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I’m Sandy Allnock – otherwise known as “honored to be one of Honey Bee Stamps’ 12 designers of Christmas” this year! Be sure to watch the blog and follow along with all the others too!

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12 Designers of Christmas – Snowbird Chickadees

When I saw the little Snow Bird set (ok it’s a big set, but with cute little birds!), I knew exactly what I wanted to do – make them chickadees! I made a few cards, and videotaped one of them; all three use the same colors though.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Construction for the ornament card below: Diecut the pieces, and stamp image on the round circle. Pop it on dimensional adhesive on ornament card base created by hanging the edge of the die off of the fold when diecutting. Add ornament top with dimensional adhesive.

Construction for the ornament card below: Stamp image on card base; add snow curve cut with Hill Borders. Cut background shape from acetate and attach to back of frame using Be Creative Tape; put thin strip of dimensional adhesive around the frame to build up space to create shaker. Add Ice Chips Glitter.

Construction tips for globe below: Stamp image on main shape, add Hill Border snow shape. Cut background shape from acetate and attach to back of frame using Be Creative Tape; put thin strip of dimensional adhesive around the frame to build up space to create shaker. Add Diamonds. Attach base of snow globe.

Hope you’ll try out cards with chickadees – or snow globes and ornaments! And I truly hope you’ve made great progress on your Christmas cards….get busy addressing them soon!



Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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142 responses to “Twelve Designers of Christmas: Day 2 Sandy Allnock”

  1. Karen B. says:

    You’ve made these birds come to life in all their sweetness! Love them!

  2. Liz says:

    Your coloring is so fun to watch. I am always amazed

  3. lisa808 says:

    Adorable shaker tag.

  4. corinne h says:

    they were very charming lovely work


  5. These are beautiful! The colors make them delicate looking and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Arianna Barbara says:

    Adorable tags!!!

  7. Lagene says:

    Awesome! Sandy can create a real looking bird with the simplest stamp, I’m impressed! Love the shaker ornament ideas!

  8. Sue LD says:

    Fabulous. Love the chickadees!

  9. Inky says:

    My mouth is still wide open- these are absolutely gorgeous❣️ All three tags 😍😍😍 Your coloring leaves me in awe❣️

  10. D.Ann C says:

    Beautiful and fun in perfect balance, my little chickadee!! I need some of that ice chip glitter!!

  11. Sherry W. says:

    So cute! We don’t have chickadees in So. Calif. Yours are adorable.

  12. preeti d. says:

    Super cute projects 🙂

  13. Carolee McCaslin says:

    Oh my your projects are adorable!!! LOVE those little birds:)

  14. Love to see you colour, Sandy … you’ve made these little chickadees so full of character and fun! Anita 🙂

  15. FD91354 says:

    These are so beautiful. Love how you”ve used the same colors. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

  16. kathy dumpert says:

    I love your ornaments you are so inspiring!

  17. Sally Keagle says:

    Absolutely gorgeous projects. Those little birds are so cute!

  18. Julie says:

    I love Sandy’s projects—her blog is amazing, too.

  19. Becca Yahrling says:

    Well, this birdie lover sure appreciates these darling ornament cards!
    How beautiful! I especially love the cute shaker because I also love

  20. Linda Carson says:

    Absolutely adorable ornament cards! Fabulous coloring and design as always!

  21. Kathy Mc says:

    Sandy, these are magnificent! You certainly do magic with your coloring and attention to detail. You’ve convinced me I “need” the Globe & Ornament Shaker die.

  22. Lucy E. says:

    Oh my-these sweet bird ornaments
    are so cute and fresh!

  23. Dana W says:

    These are so amazing!! I love these bird stamps!!

  24. F. Andre says:

    Great globes and ornaments. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

  25. Sharon Stewart says:

    I love the Snow Birds stamp set. They are so cute! Awesome ornaments! 🐥🌲🎅⛄

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these sweet cards! The birds are all just adorable, and of course I love your beautiful coloring! Delightful!

  27. Patt H. says:

    Those little birds are so adorable! Your coloring really makes them look alive.

