Friday, June 16, 2017

CCAYR Mid-Month Inspiration Time Again!

Howdy friends!  It's the middle of the month again (JUNE!!!), and that means it's time for the CCAYR Christmas Belles to give you some inspiration for this month's House/Cottage theme.  Here is mine:

I decided I wanted to make this birdhouse card again, just like the one posted here.  No cardinal this time...I am having an issue with my Silhouette software not recognizing my machine on the new desktop, so I had to dig out this Studio G bird stamp.  Stamped it in Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink, and punched out a small heart.  Leandra (my DD), said that I should stamp the word "home" in the bird house opening and place the heart underneath it to convey the message that "home is where the heart is."  Pretty clever of her, I think!  Used the Martha Stewart branch punch to make something for the bird to rest on outside the house.  The woodgrain embossing folder is from Darice.  Added Snow-Tex to the roof of the birdhouse, and some holly leaves and berries for some holiday décor above the opening. 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #30:  ATG or optional Fur, Fluff, Feathers or Fins theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge:    Anything Christmas or optional snowman theme
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
Crafting by Designs:  Things with Wings
Simon Says Wednesday:  Emboss it
Crimbo Crackers #134:  Shaped Card
Mix It Up #2:  ATG with optional "Sgtamping" twist
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with optioanl "tree" twist
That's all for tonight!  Thanks for stopping by...make sure you visit the CCAYR blog to check out all of the DT creations, and to join in!
God Bless,


  1. Hello Marie… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes (with the optional theme of Fur, Fluff, Feathers Or Fins) challenge. Your Christmas Birdhouse card is wonderful… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  3. Great project
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  4. Fantastic project,gorgeous design...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DTx

  5. Gorgeous bird house.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Wonderful Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  7. Oh wow, that's amazing. Love all the detail and especially the snow covered roof. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas Challenge.

  8. Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  9. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining in at Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again soon!

  10. I'm sorry I've been a terrible bloggie friend, Marie! I had such fun and gathered all kinds of wonderful inspiration scrolling back through all your posts to find this sweet birdhouse card! I had to come directly here to thank you in person (as it were) for sending me this for Christmas! The photo above does NOT do it justice!! Have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year and hopefully I'll be able to visit more in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell



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