Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Crazy Robin

So, we've come to the last Rudolph Days Challenge for 2015.  The November challenge is open from 25th November until 30th November, so just a few days to get your entries in to have a chance to win a fabulous die.   Thanks to Mo for running the challenge all year.  It's certainly made me start my cards early and make them throughout the year.
I used a Presscut Step Card die with Lili of the Valley patterned paper panels.  The image is one of the Crazy Bird stamps I was lucky enough to win in the Playground earlier in the year, coloured with Promarkers.  I went over the white on the hat with a Wink of Stella Glitter pen.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Rudolph Days November Challenge ~ Make a Christmas Card 
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 204 ~ Used red snippets 
CHNC challenge 256: things with wings
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge
Beccy's Place ~ A Month of Holiday Cards

A second card today using the same embossing folder I used here, 'Frosty Ice Border' by Sheena Douglass, but this time I turned it round to make a portrait card.
First I covered the front of the base card in the same card as I used for the tree.  The tree is die cut using a Memory Box 'Frosted Christmas Tree' with white glitter added along the embossed part.  The glitter actually look whiter IRL.  The centre of the embossing folder is plain, but I wanted to give it some texture, so I added tiny punched snowflakes.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge ~ Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Mania ~ Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge ~117 ~ White and other colour


  1. Two beautiful cards Liz. I just love these crazy birds. (wish I had them too)
    Hugs, Veerle x

  2. Nice to see another crazy bird fan out there! Cracking Robin :-)


  3. Super cute crazy bird card Liz! Terrific coloring :) The tree card is so elegant, I love the soft green with the touch of glitter

  4. Two fantastic Christmas cards Liz, love the Bird Crazy one and beautiful classy design on your last one.
    Pam x

  5. These are both so beautiful!! I love the crazy bird!! You colored him beautifully!! The frosty border on the second one is awesome!! Love them both!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Love both these cards Liz, the angry bird looks just like my Hubby on Christmas day, misery, even though it is his Birthday too.

    Kath x

  7. Two super cards Liz. Sorry, can't stop . . . got to go and look up that wonderful embossing folder!


    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Two great cards Liz. The first that Presscut die and the crazy birds are two of my favourite things at the moment. However, I do like that Sheena embossing folder too and green is my favourite colour. Barbxx

  9. Love both of those cards! And the snippets one is brillaint - you used my fave bird, a great card!


    Di xx

  10. I love those crazy bird images Liz, they're so much fun! I like how you've coloured the image and I really like the card fold you used. The patterned paper is lovely as well.
    The second card you made is so pretty and peaceful. The colours are wonderful and I really love that embossing folder. I remember admiring it on your earlier card too. Beautiful.

  11. Both cards are brilliant, but I especially love the robin! Gorgeous. Xx

  12. What beautiful cards! The crazy bird is so fun - I have to giggle every time I see those silly birds! Your second card looks very elegant - I like the embossing folder you used and the beautiful tree die!

  13. I love your crazy bird card and the elegant appeal of the 2nd one. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Is one cute cards, Liz, and love the one above this too, Nice variety indeed... And glad that my lightbulb moment helped you.
    You're the only one to comment so maybe everyone else knew.
    I used the same idea again today with a run of cut outs of gloss card which is also 12 X 12" and needed to cut it is for brayer images...backgrounds for a nativity die cut silhouette. Must admit love it so will using it for getting easy sizing of images wiht minimal waste. Also if you want the measures they are already on the board as used them on the gloss sheet.
    Thanks so much for popping over! Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  15. The crazy bird is so cute, Liz, somehow I'm wishing that he'll have a joyful Christmas. The Christmas tree is absolutely gorgeous.

    Love and hugs

  16. hehehe...two cute cards! Thanks for playing with us at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

  17. Ohhhhh...I love that cheeky little bird! What a cute and fun card. Great image and a pretty design too!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draws...

  18. Fun crazy bird and pretty tree, didn't see the glitter till you pointed it out, my excuse is its 4am xxx

  19. Two beautiful cards, I love that crazy bird.

    Sue xx

  20. Great cards Liz. I am a fan of the TH birds but I do like your frosted green and white tree card, very elegant.

  21. Love the Crazy Bird card...the Cheeky Chappie stands out so well you don't need a lot else. Also like the simplicity of the Tree card

  22. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 256 and my Patterned Paper November challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  23. That bird is just too cute. And the tree card really looks frosty brr.Vicky

  24. Beautiful cards Liz and sooo many snowflakes!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  25. I just love these crazy birds and I love your step card too

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  26. Really beautiful use of the tree! Thank you so much for participating in our glitter challenge this month.

  27. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  28. Loved CB on the cool tones of that stepper card. Made his little red self just glow! Also loving #2 with that fab SD folder which looks absolutely fabulous with the frosty tones of that wonderful tree. TFS & Hugs


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