Friday 27 April 2012

Little Robin

As promised, here's the little card I made with my new Nellie's Choice robin stamp.  There's also a selection of snowflakes with the robin, but I didn't use them this time .. .. although as an afterthought I could have stamped a few off the edge of the circle and embossed with a sparkly EP, that might have looked nice.  I started with a plain white 4" square card then added the red mat to the front leaving a slight edge, then cut the Marianne Craftable lacy square from textured white card to mat on top.  I used a Nestie to cut out my little robin and another scallop Nestie to create a matching red mat for him before fixing onto the white layer with 3d pads.  Rummaging through a box of threads I came across a reel of this metallic red that frays into separate layers, and I managed to tie the bow before it unravelled!  A little Stardust Stickles on his hat finished things off.  I coloured robin with my Copics but they are fading in the bright sunshine in the conservatory so I had to go over them again, which wasn't terribly successful as the paper wouldn't take the extra layers of colour without going grainy .. .. another crafty problem I'm going to have to try and sort out.

I found out about a new Christmas blog challenge starting soon - Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - and on the side bar they link to other Christmas challenges so I've been able to browse and can link my little robin card up to: Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge for lots of layers, and Christmas Stampin' All Year Long who have an anything goes challenge starting today.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to be back soon.


  1. That lacy square is delightful (needs to go on my wishlist!) - and I love that image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge starts tomorrow morning x

  2. Hey Annie, lovin' your rockin' robin hun, the red and white is so striking. Brilliant. Hugs Sxx

  3. Aw this is adorable Annie, love the sweet robin and fab frame!
    Have a lovely weekend hun :)

  4. So beautiful this is, Annie. Love it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs Dorte

  5. this is so gorgeous Annie, love the matching thread, looks fabulous!
    Have a great weekend, Deb♥x♥

  6. So beautiful Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Lovely deep red with the white & classy! I especially like his little scarf. Take care with all you're up to. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. This is really pretty Annie, love that lacy square and the cute Robin. I seem to have missed your last couple of posts so I hope you're on the mend again. And of course it's typical that your Mum picked up the virus too. Hope she feels better soon.

    My broadband seems to be ok this evening but sometimes it's just unusable!! Thanks for the link for the new Christmas challenge, I'll need to check it out.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  9. A beautiful robin and beautiful made card. Love it!

  10. Ohh, I love this. It's simple, elegant, and adorable packed in one card.

  11. Beautiful card, love this image.
    Thanks for playing at CSAYL.

  12. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

  13. Just fabulous Annie Hugs Elaine

  14. Sweet! What a cutie with the scarf - your LO really allows him to be the focus.
    Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!!!


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