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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Christmas Robin, with Bells On!

Coffee of the Day - Sweet Potato (don't knock it 'til you've tried it - it's so yummy! a sweet buttery caramel flavor with brown sugar and a bit of pecan. oh my gosh, so tasty!)

for those of you who have asked, we have started getting some of these yummy decaf flavors of coffee from The Coffee Fool. every one we have tried so far is just fabulous! they are a little more pricey than other decaf flavors, but well worth it. as much coffee as we drink, it's worth it to spend a bit more on something so tasty. I also buy it on Amazon. life is too short to drink bad coffee. ;)

Well I woke up this morning in a panic because I realized it is the last day of the month and I still hadn't made my card for the Digi Stamps 4 Joy monthly progressive Christmas challenge. bad me! I hurried over to the site to make sure I still had time to get one made today and uploaded. whew.... still a very few hours left. so into the craft room I ran!


I actually like the way this one turned out, since I thankfully had already printed out the Christmas Robin image that was sent. papers are from the Basic Grey Figgy collection, embossing folder is by Tim Holtz, little burlap ribbon piece is May Arts, and flower is one from Hobby Lobby. the berries were topped with distress stickles. I tied some antiqued and distressed jingle bells to the grosgrain bow. the card has such a natural, rustic feel.

thanks so much for stopping by! hope you are having a great week! :)

Challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Ch - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - jingle bells
Winter Wonderland - no sentiment
Holly Jolly Christmas - embossing
Completely Christmas - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch Extra - anything Christmas goes
Jingle Belles - all bundled up (3 or more layers)
Glory of Christmas - bows
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
Glitter 'n Sparkle - ribbon

20 comments:

Sandra van Blaricum said...

I love this one Jennifer!!
Love everything about it!
Hugs,Sandra

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for Completely Christmas challenge 9. x

Cara Malmrose said...

Beautiful Christmas card - The way the year is whizzing by, I think I need to get in gear and start making these myself! TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

What a wonderful Christmas card. I love the image and embellies you used.

Desire Fourie said...

Jennifer this is just gorgeous. So love the ribbon. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of June.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stef H said...

omg! sweet potato coffee! that sounds absolutely scrumptious!!!! i've never seen or heard of it before. may have to try some.

love the card. your papers and colors are fantabulous!!!!

happy thursday!

hugs :)

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Mary said...

Your card is beautiful! Where do I buy Sweet Potato coffee? :)

Mary from NH

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous card! Love your embossed background. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ April challenge!

Linda B (NY Card Lady) said...

I really like this card. I enjoy Christmas cards that are not the norm....really like the robin and the papers you selected to go with it.
Glad you are feeling up to crafting. I enjoy visiting your blog to see your creations and check in with how you are doing.
Continued prayers and good thoughts coming your way.
Linda B

Olga Bester said...

This is lovely. Love the papers you used. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
Hugs from Africa.
Olga DT G'nS

La Papera Gialla said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

SmilynStef said...

Love those beautiful neutral tones with a pop of red ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

Tracey Boley said...

Super card. Love that robin.

Thanks for joining us at g n s

Karen (karey2005) said...

Love the sweet vintage feel! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Meighan Wheller said...

A wonderful Christmas card Jennifer. Love the layout and image. I am not so sure about the coffee but as you said you don't know till you try! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

lauren bergold said...

such a very handsome christmas robin! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Hazel said...

I'm back to thank you for also entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 32: 'bows' with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT x

patty said...

so pretty, thanks for your inspiration for us at the christmas-challenge, best wishes, patty

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the distressing you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

Helen x