Saturday 7 December 2013

Ronald the Robin


Well here it is folks, my very first Blog Challenge. We have a Robin who regularly visits our garden and has been fondly named Ronald. My inspiration for this card came from watching him.

Firstly to make the topper for this card, I masked my stamp, when inking up, so I could stamp the bird with  Potting soil Archival ink and the teapot with Versamark  ink and  I then carefully poured silver embossing powder over the teapot only. I coloured in the bird and teapot using Distress inks Brick Red and Frayed Burlap and highlighted with Rusty Hinge distress pen. I masked the teapot and using second generation ink, I stamped  the christmas tree with Versafine Olympia Green and carefully went around the outline with a sakura glitter pen. The holly was stamped using Versafine ink  too and  the background was distressed, finally adding some xmas red stickles to highlight the holly berries and a bit Frantage scattered over to give a snow effect.

For my background, I stamped Christmas words and Holly stamps with Archival ink, distressed and again using stickles to highlight berries. Pearlised card was used for matting and layering and again stickled around edges with Platinum stickles. Holly and Poinsetta were cut out from dies. The holly veins I applied Glamour dust too and I picked up the embossing parts of the Poinsetta with treasure gold. The little white bits are cut off a Christmas Decoration.

Please keep checking back as my blog is in the process of being built at the moment, so lots to be added.  All comments would be appreciated.
Julie x
 Crafty Individuals  Stamps used - Teatime delights, Christmas Calligraphy and Swirl Christmas tree.
I would like to enter this in challenge for December.


  1. Beautiful Card Julie. I like how you have used a teapot for Ronald to sit on, very original. Good use of various techniques Love your choice of background and the lack of embellishments help to highlight the main character, Ronald.
    Well done and good luck with the challenge.

  2. A beautiful warm and traditional feel to your card.
    Thank you for entering it into the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

  3. Thanks I appreciate all comments. Julie x

  4. Beautifully festive card Julie - with lots of great techniques. Colours remind me of Christmas cake and pudding. Well done with getting your blog up and running and thanks for entering our challenge. Jean x

  5. I love your card it's gorgeous and Welcome to Blogland :) x

  6. A very festive card and what a great background you've achieved with the DIs. Looks fab with the frantage!

    Sandy xx
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  7. This is a really beautiful card. I love the colours you used and robins are such delightful little birds. Julie Ann xx

  8. Beautiful card Julie. I love all stamped details.
    Merry Christmas :)

  9. All card design are looking good!


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Julie x


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