Saturday 1 March 2014


Morning everyone - I hope you are all keeping reasonably well (considering the weather).  I feel better now that the daffodils are out together with the crocuses and the snowdrops!  The tulips will be next of course - so here I am waffling on about flowers instead of posting my card but they are a cheery sight!

Sooooo onto the card, this is one for the CCC (Christmas Card Club) and the theme is 'Feature a Robin' - or two as in my case!!  The wonderful Margaret chose this one for us - nice one!  I love this digi, it's been in my folder for a while and I don't know where it is from so apologies.

As you can tell, apart from the image which I coloured with Copics and Promarkers, I have just used loads and loads of die cuts made from snippets of white paper.  Having thought about it, I should have designed this as an aperture card with the image on the inside - isn't hindsight a wonderful thing!  Anyway I made sure I used a good old sprinkling of Stardust Stickles plus a few pearls (can't do blobs properly yet Mrs J)!

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Red card - Bazzill Basics
Small Garden Sprig - Poppy's Stamps Die
Ivy Corner - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Holly Berries - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Merry Christmas - Cheery Lynn Dies
Frostyville Wreath - Memory Box Dies
Star of Wonder - Memory Box Dies
Leaves - Tattered Lace Dies
Poinsettia - All Occasions Dies
Wreath Builder - Dee's Distinctively Dies
Snowflake - Impression Obsession Dies
Fern Frond - Leone Em Punch
Flowers - Nellie Snellen Small/Medium Punches
Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord DI
Pearls/Ribbon - Stash
Stardust Stickles
Decoart - Glamour Dust

I masked over the robins and then, using three Distress Inks, I 'pounced' a piece of natural sponge over the picture to make the night sky.  I love doing this, it really is satisfying (well I am weird)!

Let me know what you think of my white on white card with a big splash of colour won't you.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog, I really really do appreciate your visit.

Loads of big hugs to you all

SUE  xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges 

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge -


  1. Lovely card Sue! image is done so beautifully...and all the stickles add soo much of glamour to the card! the night sky looks wonderful!

  2. This is gorgeous Sue, such an adorable image and I love all your fabulous detailing. The added sparkle looks wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Your card is gorgeous Sue,love all the dies you've used to frame the image and all the sparkle. Carol x

  4. Wow and double wow Sue! This is just fabulous!! Sweet little robins and so beautifully finished with all those gorgeous die cuts - and the sparkle of course :)

    Remember, if you used any snippets you can link this into the Playground when it re-opens. I do allow a little bit of back linking :)

    Sunshine here - it does make Spring seems so much closer!


    Di xx

  5. Good Morning, Sue! This is one very magical moment in a magical wonderland, right? Two darling little robins, all snuggly and warm, in the middle of their beautiful ice wreath! It is gorgeous! I like all the tiny punches and dies it took to create this pretty wreath, and then all the details you've added to each little piece! Wow! the vines and dimensional greeting are so pretty! But your card is amazing. Pinned! hugs, de

  6. Awh those two look so sweet snuggled on that branch. Lovely card Sue I love the wreath, it has lots of layers and sparkle. I had better set to and make my card for tomorrow, I'm a little behind, ooops.

  7. Oh Sue...this is wonderful. All the dies are just so delightful and now I have had to add that Merry Christmas die to my list! lol

    What a great feeling of texture you have created here. Love that the dies surround the apperture and the WOW with the burst of colour for the birdies!

  8. such a cheeky pair of lovely red robins...what a joyful card Sue......and you can never have too many die cuts it a law I think!.....xxxxx

  9. Sue, this is gorgeous! The little robins are so cute and I love the beautiful wreath you've created, happy Sunday! Carole Z X

  10. Oh these little robins in their sweet little Christmas caps are so cute. A gorgeous card altogether Sue. I can't believe I have used the same ivy corner die too!! Everything marries together beautifully! Love and hugs Christine xx

  11. This is so adorable Sue. Love the very cute robins and the lovely white layout. It works so well.


  12. Hi Sue
    Fabulous card.... Love it.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  13. Adorable card Sue, love all the sparkle to set off those toooo cute robins! Zx

  14. Hi Sue
    This is an adorable creation...I just think those Robins are soooo cute, thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun,over at Completely Christmas, we would love your company in next week’s challenge as well…..
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas

  15. Gorgeous card Sue - love the robins. Think we must have all treated ourselves to JS ivy flourish die this week!!! lol

    Karen x

  16. What a gorgeous card Sue. Lots of work in this one. Hugs Rita xx

  17. Sweet, sweet card, Sue. Really love your attention to detail with all those cutouts -- a girl after my own heart! Thanks for submitting this to the Craft-Dee BowZ March challenge!

  18. Wow! I love this card. All those die cuts so wonderfully placed and glittered to boot. And to think they were snippets in a former life. The image you used it so cute and I love the big splash of color they provide as you put it. Again wow!

  19. Such a cute card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Love challenge.
    Cathy xx

  20. Aww the robins are really sweet Sue, and you've coloured them beautifully! I love the gorgeous die cuts and sparkles… it's a beautiful design!! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xxx

  21. Fabulous card, love all the sparkly white die cuts framing the cute robins, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Catz and Divas by Design this week. Jac x

  22. What a darling card for Margaret's CCC challenge - so cute. Thanks for sharing for our first challenge on Completely Christmas - hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel DT (and please don't forget my CHNC challenge extra for March - would love to see it there too) x

  23. This is beautiful. Made me think of my 'tomato birds' back in February! These are just so adorable, and colored well. I'm so loving all the dies (I'm a die junkie in case you haven't picked up on that about me!). That wreath is wonderful, and I thought this _was_ an aperture card until I read the deets. Your birdie background was so soft that the reds just sparkled against it, and I think this is a fabulous card. TFS & Hugs

  24. OMG Sue this is gorgeous! I'm not surprised you love the robins, love the background and those flowers around the circle is fabulous. I will have to try that technique. Love it! xx

  25. Oh Sue this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky this week. Kx

  26. Wow! This is so exquisite! Love all the sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Love challenge! HUgsxx

  27. Great card hun love it fabulous work - thank you so much for playing along at Completely Christmas x

  28. These little robins are so sweet! I love the night sky too and your gorgeous sparkly frame. Beautiful card, Cathy x

  29. ooh sweet and Lovely card, so glad you shared your fab creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  30. WOW Sue . .. that surely is a STUNNER of a card. Absolutely gorgeous. Well-deserved showcase in the Snippets Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  31. You always leave me gawking at your creations! Honestly, I don't have the vocab to say how much I love this card. And those guys with their sparkly hats... oh so precious!
    hugs, Asha


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Hugs Sue Pxxx