Shabby Tea Room Challenge #193

I am excited to be participating in the Shabby Tea Room Challenge again, as they treated me so nicely last time.  
Christmas challenges are tough for me.  I think I only have 1 or 2 Christmas stamp sets.  I learned one year that I really don't like making Christmas cards, at least not the same card over and over.  One year I made 50 of the same card and I hated it.  I am not an assembly line stamper.   So, I generally don't buy Christmas crafting/stamping supplies.  
When my kids were young I would scrapbook Christmas so I have a little bit of Christmas paper but that is it.  Honestly, I love when the season is over and all the stamp companies get back to non-holiday releases.  
I do love Christmas and make almost all of the gifts for friends.  Just not all the craft products.

Anyway, here is the inspiration photo for this week:

We are to use gingham, red, blue and ivory. 
I realized with this inspiration, I don't really do country too well, either.

Here is my card:
 The frame is ivory, although I dry brushed a little white paint on it to "countrify" it a little.
The birdhouse has a little pine bough on it.  That, along with the sentiment and voila, Christmas it is!
Thanks for dropping by,


Dottie said…
love love love your card the bird house and bird heart such detail simple but very pretty a real eye catcher.
Janet D said…
Hi, First time on your blog.....Great picture Ang! I liked the idea of hanging the bird house on a branch.

I have always loved your work!

Tina M said…
Ohh my goodness, I'm head over heels for this little card...DARLING! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!
Lesley Croghan said…
Gasp! I love it! This darling card is super "tweet" and I think the recipient will adore it. Thank you for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!
LeAnne said…
This is ADORABLE! You DO do country well!
Hi Angela! This is such an adorable country shabby card, and SO sweet. I would like to invite you over to Word Art Wednesday to play along with there. Our challenges are always Anything Goes (family friendly) and we offer amazing prizes each week as well. I hope you will play along with us. We'd love to see your sweet creations linked up. Hope to see you soon!
Karen L, Blog Administrator
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