Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good Morning...



It's a chilly morning here.
But not to cold to pop outside and take
some photos.

Linking up with TT..  I used simplicity texture on this photo. 

My bougainvillea is not doing so well.
I don't think its liking this colder weather.


Even though it got up to 70 degrees yesterday.
The drop in temp at night makes it a bit too cold for
for my pretty plant. 


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It's my turn at hosting this week over
at City Crafters so I decided to go
with a Christmas card theme. 



But the twist is that your Christmas card has to be 
an Easel card. 



Don't you just love this face.  I have had this sticker
for years.  I just didn't want to part with him. 




A little button to hold up my card. 



So if you want to play along pop on over to CCCB
for all the details.  And While your there you can check out
what all the rest of the team did.  



Well its time for me to get off this computer and
go decorate my Christmas tree..  We were going to do it
last night but we ended up going out for Chinese food
and we were way to lazy by the time we got home. 

Have you started to decorate for Christmas yet?


Hugs~

58 comments:

sherrygaley said...

Lovely images and super creative card!

Terry said...

Love that plaid with Ruddy! Adorable Christmas card, Linda! I hear you about the warm days and very cold nights! Your plant will be happy after it has the short Winter nap! Have a great day decorating! Hugs!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful happy Christmas card Linda and the photograph of those birds is gorgeous. xx

Linda Kittmer said...

Linda, I love that first shot with the birds! Cute Christmas items too.

Sylvia said...

So lovely, Linda, love the first photo with the sweet birds !
And your Christmas card is great ! Enjoy decorating your tree, I haven't started yet ...
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Linda, Rudolf looks like he totally enjoyed too much punch! LOL! Love the tartan look. We were in the 80's yesterday, but not today, high 63, but my plants are loving it so far. I am still resting after the holiday so no, I have not even gotten fall down yet! Happy tree decorating. I still have plenty of time it is November! Have a lovely day!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are so incredibly gifted. So many cute elements to this card--the stitching, the button, materials, and the funny faceed reindeer. You are good.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What gorgeous birds these are on your shot....and love that deer´s face:)
Happy Tuesday to you in "cold" Las Vegas....

Kim Stevens said...

Our weather is all over the place lately, plants have no idea what to do. Beautiful shot though of your Bougainvillea, and yes I need to decorate my tree too, first wrap the lights...hate that part! Your card is adorable!!

TexWisGirl said...

i love that top photo! that's a card just waiting to happen. :)

Chris said...

Love your reindeer, Linda. So cute.

Fabulous birdy photo. You are so lucky to have all this wonderful wildlife on your doorstep.

We don't have a tree yet. We buy a real one every year but wait until December.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, I love the card.

Currie Silver said...

I love love love the birds. Exquisite!!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I adore your birdies. I enjoy your photography so much...and now I am imagining you decorating your tree! We have snow on the ground, yep, it stuck. It does look beautiful, even though I don't like being cold!

Deanna said...

Cute, cute card...love the face. And no, I haven't even started with the decorating. Need to put the Fall stuff away first!! happy decorating, my friend!!

Jane Wetzel said...

totally love the birds photo..wow..need to make it into a card I think! Great card- love the moose :)

Tracy said...

No tree yet. :-) Probably this weekend. I love the photo of the birds on the branch. So sweet. Your card is fabulous! That reindeer is too cute and easel cards are always fun. Sending you hugs my friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your photos and card, too. And I hope you never change your banner. It makes me feel good when I come to visit! I think it's my favorite of any blog! We've been decorating all day! WHEW!

Lynn Richards said...

No decorating just yet. I think I'd rather go out for chinese food!!!!
Your Christmas card makes me smile and the photo of the birds, well.....just love it.
xo
lynn

Heather Jensen said...

Such a darling card Linda. Love all the black stitching. Bougainvillea is not a plant that does well in Iowa, definitely a warm loving plant. :)

Hugs~

Kamana said...

the birds look adorable!

S. Etole said...

Those little birdies all lined up are so cute. No Christmas decorating here yet; too much "kitten" activity going on.

Linda B said...

LOVE these darling little birds, Linda. What a fantastic photo! And such an adorable easel card... love the use of the button... and your deer is just too cute. No wonder you were hoarding him!
Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love your photos and your card is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the plaid paper and love love love that reindeer!!!!

Ana Eugénio said...

your card is indeed funny. wouldn't mind receiving some like that. I LOVE your first photo of the four birdies. make me smile and pause as I enter your blog. and smile a little more :) xxo
Ana @ wonderland

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Linda...oh I love that sweet capture of the birds...such a pretty picture. Your card is "Ca-ute!" as my husband would say. We have done zero decorating. It's time though!

yyam said...

Oooooh...really love the picture with those birdies....awesome shot!

