Friday, October 29, 2010

Fred She Said - Wintery Chickadee

Hi Friends. Today I have a card that I made using Tracey's Winter Chickadee from the Fred She Said collection. You can find this image here. Tracey designed the Christmas Bird Series that includes these Chickadees, a Cardinal, and a pair of Robins. They are so beautiful. I encourage you to check them out.

This is my card with the matching envelope. The berry branches and pine cones are from Martha Stewart that I picked up last year in her Christmas collection. They go beautifully with this image. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, a Spellbinders label die, rhinestones, ribbon, stickles and the Noel sentiment is a Recollection sticker. My paper is DCWV Christmas stack.This is the inside of my card. I repeated the matching Chickadee images and Martha Stewart PATP. What a fun card inspired by the beauty of nature.

My son Ryan gave me a terrible scare. He came home from Baseball Saturday night with a horrible bug bite on his face. We put some anti-biotic cream on it and covered it. Well, a few days go by and he is not getting over it. He called us from school saying something was wrong, he was sweating profusely and not doing anything and that his "bug bite" was hot and really swollen. So we got him into the Doctor's right away and he was diagnosed with MRSA. This is scary to me as my Mother almost lost her thumb from this super staph infection. With this being on Ryan's face-you can image how I felt!!! We got an anti-biotic and have been irrigating this wound with peroxide 3 times a day. In a couple days it is starting to look so much better. God is good to us! My Mother took 6 months to get over hers. So that was my drama for the week. Thanks for stopping by and listening to me prattle here. Hope you are having a great week!

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Lisa Foster said...

Oh HOW GORGEOUS! These are both so beautiful! The PATP looks perfect! (I need PATP for Dummies...I just have the hardest time...but you've inspired me to try it again! Thanks!)

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Beautiful!!! TFS!! I really like how you did the inside of your card too!!! Such a pretty image and beautifully laid out!!
:D Sarah


LOVE LOVE the bird Christmas card ! Chickadee's are my favorite birdie.
It's good that your son's infection is healing. One just doesn't know how bad bug bites are.

Love crafts forever said...

Everething with the wings is beautiful to me.
Stunning card. You can enter at Stampin with the Dragon, challenge just started. Hugs. Nataliya.

Mary J said...

OMG, this is amazing! What a beautiful image - gotta check them out!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and I hope you'll be able to play along at our next challenge tomorrow!

Joanne Travis said...

Your chickadees are gorgeous! Exquisite cards, Carol.

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, I can't image what a scare that must have been for you, your son, and your entire family!! I'm so glad that he's on the mend and it appears he'll be OK. Thank goodness you caught it in time. Wow, extremely scary.

Your chickadee card is utterly delightful. Chickadees are my mom's favorite birds. (Do you remember when CB radios were all the rage back in the 70s? We traveled by car a lot then and kept a CB radio with us for safety. My mom's call sign was "Chickadee.") Anyway, this is just beautiful. I love all of your details, especially your stitching, your pinecones, and that terrific MS loops PATP (which I *finally* have for myself!!). Thanks for sharing this wonderful project :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous carol.
love your birds and your coloring is soo great.
beautiful colors too.

greetings karin

kaos said...

Such a cute card - love the image!
Best wishes to your son - hope he's alright soon!

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Whimcees said...


This is a gorgeous card! I love it! As always, the inside is a wonderful as the outside and the envelope is also! :<)

Wishing you a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!


Barbara Diane

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow, Carol! These cards are amazingly gorgeous!!!

Michelle Pearson said...

Simply GORGEOUS Carol....I just love seeing your creations....this is perfection!

Lauretta See said...

beautttttttttiful!!! i love it. great job ! Thank you for participating in our challenge at CRAFT YOUR PASSION :) GOOD LUCK!

carol said...

What a stunning card,just beautiful,thanks so mush for joining us at southern girls

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Carol!! GORGEOUS creations!! I love that beautiful chickadee!! Stunning coloring and fabulous layout girl!! Hope you have a Happy Halloween!! HUGS

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning! I am loving your style! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

marsha said...

Carol, this is totally gorgeous! What dyanamic colors and the MS PATP is perfect, - great design! Glad your son is doing better, MRSA is certainly scary!

Marlene said...

Oh. WOW. STUNNING!! I'm speechless. This is really the prettiest card I've seen all morning so far.

cardmaking bird said...

Wow!!!!! This really is sooooo beautiful. I LOVE what you've done with this image. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Marie x