  28. Kinjal says:

    Wow sandy! Birds + Christmas = who new?!? Really well thought out tags and shaker (my fav).. keep it up! 🤩

  29. Patricia says:

    I love how Sandy colors these little birds to really make them come to life. Darling!

  30. JulieM says:

    Loving the shaker cards! And your coloring … I really need to practice. Thanks for sharing these lovely designs.

  31. Debbie A Smith says:

    I love that you choose to create a realistic looking bird. They are just adorable.

  32. Angie Linton says:

    Awesome & so inspiring. Love how you colored the chickadees!

  33. Donna Oates says:

    These are adorable. I just love chickadees! So well done. I always enjoy your coloring!

  34. renee milner says:

    Thanks so much for your video! Your little birds are adorable and so beautifully colored–I especially like that you included his little footprints on the snow angel bird.

  35. Danielle Vincent says:

    Oh I love how you made these sweet birdies into chickadees! I adore these tags but especially the one with the snowman too!

  36. Avra Williams says:

    I LOVE these chickadees!

  37. Melissa Minelli says:

    Those birds are so sweet! I expect them to come cheeping at the page at me any minute.

  38. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love snowglobes and the winter scene
    with tweet friends is darling.
    The chickadees are so cute.
    Have to get some of those.
    thanks for sharing.

  39. Jen says:

    These are so adorable!! Love them –

  40. Trina P. says:

    Sweet ornaments. Love the snowy scenes.

  41. Tricia Barber says:

    Just gorgeous! Beautiful!

  42. Janet Ingraham says:

    These critters are so sweet and wonderful on ornaments

  43. Sue Symens says:

    The coloring on these is amazing. So impressed. Loving these little birds.

  44. Carla Hundley says:

    Darling ornaments
    and love the bird
    making the snow
    Carla from Utah

  45. Marina says:

    Beautiful tags! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  46. Jennifer Richards says:

    You make everything come to life with your amazing coloring skills. Love what you did with these adorable birds!

  47. Mona Toth says:

    Sendy’s cards are always amazing! I Absulutely love her stile, and I learn always from her videos! She was a very good choise to guest designer, because her birdy cards are totally awesome! Thank you

  48. Mona Toth says:

    Sendy’s cards are always amazing! I Absulutely love her stile, and I learn always from her videos! She was a very good choise to guest designer, because her birdy cards are totally awesome! Thank you (before I add wrong blog adress)

  49. Chickadees are one of my favourite birds and there are unbelievably adorable. Cheers to you.

  50. THese are simply AMAZING! You’ve made a lot of fabulous cards, tags and other projects, my dear, but these are for sure some of your best work ever!

  51. Carol H. says:

    Jaw-dropping beautiful, what else can I say?!! 🙂

  52. Melissa B. says:

    Wow, you’ve done an amazing job with these birds! They are gorgeous!

  53. Laura Zepeda says:

    Great tags they are so cute!

  54. Robyn Schultz says:

    So sweet. Thanks for the tip to use a lighter color Copic to bring the eyes out towards the end of your coloring.

  55. Jen shears says:

    I am once again in awe of your talent, Sandy!! Thank you for your beautiful inspiration- these sweet birdies are on my wish list!

  56. Cheryl Cullen says:

    Love love love these ornament and snow globe cards!! So stinking cute!! And the sparkle sure is beautiful too!! What a fun blog hop so far…can’t wait to see what’s next!!

  57. Cheryl Cullen says:

    Love love love these ornament and snow globe cards!! So stinking cute!! And the sparkle sure is beautiful too!! Great set of stamps and dies!!

  58. Stacey L Palmer says:

    Absolutely adorable. I love the little bird making a snow angel. Always am amazed at your videos.

  59. Delia says:

    I love it, they are so cute!

  60. Penny Walker says:

    Sandy’s coloring always amazes me. love the cute little birds.

  61. Teresa Selby says:

    I like the use of ornaments for cards! And the people who receive them has a bonus of keeping them year after year and remembering the person who made it for them. Great idea and thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

  62. Jeni says:

    These are simply the cutest little bird cards! You make it looks easy!

