Monday 5 March 2012

It snowed yesterday and so..............

...........I made another Christmas card :) Our local robin has been hopping around quite happily too so the image I used seemed really appropriate:
Last week I'd unearthed our 2011 Christmas cards and sorted out which ones could be kept for recycling. Having seen a lot of Hazel's makes using recycled cards, it was time to give it a whirl.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing paper from a pack by My Mind's Eye - free with Cardmaking and Papercraft

- toning pale plain green pearlescent card plus some red card from the snippets folder

- trimmed down Christmas card - you can't see but it's beautifully embossed, both the main image plus additional leaves on the white background - not done by me I hasten to add!!

- red pearl stones from stash

- Craftwork Cards Christmas sentiment

I'm entering this into Hazel's current challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge which is 'Seeing red'. It can be a little or a lot of red - so I just might return with a card featuring a shed load of red. :) 

Hope you all have a great week, whatever you're doing.



  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love

  2. I am still recovering from the tale of the pogo stick incident Di. I'm not into pogo sticks on account of the two black eyes it gives me but do you have stilts in the playground cos I just might drop in for a play if you do :-)
    I love robins so this card is a hit for me.
    A x

  3. Oh Annie, I played for many happy hours on stilts in the playground in Singapore. It was too hot for pogo sticks - am not even sure they'd been invented back then :))


  4. Fab recycling hon. I also have a couple of robins hopping around my garden. Love the birdsong xxx

  5. I just adore robins so that card is just perfect! Love Debbie xXx

  6. I keep seeing Robins in the garden too, so sweet little birds. They're certainly enjoying the food I put out for them. Lovely card Di - Robins just tell you it's Christmas don't they! Karen x

  7. I'm still chuckling about the pogo sticks! Love the card, Di - that robin would have been too good to put aside, so glad to see that you've recycled it - and I love the background paper (I've got that somewhere) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 62 - hope to see you again soon - perhaps with a shedload of red! x

  8. Really lovely card. Love the recycling of the Robin card.
    Caz x

  9. Snow! Up here we are basking in sunshine and blue, blue sky today - yesterday wasn't too shabby either so astounded to hear you had snow. We do, however, have a resident robin and his consort in the garden ... and very cheeky chirpy they are too. Love your card ... you would have thought the paper had been designed especially to coordinate with your recycled topper it is such a good match. The pearly red berries are fab. Clearly I was a deprived child because I don't remember playing with either pogo sticks or stilts - what have I missed?!?! :) Elizabeth x

  10. We haven't seen any snow yet either and it's a glorious day today.

    Love your card Di, I still have my cards to sort out from Christmas! Carol x

  11. Me again!

    Quite happy for you to mention the card saving tip on WOYWW. I haven't joined in yet although I often look at the entries!

    I've always thought it was a bit mean to do this but the end result is no different so I'm going to take the bull by the horns and do it again lol.

    Carol x

  12. Oh love this card Di. I'm a big bird fan!

    Last night (the middle of the night) I spotted a coyote peeing on my bird feeder. Don't know what that's about.......


  13. I don't know if I dare go in the playground again, I don't want to fall in the pond with all this pogoing!
    Lovely card, I love the way the backing paper echoes the main image.

  14. Really lovely card Di, I have actually re-cycled one of my birthday cards and I love it. Why not.
    Have a nice evening

    Kath x

  15. Great bit of recycling there, Di. I keep all mine hoping to do this every year and never seem to get round to itso the box just gets fuller and fuller.
    Loved Mrs A on her pogo stick. Why don't kids play on those anymore, I loved mine. I had stilts too that my Dad made, wonder whatever happened to them.
    Hugs Lisax

  16. I didn't so muh as run home more like dripped home!! Thanks for The Range info. Were about 25 mins away from there. The butterfly die is a Spellbinders shapeabilities and has 3 in the packet.You can Cut ,emboss and stencil with them. No. is S3 -146. Works ok in my Big shot.
    Anyways onto your card. Love the backing paper and as already said matches the robin card perfectly. Youv'e done a grand job with it. Iv'e got as far as cutting the bits off my last yrs cards that I want to reuse but thats as far as Iv'e got.
    Stilts,Heck!!! Do they come with a safety net? Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s the Salmon en Croute went down a treat. It was Sicillian Sausage casrerole tonight.

  17. You had snow!! we are having some beautiful sunny days although tonight its gone really cold and the forecast is frost, Your card is gorgeous Di, l love robins they do make lovely cards absolutely stunning:)

  18. OMGosh you said the S word. None here and the temps are warming so there maybe hope spring is on it's way. I am so looking forward to the robbin's visiting my yard. Love the way they tilt their little heads to listen for the worms. I find it amazing that they can hear them. Needless to say I LOVE your card.
    My Dad made us stilts followed shortly by a visit to the doctors office and a stitch or two.

  19. Brilliant Christmas card Di, Love the robin image.

  20. Beautiful and I also use trimmed down cards to make some lovely card toppers. I think the small amount of red works really well!

  21. Gorgeous Christmassy card Di, I love the robin.
    Laura xx


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