Sunday 2 March 2014

Feature a robin (and blog anniversary)

Before I start this post I've just realised that I've just gone past by blog anniversary - I started this blog seven years ago yesterday! Since then I've been blessed to have 486 followers and I've made 5056 posts! Since starting sitemeter on 29 April 2007 (didn't figure it out till then!) I've had 220,487 visits to my blog. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visits and leaves me comments - it is so appreciated. Very soon, I'll be back with some celebratory candy - watch this space!

It was Margaret's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas Card Club's fortnightly challenge for today and she asked us to feature a robin. I received a lovely card for Christmas that had a cute little robin with a fuzzy wuzzy feelie red breast and I couldn't help but recycle him on his card. I hope that whoever eventually gets this card will love him as much as I do.

Spotty paper is DCWV - not wide enough as it was only 6 x 4, so I joined two pieces and put some tartan washi tape over the join. Flowers are from Hobbycraft.

As there is twine and washi tape on this card I'm also showing it on my own CHNC challenge 166 (why not go and have a look and join in?!).

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Fab n funky 205: Christmas
Pile it on 9: bold/bright
Oozak 31: anything goes/white with one colour
Come and get it: flowers galore
Jo's scrap shack 39: florals
Natalie and Amy 18: flowers
Paperminutes 310: in flight
Jellypark friends: things with wings
Ribbon carousel 90: washi tape
Ruby's rainbow 73: texture
Crafts4eternity R165: texture
Glitter n sparkle 74: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 61: anything goes + option: use your stash (DCWV paper is very old)
Just inspirational March: anything goes
DL.ART March
Sister Act 46: anything goes


  1. Wow, congratulations on your blogaversary Hazel!! Love the robin with his felt breast - whoops, that sounds kinda rude! Lol! The spots and tartan are a good match. Hugs Christine x

  2. Happy Anniversary, keep up the good work!

  3. Happy Anniversary Hazel and well done for keeping that fuzzie wuzzie tummied robin. he's so cute and perfect on your card and for Margaret's challenge. Zx

  4. oh Hazel he is such a sweet Robin ...I would have rescued him as well!....great card....xxxx

  5. joyeux anniversaire a ton blog Hazel, félicitations pour tout ces messages et ces commentaires, ta carte est très jolie, je te souhaite encore de longues années de blog, biz

  6. Awww what a sweet robin, I'm so glad you rescued him! Gorgeous flowers too :)

  7. He's so cute Hazel and you've made a fabulous card with him. Congratulations on your blogaversary too. Carol x

  8. Happy belated anniversary!

    Really "tweet" card! :)

  9. Congratulations on your blogaversary! Those statistics are amazing...well done!

    Your card is a sweetie pie. I like the little robbin but I especially like the tags that say Merry Christmas. They are so cute tied with the twine!

  10. Happy Blogaversary Hazel! That is certainly an impressive milestone. I can easily see why, as everyone knows & loves this challenge you sponsor! Well done! Loved your fuzzy birdie..he's adorable and a perfect robin too. Liked the way you used your 'not wide enough paper' and added the colorful washi tape. Now that's true designing! TFS & Hugs

  11. Gorgeous card. I love that you've recycled the robin. I also like recycling old Christmas cards chopped up as toppers.
    Popping in from the SDD FB Group Blog Ladder

  12. First of all congratulations on your 7 year blog anniversary Hazel - well done to you!!! As for your card, this really is glorious, that little robbin is a corker and I love the spotty paper with the flash of tartan - wonderful.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  13. Happy Anniversary, that's a long time to run a blog, I'm still a newbie at only 7 months. Lovely card and thanks for inviting me to enter the Completely Christmas Challenge.

  14. Great card hun, love the robin!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Sweet little birdie, sweet little card. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge

  16. lovely card hazel thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel DT

  17. Just adorable. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
    Hugs from Africa.
    Olga DT G'nS

  18. I love it, I have a bit of a weakness for dotty papers and upcycling that gorgeous robin is brilliant. Had no idea you could purchase tartan Washi xx

  19. Lovely cards, love the poinsettias! ~Diane

  20. Your Christmas card stash must be building up now - love the touchy-feely robin on this one!

  21. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky!

  22. Happy Anniversaryof your blog, we all appreciate the comments you leave on our blogs as well. Love the robin, he is cute, and wonderful papers and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CAGI.
    Cindy DT

  23. Congrats on your blog-o-versary! Love the card, gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab ´n´ Funky!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  24. Lovely card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

  25. What an adorable card! I love the polka dots. And the bird. And the twine. :) Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Sister Act.

  26. This is just gorgeous! love the colours on this card..and the sentiment is perfect for our challenge this week -Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.. Vic, DT x

  27. A fab card Hazel and congrats on the 7 years anniversary. I love the little robin and the way you used the tape. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

  28. Happy Blogaversary. Love your little robin. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  29. Super card Hazel.

    Love that Robin,one of my favourite birds.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

  30. Awesome project. Love the colors thanks for playing a glitter n sparkle. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  31. Congratulations, Hazel!!! How fast time flies... bet you enjoyed every minute of it ... I can tell form this card. It's gorgeous! Much blessings to you and here's to many years of blogging and crafting.
    hugs, Asha

  32. Great card Hazel and fab opportunity to upcycle! Congrats on your blogversary.

    Karen x


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