  63. Mel H says:

    These are so incredibly sweet and the little birds look so real.

  64. Lori Ritchie says:

    Beautiful card Sandy, these little birds have come to life thanks to you!

  65. Wendy O'dell says:

    It was truly magnificent watching you bring that little birdie to life, such a sweet little guy.💙 Very cool ornament shaped card. Also great shaker cards. I could watch you color for hours❤

  66. Betsy says:

    Your chickadees look so realistic. Love the stamps .Those birds frequent our bird feeder and would love to see one make a snow angel. After seeing your cards I can almsot picture it. Your cards adorable using the snow bird stamps

  67. Teresa Doyle says:

    These are truly stunning images and then to see what you have done with them here only makes me want them more. Oh so beautiful Sandy, well done as always.

  68. Susan Pezza says:

    These are so adorable, I love the birds, just too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  69. Kari VanNoy says:

    I adore these birds and the way you’ve colored them! I am super impressed with the variation of the ornaments, too. Now I need all of these supplies. Lol. Love, love, love!!

  70. Kati Caprara says:

    These little birds are so sweet and cute. I love the idea of using them to make ornaments!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  71. Debbie Rumpza says:

    I can hardly stand the cuteness of these birds… and Sandy, you are amazing!

  72. Julie Booker says:

    Wow! I loved thsee two stamp sets as soon as I saw it and I have used them lots but I’d never have thought to colour the birds like this. Simply stunning!

  73. Karen Gerek says:

    Sandy, you made these little birds come to life with the colors you chose. I’m loving watching your videos. I’m in amazement with how you’re able to transform simple stamped images into such masterpieces.

  74. Barbara says:

    I like the little chickadees. The one doing the snow angel is my favorite. Thank you for the ideas.

  75. Peggy Allen says:

    Amazing ornaments and snow globe.
    God bless,

  76. DGolly says:

    OMG! Those birdies are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  77. Jan Elmore says:

    I enjoy Sandy’s artwork so dang much!

  78. These are beautiful! The coloring on the snow angel birdie is incredible!

  79. Sue McRae says:

    These are amazing! Your coloring is impeccable!

  80. Christy Q says:

    Wow, Sandy!! I’m just in awe of your magnificent creations! My grandmom would love these tags as she is quite the bird aficionado! I love the last one especially with the shaker effect. AMAZING!

  81. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your beautiful birds. Fantastic coloring.

  82. m says:

    Wonderful tags! Beautifully colored!

  83. Mary-Anne V says:

    Sandy these are stunning… Absolutely love your work!

  84. Rebecca Commons says:

    You’ve made these birds look fabulous! I just love them! Thanks for showing the other projects you made as well. They are all beautiful!

  85. MelissaF says:

    Super cute snow birds, love the ornaments and globe and your coloring is amazing as always! I love the snow bird snow angel!

  86. Dixie says:

    FUN! FUN! FUN! Fabulous coloring and terrific designs.

  87. Iris Soscia says:

    So pretty – love the sweet birds.

  88. Amy Cooley says:

    These bird stamps are so sweet and the coloring is amazing!

  89. Linda Mc says:

    I cam almost hear those chickadees with your realistic, artful coloring!

  90. Small beautiful works of art!!!!! Great job on these! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

  91. Roberta S. says:

    The birds look like they are going to fly right out of your project. So realistic.

  92. Haejin says:

    your coloring is amazing!! How do you do it?? That gold ornament topper looks real.- it seriously fooled me for a second! Amazing!

  93. Heather DePasquale says:

    Beautiful projects. The bird looks hand painted. Love the snow globe. Thanks for the ideas.

  94. BarbaraF says:

    These are so incredibly cute…..they look life like. Thanks for sharing.

  95. lee says:

    The tags are stunning – design and the coloring!

  96. Kelly says:

    “Ice Chips” for the shaker! WOWZA that is GORGEOUS!!!

  97. Pai says:

    your coloring is amazing as always!

  98. Taasha Blevins says:

    I love how you are able to bring these birds to life. Your coloring is always incredible.

  99. Lindar C says:

    These birds are so sweet! Love how you made them into ornaments.

