I’ve made six Christmas cards this week, and for some reason I’ve yet to fathom, they all contain robins! I really don’t know why, it just happened. Here’s the last batch, four of them, hence the “Flocking” post title. All the same, just a little different, and all are replicas of the Paint The Town Red card that I posted on Sunday. Only this time I sliced the die cut evenly in half.
The robin stamp is from the Penny Black clear set Jolly Friends, and he was coloured with Prisma pencils and Stickles. The papers all came from the scrap box. The one on the left is glittery MME, the other three are DCWV.
The die is Spellbinders Labels Five, sliced in half with Crystal Stickles added to the embossed edge. The sentiments are all Penny Black too, from the clear sets The Wonder and Holly Jolly and from the cling set Caroling Penguins. Inks used were ColourBox Wicked Black and Sapphire Silk, Memento Cottage Ivy, Rhubarb Stalk & Bahama Blue.
The snowflake die is Memory Box Precious Snowflakes, the one with the bow on top; I just positioned it on the card scraps to cut the snowflake part only. I added a few gems from Michaels to finish it off.
Rudolph Day ~ Make Two (or more) Christmas cards
Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps
Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers ~ Anything Goes Christmas
Fab n Funky ~ Christmas
Alphabet Challenge ~ D For Diecuts
LOVE LOVE LOVE these Brenda. I like the way you’ve colour-co-ordinated the hats with the designer paper! Very clever.
Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day. Hope all your snow has GONE now!
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Ahhh I love your little robins. They all look very festive which is not upsetting me at all considering there is still so much snow about and no daffodils showing at all yet!!
Suzy B said:
What a great design, 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
Judith W said:
Hi hun great project love it and ty for sharing with us at Completely Christmas xxx
Wahoo Brenda – these are brilliant! As Sarn says, great colour co-ordination too.
Four sweet cards. I love robins and yours lookf fab. Brilliant idea to cut that die in half and use both edges on your card.
Great cards Brenda and I am wowed by your energy to make four! Well done.
What a great tip, B! These cards are all so sweet with that precious robin!! Look at you on a crafty roll! Big hugs, D
These are just fabulous, love the cute, simple image, you wouldn’t think it would make such lovely cards, great papers too.
Ah now I see what you did with those bits on your desk, how clever of you. I have to say these are the best ever. I might have to CASE this idea.
Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Cards and sharing these gorgeous designs. Hugs x
Love how these are similar but just that little bit different. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at CHNC Extra for March
Sandy Dehon said:
I am really grinning ear to ear at these delightful Christmas cards – so sweet!! I love the birds!
Wendy Nicola Jackson said:
When you’re on a roll, I say ‘go for it’! Those robins are so sweet and your cards are all gorgeous. Love the papers, the colouring and sweet snowflake details. Thanks for joining in with the Fab ‘n’ Funky Christmas Challenge this week. Hugs, Wends x
Love these Brenda. Great idea with the cutting a die cut in half.
Hi Brenda – sorry, it’s been a while since I popped by! I adore all these cute little robins, the lovely papers and the way you’ve used the label! Gorgeous!
Mary H. said:
Brenda, you really are on a roll with all these cards to stash away. Thanks for reminding me about this little robin! He’s perky & cheeky – love ‘im. Thanks also for the excellent idea on the way you used that die. So very decorative & I’ll definitely be CASE-ing this finish. Loved all the dp you used on each card, and noticed Di’s comment about matching the hat color to the dp color. Clever! TFS & Hugs
Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for March and for my Patterned Paper for March, as well as Completely Christmas challenge x
Gorgeous cards! I love your layout and all the different colour schemes! They make me scared about how fast this year is going though, it’ll be no time til Christmas!!
Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Angeline Choo said:
WOW! These are such awesome cards. You are definitely ready for Christmas 🙂
Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week
These are beautiful, Brenda – a great way to use the die cut.
Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge Blog.