Thursday 3 December 2015

Bah Humbug its a Grungy Christmas

 Its 'Grungy Christmas'
 over at Stamps and Stencils this month.,
Julia our host this month would like us to step away from normal colours associated with Christmas
The expression on this Quirky Birds face, has me imagining him saying
  'Bah Humbug' at all the pre-- Christmas hype we seem to get these days.
The base layers  are  Kraft card.

I wanted to make  a few of this style card, so sprayed  large white card A3 with Dylusions Calypso Teal and Amber and cut them to size. 
Some were embossed using a Sheena  folder. I rubbed over the embossed wording with a distress ink pad, Salty Ocean.
The stamped images  [Tim Holtz ] were fussy cut and water coloured.

Thank you for calling to see me today, the comments you leave are always appreciated.


  1. Wow....this is gorgeous!!!! I love the way you made the background.....great colors and the bird is so sweet. Very pretty card!
    xxx Plony

  2. Brilliant card, love the background and the TH crazy bird sure looks cute.xx
     { aNNie}

  3. Wonderful card, love how the bird really pops on the grungy background. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Oh.. this is my favourite christmas card for this year ... wonderful Yvonne!
    Happy day!

  5. This is certainly a fun card Yvonne it would make anyone smile.

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Very cute! I love the colors, and the birdie doesn't look too grumpy for the holidays!! :)

  7. A spectacular card Yvonne so very cute, pretty, quirky and a fabulous colour palette.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  8. Fabulous grungy Christmas card Yvonne! Sad to hear you're leaving the team, but best wishes to your next crafty adventure! hugs :)

  9. Fun and great idea to use just this annoyed bird.
    Have a nice day xx

  10. Your grungy Christmas card is brilliant, Yvonne. The bird crazy looks so adorable. The combination of colours are amazing.
    Hugs, Mar

  11. I wouldn't call this grunge. I'd call it FABULOUS, right down to the gifts and the crazy bird watching over them. This is an adorable card, and it's good that you were thinking ahead so y8ou can make more using your extra paper and embossed layer.

  12. I hope you have the relevant dies on your Christmas wish list Yvonne! It would make creating more of these great little chaps so much quicker/easier for you!


  13. I love this! Fabulous colours - definitely non-traditional - and a lovely inky background.
    Alison xx

  14. Hi Yvonne ! this is just fabulous ! love the crazy Christmas bird with his santa hat and your background is gorgeous love the vintage lace and pressies too! Sad to be losing you from the team but I shall be on the look out for you in crafty blogland ! lots of love Toni xx

  15. Fab funky bird Christmas cards Yvonne, love your inky background


  16. Wonderful colours, non-traditional but they work so amazingly well on this festive card. Love your grungy take on Christmas.

  17. I love your grunge Christmas card with those untraditional colours and amazing background! So sad you are leaving the team! Best wishes!
    Hugs! Branka x

  18. What a fabulous card Yvonne.... Love that bird and I agree with what he is saying......I love Christmas but it's so commercial now !!!!

    Take care and have a lovely Christmas
    Annie x

  19. This is brilliant Yvonne! Love your little bird!! Chrisx

  20. This is so quirky and fun. I agree with your take on his expression. Love the background you created for this fun card.