Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A quick 'bobbin' robin for Rudolf Day.

With me spending a couple of weeks out of circulation this month, Rudolph Day seems to have come round even faster than usual. But here we are at the 25th again, and Sarn is reminding us that it is time to link another Christmas card to her blog, Stamping for Pleasure.
As I have been commissioned to make a large wedding card for Sunday, and I also need a Ruby wedding Anniversary card for the same day, I knew I would have to keep it simple for my Christmas card. So I used one of a sheet of robin toppers that I bought while in UK, and a sheet of robin paper from a lovely Papermania pack that I bought at the same time. Rather than using the frame that came with the topper, I hand cut one from green card, and also used a strip of the same card below the image. To this I glued a piece of snowflake paper lace that I had coated with white glitter. I used memento olive grove ink to distress the edge of the base card, and to stamp a simple sentiment. A little of the same glitter on the image completed the card.
This was a quick and easy card to make and there were ten toppers on the sheet, so hopefully next week I will be able to make a set of them. For now though, I will just link this up and have a quick look at what everyone else has made.
Well it is now Thursday evening. I did post this yesterday, but as my dear sister has just pointed out to me, it really does help if you remember to link it up to the challenge when you have done it! (She put it much nicer than that!). So it is now done! Better late than never. I think I need an early night.


Jean Straw said...

This has made a lovely card Kate, I love the robin image and the lovely snowflake lace trim.
Jean x

Di said...

Oooh Kate, absolutely perfect! You're going to have a gorgeous set of cards there, LOVE the robins and the simple design is just gorgeous.

Welcome back to blogland :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaxineD said...

What a sweet card Kate - and even better that is was quick to make.

Virginia said...

gorgeous card, loving the image hun, I've been making Christmas cards recently!

scrappymo! said...

Your Christmas Robin card is so lovely. I love Robins so I think this paper and toppers are particularily lovely!

You are going to have a great set of robin cards with those ten toppers!

Will pop back later to catch up on your older posts...haven't been by in a while!

Grandkids are arriving for two days so have to go make up their beds.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Hello there Kate-Beautiful Robin card-I do love my little visiting Robin in the garden-beautiful little birds they are.
Thank you for visiting my little Blog-and for taking the time to leave a comment,I appreciate it :)
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hello there Kate . . . Bless you for taking the time to make this gorgeous robin card to enter into RUDOLPH DAY when you have lots of other cards you must make.

Thanks for joining in.

Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

Not often these days we see lovely Robins on cards, love all the glitter and the paper lace.

Kath x

Saskia said...

Lovely robin card!

Neet said...

A nice card for Christmas and now you can make another nine and boast that you are on number eleven of your card making for the great day.
Hugs, Neet xx