Holiday Birds

There’s lots of Festive fun at AiFactory Challenge this week.The theme is HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS.You don’t need a AIFactory image to join in but there are some freebies if you’d like one of their images.You have until Wednesday 15th December11:59 EST to upload your project.If you’re uploading your project from an online gallery please tag your project with AIF060 so that we can find it easily and  leave you a comment.So stop by the challenge site to check out full details.Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT creations while you’re there!

But that’s not all.To celebrate the new release of the Holiday Celebrations set we’re giving it away as an extra prize.To be in for a chance to win you need to enter the challenge and mention the new set in a blog post including a link back to the AiFactory store.This starts with today’s challenge up until Christmas.

And here’s a sneak peek of what you could win :

This is the image I used to make my card:

You can find these and a lot more in the Holidays & Seasonal Stamps section.

I’ve coloured them using Promarkers and added some Polar White Flower Soft to make the trims on their hats fluffy and to give them some nice crisp snow to stand on.The bow on the velvet ribbon is actually fake.I don’t think you could tie a real one with this stuff very easily so I devised a way of adding one.With my zero sewing skills I made a loop then sewed the two ends together.Next I wrapped some more as tightly as I could around the middle of the loop and stitched it to it.The trick is NOT to cut the ribbon to length first that way you can pull it nice and taut then just snip it off once you’ve finished sewing.

Image : From the Holiday Birdy in a Cage collection at AiFactory
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Mediums : Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft,Memento Dew Drop Ink Paris Dusk
Papers : Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s tale
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Eastern Rounds,Big Shot
Embellishments : Brads from Dovecraft Christmas Brad Tower,Dovecraft Wine Velvet Ribbon

Here are some challenges this is an entry for:

ECP : Christmas
Paper Cutz : Christmas project with two patterned papers
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Stamp Something : Christmas Color Combo
Passion for ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Sundays With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
The Crazy Challenge : All I want for Christmas is you
Whoopsi Daisy : Ribbons and Bows 
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Baby it’s cold outside
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Christmas Cards
Top Tip Tuesday : Use Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown : Clean and Simple
Belli Challenge : Christmas Embellishments/Papers
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Penny’s Challenge : Merry Christmas
Stampavie and more : Christmas
Your Next Stamp : Punches/Die Cuts
Gingerloft Challenge : Bows
Creative Cowgirls Challenge : Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Iris’s Spot : Holiday/Winter
Kort O Mania : Christmas Cards
Let’s Craft and Create : It’s Christmas


Lisa x

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crafty Emma
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:38:36

    Aw such a sweet card, adorable image and love the colours.
    Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge over at PFP.
    Hugs Emma x


  2. Mandy
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 14:21:39

    Hi Lisa, gorgeous image and fabulous card.

    Thank you for joing us at Let’s Craft and Create.

    take care,



  3. Courtney
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 15:42:53

    This is too stinkin’ cute Lisa!! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny’s. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!



  4. jodie
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 16:21:08

    cute card! love the buttons! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!


  5. Jeri
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 17:27:27

    Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.


  6. Avril Tanner
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 18:18:28

    Love the image! Totally adorable card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!


  7. Gro
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 20:08:44

    Great card. Thanks for joining PFP’s christmas challenge :o)


  8. The Crafty Den
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 20:55:53

    Hi Lisa, another gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x


  9. Sue C
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 22:04:55

    Lovely card Lisa, love the image too ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x


  10. Sandi DeFalco
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 23:18:31

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT for Iris’s Spot!


  11. Zoe
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 23:51:43

    Such a cute image!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with Crissy this month. hugs xxoo


  12. Wendy (Purple Crazy)
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 00:41:29

    So cute, great card, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week. xx


  13. Janis
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 01:01:23

    Tweet! Tweet! Great card! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. 🙂 Janis


  14. Robin Parker
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 02:10:13

    Love your designer paper and your cool brads. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.


  15. Tammy Miller
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 02:12:21

    What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy


  16. Janet B
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 03:56:50

    What a great image…love what you did with it. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cowgirls.


  17. Iris
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 06:16:01

    Love it! Cute birds! Great coloring!

    Thanks for joining us at Iris’s Spot!


  18. Michele
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 09:09:03

    Such an adorable card. Love the image you’ve used and the colours also. Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge over at PFP. Hugs Michele x


  19. Lionelsa
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 10:14:31

    Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challange!


  20. Marianne
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 12:55:31

    Such a cute card! Love those little birdies!
    Great layout!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!


  21. coops
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 18:45:11

    gorgeous card lisa.the image is fab and i love the layout.
    thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP.

    xx coops xx


  22. Cammy
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 19:27:43

    What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!


  23. Audrey E.
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 00:57:25

    Fabulous card, love the flower soft and your work on the image is wonderful as well. Nice embellies!! Thanks so much for joining WHOOPSI DAISY and CRAFTY HOs’ challenges this week:)


  24. Mari Harpham
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 02:11:41

    How cute! I love the flowersoft on the hats.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.



  25. Amy Duff
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 02:28:10

    two cute little birdies wishing a very merry holiday! Super adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s for our Merry Christmas card challenge! 🙂 Amy


  26. Maria Matter
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 04:21:57

    too cute Lisa!!!


  27. Linda Cummings
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 00:07:16

    Cute bird card! Thanks for playing along with Your Next Stamp. Linda C


  28. beth
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 03:15:03

    Lisa such a pretty card and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.


  29. Beth aka BR-T
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 16:42:38

    Oh this card is so tweet, I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with the YNS CAS Challenge & have a fantastic Sunday! Beth aka BR-T


  30. Crissy Armstrong
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 04:50:06

    Love the birdies with santa hats on! Thanks so much for playing at my challenge, Sundays With Crissy!


  31. Linda
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 15:10:29

    cute cute card! 😀
    thanks for playing along with us over at kort o mania!
    hugs linda s l


  32. Julie
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 00:47:42

    Gorgeous – such an elegant layout! Thanks for joining us at PFP for our Mega Challenge, Juliex


  33. Joan Ervin
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 03:06:35

    This is such a beautiful card…love the sweet image and all the pretty details you added!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!


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