Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holly-day Christmas Bird!

What a title, but it just came to me and like the things I say, I have no control of what comes out of my mouth!


Uhmmm, on to the card. Quick card to use the 365 sketch today. Really good tag look for a Christmas card. I delved into recycling today and used a bottle cap for the circle on the sketch. Convinced my woodworking husband to help pound out the cap to flatten in. Couldn't be simple, no, he had to take it to the wood shop. Well, he flatten it 'really, really good'! I stained it with Adirondack Alcohol ink - Oregano.  Another 'buy' I just had to have and it is the first time I've used it.



























I am entering this in the following challenges:













Totally Gorjuss Challenge - traditional Christmas
I Did it Creations - traditional Christmas
Freshed Brewed Designs - 2 or more patterned papers
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It - a handmade embellishment (bottle cap with lace and stamp)
Let's Ink it Up - Bottle cap, actually my DH dug it out of the trash!
Oldies but Goodies - Distressing, I used Brilliance Metallic Gold to distress with and use a stamped image at least 6 months old. Must be, can't even remember buying the holly leaves.
Wee Memories - dust off that patterned paper
Case Study Challenge - cased the card below
Thanks for stopping by!        SAM

23 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty! Love that glorious corner punch...so striking! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study challenges!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous creation loving the colours image and design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Patti J said...

You rocked this one! Well...you and hubby Jim! Where would your bottle cap be without him? Great card, love it!!! Hugs!

Patti J said...

P.S. LOVE your new blog look! I'm so impressed!

Kim Mc said...

Wow another 2 card weekend!! I so love it when you get creative! And your take on this week's 365 Cards sketch is simply fabulous!! Love the corner punch and that bottle cap is perfect! Better rest up for my other team challenges this week! ;0) Aloha, KL

Shirl said...

Lovely elegant card Sam and you have used one of my favourite techniques the bottle top. Love the use of lace behind it. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Jeanette said...

Lovely. I love the birdie. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Olga said...

This is fantastic!!!

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, fab idea to use the bottle top
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Claire said...

Great card, love the bottle top! Your hubby did a good job there. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Squirrel x said...

Super creation and fab traditional colours. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxx

Ann said...

So very pretty! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

Aimes said...

Sweet card and super effort on the recycling *wink*
Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

cindy said...

Fun stuff. I love the statement you just had to have the inks and it's your first time using it. So often I do that and then it sits. But please don't tell my husband because he already thinks I have enough "crap". He groans anytime I go to a scrapbook store. Poo on him:) Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Floweret said...

Lovely card - nice idea with the bottle cap, really glad you joined IDIC challenge this week! Hugs from sweden!

Tracey said...

what a cool use of a bottlecap ;) i love the little birds too! Thanks for joining us this week at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT!

Joanna K said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Beautiful papers and I just love that cute birdie. Great way of reusing the bottle cap! Thank you for joining us at LIIU :) Hugs, Joanna x

CARLA PREDIGER said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at IDIC

stampingwithbrenda.com said...

Love this card! And the cute little bird.

Thanks for recycling too!

Rose said...

Fantastic take on the sketch!! LOVE the bottle cap :)

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Dragonlady said...

Great card and good recycling. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x