Sunday, November 22, 2015

Deck the Halls Birdbrain Card

This month's progressive challenge over at From the Heart Stamps includes this fun Birdbrain image, the sentiment I used on the card, and some other great sentiments. I always eagerly look forward to the start of the new month when I receive Faith's design of the month. She created a wonderful Christmas design for this month!
To start my card, I imported the digi stamp set into my Silhouette Design Studio software and isolated the ornament that was trailing the Birdbrain. Then I enlarged it and duplicated it all over the page and printed it out on red cardstock. To make the step card base, I used a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. Then I sized up the image and sentiment and did a print and cut of them on white card stock. I also did a trace on some more ornaments using my Silhouette Design Studio software so I could print and cut them, as well.
I colored everything with Copic markers as well as a Sargent Liquid Metal marker for the gold ornament toppers. I adhered the sentiment with glue tape and the ornaments and image with foam squares.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps monthly progressive challenge

Our Daily Bread Challenge: Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M,P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration -Monthly 3rd Wed posting3E, SIO  - #88 Anything Goes - Holiday
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #210 Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #10 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #59 - Christmas (Week 2)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Critters
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3) #11 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Sparkle, sparkle everywhere
Pile It On - W #96 Fancy Folds
Quirky Crafts - 2W - #24 Anything Christmas (W1 of 2)
Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter – #51 Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E (W1) anything goes for kids
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 173 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.99 -   Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.47 - Christmas
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 18 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks W #273 Inspired By A Christmas Song
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #145 Anything Goes + A Sentiment (W1 of 2)
Cardz 4 Galz W,3E #8 Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #4 Add A Sentiment (W1 of 2) + A Month long Anything Goes Challenge
Copic Marker Europe M,must use copics (buttons on side bar) #45 Christmas
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #168 Thanksgiving/Thank You (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft Challenges M,1st Thurs,3E #16 Christmas
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #60 Always Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon - W - #316  Technique Card

ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas -  'W' is for Wild Thing (Week 2 of 2)

Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Pattern Your Paper
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Week 2 of 2)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas things with wings  
A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W1) Inspired by Christmas song or carol


  1. Oh my, this is so cute!! Love your coloring on the images, the step card fold and the fun sentiment- thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!

  2. FUN christmas card, Carrie and i like all the extra ornaments !

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month November Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !

  3. What a fun Christmas card! It just makes you smile. Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!

  4. Wow! What a great card ! I love this shaped card and it looks fab with this great image and all the extra baubles that you have added! Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our progressive Stamp of the Month challenge :-)

  5. Would love to see the room this "chick" decorates Thanks for sharing your fun card at Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  6. A really fun and colorful card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  7. A fun stepper card, thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this week.
    Lorraine DT

  8. Such a cute card, I love that little birdie with all the sweet ornaments. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  9. This made me smile I love the chick
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes NOVEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  10. Cute card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  11. Such a cute fun card, your baubles look fantastic, a great step card too..
    Thank you for sharing this with us this month.
    Hugs Babs Sparkles Christmas DT Member..x

  12. This is such a fun image and a really great stair step design too! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craft Rocket Challenges! Hope you will join us next time! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  13. This is such a fun card and image. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  14. FABULOUS use of digie image! Darling design! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas” Challenge!

  15. This is such a cute step card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon!! :)

  16. So cute! What a fun card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. A great song and a great way to use these cute birdbrains. Love it!! Thank you for sharing your precious creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Inspired By A Christmas Song.

    Tamie DT

  18. Fabulous stepper card . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

  19. What a cute stair-step card! I love the cute chick and all the beautiful ornaments. Thank you for joining us for our weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  20. Cute! I love all the extra ornaments you added. Looks like they are flying all over the place since that chick is in a rush. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  21. A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  22. super cute...thanks for sharing at pile it on


  23. Your step card is just adorable. I love the image. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge. I hope you will join us for the new challenge that starts tomorrow.

  24. Hi

    He is super nice.
    Thanks for joining us at CHCC2
    grtjs lisbeth

  25. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  26. Such a cute card I love the main image and the colourful baubles scattered look great.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creatingand make sure to enter your creations in the December link-up starting today.
    Susan xx