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Friday, November 5, 2010

FSS Christmas Cardinal

Oh My, the Holidays are coming around so quickly. So many fabulous images to use and so little time. The Hand Stitching prevents me from making as many cards as I'd like, however, the stitiching is my signature look and I LOVE doing it.

My card today is 6" x 6" and was made using the fabulous image from Fred She Said called Christmas Cardinal and comes as a Digi and pre-colored, all in the same purchase. This is one of three in the series called Christmas Bird Series. You'll be seeing the other two very shortly. AND all three come in the purchase also. What a deal!!!

This week Fred She Said is a Sponsor over at Top Tip Tuesday. Play along with the Challenge, which is "Christmas Inspired", and you could win a $20 Voucher for any Fred She said image.

I printed my image twice and cut one set out to layer from dimension. I then cropped down the digi so I printed only the Holly LKeaves and printed that out twice and cute them out for the holly corners.
I added red stickles to the berries and liquid Applique and heated it for snow. Then added fine prisma glitter to the snow.
I used a great MS Punch to frame the cardinal and then wove white with a gold edge ribbon through it.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Red Embroidery Floss.

I always finish the inside of my cards but never post it on my blog, only in My Etsy Stop. But, I thought the inside was too pretty not to post.

Challenges I also made this card for:
Digital Tuesday - I've been Framed + a Digi
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Winter Wonderland
ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Little Red Wagon - Use Red
Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge - Paper Piercing
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Glitter and Glue
Pattie's Creations - Christmas Card
CCEE Stampers - Winter Scene
Charisma Cardz - Christmas


Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My, Nancy, This is absolutely breathtaking. So lovely. Thank you for sharing.

hayward69 said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous. Love the colours, fancy borders and the image you have used.

Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! Your image is really beautiful and I love the dimension and great handstitching! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Sandi said...

gorgeous Nancy!!

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

LindaS said...

Amazing desing - I love the bird on that background. Thanks for participating at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

Georgia said...

What a great card. I just love cardnails. Thanks for joining us at Fairyknolls this week.

Pattie G said...

This card is perfect in every way! Thanks for entering my challenge this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Pattie ♥

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Nancy!!!
hugs & blessings!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, so much detail - really stunning! I love the stitching and the snow is fab
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll
Claire xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Nancy!! So elegant and festive inside and out!! Your stitching is incredible!! Your embossing and punch detail paired with your coloring is gorgeous as well!! I am not surprised you do less cards with all your intricate work. It has gorgeous results!!

Cleota said...

All I can say is OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I *love* the stitching and understand how it would make it difficult to get many cards done. But WOW - it gives such a fantastic look to the card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

DT member, Team 2

Tammylee said...

Cute card! Love the bling! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Fairy Knoll!


Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This card is absolutely stunning, love all the details and the shading, etc. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at FAIRY KNOLL this week. I have become one of your followers:)

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely. TFS.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love it! Thank you for joining and sharing with us at TTT at



Virgo5 said...

What a gorgeous card, there are so many wonderful elements, with the stitching, punching, colouring and texture, Love it!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

aardvarkpest said...

Simply stunning I love it!!!.


Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!! I love this!! You did a fabulous job!!
Thanks joining us at Speedy's Friends

Anonymous said...

fabulous card hunny! love the image and the way you have threaded the ribbon and also the glittering! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time, Samantha :0)

~Michelle~ said...

thanks for entering this in the digital tuesday challenge....your cards just pop out of those linky thingys at me! I'm so honored to be working with you on the fss team! LOVE this! :)

Deanna said...

Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Vee said...

Fabulous Christmas creation. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

Joanne Travis said...

Such a beautiful holiday card and wonderful coloring.
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Brandi said...

Your card is simply stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nancy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are beautiful. Your punch work and embroidery is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelley said...

Wow this card looks stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at The Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx