Saturday, 10 November 2012

Christmas Robins

Afternoon, all! I hope you're all having a good Saturday. My, it's cold! A good day to stay indoors and be crafty!

I'm cracking on with the Christmas cards, I'm up to 19 now! I bought this sweet Lili of the Valley stamp last year but found it quite hard to colour because of all the tiny details. This year I have fine nibs for my Promarkers and it was much easier! I put dots of red Stickles on the holly berries and some gold Liquid Pearls on the hanging star.

I apologise for the wishy-washy image, I was using a Daylight Lamp and the inks look a bit faded :(

The papers are also Lili of the Valley, from their 'Classic Christmas' pad. I got out my dies for this one - a Marianne Christmas tree which I covered in white and gold glitter; a Marianne Christmas sentiment, also glittered - it shows up better irl, but I really should have used a slightly brighter paper; and a Whiff of Joy holly die, the paper is pearlised and I Glossy Accented the berries.

I'm entering the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge, it's a lovely sketch, so useful! Though I hope it's ok that the central image is oval and not round;

and Lili's Little Fairies are askink for 'All things bright and beautiful' - in other words, bright colours. What a great challenge for a gloomy day!

Time for a cuppa now, and a spot of ironing to keep warm!

Stay well, and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cocoa, Henna, Chestnut, Walnut; Pastel Blue, Denim, Cobalt Blue; Hot Pink, Cardinal Red; Bright Green, Forest Green, Holly, Pine


Joey said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the trad colours, and such a lovely image. Joey x

susiestacey said...

Hi Mags, lovely card beauitfully coloured love the papers too x Susan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags. I love the image and you have coloured it beautifully and I like the various die cuts you have used.


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous image, and I love the tartan paper so Christmasy. janex

Di said...

Oh Mags, I adore this card - that LOTV stamp is one of my faves and, as you say, tricky to colour. You did a great the papers too!


coops said...

so gorgeous mags.i love your traditional colours and stunning sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely bright and beautiful card Mags and your image is so nicely coloured - thanks for joining in with Lilys Little Fairies Challenge, Mary G x

Becky said...

My idea of keeping warm is putting the fire on while I colour, lol, I hate ironing
This is so pretty
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
Lili's Little Fairies
Hugs, Becky x