  100. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Your colouring skills continually blow me away. Watching the empty space slowly change into a darling chickadee was magical. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  101. SabineVDK says:

    These are so sweet!! I love how you colored the birds.

  102. irene Grau says:

    I am always in awe of Sandy’s coloring. One of these days…. In the meantime, I will have to be happy with admiring her talent.

  103. Dee Earnshaw says:

    OMG the coloring on these shaker tags is gorgeous – love all the little details:)

  104. WOW! Just adorable. I love the chickadee’s and that snowman in the snow globe is precious. Just amazing. Happy Holidays!

  105. Becky Green says:

    I SUBSCRIBED!!!! LOL I LOOOVE what you’ve done here Sandy! These images are ADORABLE!!!! LOOOVE that little bird in the snow!!!! 😉 AND that the dies you used can be an ornament AND a snow globe! I also LOVE THE SIZE of the dies!!!! SUPER JOB for us, Sandy!!! 😉

  106. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Sandy, as always, I’m completely blown by your talent and skills ! margessw@icloud.com

  107. Keely Jones says:

    Love, love, love! Not much more can express how great these are!

  108. Kimberly Kendle says:

    Amazing! Love the bird tags

  109. Jennifer says:

    Love everything Sandy creates and these projects are great

  110. Have commented on you tube but don’t know if you’d get that, these are just darling. Sandy was the first crafter I watched, long before I decided to go back to craft. These birds baubles are divine, so much detail, gentle colours & a great simple way to show snow, amazing x

  111. Jackie Parkins says:

    Those are gorgeous!

  112. You did an amazing job coloring the birds!

  113. Anila Dikay says:

    Amazing ornaments… The birds look great

  114. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such adorable ornaments. Your art is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing…

  115. Isabelle says:

    WOW ! How cute and stunning ! Sandy’s creations and videos are always a fantastic to discover, I learn something every time !

  116. Love these adorable birds. Great coloring. Beautiful job.

  117. Lindarub says:

    Love those little birds.

  118. Sara says:

    These are so sweet and delightful!

  119. Pooja says:

    Outstanding !! Your coloring ..and those cute birds 🙂

  120. Deborah LeMarbre says:

    Sandy, love the these so much. One of my favorites.

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  122. Jane says:

    Love your adorable cards. Your coloring is so inspirational. Thank you Sandy.

  123. Oliev says:

    So so beautiful!

  124. Super cute fun creations 🙂 Love the perfect winter theme! 🙂

  125. Denise Kasbohm says:

    Love your coloring!

  126. Isabel Z says:

    I love your creations–little works of art!

  127. Elizabeth Pollock says:

    There is only one word… LOVE! This little bird set is making me crazy because I don’t have it in my collection yet! How stinkin’ cute can it get?! I also am going to have to finally break down and try to make a shaker card… I know, I know… where have I been? On another planet or what? Shaker cards here I come… 😀
    Hugs from New Hampshire…

  128. Bethany Gates says:

    So sweet!

  129. Nan says:

    Love your beautiful coloring! These are so adorable!

  130. Amanda says:

    Chickadees are some of my favorite birds. They just look so sweet and with the snowy scenes they look even cuter! 😀

  131. Deb A. says:

    These are adorable, Sandy!!

  132. Kristine Johnson Gifford says:

    Those little birds are darling and your coloring is amazing! Wow! I really want to try coloring like that. Thanks for your inspiration!

  133. dana says:

    great idea for die to use as snowglobe and ornament. Love the tags!

  134. Beatrice Cristina Lawson says:

    Oh my, those are adorable! Love the diamonds – makes it look so festive! Beautiful cards and honestly keepsake ornaments. Seems these are my faves this year – I absolutely love them!

  135. Donna says:

    These are very well put together. The colours are amazing! Thanks!

  136. Michele W says:

    Sandy, I should have known these designs were yours as soon as I saw the picture. Love the way you turned those cartoonish birds into delightful chickadees. Especially like the snow angel chickadee. Remarkable as always. Thanks for sharing!

  137. Sandy, these birds are so amazing, such pretty coloring. love them. Thanks.