Sunday, 25 July 2021

The holly and the berries

Hello, crafting friends!

Since it's the 25th of the month, I've been thinking about that other 25th that happens later in the year! Come and see:

This fabulous stamp is Framed Holly by Uniko and is just the thing for quick cards. I stamped it in red ink, coloured the leaves with coloured pencils, trimmed the image and mounted it on a red card base.

To finish the card, I added a label-style die-cut sentiment from Hobbyycraft and embellished with red liquid enamel.

I'm linking this card up with The Rainbow Card Challenge where the colour theme is Charmingly Cherry; I've not used this stamp or the die before so I shall share my card at NBUS Challenge; I'm also playing along with Merry Little Christmas and Christmas Craft Creations where both have Anything Goes challenges; I'm joining in at Rudolph Day too where the challenge is to make Christmas cards on the 25th of each month.

Do you remember me telling you about the little robin fledgling? Well it turns out there are three of them careering about in the garden now! Here's one cheeky little chap!

One of them gave me a scare the other day. The paddling pool was out so Eva could cool down and one of the fledglings flew clumsily across it to the flower bed the other side, completely missed and landed IN the pool where it flapped about desperately. I raced outside, scooped the bird out of the water and set it down on the flower bed where it sat looking a bit shell shocked. To avoid any future accidents, I emptied the paddling pool and when I checked on the little bird, he'd gone and I could hear lots of rustling in the back of the border so I assumed he'd forgotten all about it and cracked on with life!

Sending hugs,


  1. Oh Vicky this is just perfect and so, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

    P.S. I had a nest built in the middle of my big geranium pot this year. So much fun to watch them grow!

  2. A very striking holiday card in classic red and white, Vicky! I love the added red enamel dots and the unique label sentiment! thank you so much for sharing with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    Linda, DT

  3. LOVE the card...that background holly stamp is fabulous, especially with that sweet little sentiment die! And I am glad the wee little bird managed to survive his surprise bath!

  4. Beautiful monochromatic Christmas card, love the CAS layout.

  5. A super red hot holly festive make.
    Aww, so pleased the robin appeared unharmed after the water experience. Cute photo of the fledgling.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Beautiful and a really good idea to use the stamp. I think you can make it in different colors

  7. Gorgeous monochromatic card, Vicky xoxo

  8. Great take on our theme this month, Vicky! Thanks for joining us at TRCC and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT Co-ordinator

  9. Beautiful in monochromatic red Vicky! Thanks for the signpost to the other 2 Christmas challenges too - I checked them out and added them to my playlist! You are so sweet to those robins too!

  10. I love this QACAS design, Vicky, especially since it doesn't look like it would be easy at all. Love the dimension and texture of the sediment, too. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS and thank you for being where you were so you could save the wee robin's life! The photo is fabulous! Hugs, Darnell

  11. This is beautiful! Really great design, and I love that you kept it monochromatic. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  12. Hello Vicky... Lovely red and white card. Thank you for playing with us at The Rainbow Card Challenge. Can't wait for you to come back next month for our August challenge!!!
    Elena DT

  13. I love your cards and am thrilled when I seeing you playing along with us at The Rainbow Card challenge! cherry red holly- who knew!!

  14. Love the monochromatic look of this. Thanks for sharing over at the challenge of Christmas Craft Creations


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