Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tartan Robin

Here's this weeks make from my Monday night craft session.  I baked cherry bakewell cupcakes to go with our tea, after which we all made robin shaped cards.  I got the idea for this card from a pack of Christmas cards I saw whilst shopping, they had red glitter breasts and had a knitted print for the body.  I made a template to fit on a 6x6 blank and got snipping.
After cutting out the body, I stamped snowflakes in white ink, how well you can see them depends on the light, at some angles they are bright white and at others they are very subtle.  I had a heck of a job to get them to show in the photo!  Next I added some faux stitching with a white pen and stuck on a wing with foam pads.
The breast and sentiment are Papermania, from the Boofle Christmas range, I thought the addition of tartan would make this card perfect to give a Scottish twist to my oversees cards.  All I needed to finish off were a beak and googly eye.
All in all a simple card but I think it's kinda fun!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Love to Create - #33 - things with wings
Raise the Bar - #111 - things with wings
Charisma Cards - #36 - shaped cards

19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the design.xxx

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  2. This is so cute Wendy! He is brilliant x
    Wendy x

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  3. this is so cute Wendy - fabulous card! Hugs Rachel xx

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  4. Really love this one Wendy - brilliant idea

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  5. Fabulous bird ! Beautiful papers. Original idea. Good work ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck !

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  6. WOW!!!!! I LOVE card sooooo much!!! The design is fabulous and the colours are perfect!

    Sue

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  7. This made me smile so much Wendy..I love it hun..:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  8. Hi Wendy, fab card - wonderful shape!

    Thanks for the message over on my blog about Facebook - I don't really know what I'm doing but I've sent you a friend request.

    I'm Sarah Jane over there but also have a page as Created by Sarah - no idea which one I've sent a request from - arrrgghh!! Hope this works!!!

    Sarah

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  9. brilliant idea Wendy, looks fabulous..pam

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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh so cute and a great idea xx

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  11. This is seriously a gorgeous card! May just have to 'borrow' the idea!!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

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  12. A wonderful Christmas card Wendy, definitely one for your Scottish friends. Michelle x

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  13. aw so cute wendy.love the fab design :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Fabulous - love it! So simple but really effective, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Jenni x

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  15. Aww how cute is your card Hun I love the shape and style the faux stitching and stamped snowflakes works so well :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  16. This is the cutest card. Can I have permission to have a go at this design? The tartan breast is perfect for overseas friends. Elaine

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  17. Oh my Fabulous!!! So so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

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  18. Wendy this is adorable. :) Thank you so much for joining in on our I Believe I can Fly challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

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