Saturday, December 5, 2009

OCC Inspiration Challenge - 4 Calling Birds

Last week, I got an email from the very talented Jenny Gropp from One Krafty Kat asking me if I wanted to be a guest stamper on the Our Creative Corner (OCC) today. My first reaction was "Who me???" and then "OH YES, I WOULD" and then ... I got nervous! :) LOL! This is a site that I got introduce to through the many eye popping creations by Jenny Gropp and it has become one of my favorite inspirational sites!

The OCC challenge today is an inspiration challenge where the fabulous hostess, Jenny Gropp, is asking us to create a project using a line from the last verse of the "12 Days of Christmas Song" :) - how clever is that? For my take on this OCC challenge, I decided to use the line that seems more catchy to me: "Four calling birds". :)

For the garland frame card, I used my darling Cricut and A Child's Year cartridge. This cartridge has some very nice frame shape cards in addition to fonts and silhouettes. I then used a Martha Stewart branch punch to add some green to the garland; really like the dimension it adds. These CUTE birdies are from Hero Arts Holiday Doves; they make the perfect calling birds, providing some much needed assistance decorarting the tree. I added some yellow and pink pebbles to act as blinking lights on the garland :)

This was such a FUN challenge! Totally enjoyed myself making this card! One more card done and a few many to go :) But if you need some inspiration, you may want to check out the Our Creative Corner (OCC) today.

xmas tree - Hero Arts Laughter & Merriment
birdies - Hero Arts Holiday Dove
garland frame card - cut at 5 3/4'' using Cricut A Child's Year Cartridge
DCWV Texture paper, K&Company Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist paper
Martha Stewart branch punch
M's pebbles
Vesafine Onyx Black


Wendy J. said...

Wonderful card, Carol! You really did great with the challenge! I love your 4 calling birds! Thanks for being our guest designer!

Jenny Gropp said...

Carol!!! You are too kind! I was thrilled to have you with us this week!!! You made the cutest card -- I love those little birdies especially your creative garland!! A knockout totally cheerful Christmas card!!!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful card you created! How cheerful - gets me right in the spirit!

Armie said...

O*M*G* Carol, this is beautiful my friend!! Can't believe I'm missing so much in here...what??? Really, I think you definitely did the 12 Days of Christmas song justice!! Thanks for eye candy and, really, this rocks!! :o)

Tracy said...

Girl this is beautiful and such a well deserved honor!! Woo-hoo!!!!

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