Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Christmas in July - Best Birds

As soon as I saw the Best Birds stamp set in the new catalogue at the Stampin' Up! Onstage Convention I just knew I had to make one of the little birds into a Robin. Well it's been a few weeks since I've had this gorgeous set and I have used it for lots of beautiful cards, but still hadn't got to my original idea of that little robin.

Then over the weekend, while brushing my teeth I had this sudden thought pop into my head, what about a red glimmer robin breast??? And so today, after I got all my "Mum" jobs done, I crept into my craft room and got making:

I have to say, I think he looks fantastic with his little red glimmer chest. I water coloured the rest of the Robin in crumb cake and added some gold Wink of Stella to his little beak.

The holly image is from the Hostess set called Time of Year and I coloured it in using my Stampin' Up! markers plus a little bit of fussy cutting. I also added a few little pearls that I had coloured in with my red sharpie, to make them look more like berries.

The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamps and matching framelits that carried over from last years Christmas catalogue. I'm so glad this little set stuck around for another year as I just adore the font of the greetings.

Well there you go. My very first Christmas card for the year. I think I might make a few more of these cards while my supplies are all set up and get a head start on my Christmas cards this year. After all, it always seems quicker to make four cards the same then it is to make the first one!!

Happy Crafting,

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  1. I love this Chloe! Another stunning creation! That bird is just perfect for a little robin and I love his red glimmer breast!!! A gorgeous Christmas card!! Rochelle xo

  2. I simply adore this card Chloe! <3 Thanks for sharing!

  3. so beautiful Chloe, and even better is real life.