Friday 10 February 2023

The song of a robin

Hello, crafting friends!
The garden doesn't have much in the way of flowers at this time of year so it's lovely to see the birds fluttering about instead. Watching a bossy little robin on this frosty morning prompted me to pull out an old Clearly Besotted set called Red Robin and make a Christmas card.

I started the card by sponging blue ink through Funky Fossil's Burlap stencil, removing the stencil and layering more of the same ink over the top for a subtle look. On top of that, I stamped holly and fir branches from Uniko's Winter Foliage and a sentiment from the Red Robin set.

A die-cut music score was added using The Greetery's Noted die set. I stamped one of the little birds from Red Robin and coloured him with coloured pencils before fussy cutting him and popping him up on the music score with a dimensional pad. The card was finished with a cluster of enamel dots to represent holly berries.

LeAnne's challenge at The Paper Players this week is to make a card with music as the theme so I'm linking up there; I'm also playing along at We Love Stamping where the challenge is Anything Stamped with the option to add a stencil; and the ABC Christmas Challenge where C is for checks and/or D is for Die Cuts.

The dog walks have been wonderful for the last few days - crisp and frosty in the mornings, then glorious blue skies and golden sunshine by lunchtime and warm enough to go without a coat! That's me not the pups ;) We had Murph the spaniel to play this week and as one of his favourite things is to go rabbiting*, we went on the special Rabbit Walk. You can often find other interesting creatures in the hedges...

... don't know what this one is, lurking in the undergrowth, but I'd guess it's probably a Beige Beast!!

*Please rest assured that no bunnies are ever in danger of being harmed in the course of our walks!

Sending hugs,


  1. A gorgeous make with a CAS feel,and a beautiful pic of Eva

  2. Your card is really adorable!!! And I love the design, especially the punched notes!!!

  3. Vicky, this card is glorious! All elements are carefully thought out and I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Players.
    Xoxo, Fran

  4. Your little Christmas bird is just the is your rabbit hunter! The subtle background, the cute little bird and that wonderful diecut all work together to make a delightful Christmas card! Thanks for playing with my musical challenge this week at the Players!

  5. Absolutely adorable, Vicky. And gorgeous CAS. I do miss seeing the robin's and always get excited when I'm back in England and get to see one. Thanks for the memory. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week. Jaydee

  6. A really tweet (sorry!) card Vickie, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    It's it's anything like here on your walks the rabbits are far too quick.

    B x

  7. What a gorgeous card Vicky - cute wee robin, and I love that you perched him on the music die cut. Your stencilling is so subtle, and beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping February Challenge with this delightful creation
    Maxine WLS DT

  8. Very cute Christmas card with the sweet robin. Lovely background too. The notes die is gorgeous.
    I spy a lesser spotted golden retriever in the hedge!!! Very rare sighting!!! X

  9. This is super cute - I love that robin. All the elements look fab together.

  10. What an absolutely delightful card, love the Robin and the music score Vicky. It's been a wonderful few days of sunshine, hasn't it?

  11. Vicky, this card is so sweet and pretty...the little birdie and the music staff on the pastel scene made a fantastic card!!!!

  12. This is adorable, Vicky! That bird is the cutest and I love how that music looks on the stenciled background!

  13. This is just fabulous and a worthy winner - I love the stencilling, that awesome music stave and cute robin - fab!

  14. I just saw your fabulous card at The Paper Players. Congrats on your well deserved win! I love everything about your wonderful card. Hugs, Stephanie

  15. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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