Tuesday 28 February 2023

Bobbin' Robin!

Hello, crafting friends!
We're heading towards the end of the month and there were a couple of challenges I've been wanting to join in with. This card covers both bases|!

I started by cutting a card panel with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and sponging lots of blue ink onto it. Funky Fossil's Snow Flurry stencil was positioned over the top and I sponged the same colour blue into it for a soft tone on tone look. I stamped the pine branch from The Greetery's Budding Beauties Winter at the bottom of the panel, adding extra pine needles and doodling in extra branches with a marker.

The adorable robins are from an old set from Clearly Besotted. I coloured two of them with coloured pencils, layering up the colours and blending them. I perched one robin on the branch and the other in the air as if he was dive bombing his friend! 
The sentiment was put together using two sentiments from WPlus9's Silver Bells. Once I'd stamped everything, I mounted the panel onto a slightly bigger green panel and attached it to a card front. I'm excited to see my Christmas card stash growing!

I'm linking this card up at  We Love Stamping where the challenge is Anything Goes with optional Add a Stencil; and Rudolph Days for the monthly Christmas card challenge.

I realised the other day that although I think of this house as 'the new house', we have lived in it for over twenty years! I had a sudden memory of the boys playing together. The two of them were inseparable when they were little and played all sorts of extraordinarily detailed imaginative games. If they wanted their characters to have something, they drew it on a piece of paper and cut it out with scissors. They didn't bother to colour it in or anything, their imaginations did everything! In case you're feeling sorry for them, they did also have plenty of toys!

Sending hugs,


  1. The little plump robins are adorable Vicky,

  2. Cute Robins Vicky and like the idea of one "dive bombing" onto the branch. Like most of the birds the Robins seem to think Spring is here, so much activity the last couple of weeks.

    Many thanks for joining in at We Love Stamping and for adding the stencil option.

    B x

  3. Cute Christmas card with those fun robins. Xxx

  4. There is something about these robins that totally make me smile Vicky - great stencilled background too!

  5. I'm really a fan of your cards. Again, this one is adorable. The bird on the right is really cute. It's easy to see that he's about to land... *smile*

  6. Such cute robins, Vicky! A super fun Christmas card!

  7. Such a sweet image and fantastic card. Thanks for playing with us at Rudolf days.

  8. I love those robbinsw they are too cute and well fed by the looks of it. Such a super background too.



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