Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Yes, I definitely have to agree that the holiday season is the best time of the year, although it is a crazy and hectic one as well.

We finally have a Christmas tree and it's lit up and decorated! My little guy is super excited this year about Christmas--it's adorable and exhausting at the same time. The day we decorated the tree he had to be in the middle of everything--waiting with anticipation to see what would be the next treasure pulled out of the over sized rubber-made storage box. Very cute, but did I mention exhausting too...

When it comes to holiday crafting I find that I have been obsessed with winter birds. It all started with cardinals. I just love their majestic red feathers and especially how their vibrant color contrasts against the bare winter landscape. They are one of natures most stunning ornaments.

This fixation with winter birds actually started last year when I created two sets of paper birds to decorate my Christmas tree.

This year I decided to create a whole series of Christmas cards based on my love of these birds and my fascination with the natural and rustic elements of the season. I used a winter birds stamp set from Inkadinkado along with card stock from Paper trey Ink and patterned papers from Basic grey to create these cards.

Rustic Red Cardinal Merry Christmas Handmade Card

Bronze Cardinal Happy Holidays Handmade Card

Snow Bird Handmade Christmas Card

Owl in The Moon Handmade Christmas Card

Peace on Earth Handmade Christmas Card

Stop by the Moxie Fab World Blog to see some other fabulous card projects that have been inspired by festive little critters.

I hope you enjoy,


Nancy said...

Your cards are absolutely lovely, you've given me some wonderful inspiration!

farmhouse-story said...

wonderful group of cards, tina!

Denice said...

Found your blog from Moxie's and a I've gotta say I LOVE the cards...all of them! Especially the Owl in the Moon...gorgeous!

Happy Holidays!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! One BEAUTIFUL thing after another! LOVE the doves on the tree and your cards are FAB!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,
Found your blog via Moxie Fab.
Great take on the challenge!

Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

Windy Robinson Life Handmade said...

Hi Tina,

Beautiful cards and ornaments!

Lin said...

I'm a bird lover too, and especially at this time of year! Your ornaments and cards are wonderful!! Good luck on the MF challenge!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Tina! Thanks for entering the All Creatures Great & Small Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! Happy holidays! :)