Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Birds, Belles, & More Presents

With the Jingle Belles theme of "presents" drawing to a close for the first part of January, I had to put together another card.  I had sorted through my stamps and actually have a few with presents on them, but this one called out to me today.  It not only has an owl, but a little cardinal there too.  I stamped it onto a kraft notecard (a Target $spot find) and colored it with my new SU watercolor pencils.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the bows and the star.  And I used the other interpretation of the theme by repurposing the ribbon which was on a gift to me, and the red panel is recycled from the envelope of a card my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson gave me.  

Saturday before it snowed, I noticed a visitor under the suet feeder.  He patiently waited for the morsels that fell to the ground around him as the woodpecker attacked the suet cake above.

Won't you join me and head over to the Jingle Belles to see all the other lovely "presents"?


  1. What great pictures! He seems as interested in you as you were with him! Great card also . . . love that owl!

  2. that is indeed an awesome stamp and so utterly PERFECT for "no time like the presents" at JINGLE BELLES; especially since you've added in recycled presenty bits AND used your new pencils, which were kind of a PRESENT you received!!! <3

    ps: FAB photos of the cardinal... he almost seems to be doing a bird version of the classic de niro impersonation, "you talkin' to ME??!?!" :) :) :)

  3. Awesome coloring ... thanks again for helping us *wrap it up* at jingle belles.

  4. Cute card and a stunning Cardinal in his gorjuss red suit! I was lucky to see a few of these pretty birds when I was in Illinios. So pretty!
    Sunshine, New Zealand

  5. Oh, oh, oh!! I am smiling here so much, both at the sweet card (and I don't even remember seeing that Unity owl) and your amazing photos. Lucky you!!


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