Saturday, October 15, 2016

Instant Garden Introduction for October: Chickadee in Barberry

May we interrupt your regularly scheduled seasonal celebrations (all things autumn, pumpkins, costumes and candy corn) for a quick peek into winter? We want to give you a jumpstart on your holiday projects and so, for the next several days we’re going deep into Christmas card territory here at Power Poppy.

I hope that transitioning into winter territory is a little softer when it’s accompanied by a sweet little chickadee chillin’ in the shrubbery! This new illustration, Chickadee in Barberry, is available as a digital download that you can pop over and grab right away. It comes with not one, not two, but FOUR sentiments using very sweet typography and even sweeter messages.

Inspired by the wintery scenes looking out the window into my garden, where I can see my special Barberry (Berberis is the botanical name) called ‘Pee Wee’ go through its brilliant fall color, develop adorable dangling berries, and delight the birdies come winter. Check out this snowy cacophony from a few years ago! The Barberry is over on the left, and its branches were so heavy with snow, it’s looking a bit out of sorts.

Now, of course YOU can color up this branch any way you please, in fact, I love to see folks take my artwork and try new colors, whether they be impossible to be found in nature or if they mimic another similar plant. Isn’t that the fun of creativity, to just do whatcha want?

Speaking of doing what you want creativity, I can’t WAIT for you to see the cards created by the magnificent Instant Gardener team. Their birds are each so sweetly shaded, their snowy branches and berries each colored in uniquely — there is so much here to inspire! Come and see...

Hop on back to to pick up a Chickadee for yourself, and get started on those holiday or winter-themed cards. The sentiments allow for all kinds of friendly expressions, they aren’t limited to Christmas, so you can get lots of use out of this digital set!

And folks.... TOMORROW we’ll start previewing the Happiest Holiday 2016 clear collection. I really cannot wait to start revealing glimpses into what you can make with these special new offerings.


  1. LOVE this one and purchased it earlier on...xxc

  2. That is the sweetest and fluffiest chickadee!

  3. Oh Marcella
    What a sweet digi - I love chickadee they are such a happy saucy bird - I am fortunate to have some in my back yard - they love my sunflowers. My sister, daughter and were on a nature photography walk on Wed at Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington On - the chickadees will land on your hand for sunflower seed - amazing - now today a new digi - live is grand - Thank you

  4. That chickadee is just the sweetest! Even in winter under all of that snow, your garden is still beautiful! Mother Nature knows what she's doing, that's for sure!!!

  5. Oh my gosh!! This is just so sweet! Love it!

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  7. Wow! I love this stamp! I wish it was on clear stamp set!

  8. Wow!! This is so cute!! Love the new image!!
    Moxie Craftie

  9. I have barberries and chickadees, and if you're going to make a Chickadee in Barberry digi, well, I have to have it. Off I go!


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