The cold gloomy weather has persisted, forcing us all to remain indoors once again. The direwolves, on the other hand, are as happy as can be in the cooler weather, mistakenly thinking that winter is making a third?...fourth?...fifth? return (I’ve lost count now how many times it has snowed since “spring” arrived). I did begin to worry though when I spotted a spearow bird flying around sporting a Winter Festival hat. The spearows are known for being an accurate indication of the upcoming weather...that and they brandish spears to fend off attacks from prey - hence their name.
This card was created for the Just Some Lines reminder post about our Anything Goes (using a JSL image) challenge happening now! It’s never too early to start on Christmas cards, so I used the anything goes theme to do just that.
I started by colouring the cute birdy using Prismacolor pencils and adding some ice Stickles to his hat to make it all glittery. The sentiment I stamped using the Unity “Warmth and Winter Wishes” itty bitty set. I then got out my old elementary school dictionary (which has been demoted to “craft paper”) and tore out a section from “W”. I picked this section because it had winter and wish on the page. I used some ribbon on the bottom to cover up the witch entry, since it has ZERO to do with Christmas and I found it distracting. This move earned me +391 shadow exp points, which will help with my ninja sneaking skillz.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Sparkling Season” set. I stamped the banner portion on the leftover dictionary page and cut it out so it matched the front of the card.
The envelope I simply stamped with some holly using the Dylusions “Christmas Borders” set.
This little birdy will flutter into the following challenges:
As I observed the little brown spearow from the warmth of the Guild Hall, I was lucky enough to see a hawk try to eat the poor thing. The spearow whipped out a large spear and threw it right at the hawk’s neck, bringing the potential killer down. Perhaps we could learn some fighting skills from this mysterious feathered creature.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~