Friday, December 22, 2017

Time Out #99 and FMS#318

I know, I was just here yesterday - but here I am again!  My final entry in a few challenges for 2017...

Time Out Challenge #99 has a twist ... and Freshly Made Sketches #318 had the perfect Sketch for my Twist.  Take a peek:


I have done a little bit of shopping... taking advantage of a few sales from my favorite companies.  I have had two sets in particular on my radar... thankfully I found them both - and on sale?!

The Christmas set called Winter Aviary from Flora and Fauna, and Right at Home's fabulous sentiments from Peace, Love, Joy came together to form the cutest little celebrate-anything card:


I am actually loving the 'less than perfect' stamping on my wood-grain paper ... do you like it?

Now.  get back to work... those cookies don't bake themselves!

<=]  Michele

BTW I used the smallest die from MFT Wonky Squares to create the windows - and little slip of vellum for the window... thank you to Barb G. for the wood-grain paper, and Bobby for the wonderful plaid PP.

23 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Loving everything about your card! Jo x

Joyce said...

Stunning card, Michele. I can smell the cookies baking right now. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

lostinpaper said...

Sooo sweet Michele! Cookies, mmm, now that sounds nice....

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those birdies are tweet tweet tweet! You have a wonderful eye for detail.....the added vellum for the window is perfect!

Shawnna Silvius said...

Super cute card! I love all the colorful birds and the crisp lines. Adorable.

~amy~ said...

Such cute birds! FUN card!

Lynn said...

My sister-in-law is doing the baking :) So I'm happily crafting! Love those sweet little birds.

Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out!

Lisa Elton said...

What a cute little flock you have there! I love the vellum the window, need to remember that. No cookies for me today...caramel corn, LOTS and LOTS of caramel corn!!

Sharron said...

As you might guess I love those sweet little birds, so much fun in your wonderful design! The woodgrain and the plaid make great companions. No company until next weekend so no baking here yet!

Barb Ghig said...

Now that I'm finished baking cookies, I can get back to what I really love to do...Admire your gorgeous creations! Beautiful coloring on these darling birds, Michele! And, I love how you included the white woodgrain paper for your sentiment...it looks great! Not to mention the lovely plaid strip on this card...you nailed it on both challenges, my friend...as always!

TK said...

This is so adorable, Michelle! Love the sweet birds, the scrumptious pp and yes -- you're stamping on woodgrain is awesome!

sandie said...

No kisses for the birds then! I love your take on the sketch and such cutie birds and little less than perfect stamping just proves it is hand made-I never bother about stuff like this-who is perfect! Thanks for joining Time Out and supporting us all this Year-A Merry Christmas my friend x

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card, Michele! Those birds are so sweet and are colored wonderfully. The one looks like he might be gossiping to his friend and the bluebird is making sure no one else is listening. LOL The sheer vellum under the birds is so pretty! LOVE the woodgrain cut piece and lovely plaid. All that to say, I really like your card! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

I'm glad you found what you wanted on sale, Michele. Everything I was looking for was sold out. This is a darling card and I recognized the plaid right off.

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Anita in France said...

Darling little birds, Michele ... wonderful woodgrain and delicious plaid ... and yes, I'm also loving the way the sentiment worked on the woodgrain ... adds to the lovely rustic feel! Joyeux Noël, my friend ... and hugs, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oops, I was concentrating on the delicious aroma of baking cookies, wafting across the Atlantic ... always so happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs (again!), Anita :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thia card is full of warmth and coziness, Michele! Yes, I love your sentiment stamping - it looks like somebody wrote it on a wooden wall with crayon! Homemade cookies sound yummy! Hideko

Cat Craig said...

Darling! Cookies...I gave mine all away...maybe I do need to get back into that kitchen!

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE the little birds!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wonderful, wintery celebration card Michele. I love those funlittle birds sitting in their woodgrain window. Their colors go so well with the terrific plaid paper. And yes, I love the way the sentiment on the woodgrain looks! We always love it when you play with us at Time Out!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

So much to love here! Plaid is so awesome (even though I don't use it nearly enough) and I love how you've got these birds clearly having a conversation of some kind! That sentiment is on my radar (thanks for reminding me to put it on my wish list) and I do love how it looks a little imperfect on the textured paper. Merry (belated) Christmas to you. And sincere wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

PJ said...

Beautiful Birdie Card. Love the layout too.