Today I'm sharing another Christmas card made using the Pion Design collections "The Night Before Christmas" and "Greetings From the North Pole". You know how when you buy a package of paper, you always use the bits with the pretty designs on them first, and then you end up with a bunch of pieces that have only a pattern, well here is how you can put them to use!
The Night Before Christmas - Tree Farm PD7803
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas Branches PD7804
The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa PD7802
The Night Before Christmas - Just a Peek PD7801
The Night Before Christmas - Memory Notes PD7811
Images From the Past - The Night Before Christmas II PD1619
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603
The wreath is made of Holly Leaves from Die-versions and a branch punch from Martha Stewart. I used DecoArt Writer for the snow and covered it with white Flower Soft. The frame is Tim Holtz Bookplates and Tag die. The pinecones are from the yard and everything else is from my stash.
Well the snow keeps coming and I don't mind it a bit. I find it so beautiful and so peaceful. No construction noise, no tourists at the lake, no thumping of basketballs at the community centre, no crazy people on bikes, skateboards or scooters, just a few people enjoying the quiet. I love it.
My landscape today is the trail going to The Shire. I was disappointed to see they were plowing the walkways. All the signs say the don't maintain the trails in the winter and I was looking forward to untouched snow. Oh well, it made walking easier. lol
For my bird shots today, a lovely Blue Jay...
A wee Chickadee...
and my token male Cardinal shot...
The poor squirrels are having a hard time with the deep snow. The food I throw is getting lost and they are up to their necks in it. I have started making clearings for them so they can come grab something from the pile, then scoot up a tree to eat.
"Ohhhhhhh, brrrrrrrrrrr, give a girl a break and toss a peanut already!"
As promised, an updated photograph of my darling sweet KAREN. She is the only one left from the original group of squirrels that started visiting when I moved in. Doesn't she look adorable with those fat cheeks!!
"Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas is a little less wind!!"
It's still way too windy out to get any good macro shots, so I'm sharing an older one from a rainy day in the fall.
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. Don't forget to feed a squirrel or a bird today. It's a tough time of year for them outside, while we are cozy and warm inside.