My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

FSS English Robins - MMSC78

I am having so much fum making Christmas and Winter cards right now. I think I'm going to have a really hard time when this card making season is over, which will be very soon. I guess I need to switch to snowmen then since I really have a passion for them.

This card was made for the Top Tip Challenge Blog where Fred She Said is the sponsor this week. The theme over there is Christmas. So, why not play along and you could possibly win a $20 voucher to purchase some FABULOUS images.

Anyway, this card was inspired by a sketch from Priscilla's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog.

I used a newly released Image from Fred She Said, called English Robins. This is one of three in the Christmas Birds Series.  This comes in Digi format fopr those of you that love to color or pre colored for those of you that hate it. I love them both. I enjoy coloring since I discovered Copic Markers. But I love the ease of just printing out the image too.
I printed the image three times, cut out everything on one and just the holly on another. Then mounted everything with foam tape for dimension.

The background was made using a new Holly Cuttlebug Folder. I love using glitter on my cards at Christmas but I chose not to add glitter to this one because I thought it would take away from the beauty of the card.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
CCEE1044 - Winter Theme
C.R.A.F.T. - Dry Embossing
Crafty Catz - Spots and Stripes
Charisma Cardz - With Love at Christmas
Raise The Bar - Show us those Curves

17 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nancy
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Stampvanwinkle said...

Very pretty Nancy!! I really like the layout.

carol said...

hiya.lovely card, just seen my first robin this morning! thanks for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week, x carol

carol said...

oh and thanks for joining us at CRAFTYCATZ too, x carol

Renkata said...

Nancy this card is so beautiful. Fantastic layout. Evrything go so well together.
Well done.

Denise said...

Awesome job coloring these birds. Great Christmas card. Love the designer paper. Nicely done!!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Nancy, your Fred She Said Robins look awesome. They are just darling. Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Korin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! WOW! That image is fabulous!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Nancy - I am in love - this those darling robyn's!! Your colouring is divine and they just appeal to me so greatly! Love your take on the sketch this week! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Dana said...

Nancy, this blew me away!! Your stitching and coloring are about the best around!! Great, and I mean GREAT job!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week at Raise The Bar!!
Hugs~
Dana

marsha said...

Wow Nancy, this is just fabulous! Your robins are gorgeous and I love your stitching! Thanks so much for joining us for this Midnight Madness's Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

~Michelle~ said...

way to go and get a MMSC Remarkables Award on this beauty!
I'll say it again!! You're doing FSS proud! :)

LOVE your style!

LindaS said...

Love the stiching and berries.

Suzanne said...

This is one beautiful card. The image and papers are perfect together andthe image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at crafty Catz this week x

Gemma said...

a great christmas creation! thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Tina said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring and papers! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz! :D Hugs

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! I am creating a gallery on Facebook with all of our Remarkable award winners and was wondering if you would let me put your card up there. Please?

Mvh
Gunn
MMSCDT
e-mail: gunn@k1-a.net