Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, August 25, 2017

More robins for Rudolph Day.

I see it is a month since I posted on here, but it has been a lovely month of visits by family, so there was not much time for crafting. But last month I mentioned I was way behind my target for Christmas cards, so the next day I printed off several sheets of  LOTV digi images that I had just bought from their new Christmas release.  Most of them have now been coloured, and when my last visitors leave I will have one month to make cards with them, before I am off to visit UK myself!
But yesterday I did manage to put the first six together ready for this challenge. They all use a funny little, fat robin which I had printed and coloured in the same way, six times.
I cut them out with my largest plain oval die (Go Kreate I think), and then searched through my snippet boxes and found enough to cut six mats, three red and three green, using a die from the Nestabilities Floral Ovals set.

For the red ones I made white 17.5x11cm base cards, and used an old Personal Impressions stamp across two corners. The sentiment is from the Inkylicious clear stamp set - Season's greetings. I had already put quite a lot of stickles glitter glue on the branches of the image, so I finished them off with red perfect pearl drops for the berries on the stamp. I made three the same with slightly different shades of red for the frames.

For the green ones I used very pale green base cards. A long time ago I was given some very big sheets of card that had been roughly folded, and were difficult to store, so I cut each sheet into as many standard size blank cards as I could. I've been looking for an opportunity to use some of them. With offcuts from the green mats I cut strips of a holly border (Joanna Sheen signature dies), and I found some oddments of holly paper left from a do-craft set from several years ago. I covered the base card with the BP and mounted the matted image as high as possible. Then I stamped a sentiment under it from a hero Arts Christmas sentiment stamp set, and just managed to add the border below this. Again I used red perfect pearl drops for the holly berries.

One green base card was slightly smaller so I used the border a little differently.

Now they are all done and I have six more cards for my stash. Now I must get on and use the rest of my prepared images. But for now I will link these to the August Rudolph Day Challenge, and also Pixie's Snippets Playground.


Virginia said...

Oh they are so sweet, I love how different they look according to their colour!

scrappymo! said...

These cards are all wonderful. That is such a sweet image of that wee robin. LOTV images are always such a treat! You got so many made...good for you!

Thanks for the update that my photos had disappeared! I have reloaded them now...I do not know what happened as they were there last time I looked...just before I pushed publish.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what very beautiful cards, and those Robins are sure very cute.
Super designs and wonderful colouring in of those images.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

Super Christmas cards, Kate, I love the decorative frame. The little robin is so cute - although he looks like he might have been tucking into the Christmas pudding already! xx

Darnell said...

I love your superbly colored and designed little fat robin cards, Kate! It sounds like you have - and plan to have - a busy and fun time, which is fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

I like this cute little robin and the lovely holly branches he is sitting on. Your choice of die cut for the frames and the backgrounds all work together nicely. Well done for making six, I only managed to finish one but I have got all the bits ready to put together a few more like my RD card.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your Robin, it's the cutest I've seen for a while, beautifully coloured too, you've created beautiful cards with them.

Joan said...

Lovely cards, love that fat Robin !

Di said...

What adorable little robins these are Kate - and your cards are really lovely! I do love how the little fella is all puffed up :) You know, I think that Inklicious Christmas greetings stamp set is one of the best ever - always adds such a lovely touch.

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground - all the more so as things are so busy for you right now - which is a good thing! Busy days are the happiest days :)


Di xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards are adorable and love the Spellbinders die you have used...I have it and have not used it since ages!! Your creations are inspiring
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Kathleen said...

Super cards and a gorgeous sweet Robin.

Kath x