My card went to the delightful Gail (Crafty Nomad) in Norway, one of the administrators of the challenge, who loves cardinals (I didn't know this ahead of time).
Supplies: Paper - Neenah white; Paper Studio Gifts of Gold,
Christmas Basics & glitter card;
BoBunny Merry & Bright; Spellbinders white A2 card
Stamps - Hero Arts Vintage Post (retired)
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Set;
Hero Arts Tag Frames Infinity Dies & Vintage Post to
match the bird stamp (Frantic Stamper has that die set HERE);
Impression Obsession Pine Branch;
Other - Copic markers; Hero Arts gems
December's challenge offered a 5x5 tic-tac-toe board! I chose the bottom row. For gold, I have gold gems and foil lines in the patterned label paper, plus my glitter cardstock is gold. My stamp is the cardinal which also met the bird requirement and I have red snowflake paper as the background.
I received this fabulous card from dear Jo (Just a Dotty Pudding), the other challenge administrator. Poor Jo was left wondering over Christmas if I'd rec'd her card. I was visiting my parents for the holidays and came home on December 30th to a lovely stack of holiday mail, including her card! I just love that cute Santa & the fun tag - thanks Jo!! Sorry for the dark photo but you can see it in better light on Jo's blog HERE.
I thank Gail and Jo for all their hard work in 2021 on this fun card chain challenge!! Want to play? You have until 1/6/22 to sign up for the January chain HERE. It's wonderful to send and receive a handmade card each month! I especially love reveal day because I enjoy seeing all the different ways people go with their creations - so inspiring!!
Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!
What a stunning card and how lucky that the red cardinal proved to be one of Gails favourite birds. Jo's card is really great too xx
Happy New Year, Linda! Your CCC card is wonderful. The cardinal is so pretty.
A lovely combination of colors, patterns, and texture! Happy 2022!
I nearly did that row Linda! You’ve made an absolute beauty with it, love the cardinal and the little touches of gold!
What a great design, Linda! Love the cardinal!
Happy New Year to you! Your card is totally gorgeous, and thanks for your kind words about my little effort. Both Gail and I really appreciate all your kinds words about our challenge blogs. We enjoy doing the different challenges, but only because lovely people like you play along! Thanks for being a link in our chain again, Jo x
You managed to create the perfect card for Gail. It's a very special surprise when you find something in your envelope that you particularly love.
Two wonderful designs, Linda - I love your mix of products and those reds surely do brighten up the dull days at this time of year! Happy New Year, my friend!
Beautiful card Linda. It's delightful.
Love the cardinal card you made & a what a sweet one from Jo!
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