Friday, May 3, 2013

still flyin'!

at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ that is; we're moving into our second week of the super-fun "flying home for christmas" prompt, for which stephanie and i have made another round of holiday cards featuring something which flies. this week, we've both (quite coincidentally) gone with birds for our focal image. stef chose a beautiful cardinal for her clean and simple masterpiece; whereas i used a glittery papaya art sticker with this super-cute sparrow:

(holiday glitter sticker: papaya art; patterned paper: prima, melissa frances, my mind's eye; cardstock: core'dinations; embossing folder: cuttlebug; pearl gem pin: melissa frances; other: vintage seambinding, sandpaper; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape)
in addition to linking up at 52 card pick up this week, i have a couple of other shoutouts; for one thing, my layout is based on this week's gorgeous retro sketch:

for another, i'm very much in love with the current palette at color throwdown, though i'm not sure i've quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite got the blues right on my card, so i won't be insulted if i am disqualified on that account. however, i was entirely inspired by them for my choice of colors, which i would not have thought to combine on my own, and i love the results!

speaking of results, if you'd like to have a lovely stack of ready-made, unique, totally beautiful holiday cards which need only to be addressed and mailed in december, why not join us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?! see you there, darlings!


  1. Pretty sticker and pretty card, and I am still reluctant to use mine, I just want to keep it forever!

  2. That gorgeous pearly/crystally embellishy thingy is SO PRETTY & perfect! Love this :)

  3. This is so pretty! I love the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us for the Color Throwdown challenge!

  4. How cute! Okay now I have a week to get on the ball! I have some of my hand carved stamps that are owls that I would like to use on some holiday cards. I do love owls on holiday cards. I don't know why. Any birds really. Hope you have a great weekend.


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