Archive for ‘Animals’

October 2, 2021

Penguin Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

It was lovely to be able to play along with the sketch challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.  Here is my take on it…

I treated myself to this cute little penguin die by Sizzix – there’s nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy to cheer oneself up, is there?

The background paper I have had in my stash for a long time, since I started my crafting journey in fact, so it was good to finally put it to good use!

I also treated myself to a set of snowflakes dies by Tim Holtz, and layered two together – one in silver and one in glitter card – I love the dimension this gave. I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set by Stampin Up in black stazon ink.

I can’t wait to die cut more of this cute little guy – he’s adorable!  And as it’s a bigz die, I’ll be able to cut him out in lots of different materials so I’ll be experimenting with felt and craft foam – I’m really looking forward to that!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the lovely ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown card challenge this week – we’d love you to join us.

Have a lovely weekend


March 6, 2021

Little robin red breast

A brand new month brings a brand new hostess to set the challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The first challenge of the month is always a sketch. This one is for Deborah, whom I miss …

I spent a relaxing afternoon, colouring this stamped robin with alchohol pens.

The pretty paper matched beautifully, picking up the colours of the image, and made a great background…

Searching through my scraps box, I found a red tag which I thought fitted perfectly, not only with the colour scheme, but with the sketch too …

And finally, a glittery snowflake to add a little sparkle.

Some people believe that when a robin appears, loved ones are near. A robin frequently visits our garden and I love to listen to his birdsong – so wonderful.

I hope you like my card for this week. It would be lovely if you join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful artwork.

Enjoy your weekend.


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