Monday, 23 November 2015

Santa's Little Helpers...

Hi everyone...

This week, due to it being Thanksgiving over in the USA, there is no challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog but there is still time to enter our GIVE THANKS challenge that will run until next Monday, 30th November! So you still have plenty of time to show us your wonderful creations and play along with us!

But in the meantime, it may be a week off at SSS but how could I possibly leave you without a blog post?!? So, I thought I would drop by and share a couple of cards that I recently made and had featured in the Christmas issue of Making Cards Magazine using those wonderful Crazy Birds by Tim Holtz!

I've taken plenty of photos for you to see all the details and hope you love these two cards and enjoy meeting Santa's Little Helpers...Sparkle, Twinkle and Jingle!

So, first off we get to meet Jingle, complete with his bright red breast, his candy cane and presents. He even has matching candy cane ribbon
The background is created using Distress Inks and the wrinkle free distress technique! To complete the scene, I stamped snowflakes in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and added cheesecloth as snow. All the birds and presents are coloured with Distress Marker Pens.



And for my second card, meet Sparkle and Twinkle! These two cuties stand on a bed of cheesecloth, underneath a bough of die cut Holiday Greens, lightly frosted with snow. The background is created in the same way as in the first card.



Hope these cards inspire you with your Christmas crafting and as always, I love seeing what you create and would love you to share!

See you soon and have a great week!
Emma xx

13 comments:

CJ the CraftyDragon said...

GorgeousEmma! I so love your use of Tim's Crazy Birds ... I can't stop using them! ( Thanks for the 'heads up' about there being another week for the Monday challenge.) XX

Marcie Lovett said...

I love those crazy birds! Your coloring is wonderful, Emma.

Deb Lorence said...

Amazing cards Emma! I've got to get that Christmas issue. TFS!

Team Clark said...

These are just gorgeous! Love the subtle colors!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh these are both stunning, what great cards, Not visited for ages, loving your creations, Hope alls well, Love Hazel xx

Anita Houston said...

Precious and gorgeous cards!!! LOVE every detail! PINNED!

Paula Cheney said...

What great wintry backgrounds you have created Emma! And the birds? well they are darling!

Theresa Pace said...

oh wow. what super christmas ideas with those crazy birds! just love 'em, hugs xxx

Sharon Y said...

Such fun with Santas little helpers! These would brighten up anyone's day.

jbonomo said...

Just too darn cute!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great , amazing cards!!!So beautiful!!! I love them both very much!!!

Greetings
Maria

A Pink said...

First of all Thank you Emma for not leaving me a whole week with out my 'Emma Fix'! . Though I am late in popping by and leaving you some love (really sorry) you can be sure I have been admiring from a far till time allowed for me spend the time absorbing all your creativity .
Absolutely adore Jingle , Sparkle and Twinkle n their wonderful christmas settings with all those fabulous embellishments and superb colouring . As always Emma you have created two Quality cards . So much LOVE for Jingle Sparkle and Twinkle. Hugs xx

Carol w said...

Loverdr what you do with those crazy birds!

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