My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Pippi Merry Christmas with Freebie

Christmas Happens All Year (when it's in your heart) (smile!)

I could not pass up the fun, eclectic Christmas bird freebies on Kajsan's Blog.  I've used one of her birdies on 4 cards, each slightly different:

Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, and distress inks, these were so cute and fun to color!

Just looking at her birds makes me happy!

Would you like another Christmas Freebie? My gift to you - Arrangements of the same sentiment for use on the inside or outside of your projects. Please do not sell the Sentiments. Use on any of your projects, including projects involving any design teams you might be on.

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Products: Embossing Folder by Craft Essentials Diamond Tiles, Kajsan's freebie Pippi Digital Stamp, Dies: SB Labels 5 die and TH Garden Greens. Paper: SU pattern paper, SU celery green cardstock, SU Rose Red cardstock, white cardstock, Other: PrismaColor Pencils and Gamsol, Distress inks (Fire Brick and Victorian Velvet), MS Lace Heart Edge Punch, Washi Tape

I would like to play in the following challenges please:

  1. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #598 Christmas 5/27
  2. Fezziwigs Festive Frolics #May 12 "Let's Get Sentimental" 5/24 (sep post T3)
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #542 Anything Christmas 5/21
  4. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #94 Anything Christmas 5/23 (sep post)
  5. Merry Little Christmas Challenge #34 Anything Christmas 5/31 (sep post)
  6. Cards for Gals #147 Things With Wings (I used birds) 6/2
  7. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2120 AG 5/24 (sep post)

Thanks for popping by to see my Pippi bird!


Jackie T said...

Hi Donna your cards are gorgeous. I love that cute birdy. Thank you for the freebies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Super set of Christmas cards Donna! The little birdie is adorable- love the colours- so pretty together- and the beautiful designs.
Thanks for the lovely freebies!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hello Donna Dear! Oh I love your cards, colored so gorgeously and you've varied the colors masterfully! I could gaze for hours! Love your embossed strips and you even managed to get Martha's heart punch in there, too. Thank you so much for the Christmas sentiments! I never think about needing a variety until I do a card, then I'm dang, I wish I had bigger or more of a sentiment for the inside. This will get used! Hugs and hope you are having good days! XOX

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna ooooo I love that cute image he makes you smile such a wonderful festive colourful creation ACE make
lorraine x

Stampsnob. said...

So fun Like the pink instead of red . This is a happy card............Lis

Donna said...

This image is just adorable, like how you made 4 similar but different cards with it! Nice start on Christmas. Thanks for the lovely freebie and the link to this cute bird.

Tracie said...

What adorable cards. Anyone would be lucky to get one for Christmas. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so cute with that darling little bird. And, thanks for the freebie too! I so appreciate that. Take care and have a great weekend.

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Love the Christmas bird.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

o these are gorgeous Donna love how you coloured them fab
Gr Karin

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Donna, such a cute stamp and great colour choices, thank you for the sentiments and for the link to the free stamps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bunny said...

As soon as I saw these Christmas birds I remembered them from years ago. They are so cute and you've colored them beautifully. They are fun images. [Bunny]

Lori m said...

Gorgeous adorable Happy Christmas Birds, I really like the papers and color The diecut so pretty, and awesome. Thank you also for the beautiful sentiment, hugs, Lori m

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow, that round birdie is adorable! Love what you have created and how everything looks so hi-lighted! These are very Merry!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautful Christmas cards Donna and love these birds have used them a few times.Great papers and thank you for the verses
Carol x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah what a great make, I love the colours you have used. What a sweet wee birdy too, thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is cute/pretty and uplifting sweetie. Thank you so much for the freebie sentiments. You have a folder all of your own where I have saved all the freebies you have given us over the years so you will always be named as the artist.

Sheryl said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love the colour palette.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

Anne Buckingham said...

Darling cards. Love the shade of red used. Like the use of heart border, sends love at Christmas. The bird is certainly quirky and fun.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are just adorable, your coloring of them are just too cute, love the different colors on the sentiment part too, the heart border is cute with them too, pretty papers.
So sweet of you to share the greeting for the inside too :)
Hope you are doing well!

cuilliesocks said...

Just love this sweet card Donna, super colouring and design. Thank you for the freebie sentiments too, so very kind, Kate x

Chrissy said...

I LOVE these fun, quirky little birds Donna, gorgeous colouring and card designs and love the ombre sentiment colouring.. thank you so much for the sentiments, they will be so useful indeed..


Leslie Miller said...

First of all, Donna, I want to say thank you for the sentiments. They're fabulous and I plan to print several for insides so they'll be all ready to go. Love them! The bird is adorable (right up my alley) and your cards are all super pretty! I recognize the paper because I still have some of it, too. I like the subtle differences in each card. Hooray for 4 more Christmas cards!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Donna, such a cute bird and beautifully coloured! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Sylvia kaarten en zo. said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia Hoekman-DT.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are the cutest cards, Donna! Love the colors you chose for your birdies and the backgrounds - really stunning. I can hear you giggling while making these! Thanks for the sentiments too - I hope I can get them to work!!

grandmajeanb said...

So cute! And I love the sentiment poem!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

These are soooo damn cute, just love the colours you have used
Hugs Shell xx

Mrs A. said...

I have several of her birdie images .All so cute. Love these four cards which are all lovely designs. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

All slightly different and all absolutely adorable Donna x. That quirky bird is so cute x. Your cards made me so happy too. Sorry to be late in commenting but life has got in the way recently x.

Lena said...

These are so cute and fun. Love the multicoloured greeting. Thank you for the freebie sentiments, they are beautifully done and will be well used.
Have a wonderful day. Lena xx

Pia S said...

These are really cute, Donna. Adorable birdie, creative layouts and love the purple reddish and green combo.

Jan Mahew said...

ADORABLE CREATIONS Donna! Love your variable on the traditional Christmas colors and lovely layouts. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt sentiments.
You never disappoint.