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Monday, January 11, 2016

My first Christmas card in 2016

... includes a pair of robins, I received this stamp in December as a calendar gift from my mom.

I believe robins have more black in the facial region but I didn't want to cover up their cute faces, so a little bit of artistic freedom here...

I fussy cut the image and placed it onto a die cut branch and heart from Memory Box. I added glitter to the branch for snow, the stars are made with a stencil from Memory Box, gesso and I put glitter on top for an extra sparkle.

I used a Lawn Fawn sentiment to stamp directly onto the striped DP.

This card is also for these challenges:
Twofers - #11 Bird
Challenge Up Your Life - Stars and stripes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Red
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

35 comments:

Donna Nuce said...

You are off to a great start for Christmas! Love the blue color combination. Have a greatday Pia!

Jane Willis said...

Such a sweet card, the heart shape works brilliantly with the image. Thanks for joining us at Twofers
Jane

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Pia..I love the cute little birds snuggling up together and gesso stars are fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

sandie said...

They do have cute faces! The background blue looks great

Mervi said...

...and real stitches, wow, gorgeous card, great start, I'm still showing my last Xmas cards;-))m

meg said...

Perfect for a couples Christmas, love the heart behind your beautifully coloured robins.

Laine said...

This is so cute Pia. Love the sweet image and your fabulous colour palette.
Laine
xx

cotnob said...

It's never too early to start on your Christmas cards Pia and this is a gorgeous card to start with - such a sweet image and lovely blues.
Pauline
x

Loz said...

This is so Adorable Pia..Loz

JoAnn said...

Such a sweet image. Love the blues and cute robins.

JoAnn said...

Ooops, forgot to tell you how much we appreciate you sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Pia. Awesome creation all round sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fab card, love the blue background sets off those robins brilliantly. Thank you for thinking of us and sharing another great card with us at Twofers. XOXO Zoe

Marlies said...

Oh those two robins are adorable! A fab design putting them on the branch and with the heart in the background.Lovely colour choice too. Beautiful made!
hugs, Marlies

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is lovely! The birds are so sweet, and I love your design.
Hugs, Bonnie

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute are these robins!!! Their faces say "peace and love".... Wonderful! Also the colours you have choosen and this tone of blue background with the heart and the stars are wonderful!! Amazing card, love it so much!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Such cute Robins Pia, love their stockings! Love the blue background.
Val x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

You're off to a fabulous start Pia! Adorable image, I love the boots!

Brenda

libleycraftsblog.com said...

What a fab, sweet pair of robins :-) Super card Pia!

Asha said...

Aaaaaw! What a cute couple! Adorable little birds, Pia! The colour combo is lovely too.
x Asha

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Pia - the sweet robins are coloured beautifully and sit perfectly in the blue heart - really sweet card - Michelle x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely colour combo and sweet added goodies. Your robins are really coloured beautifully and are a delight to see..
Thanks also for your compliment on my photography.xx
{aNNie}

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the card design and sweet duo .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Mimi said...

So cute! Our American Robins do have gray or black heads, but my fave are make-believe birds! And you used a stencil! Come on... you are SOOO back in craft shape after the holidays. Also, that branch looks like a real twig-- amazing.

Sandy said...

Such a sweet card! Love the tiny stripes and the Stars and this soooo lovely Image!
Thanks for joining us at CUYL.
hugs

chrissy xx said...

Yes! You'v started your Christmas card early Pia.
I know it makes sense not to be on the last minute in November/December.
LOve your little robbins. Such a pretty design. I LOve your stitching and these GOrgeous MB stars too.
Chrissyxx
You could enter over at ABC Christmas Challenge? It's Anything Goes . x

Donna Ellis said...

Pia! How sweet! I love the heartfelt artwork in this darling first Christmas card. Such pretty colors, too! Hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is really precious!! I love that image and how you've popped it up over the heart and the addition of the stars looks so sweet!! :) Great design! HUGS

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Pia! I love that sweet image and your fabulous design, the heart looks awesome behind the birds!
Tammy x

Christi Conley said...

Awwww! I love your "love birds" - they are colored beautifully!! thank you SO much for joining us at Twofers and I hope to see you again ~ Christi

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, this is sweet! The robins are adorable! Sounds like that calendar gift had some fun products - I have not heard of a calendar with crafting goodies before - what a wonderful gift from your Mom! Looks like you stitched around the edge of this - it looks awesome!

Rema said...

This is soadorable! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!

Kim Heggins said...

Pia, this is so sweet. I love your first Christmas card of the year, adorable.

crafty-stamper said...

I love this beautiful card,great layout and cute image -love the gesso glittered stars
carol x

Wiebke said...

Oh how precious! Your card really amazes me! Thanks for playing along with the Challenge Up Your Life and good luck! :)