I searched through my Christmas stash looking for something to suit the brief...No luck there.
I looked through all my stamps...no luck again. I then though perhaps I might have golden rings in my Wedding themed embellishments...nada again.
Things were looking desperate...I thought I might have to hand draw 3 french hens!!! Oh my!
Just when I had given up and was further pawing through my embellies to create card kits for an up coming card crop...I found it! The perfect embellishment...two turtle doves! I nearly fell off my chair...I just needed to look through that Wedding section a little more carefully. These little birds were part of a 12 x 12 scrapbook page...the type you cut apart into little rectangles and use them for Project Life or something.
Here is a wee close up of the turtle doves...I never knew what they actually looked like till now! This photo more accurately depicts the stickles look IRL!
When it came time to fit the sentiment on, I was truly stumped...I had used up all the best spots with my other embellies. I finally decided to make it look like the Christmas tree skirt!
Card base and envelope - square white card from my stash.
Design paper - MME All Is Bright, from my stash
Card Stock - Kraft snippets from my stash
Tag and turtle doves - Cosmo Cricket, Ever After Elements from my stash (VOS, as is from 2009)
Pointsettia, Iy, and Christmas tree - K and Co from my stash
Canvas - cross stitch aida cloth picked up at the annual garage sale at the lake RV resort
Pearl Brad - from my stash
Die Cut - Spellbinders Fantastic Florals Two (corner die)
Sentiment - Can't remember the name and can't locate the package at the moment! Hangs head in shame...
Stickles - lashings of stardust stickles
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
3. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas
4. CHNC - must be Christmas
5, Sugar Creek Hollow - #72 Birds of a feather
6. Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
7. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
8. Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas
9. Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Birds
10. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Christmas