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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Switching on the lights

Hello crafting pals!

Will Christmas happen this year? In the current uncertain world it's anyone's guess, but I will continue to make cards for a celebration at the end of the year because I certainly hope so. Come and see:


I really enjoyed making this card with this chubby little robin bird (as we call them in this house!) Isn't he adorable? He's from Red Robin by Clearly Besotted and I've stamped him, coloured him with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut him.


I sponged in a background with Tumbled Glass distress ink and perched Mr Robin on a branch from Uniko's Winter Foliage. He is admiring the Christmas lights which are coloured rhinestones on a doodled wire! I sponged a little extra ink round the card panel before mounting it onto a card base.


I think this sentiment from the Red Robin set is going to be a favourite! I always go round singing the old Christmas songs around December time and like them as a card greeting.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
Congratulations to my little robin bird! He won an Honourable Mention from 52CCT!



CHALLENGES
I couldn't wait to join in with the fun challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this month - the theme is Christmas Lights; I'm also linking this card up with Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day challenge - happy Rudolph Day everyone!


AND IN OTHER NEWS
It's such beautiful weather here at the moment and under normal circumstances we might think about a picnic. At the moment though, these...


...are the only rolls we'll be having in the great outdoors!

Hope you are safe and well.

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. Well it's a good job Eva has a nice thick fur coat to do her rolls in . . . blinking cold and windy here today! Not too bad in the sunshine though.

    That's a cute Robin card. I can't think as far away as what might happen at Christmas yet . . . taking it a day at a time cuz roolz keep changing!

    Waving from 2 metres xxx

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    1. You are very sensible to take one day at a time Sarn. I hope this day is a lovely one for you. Waves back enthusiastically xxx

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  2. Oh my gosh, not sure which is cuter, the bird (and your custom doodled lights!) or your sweet pup! It's nice here too...I am going outside to get some fresh air because the next few days will be WET!

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    1. Enjoy your fresh air LeAnne and remember that wet weather is crafting weather - and if it carries on for a while, you might even fit a movie in!

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  3. What a fabulous CAS card, love the super cute image and the really lovely background, another super creation.

    Kath x

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    1. There are four of these cuties in the set Kath - can you imagine them all together?! x

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  4. This is a very sweet card. Th wee robon looks adorable and loving the sky around him!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Thanks for running the challenge for us all :)

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  5. Hi Vicky,
    what a very lovely CAS Christmas card.
    Your sponged background is perfcet for the stamped images.
    Such a very sweet Robin also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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    1. Thought I was going to be too late but *turns up panting* better late than never!

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  6. The robin is so cute but so are the little bright gems he’s looking at. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    Linda, DT
    Rudolph Days Challenge

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    1. Something fun about a collection of coloured gems isn't there...!

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  7. Very cute robin with her string of Christmas lights.

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  8. Awww, what a cute little birdie!! ...and those twinkling Christmas lights are so imaginative!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT this week. Rosi x

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  9. So cute, Vicky. I'll be starting my Christmas cards once Easter is done, or maybe a little sooner as I have a demo to plan for May xoxo

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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