Sunday, April 20, 2008

Is It Too Soon For Christams Cards?

I made this card for a sketch challenge at Artfully Ila. I was just in the mood to use my Holiday Tag Team santa. He is just so cute and whimsical.

The two designer papers are from Flair Designs and Crate Paper and were purchased at my local scrap booking store. The rest of the papers were just random scraps I had. The santa is from Holiday Tag Team by Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Frosty by Stampin' Up.

Remember the mama Kildeer bird that was sitting on eggs that I mentioned the other day? Sad news for her. The eggs were scavenged. We must have come across it just after it happened. When we got there, mama bird was trying to lure us away from the vicinity by pretending to have a broken wing.

It is strange, because she never once did that when the eggs were still there and we walked by daily. The next day there was no sign of her. Hopefully she still has time to set up a new nest and try again this year.

On a more positive note, when we got to the lake, there was a newly hatched batch of ducklings following their mum about. They are sooo cute when they are little. At least some eggs in the neighborhood survived.


Brenda said...

Great card, and I feel it is never to early for Christmas cards. Sorry about the eggs, that is sad.

Ila said...

No, I don't think it is ever too early for Christmas cards either. I am always rushing.
I love your Fabulous card..I love that glittery Santa and all the great papers and accents you choose. Thank you so much for playing!!!

Allison Lee said...

Xmas... Never too late to start! Great card... and love the glitter!!!
I'm sad for your mama bird. I love when those babies hatch.

Joanne said...

Not too soon for me! Always like to look at Christmas Cards. Yours is lovely - like your choice of papers together, and I love the Santa stamp! Sad about the eggs though - such is life in nature I suppose. Cute picture of the ducklings.

Dawn said...

Hey, now you have a jump start on you Christmas cards...woo hoo!! This is really a nice one. Sorry about the eggs. I was looking forward to seeing pics of the new babies. The baby ducklings are very fuzzy & cute.

Paula said...

It's never too early for Christmas cards ;D Love it!