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Monday, 1 August 2011

Robins mean CHRISTMAS

Morning everyone.  Oooh I'm a little sleep deprived so I apologise in advance for any bad spelling or grammar!  This is a scheduled post as I'm on a 12hr day shift today after only finishing my night shifts yesterday morning!  My body clocks shot to pieces lol.  The kids are at my mums and Pete's away so I've got the house to myself.  Sounds good but I'm sure it'll feel a little eerie when I get in from work later tonight!

We have a fabby new challenge for you over at Sparkles Forum Christmas this month.

This time we want to see.....


These little birdies always remind me of Christmas and there's many super images out there to choose from for this theme.  For me, it made a refreshing change to do something a little more "grown up" and less cute!

I've used a fab little image from Just Inklined Stamps, here's my little effort....

This makes a lovely change from the usual style of images I go for but I sooo enjoyed making it and am really chuffed with the result.  I did contemplate using my watercolour pencils on this but in the end I opted for my copics.

The green crinkly card I found in my stash along with the holly paper and sentiment.  I used an X-Cut corner punch. I've used touches of glamour dust on the branch and on the leaves to give the effect of snow/ice but its not showing up too well! 

We have two fabulous sponsors this fortnight.....

 Emma's offering £10 voucher exc p&p from Crafty Emmas Store

our second sponsor is........

FIVE fab digi's available to the winner - whoo hooo!!!

Please check out the challenge blog  to see the glorious creations by my wonderful friends and DT buddies.   We do hope you can join in the fun and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day.


Mel X


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I remember those days when I was a work! I hated the getting used to different times pain in bum!! Hope ya not so sleepy soon!

Gorgeous card, love the image its fab!
Hugs shell xx

Doreen said...

Love the image on this gorgeous card

jackiescrafts said...

Nights to days like that was always my worst swap over Mel, I hope you managed your day shift and get a good sleep tonight
Your row of robins is really cute

Hugs Jackie x

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous as always Mel! hope your not working too hard xx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Mel, what a great image and colours.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Mel!! ;)

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Mel. I love robins! and these look so beautiful on the holly branch. Gorgeous papers and layout!
Hugs Sue xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome card! :) Great shape and fab colouring.