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

The glory of Christmas 28: ski or sleigh


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 28: ski or sleigh.  I used AKV snowman ski 2 by Bugaboo Stamps - I love the simplicity of this and decided that colouring his hat and carrot nose was enough. The blue card with white spots is a scrap left over from some Hunkydory card used earlier in the week. The snowdrifts were created with torn offcuts of card that had been embossed with an Embossalicious folder and the eBosser. The sentiment was generated on computer and printed.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 114
Our creative corner March: use scraps
Catch the bug March: anything goes (with this wonderful Bugaboo stamp)
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Fab n funky 205: Christmas
Winter wonderland: winter Olympics (although I don't think this skier would win a medal!)
Crafts galore March: using a stamp or digi stamp anywhere on your project
Crimbo crackers 59: blue and white
Oozak 31: anything goes/white with one colour
Let's craft and create 89: embossing
MilkCoffee emboss it
Ruby's rainbow 73: texture
Crafts4eternity R165: texture
Glitter n sparkle 74: add a sentiment
One stitch at a time 202: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 201: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 13: anything goes
613 avenue create 61: anything goes + option: use your stash (using up bits!)
Just inspirational March: anything goes
Creative fingers 25: anything goes
Sister Act 46: anything goes
Just B creative crazy March linky party