Tuesday, 10 September 2019

A partridge in a pear tree

Hello crafty friends! Judging from all the new Christmas stamps and Christmas cards that are popping up all over blogland, it's safe to say that it will be Christmas before you know it. So here I am with another Christmas card.

The lovely Jingle Belles are asking for a card to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. I didn't think I had an appropriate stamp in my collection, but then I found this Partridge in a Pear Tree freebie from Beccy's Place in the digital files section on my computer ... as well as more 12 Days of Christmas freebies on Beccy's blog. Just sayin'...

I printed the images onto some Neenah cardstock and then decided on a whim to break in my new Spectrum Noir ColourTint pencils. They were on offer a while back and I was attracted to the muted colours.

While I was looking for a die to die cut my panel, I found a few previously die cut skinny frames in the package of my SSS Frames dies. I decided to use one of the white frames and used a Copic to make the frame match the colours of my image. To finish off, I stamped a sentiment from an older set by The Cat's Pajamas (after snipping off the 'to be' part) and adhered a few gold sequins.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - 12 days of Christmas

Beccy's Place - Anything goes with a BP image

Colour Crazy - Anything goes with colouring

Polkadoodles - #36 Anything goes

Cute Card Thursday - #598 Anything goes


  1. Pear tree perfection ... so glad you joined us for the 12 days of Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  2. Beautiful 😊 love this image 😊 Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge 😊

  3. A super CAS Christmas creation Marianne.

    B x

  4. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  5. This is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing with us at Polkadoodles, Good luck Fleur xXx

  6. So cute Marianne! I love the narrow scalloped border you added, the shade of red is just fabulous. You did an awesome job colouring the image, your shadows and highlights are wonderful. Great job!

  7. Geen idee dat deze potloden zo'n mooi effect geven. Mooi Mar.
    Liefs Ineke☀️

  8. Oh, lovely! And how cute the bird looks!