Merry Winter Birds

Hello, Friends! Well, winter is definitely on its way.  The skies have been grey and threatening, and I have to wear a sweater in the house while I’m working in order to keep warm.  Winter isn’t all bad, though. I love watching the winter birds at our feeder. It seems their colors are even brighter than usual against the often grey backdrop of winter skies. The feeder on our back deck has been dubbed “The Bird Circus” because the antics of these hungry birds are often quite humorous to behold. As the birds have returned this season, I was inspired to work with some gorgeous Merry Winter Birds from Polly’s Paper Etsy. I think you are going to love them!

This first card is adorned with sweet Aqua Plaid Ribbon and the soft sheen of Iridescent White Metallic String.  I love the way these ribbons pull out the soft blue background in the collaged image.  I’ve also topped it with a star stick pin and some festive Bead Berry Sprays. The white ones are out of stock at the moment, but Bonnie will have more soon. And I think the pink ones would look very pretty with this card,don’t you? My little wrapped packages beneath the tree were made with some paper scraps and topped with Gold Metallic String and now they are all ready for Christmas!

I framed this cutaway card with burlap and black metallic cardstock to give it a rustic
feel.  I love the way the BlackPlaid ribbon grounds the image.  I’ve added more berry
sprays and a trio of RedCottage Roses to emphasize the focal.

This precious little nest has been embossed with antique gold embossing powder. Once again, I’ve used that wonderful gold metallic string to add just the right touch of shimmer to the focal. This Rust and Ivory Plaid Ribbon is the perfect match for this card.  I have used this ribbon over and over again in my Christmas and fall projects this year.  It’s a favorite of mine!

 I’ve saved my favorite card forlast.  This regal bird is perched on snowy branches and crowned with shimmering poinsettias and clusters of Red Bead and Berry Sprays.  Bonnie is out of these in the shop right now, but will have more soon.  You could easily substitute the gold berries and it would look wonderful with the red and burlap panels.  Speaking of burlap, I made a luscious bow using Red Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon to finish off this card.  I love the texture and rustic feel it adds. 

 Do you have a feeder for the winter birds in your yard?  I find it really calms me to sit with a hot cup of tea and watch them on a chilly winter day.  Each season has its own special joys…and for me, the merry winter birds bring cheer and joy to this one. 

Thanks for stopping by!



10 thoughts on “Merry Winter Birds

  1. soozyb2013

    My favourite is the nest, “Home” card! It just caught my fancy Kathy. Great job and thanks for sharing. I wish I had the supplies that you do, plus your talent. You make things that are just simply stunning.

  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, you always amaze me with what you do with the printed images. I love these winter birds, so special in a cold time of year, encouraging to watch. You did a beautiful job.
    I don’t have a feeder here, not wanting the other wild critters to take a feast.

  3. Birgit

    Your cards are gorgeous and I just adore the sweet bird images you used! I too am a lover of birds. I enjoy their happy antics at our feeders. The cats sit inside the window and watch their “bird TV”.

  4. Diane Hover

    WOW~WOW~WOW…these are fabulous….you have been a busy bee, that is for sure…I couldn’t pick a favorite of these if I had too…all are stunning…and gorgeous ribbons, too!!

  5. Darlene Pavlick

    Oh my goodness girl … these are ALL just fabulous! I too enjoy watching the birds and yes their coloring this year is so vibrant! Your cards are amazing … the designs are luscious with these colorful images! FANTASTIC! Well done again my friend! How do you get it all done?

  6. Jen

    Kathy these are gorgious. I think the ‘home’ card is, if I was to have one, my favourite. Obviously all of us need more of your amazing art. Jen x

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