Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Christmas Robin

This is the last Christmas card from 2013 that I haven't posted yet.  I made similar ones for my Mum and Dad that I posted HERE just before Christmas, this one was for my Mother-in-Law.

On the ones for my Mum and Dad I used red card stock, but I ran out of the red so I used green on this one - I think I actually prefer the green.

I have used another gorgeous Robin topper, I added some glitter to give it some sparkle. The papers are from the Docrafts Little Red Robin Collection and the sentiment is LOTV stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder. The punched border is an X-cut punch and the ivy is a Die'sire die cut. The poinsettias have been made with a Spellbinders die and the paper bow is a Lil' Inker die.

I decorated the inside using the same papers and design.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments Challenge 35 - Anything Goes/Add some Sparkle
Simply Create Too Challenge 53 - Mother's Day or for a Female
CHNC Challenge 163 - Use a die cut or punched shape
CHNC Challenge Extra for February - Anything Christmas Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge -  Sketch and/or Theme (use the colour Green)

Thank you so much for joining me today, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my latest followers and say a huge thank you to everyone that takes the time to visit my blog and leave a comment.



Anne said...

I just love robins and this card is delightful. Hugs x

Sue said...

Beautiful robin and card,I think I like the green too.
Sue x

Donna Hanley said...

Pauline, This is just stunning. I love that image and all of your embellishments and dies are lovely making for one gorgeous card.

Hanny said...

O This is so nice, I love it when I see the inside of the card, beautifull Pauline.
Hugs from the Netherlands, liefs Hanny♥

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is so pretty, what a great card, I love the traditional image, Love Hazelxox

aussie aNNie said...

stunning card and lovely picture of the gorgeous bird...xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline - I'm always a sucker for a christmas card with a robin on! Hugs rachel x

KT Fit Kitty said...

That's beautiful! Love the robin!

Seafield Jo said...

Hi Pauline

This is a gorgeous card. I love the robin image and your fab layout and think it looks great with the green.

Jo x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love the image and papers.

Hugs Julie xxx

Sue said...

This gorgeous Pauline, one of the most beautiful robin images I have seen. I love the papers and beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Pauline. I love the robins and pretty holly border.
Lorraine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love this Pauline! Beautiful image of a robin and the papers really complement it. Love your holly border die and the poinsettia and ivy are gorgeous. Susan xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
deine Weihnachtskarte gefällt mir sehr gut und Weihnachten kommt ja schneller als man denkt,auch deine letzten beiden Werke haben es mir angetan,vor allem die Hasen Karte,
glg ulrike

Claire said...

Such a lovely card Pauline, love the robin image and fab layout. Hugs, Claire x

K8 said...

So so very beautiful, really love that image and those warm color!! Thank you for join us at Creative Moments this time, hugs Kate

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Pauline, such a wonderful, traditional image. Haven't seen the Robin round here for a while so guess hes gone now!

Loved your card from yesterday too of the jumping rabbits.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the little robin topper x Susan x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Pauline: Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Mother’s Day/Female Challenge. Your Mom's card is beautiful--know she loved it too. Please visit us again this Friday [14 Feb] for our new challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Angie A said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT


Beth said...

Oh my word Pauline that is one stunning card love every detail....beautiful art work.

Debs said...

Totally gorgeous in every detail Pauline - stunning image and I think I prefer the green too :o)
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Pauline, This is so gorgeous!!
Kevin xx

Pia S said...

A beautiful, classy Christmas design, equally beautiful on the front as on the inside. Nice!!!

Melodie said...

Amazing card, I love the wonderful papers and the cute robin.

Sue B said...

This is beautiful Pauline… I really love the robin image and the papers and embellies are stunning! so beautifully decorated inside too! :-)
Hope you are keeping well
Love Sue xx

maria f. said...

That image is so lovely, and I like how you kept the other colors subdued and natural (green). I'm sure your MIL really appreciated this beautiful card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. You could also enter this into my Patterned Paper February challenge - would love to see it there too. x

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Ellen Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pauline!! Love the robin image and your layout and well everything!!

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful card Pauline, I love the greens and the image is so sweet. Michelle x

Anonymous said...

Sweet Christmas Card from outside and inside.
Hugs Elfie

Stephanie M. said...

what a lovely card! Nice robin!! thanks for joining Digisketch challenge this time :) Steph DT

Sabine said...

A very beautiful christmas card. Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a gorgeous topper. The bird is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Maureen aka Scrappymo!