Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Merry Christmas

This month I am happy to be the Guest Elf Designer at Christmas Kickstart challenge #31 Wreathed in Christmas Smiles              .... I love to make my cards for Christmas throughout the year so I'm not 'snowed under' in November.....  a big thank you to Jo for inviting me to share my wreath cards, I'm very honoured.

I have made two cards using the same elements from a freebie magazine set....

For my first card I used the wreath embossing folder on green card and then lightly sanded the raised surface to reveal the wreath more.  I die cut the robin from brown, red and black card and assembled the pieces, giving the brown a bit of highlight with brown Distress ink.  Next I die cut the sentiment and foliage from light green glitter card and also the holly from green metallic card.  I arranged all the elements on the front panel with foam tape and added some maroon pearls for the berries and adhered this to a light green card.

For my second card I embossed the wreath on a white card panel.  Then using Twinkling H2Os - I smooched and painted some white card in shades of green, then die cut the pieces... also some berries..adding some white highlights with a gel pen.  I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment before attaching all the pieces and a then the panel on a white card.  To finish I added some clear Nuvo crystal drops.

Hope you are inspired to join in the challenge at Christmas Kickstart - pop over to their blog and check out the wonderful cards
Thanks for stopping by my blog  --  have a Happy Day and Stay Safe

Card Recipe 
Stamps, Dies and Embossing folder  -  Card Making Magic -  Yuletide Wishes
Die - Poppy Craft - Merry Christmas
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink - Gathered twigs
Other: Gold embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, Nuvo clear crystal drops, white gel pen, sandpaper, red pearl gems, metallic and glitter card


  1. Hi Robyn, thanks so much for being my elf for this month! Your cards are lovely and all the little details like the sanding and the Nuvo drops really make them extra special. Hugs, Jo x

  2. Gorgeous cards Robyn and congrats on your elfing. Hugz

  3. WOW! Two awesome Christmas cards, Robyn! Love that embossed wreath, the holly and the bird! Amazing freebies!

  4. Two beauties with that embossed wreath, Robyn! Especially love the white one with the pop of color from the added holly leaves & berries! The birdie looks so sweet on the green wreath too! Congrats on being an elf at Christmas Kickstart this month!!

  5. Both cards are beautiful Robyn! I'm with you ... make them throughout the year and then enjoy the time writing them in Nov. / Dec. :) Great designs, great work, my friend! Congrats on being Guest Designer at Christmas Kickstart! xx

  6. Wonderful cards Robyn - love the sanded embossed wreath - brilliant work!
    Stay safe

  7. Congrats on your GD spot! Two fabulous cards Robin... I love the wreath (and the robin) on your first card... Stunning!

  8. I couldn't love that little bird more, Robyn! What a sweet [or should I say TWEET?] little Robin he is!
    Two darling cards that leave me smiling, for sure! So happy for your GD inspiration!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn