Thursday 1 July 2021

Peace to All Creatures for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #36 for July 2021


For my July challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to use some stamps, dies and stencil from my La-La Land Crafts stash by the wonderful Irina.

Here is my card:

I chose A Little Note Clear Stamp Set which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have then die cut the little birds out using the corresponding A Little Notes Outline Die. The stamp set I received as part of the Spring Box, but was released in the April 2021 Release, then just after the reveal, we could buy the dies with a discount!

I have coloured the birds with the following Copics markers:
  • R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, 100, clear Wink of Stella
I have then die cut a birdhouse and some of the flowers in red and a pale chipboard card stock using the Large Birdhouse die, also from La-La Land Crafts.

I have stencilled a tree with leaves and flowers using Tree in Bloom and gathered twigs, twisted citron, mowed lawn and picked raspberry Distress Oxide inks (it is the first time I have used them!) on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and then adhered the birdhouse, flowers and birds on to the card.
Then I have stamped a sentiment from Tweet Tidings by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI on to a piece of X-Press It Blending card and then die cut it using the Pennant Banner die from Close to My Heart, but it looks like it is discontinued. After stamping, I have smoodged twisted citron and tumbled glass Distress Oxide inks on to the banner to give it some colour. I adhered the sentiment banner to the card, in amongst the branches.

Here are some close ups of the birds and then the card without the sentiment banner:

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the La-La Land Crafts blog as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 31st of July, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of July to find out the winners of Challenge #35.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge July #7 - July Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB # 51 - July Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Aperture (I have one in the birdhouse!)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #522 - need to take inspiration from the yummy looking cupcake below!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful make hun, who doesn't love a cardinal at Christmas?!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Lovely creation with so many fab elements! So glad you joined us for our Christmas Cuties Challenge at Christmas with the Cuties!

  3. What a beautiful card!! Your coloring on those birds is BREATHTAKING!! I wish I could detail like that!!! Lovely design. Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

    Nora DT
    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

  4. Another gorgeous card.
    Thank you for playing along the cupcake inspiration challenge. Anila DT

  5. Cute card, thanks for joining us @ CWTC.
    Sue x