Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Four Calling Birds

Hi Peeps!  How is it going with Christmas preparations? I have most of my cards done which is unusual for me this early in the game.  Although it really helped that I started last January! This is actually my personal favourite card from this year's stash.  It is an image I did for Whimsy last year called, "Four Calling Birds" and it is also one of my fav. images I've created for them.  One of the reasons I love it is because my husband came up with the idea, so it was a joint effort between us.  That just makes it more special to me! I just giggled when he suggested I do four birds on cell phones. That does make them "calling birds" you know, heh-heh!  I also did a couple of other related images from the same Christmas carol, "ChristmasTurtle & Dove" and "Three French Hens." Maybe for next year I should do a partridge in a pear tree!
I've coloured Four Calling Birds with the following Copics: 
Bird bodies: E30, R02, BV20, 23
Snow: B60, E50, B00, BG000, C0, B60, 66, C4, B41
Branch greens: G43, 28, browns: 15, 18, 44
Hats: R20, 35, 56, 59, Blender 0
Beaks: YR27, Y17, E39
Here's your close-up:
I'm entering into the following challenges: 
Pile It On: Sprinkle It (I have sprinkled two types of loose glitter on the snow, although the photo didn't pick up the sparkle!)
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything Goes (2 types of loose glitter on the snow!)
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes wi optional twist - make a calendar
The Stamping Boutique: Sparkle (on the snow)
Clear It Out: Circles (hat pom-poms!) and Glitter (on the snow)
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge: Die Cuts/Punches
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: Inspiration photo
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my creation!
Come back tomorrow because there's a blog hop on with a chance to enter and win a 25$ gift certificate for Whimsy stamps!  See you then!


  1. This is soooo gosh-darn cute Crissy. Love it. Thanks for you joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, Inspiration Destination Creative Team

  2. You've done it again! What a fabulous card! with all the perfect touches!! I just adore this!!

  3. Totally fabulous! I LOVE the image, stunning colouring and wonderful detailing too.
    Sue xx

  4. This is wow! Great coloring and design and what a precious, fun image! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Thanks for stopping by CIO challenge blog your project is very cute...please come play with us again <((><

  6. This card is toooooo stinkin' cute! I literally laughed out loud at the the "4 Calling birds"!! That is so appropriate for this techie generation! Thanks for dropping these cuties on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. Stunning card and l can see why it is a favourite, love your stamp - those birds are just fab and a great idea from your hubby. x Susan x

  8. WOW! I love this! What a fabulous (and fun) image and amazing coloring. Love your design too! SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  9. This is the cutest image. You did a wonderful job, the stitching, distressing and the pine branch just so belonged where you placed it. Nice Crissy!
    Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination and good luck!

  10. Hey Crissy, I forgot to mention - CONGRATULATIONS!
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.

  11. Fantastic project. Your coloring is amazing!!! And such an adorable image too. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  12. great card, Chrissy! I saw your four calling birds over at 613 and had to stop by and say DARLING! hugs, de

  13. Chrissy - they are so freakin' cute! :) Love the coloring of the sweet image and the design. :)

  14. just awsome love the image and your colouring thanks for sharing at Crafty sentiments

  15. Oh this is adorable, fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Circles challenge

  16. Chrissy, your card is so gorgeous. Love this beautiful design and your stunning coloring. Such a fantastic card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Merry Christmas!
    Eret x