a bird.  I thought I would just let him perch in the bough. 

This card was for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers/CC507. The colors to use were Stampin'Up! Early Expresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler. I didn't have all of the colors but listed what I had in the my recipe below. I had to add a bit of yellow for light in my cabin.

Recipe:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps/Christmas in the Country set (sentiment), Impression Obsession/Winter View (bough), Heartfelt Creations Cardinal Family stamp and matching die, Stampendous/Tis the Season/holly 
Paper- PTI white cs, SU Always Artichoke, The Paper Studio/red and white gingham, DCWV/Corrugate mat stack, unknown yellow 
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Frantic Stamper precision die/Tall pine trees, Dazzling Diamonds, Heartfelt Creations die/Cardinal, Impression Obsession/Brickhouse die, Copics









 

20 comments:

jimlynn said...

This card makes me want to find a nice cabin in the woods and just GO! Love it! The cardinal is so beautiful too.
Glad you had a good time with the grands even if things didn't work out like originally planned. Nice to see you back.
Lynn

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card - really have the feel of an Country Christmas - great job my friend!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Yes, the bird is fabulous, Benzi! Love your Country Christmas with those Americana trees and cabin! Great card! hugs, de (PS so glad you had some fun time with grandchidren, BenBen)
xo

Donna Ellis said...

Yes, the bird is fabulous, Benzi! Love your Country Christmas with those Americana trees and cabin! Great card! hugs, de (PS so glad you had some fun time with grandchidren, BenBen)
xo

Maria said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Brenda! It looks so pretty with the house and lovely bird perched on the bough! Yes, Alabama and Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl! How fun it would be to have tickets to the game!:-)

Lynne in NI said...

Good to have you back, hope all is good with you!
Gorgeous card - I seem to have a thing for red gingham ... only dawned on me the other day when I was looking about my kitchen LOL

I see Mr Blogger has messed about with your comment moderation - apparently you have to go to your settings and change your comments to 'embedded' - I've changed mine but not sure if its worked or not!

Diane said...

Super cute design Brenda, love the gingham paper and adorable house.

Hugs Diane

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Benzi, I love your design
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

What a fun little card! I just love the country theme and traditional Christmas colors! Good to see you back in blogland again :)

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful! This card is wonderful in every way Benzi!
I love the cabin on the red checkered paper!

Basslady said...

What an athmospheric and beautiful card, dearie!

wow...We all are so busy at the moment...

Looking at my sweet blogging
friends cards is something that i enjoy more than ever...

Just relaxing and drinking a big Cup of coffee...Love it!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Sassy Raggedy said...

So glad you are back...We have missed you. And your card is just lovely. I love the design and wow your cardinal is fabulous. hugs, joann

Bonnie said...

Mmmm, mmmm! Red gingham and a cardinal! Two of my favorites! Love this pretty scene! Sorry the visit didn't work out as planned. Now you have another visit to look forward to.

NanaConnie said...

I absolutely adore gingham checks. There's something homey and warm about them. This one works perfectly for a country Christmas. Love the bright cardinal.

MaryH said...

I'm not so far behind here as I feared I'd be. Sorry you missed having one of the grands..but at least you got to enjoy some of the others. Of course you know I love this bird, and he looks very happy perched in the greenery. I am loving the red gingham bachground for your house. The skinny trees look super with the corrugated 'cabin' look. Delightful little holly trim over the door. A very country Christmas indeed! TFS & Hugs

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Benzi. Love the red cardinal perched on the pine branch ... so lovely! Loll xx

Davi said...

Beautiful card Brenda!! I love the checks and corrugated house, a wonderful Christmasy scene :) Sorry you didnt get to see all the Grands!

MiamiKel said...

Looooooove this!!!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Love your Country Christmas card...especially with the gingham...can you tell that I'm a big gingham fan?

nwilliams6 said...

What a great scene and I love that bird! Fun. Hugz