ATSM Challenge #153 – Holiday

Hi! Welcome to Wednesday! Ready for a new challenge at ATSM?Addicted to Stamps and More!We are up to our HOLIDAY challenge this week. You can make anything you like as long as it has a holiday theme. Please check our rules before entering our challenge. Your project must be related to some kind of holiday – it could be Christmas, Easter, Valentine, Summer Vacation, National Holiday, whatever it is – you need to tell us!
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I decided to make a Christmas card.
Slide2Sponging, water-coloring, heat embossing, coloring and stamping all went into this little birdie card!
I really really like this sweet Finch on Pine digital stamp provided by this week’s sponsor!
Finch on Pine
I used a couple of photos as inspiration.
Carduelis pinus CT7.jpg

“Carduelis pinus CT7” by Cephas – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

Pine Siskin Photo

I’m going to play this first card over at The Male Room’s Challenge #14 – Theme – Song Title (Silent Night),  SSS Monday’s Anything Goes and I’d like to play over at City Crafter’s Week #27:Woodland Animals.
Here’s another version of a card made with the same image.
IMG_6025edited I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge! Be sure to stop by the blog to see all of the inspiration from the rest of the team and to play along.
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36 thoughts on “ATSM Challenge #153 – Holiday

  1. Oh this is just lovely! I think the image is beautiful and it works beautifully with the song title. So sorry to be so late commenting (summer holiday!), thanks so much for playing along with our Song Title challenge at The Male Room. Deborah x

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  2. Such a pretty card and I love all the texture and the embossed background ~ really lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂

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  3. Wow, Melissa, you’ve worked magic with this image, creating cards that are absolutely beautiful and wonderfully festive. Your colouring is truly impressive!

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  4. Such a pretty holiday card! I love the embossing and added sparkle. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle


  5. Wowwww Melissa
    your coloring the Bird so funtastic
    I adore that colored bird and the background looks awesome too
    may I ask you how many cards in a day do you made sweety
    I see you around on many challenges and all with beautiful adorable cards
    See you around teamie
    Hugs, Monika (ATSM Teamie)

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    • Hi Monika! I tend to go in spurts. This past Monday is a good example. My husband is on vacation and he took my children to Tripsdrill and I stayed home. So, I did laundry, stewed some chickens, did some other chores, listened to a sermon by Alistair Begg, watered my garden, took some photos of the garden and, listened to some music watched some MFT Summer School Videos on YouTube and made a bunch of cards! I made/finished 9 in all. I’m sending you an email with more information. 🙂


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