Thanks For All You Do

Hey everyone!
Time for a new challenge at Meljen's Designs!  This weeks theme is Thank You.  Since I opened the gates on the Christmas cards yesterday, I figured I should keep with that theme a bit.  The Christmas type supplies have been sitting on my desk for weeks now, and my little pile of completed Christmas cards grows a little more each day, but I held off sharing them just because I wasn't ready for that season to be here yet.

But with the snow on the ground and the wind so cold your blood freezes...I figured it was time.  So for my card this week, I kept with the feeling of the holidays.
I used this super adorable image from Meljen's Designs called Cozy Little Chickadees.  I just adore this image.  They are so cute and snug together...and who can resist Chickadees!  The image has been colored in with my ShinHan markers and cut out with an oval die.  For the little snow piles on the branch, I "painted" on some embossing paste and covered it with some sparkly embossing powder before heat setting it so that it bubbled just a little.  It adds some fun texture and shine to the whole image.

Overall, this card is pretty simple.  The poinsettia came together super quick.  I just had to sit around and wait for it to completely dry before I could add it to my card.  I coated the strands of twine with some star dust stickles as more waiting for that to dry.  Took quite a while, but in the end was totally worth it all!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps and More #122-Make Your Mark
    Crafting When We Can #82-Use Your Markers
    Divas by Design-Let it Snow
    Fussy and Fancy #127-Pairs or Two of a Kind
    Penny's Paper Crafty #204-Anything Goes

Be sure to swing by Meljen's Designs and join in our fun challenge!  Remember you don't have to use a Meljen's image, but you get a double entry if you do!!  Oh and don't forget about their sale!  You can read all about it in my post here.

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Lovely creation! Delighted to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  2. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  3. Your little Chickadees are so cute and you've colored them beautifully, Emily! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  4. Gorgeous card, those birds are so cute. Love the design of your card. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge over at Penny's paper crafty and good luck. Jennifer (DT member)

  5. Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

  6. Super cute card. Love the image you've used. Awesome.

    Thanx for playing along at CWWC this fortnight :)

  7. so gorgeous emily.i love the birds and your design and poinsettia are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Lovely card with those adorable loving birds...thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  9. This is such a cute image and a beautifully designed card.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Fussy and Fancy!

    Happy crafting!

    - Millazin, F&F DT