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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lucky Ducky


I took the suggestion for the Sweet N Sassy challenge blog to use their Thursday Freebie Digi stamp to participate in the challenge to use Holly. While a duck seems to be an unlikely candidate for a Christmas Card, I waddled ahead by dressing this lucky ducky in a winter cap (liquid appliqué and cotton added) and scarf. He is set in a Sizzix frame that has been textured with a cuttlebug folder, embellished with the required holly from a sizzlet die, and red gems for berries. A little Art Institute glitter for a bit of sparkle and a pipe cleaner candy cane sets him to dreaming of a ducky Christmas as a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and shimmery paper completes the border. My granddaughter will be the lucky ducky that will receive this in the mail next month. When my MFA son wasn’t looking I put the blue bow back on this card – he said it looked better without it. His rationale is that the duck already has a blue "bow” around his neck. What say you?

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6 comments:

Sue said...

Martha, what a delightful card. I like the bow, and so will your Grandaughter.

Left you a little something on my blog today if you want to pick it up, don't feel like you have to, just wanted you to know I appreciate your blog!

Tammy said...

This is so cute! Love the little ducky and the candy cane! Great holly too!

Carolyn King said...

awwww...that is one dapper duckie! Adorable!

Barb said...

Martha, I think the duck is perfectly appropriate, and absolutely adorable! He just quacks me up! (uh, sorry. couldn't help it!) I like your bright color choices. Very merry!!

Barb

Randi said...

What a cute little ducky!

butlersabroad said...

Definitely leave the bow, it "ties" it all together, lol!