Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Clearly Besotted Red Robin and Papertrey Ink Coverplate Comic Strip Christmas card

Hello there and welcome to the August challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges

1st to 31st August Challenge

Our host this time is Sharon

and our 

Themes are

P- Plain

Q - Quotes

R for Robin or Rabbits

Our Sponsor this time is

Lawn Fawn
$25 gift certificate to lawn fawn

and there is

a lovely prize from Sharon

I decided to go for Robin and came up with this card:-


1) Die cut the Papertrey Ink Coverplate: Comic Strip die from white card.

2) Gather the inside pieces that have cut out and stamp them with the Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Twinkle stamp set. When they have dried, ink the edges with some red ink.

3 Stamp and die cut all the images in the Clearly Besotted Red Robin stamp set, and then colour with Copic markers.

4) Mat the white frame die cut onto some red card and adhere all the twinkle pieces back into place.

5) Arrange the robins on the card and add the Santa hat and crown before coating them with glossy accents. It was hard to capture the gloss but you can see it a bit better on the small picture at the top of the post.

6) Die cut the Paper Smooches Merry Christmas die three times and stack it before coating with glossy accents and adhering to the centre panel.

7) Die cut a couple of pine sprigs from the My Favorite Things Fab Foliage die set and stick them in each corner.

8) Finish off by adding some more mats and raising the panel on the base card. Use a gel pen to add some white spots to the robin's eyes.

You have until 31st August to join in with us this month and I can't wait to see what you have to share with us. You'll find lots of inspiration over on the blog and you can link up your entry there too. It certainly seems strange to be making Christmas cards while it is so hot and sticky, but quite honestly I prefer to be cool in my craft room when the temperature outside is over 28 degrees. Such a wimp! Good luck!

I'd like to play along at

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #33 - anything Christmas goes

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. Love the fab images and design,just

  2. Brilliant card Carol, love the design and those cute robins, and your use of the glossy accents.x

  3. So wonderfully colored, a great layout and super darling in every way. I love this card.

  4. A fabulous card Carol, such a super design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. This is really lovely, the robin s are so cute and the design is amazing xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card Carol :-) the little robins are adorable and I love the die cut comic strip design and background! STUNNING! I also love how you used the glossy accents on the sentiment! Whenever I have tried to do that I end up in a gloopy mess!!

    Lols x x x

  7. This is so adorable Carol and your colouring is fantastic on those robins!! I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather... This is could live with!

  8. What a lovely, cheery card. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  9. Great Christmas card love the cute Robins,layout and design
    Carol x

  10. What an adorable Christmas card Carol! I love those sweet little birdies. And of course the comic strip layout is so cool and perfect for these adorable birds. Love this one! Hugs, Brenda

  11. Those wee fat robins are so cute! Fabulous card, Carol. From your description it seems like it was a lot of work, but the result was more than worth it.

  12. This is darling!! I LOVE your coloring of the robins and the way you laid the card out. GREAT design!

  13. just stopped by ABC blog and saw your sweet card. wanted to stop by and say how very cute it is. colored beautifully.


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Carol x


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