Saturday, 25 May 2013

Spear-Head the Season

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 ~

19 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Loe how your ribbon was used as a disguise ... wouldn't want a witchy holiday :) so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous representation of our theme thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab Christmas card and what a brilliant use of an old Dictionary! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Buttons Challenge. Good luck in the draw and look forward to seeing some more of your designs in our future challenges! Hugs Susan x

Hazel said...

Super cards - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Reflective Art Studio said...

Hope it warms up for you. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge and sharing you talents with us this week.
Hope to see you again very soon.
sarinda

dutchstamptramp said...

Your card made me smile! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

Diane said...

Smashing christmas card sweetie !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

Good luck !!

hugs Diane xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Pauline
x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute image & great layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week & Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Dora said...

This is so cute, I love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Jennifer LaVite said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for playing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Rose said...

awe that little birdie make me smile :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card l like your colour choices think its a great colour combination and your card is brilliant so lovely too that you joined our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Lori said...

Awwww...super cute!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :D

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Critter challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Margaret said...

LOL! Love that cute image. Great dp and layout. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

Tamie said...

Awesome image and colors. What a great time for a Christmas card. WTG!! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing week!

france papillon said...

such a cute card with lots of balance between the elements!
thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer challenge :)

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, that sweet little santa bird is just tooooooooooo cute and i love♥LOVE♥love that the inside of the card & the envelope are decorated too! thanks for joining our ribbon rendezvous at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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