And how cute is your card!
Have fun decorating your tree! :)

Juels @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

Gorgeous nature shots Linda... and your campsite photo (of the one you didn't think much of the location)... is gorgeous, actually, at least that is what your camera captured!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the way you used this image!! The colors look really great and very festive too!
I am done decorating my "corner" but haven't got my tree out yet, better hurry!!!!

Lynnda said...

Your card put a smile on me Linda.... its so adorable!!!! as Always I really enjoy looking at your photo shots!!! Awesome... hugs...xoxo

Becca said...

That reindeer's face just cracks me up! So cute! Love your bird photo Linda...the telephone pole in the background makes it look even more cool! Have fun with your tree!

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, Rudolph is really adorable. Love the photos, too! Hugs, Valerie

Becs said...

Love the first shot of the birds and your bougainvillea - so delicate and the texture really brings it out. I love bougainvillea but it is too cold to thrive here at any time of year!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, I don't blame you for hoarding that adorable reindeer sticker! Tooo cute! And what a fabulous card design! Love the easel shape, and just look at all those layers! wow! Love the stitching, too, and love the little holly leaves on the sentiment. The plaid paper is just perfect for the holidays! Adorable!

Ros Crawford said...

70degs! We hardly get that in the summer!
I love you photos and your card is terrific ... that reindeer is so cute ... love his face!!
And No, Here we don't do the tree thing or mention the "C" word till December is upon us ... except for me of course ... who has to work in advance ....xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh your card is so adorable! I love that cute reindeer and the stitching looks really fab! Your photos are stunning as always xx

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE that card linda...I've got a little thing about reindeers at the moment!! I'm in full festive swing!!...My Christmas decs are up and the tree is looking jolly!...a little earlier than I usually decorate...but with the horrid wet and dull weather we have been having here in the UK...needed something to cheer us all up!!...Have Fun decorating yours!!
Jan x
By the way did you get my email(sent about 2weeks ago) thanking you for your stunning swap parcel?

Jinny Newlin said...

Gracious, girl! This is as cute as can be! LOVE the country cabin feel and all the scrumptious stitching! And your photographs are breathtaking!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the birds in first picture, house finches I think.
Great card, priceless expression.

Pat said...

Love the photos and the card creation!

Frances Traina said...

Love your card and your photography! Nice!
Fran T

Milagros C. Rivera said...

This is a gorgeous post Linda, love those photos and thanks for inspiring me to try something new with your easel card!
Hugs
Milagros

Gayle Price said...

Hey Linda, I love your card !! Yes, that little reindeer is so cute and your card is so beautifully made, love how you have used the check. I guess your beautiful bougainvillea is not going to get any better as the cold months approach...it still makes for a beautiful photo tho, and the little birds in the first photo are looking a bit chilly too, but that is such a lovely shot. As always, thank you for the kind and inspiring words you always leave me. xx

Lisa Gordon said...

Awwww Linda, your card is absolutely adorable. I just love the expression on that face!
It's more than a little cold here. Nineteen degrees when I walked to work this morning.
Hope you had a wonderful day!
xo.

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful photos as always, I love your quirky reindeer, very vintage, wishing you a very happy day
Hugs Julie P

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely photos Linda and your card is adorable! Love Rudolph!

lauren bergold said...

ok, NO, i've never made an easel card, and they always fascinate me, so i think i'm gonna have to give this a try! yours is gorgeous, as always, and so fun, that reindeer's expression really does MAKE IT! :) :) :)

(& no, not decorated yet, not sure if that will be this weekend or next, it depends when THE MAN will be available!) :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello my friend! Love those pix of the birds and the paper lanterns. They're beautiful!

Your Christmas card is a cutie, loving that Buffalo plaid. It makes me feel warm and cozy when I see it!

Sandie Edwards said...

Another beautiful lot of inspiration via photographs. Hope your plant recovers, but still in its failing state, makes a truly spectacular photograph. Loved your Christmas card and that Rudolf is so very cute. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Linda...x

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, this reindeer is so stinking cute! I love your details and stitching too! Adorable easel card! Thanks so much for asking me to be the GD this week!

Kia said...

Exquisite image for TT and such a cute holiday card! :)

Buttons said...

Oh it is never to cold for photos like that. Love the card. B

missing moments said...

Such an awesome card! And of course, your photos.

Holly said...

So pretty. The first photo is my favorite!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your card and your photos. Cute reindeer! The birds in your first photo look like they're having a morning chat.

Simone said...

The photo of the line of birds is just fabulous! Seems so strange hearing you speak of the cold weather whilst we are sweltering in the heat here. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh... cutest card ever, no wonder you didn't want to part with him!!!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Card! I love the plaid and his coordinating scarf!