Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Trimming the Tree......FMS165, MM137






Decorating this sweet tree was a snap using washi tape! Then that delightful cardinal came along and offered to add the tinsel - an offer I couldn't refuse!  We will be getting our own Christmas tree this week...........now if I could just get another cardinal or two to help me with the tinsel.......




I adore this sketch by Cindy Lovell this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!
                                                

Merry Monday's Christmas challenge this week is to use a bird - or two - on your holiday card.

                                               

30 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is adorable...and anyone who uses SU's silver or gold baker's twine KNOWS about tinsel...."embrace the fray", in other words! GREAT way to use it! I could use a couple of those birds myself!

~amy~ said...

this is so sweet!

Brian King said...

Love this, Linda! What a super-sweet image!

stampwithamyk said...

Too cute! I love the little cardinal with the tinsel. He adds the perfect touch!!

Mike said...

What a clever card! Love the patchwork design with the random decorations. The bird is adorable!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I love the sweet striped washi tree. Beautiful, Linda!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda this is fantastic! love the angle of the washi tapes, the star in middle.. and look at the light peeking out of the bottom...but the cardinal wth the tinsel is the cutest ever! hugs.

Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, Linda, you always add the most fun touches to your cards! The tiny bit of tinsel was perfect. We made some Washi Trees at a class last night, so fun! I have a lot of cardinals here…want me to send some your way? :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Precious, Linda! Love that tinsel in the beak.

Karren said...

Love your modern take on a Christmas tree - a washi tape tree is so cool! And the bird with tinsel is such a cute and perfect touch.

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, at first I didn't see that the cardinal was helping to decorate the beautiful tree. Didn't that happen in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer too? And washi tape on a tree is an idea I can definitely wrap my head around.

Patti said...

Washi tape!! ingenious!! and your little bird helper is adorable : )

Patti

Monika Reeck said...

How sweet tree you made Linda and that bauble in red and also the bird in red and the star in red soo sweet christmas card and I love the color combo and the splatter on your card..adorable take on the sketch...
I am lucky being the first participant on the challenge this time..would you mind to visiting me back and I would be soo happy if you could leave me some love too..hugs,Monika

Jen Timko said...

Washi tree, tinsel...seriously, your creativity knows no bounds! Fabulous!

Rita Wright said...

Great idea to make a Washi tree! I always forget about that stuff. Fun card!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh! You are still the most innovative and clever card designer that I know! The cardinal with the tinsel is brilliant (and cute, too!).

Michelle Gleeson said...

Crisp, clean classic design and then my eye catches the off center paper piercing. Brillant!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a fab card,Linda!! The splatters,the beautiful tree,the awesome colors...so beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Love this ... great CAS design xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE the fresh look of this Linda! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

Claire Creates Cards said...

Oh my, look at that little bird decorating the tree made of washi tape! How clever! I just adore this sweet card! XX

Jen Brum said...

This is such a sweet card Linda! I love the wash tape tree! The cardinal with the tinsel is such a great idea and so fabulous! Perfect for the holidays!

Liz Bailey said...

This is an awesome card. It's clean, simple and I love the tinsel and the washi tape ideas. Clever.

Greta said...

Love this beautiful card! What a great use of Washi tape!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ah washi tape! I thought you'd cut strips of DSP! What a fabulous effect it gives - great festive card Linda!

Stampingcountry said...

Such Sweetness! Love the lights hanging from the bottom.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Linda, I love all these cute details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

I love your Washi Christmas tree, Linda! What a clever cardinal helping to trim the tree! Love that bit of tinsel! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors and the simplicity! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Kim S said...

Totally charming tree!