Friday 14 December 2012

Cold Feet

Hello from a wet and windy north west of England! 

It's been a few days since I shared anything - and all I have for you is a card made from scraps! And for the first time I am sharing it over at Pixies Crafty Snippets.
It's not a very exciting pic either - I took it before the card was even finished - it's minus it's greeting and just stood on a piece of white paper! 

I got a bit carried away with the Twiggy Tree die when it was lying about on the desk during the recent mammoth 'Christmas Card Make' and I cut out enough trees to destroy a rain forest - and then in my 'tidy' mode I scooped them all up into a neat pile and left them there!

The little red bird was also a ' cut out just in case' thing - I have got into the (bad?) habit of cutting more than I need 'just in case' when I'm assembling something in anticipation of me making a mess! 

Birdie was waiting in the wings (sorry about the pun) if Robin wouldn't sit nicely in the Secret Garden, - Robin behaved himself but his twin brother turned red with anger as he really wanted to have a nice shiny birdhouse and moss around his feet! 

For his penance he is destined to spend his life in a cold and frosty tree in a place with blue glitter paper sky and lots of snow on the ground..... (actually he's been sent complete with a suitable sentiment attached to the top left to a friend who no doubt will allow him to get warm on her mantlepiece....)

Challenges -
Use It Tuesdays - All about Christmas
Unstampabelles - Christmas
Paper Shelter - Two of anything
ABC Christmas - Punch/Die
Hooked On Crafts - Christmas 
Papelito's - A Touch of Red

Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you're doing. x



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Viv love that cute little bird

jacqui x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabby xmas card... Love the twiggy tree
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Irene said...

A beautiful card, I love the little robin.

PetraB said...

lovely Christmas Card

Desire Fourie said...

Viv this is gorgeous and the cute birdie is the perfect finishing touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

Unknown said...

hiya viv ...superb card and a loverly funny read too love yer sass xxxxxxxxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the little robin is so cute. Caroline xxx

Cards By MI said...

This is lovely! Love the clever design and fabby look of the little birdy in red. Stunning! Thanks for playing with us during our two years celebration over at the Paper Shelter
Love n hugs

Viv said...

This looks fabulous Viv, love those trees ( may need that die now....darn ), loving all the sparkliness too :) Viv xx

Merry said...

Such a lovely creation....wonderful trees. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

An Occasional Genius said...

It's gorgeous Viv! I've tried doing the just in case thing too but ended up with too many bits that were always the wrong colour & then my spare bit box gets out of control lol!! xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Viv, I like the trees the wee bird and the snow.
Kevin xx

SandeeNC said...

LOVE the card, but the birdie lookslike a cardinal to me :) Our robins would fly south in such cold weather. I do think you have inspired me to make a similar card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

JanR said...

Lovely card. I love the trees and the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

It's just adorable Viv, love the snowy banks and that cute little bird! Susan x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card,
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Deborah said...

It's a wonderful card, Viv!

Sarn said...

Hi Viv . . . and welcome to the Snippets Playground with this fabulous Christmas card. That is a gorgeous tree die and I love the snowy ground you've made.

Now, normally Di would welcome you too the playground, but she's kinda left me in charge while she does some "teacher training" . . . so it falls to me to let you know you have extra goes on the swings for being a Newbie . . . oh, and don't forget you can find a big friendly (and probably raucous)gang behind the treehouse, swigging the bootleg eggnog and mulled wine we made!

Hope to see you again with more snippet cards.
Sarn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous and sparkly viv.i love your winter scene :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...


Jackie said...

Oh this is lovely, I love the splash of red on an otherwise wintry card :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty-what a beautiful, simple winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

Shannon83k said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv


Susan Hogan said...

Poor Robin! How cute - love this card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month for our Christmas challenge!

Heather B said...

I love the glitter! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday, especially at this busy time of year.

Kari Ann said...

This is just lovely! I'm going to start working on my own version to use as a wall hanging. It's just so striking. :)

Helen said...

Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Ally said...

wow, I love this one, looks very classy somehow!!
xx, alessandra

Di said...

Hi Viv - I see that Sarn welcomed you to the Playground with egg nog and mulled wine - am still clearing up the empties here!!

Love your card - it's perfect!

Hugs, Di xx