Thursday, September 6, 2012

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With a new month, the CCEE Stampers have a new hostess -- Sabrina.  For her first challenge in September, Sabrina asked us to use a bird or birds and music.  I've been on a Christmas card kick for the past month or so, and today was no exception.


I used several different sets from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, on my card.  The music is from Christmas Music; the bird is from Christmas Cardinals; and the sentiment is from a non-Christmas set called Spring Joy.  I used some glossy accents on the cardinal's eye and the holly berries and sponged around the edge of the card with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick.

We'd love for you to play along with us.  If you decide to do that, be sure to link up your card with Mr. Linky at the end of the CCEE Blog post.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas Music, Christmas Cardinals, Spring Joy
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Cherry Slush
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sponge applicator, Glossy accents

10 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful card, Lois. That cardinal is colored to perfection!!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Lois. I love that Christmas music image and don't think I have it.
Like you, I've been getting some Christmas cards made, too. Can't start too soon.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Love all the RED, of course!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty, I love the beautiful red bird and the vintage looking sheet music.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Lovely Christmas card - I love this Cardinal from MFP and he looks wonderful against the distressed sheet music.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

My goodness, this is gorgeous, Lois!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you truly aced this one....love the sheet music...the flowers and the fabulous sponging

Ellen said...

Love the red sponging Lois!Fab image and coloring!

Sabrina said...

You and Brenda both made such gorgeous Christmas cards - I wish I'd thought of that. That music stamp is beautifully done - looks just like the pages in some of my old hymn books downstairs. And I always love cardinals :D. Maybe one day I'll finally get to see them in real life. It's a lovely clean layout, too.

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!~