Monday, 24 August 2009

Weekend Bargains

Hi all, I had some crafty fun this weekend, went out and came back with some good 'ole crafty bargains. Our local Garden Centre has been running a 50% off sale for several weeks now, so every time we go we have a look at the offers.
They have a large craft section in-store so amongst the bargains are several craft items. Last time we went we came away with four packs of 'Bind-It-All' Wires in various colours. This time we found Pee Wee Glitter sets and a couple of Christmas 'Forever Friends' 6x6 Paper packs by 'Do Crafts'.
Also by 'Do Crafts', in the main craft shop they had one of their 'Goody Bags', now I don't usually buy these as they are only a bargain if you actually want most of the items offered. Well this one I did, so we bought it, and it gave me the inspiration for the above card.
Firstly the main star of the card is the robin perched on it's branch. This is a stamp called 'Robin' by Anita's, which has been coloured in using ProMarkers. The colours I used were, Poppy, Red, Terracotta, Cocoa, Yellow and Pumpkin. I also used a white pen to highlight the eyes. The tree I drew myself, coloured in once more using ProMarkers in Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon and Cocoa, then cut it out.
The Snow background came from the 'Forever Friends' Christmas Snow paper pack, but I glittered it using 'Spray & Sparkle' Silver from 'Crafter's Companion'. The Sentiment is from 'Do Crafts' and I stuck a red gem from my craft stash in the corner just to round off the card. I hope you like it.

Actually after looking at the Robin stamp for a while I thought he might make a jolly nice penguin, so again using Promarkers I gave it a go, and was rather pleased with the result. I didn't use black, but several shades of grey, the feet and beak are pumpkin and yellow. He has not found his way onto a card yet, but give me time.

Well that's it for now, take care all,



  1. I just love this cute little birdie!!! but I can't find this stamp anywhere - who makes it? :)

  2. Hi Hilde, the stamp came in a Goody Bag from DoCraft. It is an Anita's Stamp called 'Robin', I have not found it on it's own to buy, but I sure you can get it.

    Hugs Janie ..xx

  3. thanks! I'll be on the lookout for it :)