Friday, 25 January 2013

Sweet Robin - a Rudolph Day card

Hi Everyone,

Besides being Burns Night, it is also Rudolph Day and I do try to make a Christmas card especially to mark it each month. Today's offering is a simple one that didn't take too long to make.

The stamp used for the topper is one designed by Kirsty Wiseman and Personal Impressions produce it under their Christmas 'Tinchies' range. I stamped the image in black on to a scrap of smooth white card - I have an A4 size envelope full of these little off-cuts of white card, the perfect size for tiny stamps :) It is coloured with ProMarkers in shades of brown, warm grey and holly red.

For this card, the belly band is made up from a strip of leftover sticky back fabric - the adhesive made it very easy to apply to the card. The topper is matted on to shiny gold mirri card and embellished with some tiny red gems. Et voila! A card made in minutes :))

a white 4" shaped base card
a scrap of smooth white cardstock - approximately 2" square
Personal Impressions Christmas 'Tinchies' Sweet Christmas
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
ProMarker pens - brown, warm grey and holly red
a small piece of shiny gold mirri - approximately 2¼" square
a 4" x 1" strip of sticky-backed printed  fabric in a red/gold pattern
red gems to decorate

Challenges I'm submitting this card to are:

Sarn, over at Stamping for Pleasure, is the lady that challenges us to create a Christmas card for her monthly Rudolph Day Challenge. Starting on 25th of each month, the closing date is the last day of the month - so there's still plenty of time if you want to join in.

And then there's the challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round, which is for anything, just so long as it's Christmas. 

There's also CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - I think this card is a fit for this challenge too.

Finally, there's Di's snippet challenge - Week 56 - over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop

I think that's me almost done for the evening - it will soon be time for bed. I like to curl up in bed with a good book ... though I usually don't read past a paragraph or two before I feel myself dropping off to sleep :))

Take care everyone, wherever you are. Thanks for dropping by - and if you find time, in your busy life, to leave a comment, you should know it is much appreciated. I love to hear from.

Happy crafting,


  1. Gosh Elizabeth it did not take you long making this card. It's really lovely - very clean and simple.

  2. Loooove robins and love your card Elizabeth beautifully shared! Shaz in Oz.x

  3. What a delightful little card, so sweet :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. A sweet or should I say tweet card...Sorry, couldn't resist.

  5. Very attractive card, Elizabeth - I love the stamp, so sweet - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. So fresh and VERY cute - I love it! Hugs, Di xx

  7. Oh Elizabeth this is gorgeous l do like robins and your layout is lovely too! x

  8. What a lovely CAs card! Thanks for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Isn't it fabulous to gather a stock of festive cards throughout the year! Good luck with the Challenge.Judy DT

  9. Lovely simple card. Will have to start joining in with the Christmas challenges as I was caught on the hop last year.

  10. A really lovely image and a great layout for the card, beautiful CAS card.

    Kath x

  11. That cute robin looks like he's singing his heart out!

    Love the image and the sentiment and the gorgeous CAS-ness of it all!

    Thanks for joining in.

    Sarn xxx

  12. Great CAS card Elizabeth, I love the card blank you used and the sweet image as well. Thank you for playing with us this month @ CCAYR!

  13. Ooh he's so tweet! I'm in such a CAS mood at the moment, so this really floats my boat!


  14. ooh this is such a cute Christmas card - I love the little robin! xx

  15. hey Elizabeth...I've been scrolling backwards through stuff to check out what you this cheery little guy....
    I want to make birds some day with long stick legs..... working on a Mother Goose right now and she has..... wait for it.........................short little legs.... ahhahah


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