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Day 11 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas: Another Cardinal Card

This will be a short post today…I don’t have the head to type today. My Father in Law passed away yesterday. As many of you know, my Mother in Law passed on Halloween, just a few short weeks ago. Losing her has been hard enough…but to lose both of them know has just sent my head spinning. We are doing our best to cope, but it’s been 4 extremely difficult months for my family.

I decided to bring you another Cardinal card today. I thought that it was fitting. And it’s another easy card to make. Hope you like it.


The focal images were stamped by repeating the holly leaves and the berries over and over. The single cardinal is sweet, and kind of majestic to me. I loved the gingham paper with these images too.


The lighting is pretty crummy…sorry about that…but you get the idea of what it’s looks like, right? I added 4 topaz colored rhinestones to the corners for a little more pop.

Now please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, posted on my sidebar. And be sure to check back here tomorrow…there will be another awesome Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop! This time we will be featuring some rad digis from Tellen’s Place, one of our fabulous sponsors this month over on the forum. Have an inspiring day!

Don - CD2 196


ldfdesign said…
you are amazing! to have a project up after what you've been through! the hollies look like one big stamp, great job!
DonnaMundinger said…
Oh hon, I'm so sorry for your loss! Hard enough any time, but during the holidays... Beautiful card, sometimes crafting is cathartic. The wreath is an eternal symbol and the cardinal always is a bright warm spot during the winter's chill. Seems very fitting. My thoughts are with you and your family. xxD
Alex said…
Alison- your card is stunning and the combination beautiful.

The picture of your wedding is even more lovely. Lots of big hugs for you and your entire family. I wish I could do something for you from here. If you think of ANYTHING, please tell me.
deniserows said…
ahoy...sometimes crafting is the cathardic that we need. hugs to you and yours.
if you turned the oval sideways and moved the cardinal would the photo fit in the card as a frame?
Carol said…
my thoughts to you and your family during this time!
Steph said…
Beautiful card!

So sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my thoughts, take care ~steph
Jane said…
So sorry for your loss my throughts go to you and your family.

Your card is stunning
Luv Jane xxx
TMCPhoto said…
So sorry to hear about your families loss of both your mother in law and father in law. My thought are with you.

Your card is simply lovely
CraftyMomOf2 said…
alison - love and blessings are being sent your way honey...

My thoughts are with you and your family in this sad time. Take care
DK Spins said…
Oh Alison, my heart goes out to you and your family for the losses you've endured recently. The card is so pretty, I just love cardinals. Anyway, thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

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