Friday 18 November 2011

Everything Eleanor robin card

My week, which started off so well with my lovely daughter's birthday celebrations, is not ending well! My cold has got worse and any dream I might have had of taking things a bit easy have been well and truly scuppered by the death of my dishwasher and the printer at the same time! They must be ganging up! Luckily the Make My Monday challenge was at hand to cheer me up - they're looking for clean and simple Christmas cards with the emphasis on the sentiment. Here's what I came up with:

The lovely sentiment comes from the Jolly Jingles wheel, which I've unmounted and chopped up to make loads of individual stamps (like I did with this one). I stamped it onto Whisper White card stock, added the bird using my stamp-a-majig and then cut out the 'snow bank', cutting around the bird. I sponged around the snow bank with Bashful Blue ink and although it hasn't really come out in the photos, it adds a nice bit of detail in real life.

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I do like a bird stamp! This one is from Everything Eleanor, which has to be one of my favourite sets in the current catalogue - it has such a lot of different elements to play with. To turn the bird into a robin I coloured the rubber directly with markers before stamping. My robin's Christmas hat was cut out of the Holly Berry Bouquet shiny striped paper using my Pennant punch.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Jolly Jingles wheel
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Holly Berry Bouquet speciality papers, Pennant punch, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I really do apologise for my lack of commenting this week - every time I think I'm on top of things, something seems to come along to try me! Talking of which, I'd better get this new printer installed and see if I can sort out a new dishwasher...

Have a lovely weekend and I'll hope to see you very soon.



  1. Gosh Vicky, I hope you start feeling better. That really sounds like a nasty cold!
    Love your card with the sentiment and the little tiny bird is just the cutest with his Santa hat on! Too cute!
    Take care of yourself!

  2. Love your sweet CAS card, and that Santa hat on this little birdie :)

    Aww... the new dishwasher and printer.. will be up and performing their best soon :)

  3. Oh, this is just delightful, Vicky. Even when you're feeling yuck, you still manage to churn out gorgeous cards! I hope you are feeling well soon. You know, those pesky appliance break-downs have a rule of happening in threes ..... well, in my case anyway. Hope yours stop at two!

  4. Hello Vicky

    A brilliant CAS card, and what an adorable Robin, just love his little hat.

    I hope you feel better soon, take care.

    Let's hope hour appliance nightmare is at an end.


  5. You said this week would be couldn't be further from the truth!! Sorry the cold is still lingering.
    What a jolly little robin on your card, love the CAS design Vicky :)
    Hope you get everything sorted out!
    Jenny x

  6. The card certainly fits the challenge well. Congrats.

    Hope you manage to successfully install the printer. Also hope the Magic White Goods Elves will deliver you a new dishwasher pronto.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Having just had my dishwasher repaired after a week of it sulking I know how you feel, but a broken printer too now that is going too far ! Wishing you a quick recovery on the health front. Beautiful card simpe and stunning , love your little birdie.


  8. My dishwasher died about a year ago and I've gone back to the old-fashioned method - bowl and water!!! Works fine!

    Sorry the cold has got worse - feet up, good book and some hot lemon - and sleep. Take care xx

  9. Love the cheeky little robin! Beautiful design
    Hope you get everything sorted out and you feel better soon

  10. a lovely clean & simple card - simply gorgeous best wishes Lesley x

  11. Fab card Vicky. Get well soon
    M x

  12. Vicky I love your CAS card, and the Robin in his hat is adorable.

    Hope you start to feel better soon, but until then I can recommend a hot toddy or two!!!

    Good Luck with the printer and dishwasher!


  13. Hi Vicky,
    Love your sweet little robin card.

    I do hope you start to feel much better, soon. I started with a cold back at the beginning of October. It's been one of the worst I can ever remember...still lurking, and then three days ago I got quincies, (abscess' in my throat), and I felt dreadful. So look after yourself:)

  14. Wonderful way to use that sweet bird stamp. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  15. Oh dear Vicky you are having a bad time of it hope things improve very quickly and you get rid of your cold its amazing how things happen one after another try and have a good weekend Luv Sue x

  16. Such an awesome CAS design! Love the sweet little bird sitting on the sentiment!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  17. What a fabulous CAS card--I may need to CASE this!!! It's that awesome! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  18. your Robin looks very sweet perched on top of your sentiment.
    Thank for your comments on my cards!
    Kelly xx

  19. Quite inspirational as usual, a great card

  20. A perfect CAS card, so stylish!

  21. Fabulous again Vicky love youe snow "mounds" and the cute Robin. Sorry to hear of all your woes.... hope you feel well soon.
    Thank you for your continued support at MMM.
    Suzi B x

  22. A lovely card as always Vicky and love the cute little robin.
    Thanks for joining in with our Make My Monday CAS challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx


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