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


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

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

  3. Really love this one Wendy - brilliant idea

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

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

    Hugs from France.

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


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

    big hugs Vicky xx

  7. 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!!!


  8. brilliant idea Wendy, looks fabulous..pam

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh so cute and a great idea xx

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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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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