Tuesday, 25 November 2014

When The Red, Red Robin Christmas Card

This card measures 6ins x 6ins and is made using a hand cut blank of PaperCellar Christmas patterned card.
When I last went down to London, I was under strict instructions to bring Marc ten packets of these Paperchase robin stickers (£1) with me, and can you believe it, he still needed another five, as he has sixty robins on a branch cards to make for his partners sisters school!
And, the idea for this card came from one of our sessions when we just throw ideas at each other for hours on end ….. needless to say, this was one of Marc’s ideas, which I think is genius ….. and so simple!  All I had to do was find an image of the sheet music for “When the Red, Red Robin….”  that just had the words “When the red, red robin, comes bob, bob bobbin along!” on the first line,  I thought it might be a nightmare, but I hit gold almost first time.
I then had to copy, paste and print the image to fit a 6ins x 6ins card, and then mat and layered it on silver mirror card …… before finally adding the robins, with a tiny bit of doodling to indicate that they were bob, bob, bobbin!.
It’s an idea I think could be developed further ….. and fortunately I have got a couple of spare packs of robins to work with, even if it’s after Christmas. These robins have so much potential!
This Christmas, like Halloween has been a poor year for “good” stickers, my staple for cards etc. …… I know I could stamp …… but you know me, I am such a lazy crafter!!!!

Following On ……Fiona Says …..

Following on from my excitement on finding Mason Jars in PoundWorld Fiona sent me this e-mail and photos ……
Christmas Mason Jars..Christmas Mason Jars
“Just seen your post about the mason jars, it is a big thing in America, all my relatives use them, I was soo excited when I saw them in Poundworld and just thought I would let you see what I did with them, they are filled with hot chocolate fixings”
Now there’s an idea …… not sure where Fiona’s Santa hat’s have come from, or if she’s made them …….  but I am wondering if the wine bottle toppers I have seen in Poundland might work?

Poundworld Glass Drinking Jars

I think you can see how fast these were selling in Poundworld yesterday, and I just couldn’t resist either!  I loved them these drinking jars when I saw them in Vegas and did bring a couple home with me, despite needing to pay extra luggage allowance, because at the time they were hard to find in UK and very expensive!
So I bought a couple as small fairing presents for friends ….. and a couple for my glasses cupboard ….. and I think you will know by now from what I will be drinking my festive Barcardi and coke this Christmas …… so classy!