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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Christmas in May

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your week been so far? It seems an age since my birthday but it was only been a few days ago. I am struggling to fit in any crafting at the moment. There seems to be so much else to do.

At the start of the year I promised myself that I would make Christmas cards all year round to try and avoid the rush at the end of the year. So far I have made eight cards I need about a hundred so I still have a way to go. Last week I found I had a little bit of time so I made another Christmas card.

You know me, I love robins. Last year I saved some of our Christmas cards that had robins on.


I used the image from one of the saved cards to make this card. There is a little bit of glitter on the image. I embossed some white card to go behind the image and I inked it with blue ink to tone in with the background. The ribbon was in my stash. 


This is a lovely robin. 


I think this is Christmas card number seven. I do have so many more to make. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

24 comments:

  1. So pretty and festive Jackie!
    Laine
    xx

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  2. Lovely up cycling of the Robin card. I save and reuse all the shop bought cards I receive. So much so that I never get round to using my Christmas stamps,digis,ef's and die cuts. This year I made it a resolution for every recycled card I would make a matching one using my stash. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Great idea to recycle Christmas cards and to make them throughout the year.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  4. Great recycling of an image off an old card. You card looks lovely.

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  5. Gorgeous card, I do love this robin too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card. I wondered when the Christmas cards would start.

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  7. I love robins and especially on Christmas cards!! This is gorgeous!!
    Hugs Donna xxx

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  8. Beautiful card Jackie. I love robins too. The ribbon is lovely. Cathy x

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  9. Gorgeous Christmas card! You are really get a big head start on them! I love robins too, they always come around right when the weather is changing and then stay through the summer! The robin on your card is beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful Christmas card Jackie, I promised this to myself too! just not got around to making any yet!!!
    Pam x

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  11. Hi Jackie, love your card, great recycling. I also love robins and we have a couple that live in our garden all year round. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  12. How beautiful :-) Good luck with the other 92!!!

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  13. Lovely card Jackie, I made myself the same promise and I've made about 6 so far and have 150 to make (some for me and some for Cats Protection). I just took some bits out of my 'Maybe Someday' box so hopefully this weekend I'll make a few. Thanks for the reminder! I have some saved cards from last year as well, hadn't occurred to me to turn them in to cards, although I do usually make gift tags with them. Thanks for the inspiration :) Debs x

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  14. Gorgeous card, Jackie. I gotta say I'm enjoying the sun too much to think about winter lol

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  15. Gorgeous card Jackie and love the robin image x

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  16. Wonderful! I love it!
    Ilse (thera)

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  17. Gorgeous card, the snow scene with the robin.

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  18. Robins always look so beautiful in snowy scenes, and he looks adorable. Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs Erin xx

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card, I really should be making a start on mine but every time I sit down to start my mojo disappears x

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  20. Gorgeous Jackie, I do love Robins on Christmas cards, Hugs xxx

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