Thursday, 29 November 2012

Robin Card and Gift Box

Morning all, sorry I've not been leaving many comments on all your gorgeous projects, but I've not been too well again.  The old fibromyalgia hasn't been great, I've had a two day migraine and the mother of all colds!  Anyhow, I've unhitched the pity wagon as my pal, Alison, would say and I've even done a bit of crafting!
It's an Imagination Crafts stamp coupled with Pan Pastels again, this time I borrowed one of my Mum's stamps and we had fun playing with it together.
Once again, I stamped with Versamark, and dusted on the Pan Pastels in shades of green with a brush, I love the subtle look this gives.  I added a touch of shimmer with a metallic Sakura pen on the swirls on the left hand side.  The robin was then paper pieced with Krafty Christmas Lili of the Valley and Papermania Boofle papers.  I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set to create the holly border, layered up with more Boofle papers, added some tartan ribbon with a bow and finished with some red glitter domes and lustrous red pearls for the holly berries.
The matching gift box was made on my Boxer board from green pearl card and was topped with a matching robin panel made in exactly the same way as the card.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Crafts and Me - #112 - ribbon or trim
The Paper Shelter - #92 - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps - #53 - traditional Christmas colours
Going Grey With Scrap Creations - Christmas
The Paper Girls - #20 - winter or Christmas
The Pink Elephant - #176 - pretty packaging
Christmas Card Challenges - #52 - paper piecing
A Gem of a Challenge - #60 - paper piecing


  1. Wendy this is gorgeous I love the robin and the colours are beautiful, I love tartan. I hope you feel better soon. Caroline xxx

  2. Love your gorgeous Christmas card and box.

  3. This is a stunning card and box Ginny x

  4. Such a gorgeous card and box Wendy. I love that robin and the colours are beautiful.

    I hope you are feeling better soon


  5. brilliant Wendy - so lovely xx

  6. Love this - the robin is so cute and the overall design is gorgeous.

  7. fabulous card Wendy. love the layout.pam

  8. Great card Wendy, love the robin. Sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you are on the mend. Take care my lovely.

    Wilma x x

  9. so stunning wendy.i love your traditional colours and really gorgeous image and design.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Sorry to hear that you haven't been so well Wendy, awful when you don't feel up to the mark. I hope your win over at lilies Little fairies gives you a boost. Well done!! as your card was gorgeous.

    this is a lovely little trad card. The robin stamp is great and as always so well coloured. Take care, kate x

  11. Beautiful card and box Wendy lovely image too!xx

  12. Oops missed this one yesterday, had a busy day, this is gorgeous to, love the Robin, papers and the gift box. Marlene

  13. Such a gorgeous set! I love the robin and your paper piecing is fab! Thank you so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  14. Wow! Your set is many little details. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Girls.

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  16. Gorgeous gift all the fabulous detail!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  17. Wonderful card & box :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  18. So very lovely! A really stunning card! Love it!
    Thanks for playing with us over at the Shelter this week.
    lOve n hugs


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