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


  1. So pretty and festive Jackie!

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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

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

  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

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

  15. Gorgeous card Jackie and love the robin image x

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

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

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

    Hugs Erin xx

  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

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


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