Saturday, 23 November 2013

Watch the birdie!

SO many birds seem to creep into Christmas cards, that this week we have decided to have the challenge at "Less is More" to be a Christmas card, but with a bird somewhere!
Here is a cute little robin, tired from a spot of tree trimming!
I know that the embossing folder is from Sizzix,, but I'm not sure of the origin of the stamps.
I'm not certain if this little Hero Arts bird was supposed to be a robin . but I decided to make him into one. The British robin is rather different from the American version... ours being much smaller and chubbier than its American cousin which is more the size of a blackbird.

This one is a cardinal maybe? It's not a bird we see in Britain anyway more's the pity. I used to see them on our deck when we lived in Virginia!
Simple card with a Memory Box Die cut tree.
This last one is a total failure, it was one of those 'it seemed a good idea at the time' situations, but I thought I'd post it anyway as it may give someone an idea of how it could be done successfully!
He's a cute penguin anyway... from Stampin' Up.
I hope everyone has fun with this one.


  1. Lovely cards and fab theme, may have to CASE that gorgeous cardinal, so elegant.

  2. Total failure? I don't think so, they're all brilliant, especially the first one with the fat robin!

  3. Love your cards Chrissie, such a fun challenge! Jo x

  4. Lovely cards Chrissie. Love the WOW xx Jan

  5. I so adore bird cards! The second guy is awesome~ :) Fun cards - even the one you called the epic failure, I thought it was cute!

  6. Chrissie, these are all wonderful cards. I especially love the adorable little bird images on the first two. Great challenge this week.

  7. i love the robin pudding chrissie... it's fabulous :-)
    jen xxxx

  8. Great theme for the challenge and I love all your bird cards.
    Caroline xxx

  9. Can't see any failures either, using the penguin as the 'O' is brilliant. FAB examples as always, you always give us a great mix of ideas.

  10. love your fav is the brown cardstock one...fab

  11. Chrissie,
    Love all your cards and I really appreciate all the time you take to comment on every submitted card on the Less is More Blog.
    It really means a lot. This week on your comment you asked about my cardinal. Here's how I made him;

    Punch the bird & wing out of red, chalk around the edges with black.

    Punch another bird and wing out of red

    cut out a tail point , shade with chalk, glue onto original bird.

    from the wing cut out the point and shade with chalk and add to head.

    Punch a bird out of orange

    cut out beak part and glue it onto the original bird

    Punch another bird out of black....

    with pencil ( I only used white so you could see it better)

    draw the cardinal black part ( lol...OK what would you call it?!)

    and glue onto the original bird....don't forget to cut off the beak part first.

    I added a tiny black bead for his eye

  12. Honestly, you never fail to delight the daylight outta me, Chrissie! I know I say it every week, but THESE are now my favorite cards you've made! Those birds are so stinkin' cute and how you have framed them is divine. You must turn down requests to be on Design Teams every day of the week!!

    I don't know if I will have time to play, darn it, with hosting Thanksgiving, so I wanted to make sure and stop in here to let you know I love these cards ... even the total failure! Ha Ha. As if!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, even the one you said was a 'fail'. My fave is the top one, I love the colouring you have done on the bird xx

  14. Wonderful selection Chrissy, I don't understand how I missed them! :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. I really can't see where is the failure! The card is super cute and I like it. I also love the third but they're all gorgeous!
    Rosi x

  16. I also featured a cardinal on my entry this week Chrissie, but I like yours much more!
    The MB tree die is to die for...I will have to check that one out. LOVE your blog!!
    Connie aka sodakstamper

  17. All just wonderful Chrissie (and I'm wondering why you don't think the last one worked?!) My personal favourite is the one with the gorgeously atmospheric trees and red birds - fabulous! Vicky x

  18. What a fabulous selection of cards, Chrissie ... the first two are completely cute, the third cool and elegant and the fourth ... so sweet ... this one, a total failure? Nah, no chance! Anita :)

  19. Fabulous cards as ever Chrissie, love them all :) Viv xx


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