congratulations you charming bird :)

Hello everyone! The holidays are so near. I can't believe it. Mike and I braved the stores yesterday to do some last minute Christmas shopping. We considered the trip successful for two reasons. 1. We actually finished our shopping. 2. Our car only got hit by a shopping car once. Haha! :) Anyways, on to the card! I made this card using this charm that I made a while back:I used alcohol inks to create a marbleized background on a Tim Holtz charm. You can read about it on this post here. :)
I decided to create a simple background for the charm so that it would stand out, so I stamped this Hero Arts design block in Versamark on kraft (one of my favorite looks). I stamped a quick sentiment in the corner, and then tied 5 colors of twine around the card and through the charm. I love that the colors of the twine pick up the different colors on the charm!

Don't forget about the awesome Torendi stuff going on here and here! Buy something on sale and possibly come to the CHA trade show! Eeek! It is going to be such a blast!

Also, I wanted to thank Cath over at Moxie Fab World for featuring my card in the Christmas in the Old Country challenge. It was such a fun challenge! If you haven't checked out Moxie Fab World before, you totally need to! Endless inspiration!
Card stock: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm)
Stamps: Hero Arts (dots and flowers, all ocassion messages, hello birdie)
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Adirondack (pitch black), Ranger Archival Ink (jet black), Ranger alcohol inks (wild plum, stream, lettuce, denim, terra cotta, bottle), Ranger mixative (pearl)
Twine: Martha Stewart, Papertrey Ink
Etc:Ranger alcohol ink blending solution, Tim Holtz Fragments (charms), Ranger ink applicator and felt, crystal effects (as a glue)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,


  1. Cool pendant girl!!!! Love your card!

  2. Very cute Kelly! I love the charm! Way cute!

  3. Very cool pendant! Love your card!

  4. That IS one charming bird. :D And congrats on the shopping success!!

  5. YOur pendant is so pretty I think I'd have to take it off the card and WEAR it! Beautiful work as always!

  6. Your charm is FAB! I am definitely going to have to try that after the holidays! :> Love how you tied it off with all the different colors of floss atop a simple, but graphic background.

    Glad you survived the Christmas rush....hope there isn't much of a marking left after the stray shopping cart! :> Merry Christmas!

  7. This card is terrific the charm is so cool! Beth

  8. This is so pretty! Love that charm... It almost looks like stained glass! :)

  9. Cute cute Kelly! That charm is awesome!! Congrats on the Moxie Fab win... that is too cool! I saw that and meant to email you... sorry I didn't but.. I was happy for you! :) Does that count?

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