It’s a “Plaid” Kinda Week!

Well it’s FRIDAY!  Are you as excited as I am about the weekend almost being here?  I think this weekend I will finally get into the Christmas spirit and put up my decorations.  We have snow on the ground but I’m still not quite in the holiday mood yet.  Traditionally I’m bugging my hubby to get all of my holiday boxes and the tree out of storage just after Halloween but this year, I just haven’t found that drive to decorate yet!

As far as my holiday cards go, I have quite a few done but I’m going to donate and sell them for my Scouts group at the local Christmas Market on Sunday so we can raise funds for our group activities.  I’m hoping that they all sell in addition to the mini chocolate chip pecan banana loaves I’m going to make too.

Power Poppy "Peep of the Week"

Friday also means that we’re off to find our Power PoppyPeep of the Week” today too!  Join the Bloom Brigade in creating something fun and YOU could win just by participating along with us.  For further challenge details, click here.

If you joined me on Monday for the Power Poppy Hop, you missed out on another fun plaid creation, hence the title, using the newly released digital stamp set “Winter Pick-Me-Up”.  You can see it here.

So here’s my second plaid inspired card this week featuring the beautiful “Heaven & Nature Sing” stamp set from the Happiest Holiday Collection. The greeting is from the "Poinsettia" stamp collection.
Power Poppy: Heaven & Nature Sing stamps by Allison Cope

I added some simple black line and dots with my Copic 0.25 Multi-liner pen and then I also added some subtle texture using my Copic Blender pen too!  With some cool glaze on my berries and bird’s eyes, I was set!

Now… off you go on a little hop through the Bloom Brigade blogs today...
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog

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Happy hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

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stamps: Power Poppy (Heaven & Nature Sing)
cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzill
card base:  Recollections Cards (Holiday Series)

ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Copic Blender Pen, Copic Multi-liner 0.25, Sakura Glaze Pen.


Karen W said...

Wow this is just stunning, I love how you colored the birds on this also. I never know how to color them.

Patti Willey said...

You had me at "mini chocolate chip pecan banana loaves"! Good luck with your Sale! I too have procrastinated the decorations but adore sitting down to paper craft! Adorable little birds !

Angelica Schmidt said...

Wow Ally this is so gorgeous! Sure love this stamp set with the birds and holly! Have a Blessed day!

Leslie Miller said...

LOVE how you colored the birds and added the texture with your blender pen! Gorgeous card, Ally! I have no doubt all your cards AND the banana loves will sell. My mouth is watering!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I just inked this one up again myself Ally. Your fine lined edge is perfect and beautiful coloring on these birds. The plaid is great background. Beautiful girl.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Ally, I agree - who does not LOVE plaid, especially at Christmas!? Just beautiful too on the diagonal. Beautifully colored, as always, and I love the border you've very clever (as you always are)! And, yum, your baked goodies sound delish!! Warm hugs!

Sue C. said...

Beautiful card Ally!