I do so love this little Robin from the Penny Black clear set Jolly Friends. He’s so tiny and so sweet I keep finding myself wanting to make miniature cards just so I can use him! He lends himself very well to the clean and simple style, so when I saw that Winter Wonderland want us to use the colour red this week, I knew I was going to ink him up. I also love the colour red for Christmas cards, so bright and festive, and I also love the country/Scandinavian feel of it too.
This is a smallish card at 5.5″ x 4″, and I started out by covering it with a piece of DCWV gingham paper from the scrap box. I then cut a Spellbinders Labels Five die from GinaK white card and decided that I needed a little more that half of it for the image. The Robin was stamped, coloured with Prisma pencils and then I added Stickles to his hat trim and the branch. I also edged the piece with more Stickles. I had intended to just stamp the sentiment on to a strip of white card, but I liked the look of the not quite half of the die cut and decided to use that instead. I know that it’s a bit smaller than the top piece and therefore a bit top heavy, but I like it anyhow.
The sentiment was from the $ bin at Michael’s a couple of years ago, it’s by StudioG and it stamps perfectly every single time. I also edged it with Stickles and added a few red pearls. Finally, I cut a couple of Memory Box Precious Snowflakes and added a small gold pearl to each centre.
I kept the inside very simple with some of the paper and a Stampin’ Up sentiment.
- Card: Blank from Michael’s ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White Stamping card
- DP: DCWV
- Stamps: Penny Black ~ Stampin’ Up ~ Studio G
- Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Versamagic Red Magic
- Embellies: Frosted Lace & Crystal Stickles ~ Red & Gold Pearls from Michael’s
- Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Labels Five Die ~ Memory Box Precious Snowflakes Die
Winter Wonderland ~ Paint The Town Red
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ~ Favourite Colour Combo
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (all of it!)
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts ~ So Sweet
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ ~ Brr It’s Cold Outside
Crimbo Crackers ~ Cute!
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Animal Antics
your card is so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!!
Awww Brenda . . .this is a favourite card! LOVE the sweet PB robin and the gingham etc. Utterly FABULOUS Dahlink!
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Mary Mac said:
Wow, you have painted the town red, that’s for sure. I love red and white together and your little bird, how perfect is he/she, so hard to tell on birds! 🙂
Heather Mills said:
oooo . . .he is very cute! I can see why you would want to use him over and over. I do like that almost-halved die on the top and bottom. A really neat idea. Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2.
Elizabeth Watkinson said:
Love the cute little robin.
A really gorgeous ‘So Sweet’ creation and perfect for our theme Brenda.
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More Challenge.
Oh how sweet Brenda – that’s one of my fave little stamps too!
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Shaz in Oz.x said:
what a wonderful card Brenda.. love it the wee bird have seen it on other blogs and always drool over it.. so good to see someone is making Christmas cards .. sigh not here 😀
I must do so soon! Shaz in Oz.x
adorable et charmante carte Brenda, merci de jouer avec nous a CSAYL, a bientôt, biz
Suzy B said:
What a great design, and such jolly colours love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge……Good Luck
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Miriam Schiefer said:
Lovely card and what a sweet little robin!
Sandy Dehon said:
Gorgeous Christmas card – I am particularly fond of the color red and I do love birds. I have quite a feeding station outside my craft room window. Your little bird is just as sweet as it can be. I am also very fond of gingham. You made a very attractive Christmas card and now I am singing Have yourself a — fa la la!
It’s beautiful! Loving the designs and gorgeous glittery edges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!!
Great card. Love the robon and the contrast of the red colours against the white.
Judith W said:
Fabulous card hun and thank you so much for joining us at Completely Christmas – very good luck Judith DT x
This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT
Your card really is pretty Brenda and a nice design as well, just perfect for our So Sweet theme.
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.
fabulous use of the red for the theme at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
Such a pretty card Brenda. I love the cute Robin and the touch of sparkle gives it a real festive look.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and more this month and good luck in our prize draw.
JoAnn B. said:
Love that sweet birdie. You colored him perfectly. I like the way you split the diecut. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Christmas Stampin All Year Long.
Super cute card – love the image!
Thank you for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx
Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT – thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March and my Patterned Paper March challenge – we hope we’ll see you again soon x
Mrs A said:
Thought you had split the die shape in two on purpose till I read your post but think it works brilliantly anyway. Love the cute little robin. Hugs Mrs A.
Hi…..what a lovely Christmas card, that’s such a sweet little robin & love the red gingham…..perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x