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Dec 8, 2009

Inspired by the "12 days of christmas" - DTC36

Happy Tuesday all!!
Hope everyone is doing great and enjoys this holiday season! I am all set, presents are just about all bought and my tree is up and looks pretty :-) Just have lots of wrapping to do now.

Today's card is for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Our hostess Lorraine chose an awesome challenge for us, to make a card inspired by a Christmas verse or carol. So much fun!!

My first song choice was "Jingle Bells" and I really wanted to make a card inspired by "Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh". But, since my husband didn't get a chance to draw me a "one horse open sleigh" image and I could not find one online, I thought of my "lovebirds on a branch" image and immediately had the "12 days of christmas" song in mind.

I did minimal coloring with Stampin Up markers and copics. Used the Martha Stewart branch punch and some red brads for a christmassy feel. I also added frosted lace stickles to some of the branches to make it look cold.
My designer paper is from Stampin Up from a couple of years ago. Card stock is white and sage shadow.

I layered the image on a paper doily. To finish off the card I added some ribbon, sentiment on the tag and cuttlebugged corners with charms on each one.

This image is available in my etsy store, and right now if you buy 3 images you can choose 2 additional images for free.

This card also fits the challenge at this week's cupcake craft challenge with a similar theme "Sing a christmas carol".

Ok, that's it for today, if you're up for a fun challenge why not join us at digital tuesday for a chance to win some digis from my store the Digital Stamp Oasis.


ribenaruby said...

Beautiful! Love this adorable image, will be joining in again.

Maria Matter said...

Ellie, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Have a great day!
blessings, Maria

dolls like us said...

ZI love your little doves.

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful

Kim Dellow said...

Just beautiful Ellie. Kim

Stampin' Meg said...

Really stunning ,Ellie!

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. I love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Such a beautiful card and great take on the theme! Love the branches! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge!
Shelly ;)

iReneM said...

I adore this card...just delightful :-)
The branches and brads add a big 'wow' to the lovely image.

Thank you, Ellie, for visiting me and your nice comment

Faith S. said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love the colors! So pretty!