Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Another Festive Robin
The weather was lovely yesterday, at least here in Cornwall it was! I decided to get the grass cut and trim all the edges of the borders and paths, and even managed to plant Winston Churchill (daffs), but I must get my fingers out and get on with the rest of the spring bulbs as it's getting a bit late now. Today has started dull and grey so I am hoping that the postman will bring me another little crafty package I ordered, then I can have a play.
The card I am sharing with you today uses up the third little robin image from last week - he's coloured the same as the other two then cut out with a Nestie. I wanted to use some of my new Marianne Scandinavian paper so picked out this ice blue snowflake design. The papers are a mix of bright blues and reds so in keeping with the Scandi theme I matted with both red and blue card and added a row of white faux stitches. I've used Marianne's doily LRO129 cut out in red card to mat my robin then drew around the die to get a blue mat for it that I cut by hand - not exactly my forte but I think it has worked out ok. The white doily underneath is the circle die CR1201 cut in half to make it look bigger, and to decorate I cut mistletoe leaves LRO189 and finished them with white beads from my Wacco pearl maker pen. It still needed something in the top left corner so I rummaged through my ribbon box and found this wrinkle blue tape to tie into a bow.
Totally Papercrafts have a Christmas theme running with a reminder that there's less than 9 weeks to the big day! and the Jingle Belles challenge is for a festive creature on your creation, while at Fussy and Fancy Friday it's an anything goes theme.