Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Winter Wishes and a Tropical Cardinal!

Happy Hump Day!
Today's Christmas card is different in quite a few ways.
First I suppose it should be a winter card but sometimes we send cards at the Holidays to people who don't celebrate Christmas so I think it works.
Secondly it's not the usual Christmas colors and I used no Christmas dp.
And finally the image was actually a Tropical Bird that I tried to make into a Cardinal. I think it works ;)
This card covers just 4 challenges today (I must be slipping)
Cupcake Craft Challenges had the Christmas in July theme
Friday Sketchers gave me the sketch
Polka Doodles wanted you to use their Tropical Birdie freebie
Treehouse Stamps had a color combo of Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink.

The download for the image is available Here and it's completely free! I colored two of the birds and popped one on top with pop dots.
The dp is just mixed from my stash and the paper roses are Offray I think.

Another of my poems added to the inside and a journal spot for a personal message.
That's 3 Christmas cards done and check back tomorrow for another.


Stephanie said...

Adorable, love the bird... thanks for playing along at CCC this week.

Donna said...

Hi Katie, beautiful crimbo card and such a lovely combo of elements, your image is so cute and beautiful put together too! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :) Donna x

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with this lovely work!! Your card is so beautiful and unique! I love the way you used the free download! Hope to see you back next time! :)

Saskia :)

Carol said...

Love your poem and the cute bird! The colours and papers are a perfect compliment and you rockked the challenges!!

Carol x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a beautiful card. I love the fact that it's not overly chrismassy but still works lol! The freebie image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Enfys said...

The sugar birdie makes a great cardinal. Love what you did with the download... thanks for joining in at polkadoodles this week

Lou Sims said...

I think your bird looks fab as a cardinal bird. Love the non-traditional colours you have used as well. Many thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles challenge this week.


Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card katie...and I love your red cardinal...pretty papers too...thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles....hugs Kath xxxxx

Pop's Cards said...

This si gorgeous i love the image and how you have put flowers on the tree looks really effective, thanks for joining in on my challenge at Cupcake hugs pops x

Tip Top said...

Wow! Great idea to make a winter card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Polkadoodles said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card, I love the colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Berit Synnøve said...

Congratulation with the top 5 on CCC ! Your card is gorgeous !!

Kris said...

Love your idea for making him a cardinal - just too cute. Congrats on your win...KrisL