Signed & Sealed - Just a Note for Paper Players #519
12 Cards of Christmas Day 8 - Toile Christmas

Robin and Wren for Case this Sketch

Happy Sunday, again :-)  In case you missed it, you can find my Paper Players card on this post.

I have a quick card for you that I created from the sketch across at Casethissketch.  It's a really cool sketch and I decided to turn it on the vertical instead of the horizontal.  I used my favorite The Greetery sets - Robin and Wren and Blooming Branches to create this little scene.  Here's the sketch:

Screen Shot 2020-11-29 at 3.33.50 PM

I created a sponged background for my frame and used my nested squares to create the frame.  I stamped and die-cut the birds and the branch and got them ready to add to the scene.  First, I used some metallic water color paint and some diluted pool party to create some splatters behind the scene.  The whole thing is adhered to a peacock base.

Here's a closeup of the frame, background and the splatters:

Robin and Wren closeup (1 of 1)

I lifted the frame off the base and tucked the branch behind it.  The robin redbreast and his little wren friend were popped from the base.  I added a sentiment and the card was done.   This is another card that is going to be hand delivered as part of Meals on Wheels.

Here's my card:

Robin and Wren Blooming Branch (1 of 1)

Aren't they the prettiest little pair?  I really am going to have to create them in different colors though.  However, there is something about that little robin redbreast that reminds me of my childhood.  The British robins are so much smaller than the American robin and it was always a delight to see them flittering about the lower branches of bushes.

On a personal note:

Well, it might have been 50 degrees yesterday, but today it's 30 and the wind is gusting.  Not the best day to put up the outdoor Christmas tree - but we managed it!  Now, it's all about the interior decorations but that's going to take us a couple of days.

But.... I must admit, I will be sorry to see the warm glows of the fall decorations go.  Here's a shot I took of our dining room

Dining room (1 of 1)

And a closeup of the ball jar decoration that I purchased on Etsy.  I'll be recreating one for Christmas because I love it so much.  The clear glass jars have little lights in them and it makes me happy looking at it!

Dining room closeup (1 of 1)

Isn't that so pretty - and it works perfectly with the wreath from last year.  

Yesterday morning we were havig breakfast and Lou noticed that the Pileated woodpecker was tossing wood shavings around like confetti.  We noticed that he was having a VERY good go at one of the trees.  By the time he had finished - took him all of about 10 minutes, I might add - we had a pile of what looked like Santa beard clippings and part of the tree missing on the left side!  We guess it isn't going to take him long to bring the tree down!

Shaved tree (1 of 1)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White 110#, Pretty Peacock - Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps:  Robin and Wren, Blooming Branch - The Greetery
  • Dies:  Nested Stitched Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp.  Robin and Wren - The Greetery.  Stitched Rectangle - Stampin' Up!


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Hilda Burton

This is a beautiful card, Jaydee. I love your coloring. The birds are wonderful and will brighten someone's day. Enjoy your day!


Hilda, thanks so much. Glad you liked it. Have a fabulous Monday

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