Thursday, 29 November 2012

Rockin' Robin

I'm a little giddy today :-)
Not only have I made my most difficult card of the season,
but I have also managed to sneak up a Christmas tree. 
Eek! 
It's sooo pwetty!! (I'll try and take some snaps tomorrow).

So - onto my card.
This was a tough one. 
My mum & dad like a more traditional image and style, 
but I also wanted to keep it as CAS as possible.


I love this robin image from Sue Rundle-Hughes at Crafts and Me, but I found it really tricky to colour. There is some shading on the house and wall etc, but the camera hasn't picked it up. 
I wish I hadn't added the brown to the trees, and the liquid pearls 'snow' is a bit messy, 
but the sparkle is gorgeous. 
Trust me ;-)
 

Challenges
Moving Along with the Times - Use 3 elements beginning with the same letter. I used the 3 in their example - Ribbon, Red, Robin.
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle
One Stitch at a Time - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace

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15 comments:

sassy said...

oh my caroline what a stunning card love the cute robin and that ribbon ia so lush just gorgeous too hugs sassyxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love that image and your colouring is fabulous. The ribbon looks wonderful!

Sue

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous the image is beautiful as is the layout and I love the bow. Caroline xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous crad Caroline - stunning traditional Christmas image.
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Katina said...

Oh, Caroline, I think this is so lovely!! It's such a beautiful image and I think you've coloured it beautifully. The mix of traditional and CAS is perfect.
xx

Thank you for your lovely message.
xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Caroline - this is gorgeous. Love the lush bow - it looks absolutely stunning with the Christmas image. Fab-U-Lus!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lin said...

Such a sweet image - I know your parents will adore it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Hazel said...

Your little robin card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Caroline :) this is absolutely beautiful :) your colouring is perfection :)
you will love the clearly besotted stamps, they stamp so crisp and perfect and fast delivery too :) xxx

NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely stunning your mum & dad are sure to absolutely love this. Love the image & the lush bow.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Faye said...

Oh that mahoosive bow is gorgeous with this lovely robin. X

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's
Hugs
Jayne

Aileen said...

I think you've achieved traditional with CAS. Your image is beautifully coloured. x

Aunty Sue said...

Loving this and that ribbon is fab, thanks for joining us this week at Creative inspirations