11 February 2020

Blue Robins?

Hi Everyone, my first Christmas card of the year, came about entirely by accident, I was looking for a colour combination for me to stamp on, saw this colour combo at the challenge and thought yep! go with that. The colours were added onto acetate, watercolour card placed on it but, it turned out not as I would have hoped. Well it was my first try! Then thought how about a die to cut the colours out, I chose a die which really is so inappropriate for the colours, but I decided to go ahead and this is what happened! Must have been storm Ciara affecting me LOL.
Robin die - Cut & Make mini die
Distress Inks -
Broken china, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
stamps - Magazine Freebies
navy card - stash

Christmas Card Throwdown
You can slip by this, it's picture heavy!

In the middle of the storm I looked out of the conservatory and saw these pigeons looking so forlorn, as if they are saying to the one sitting under the birdhouse roof - "C'mon it's our turn to be out of the storm!" They sat there for at least 20 minutes like that. Sorry about the not too clear piccies, blame the heavy rain and being taken through the window.

I hope you were all safe and sound in the Storm.

Our Daffs held up quite well.

Storm Ciera from my TV 
with thanks to the Porthcawl RNLI live feed camera
The waves obscure the Lighthouse at the end of the pier.
 These were as the tide was 1/4 way out.


Mac Mable said...

I know that view of Porthcawl so well Faith, thanks for sharing it x.
I think your non traditional Christmas card is wonderful and those little robins are adorable (and maybe so cold with the storm, they have turned blue....LOL x). Always good to try something new Faith and the water colour effect is so pretty and so is your card x.
Sorry about those pigeons and well done to the strong daffodils x.

cotnob said...

A super card Faith, I love the blue Robbins.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your robins are so cute in blue! Maybe they turned blue from the cold. That storm is quite impressive! Stay warm and safe inside!

Carol L said...

in card making, we can use any color our hearts desire! Love those blue birds! Love the photos of the birds from your window too - how patiently they sit and wait their turn. They all look well fed, that's for sure! Wasn't aware of the storms you had, but the photos are amazing! Glad all ended on a good note.

Mia said...

As I love non traditional colors, Faith, I love your card!!! Yes!!! The robins are beautiful! And the pigeons, too, but I am sorry that they stayed in rain. Your daffodils are still gorgeous, my friend. As for the storm, I did not see that on greek TV but I learnt it in the blogging world. I am glad you are safe, sweety, and let's hope that this storm will not happen again. Kisses!

Hetty said...

Wonderful card, Faith. Birds is always good. Great pictures too. We have the same weather and there is more on the way!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Faith! The joy of being a creator is that we can make anything in any colour! I love your blue Robins! I also love seeing the photos you share. Those pigeons really don't look very happy but the daffodils do! :o)

Shirley Young said...

I love the simplicity of this design Faith, it looks stunning and the blue robins look fabulous. Great photos too, we now have snow now but at least the wind has abated a bit. Keep warm !!

Vicky Hayes said...

Aw, bless your chilly robins Faith, so cute - and those chilly puff ball pigeons too! Looks like your coastline took a real battering. Isn't it amazing how huge strong looking trees will topple in a storm but fragile little daffs can make it through! Lesson for life right there! Vicky x

Colette said...

Love the colours and simplicity of this card. You can never start Christmas cards too early!

My chickens survived the wind, however we don't tend to get snow here in Norfolk and on Monday it snowed. The chickens sulked by the coop as they did not understand what the evil white stuff sticking to the ground was.

Eventually the two 'Danger Ninjas' Rose and Violet ventured across the garden to have a much need peck at the cauliflower hanging from one of the trees. It was so funny to watch.

Much love Colette xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Great monochrome card and I love your blue Robins and why not they are in sympathy with the pigeons---We have had terrible weathe this last week thanks to storm Ciera just starting to calm down and now we are expecting storm Dennis!!!
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

Lovely card, Faith, and the storm photos are magnificent! Poor pigeons. Good to know that you survived it. :-D

Becca Sadler said...

Hey--first, thanks for participating in the 3 blues color theme challenge for 52 CCT blog!!! Weather-wise my hubby and I just survived a blast of snow, ice, and wind chills around -20* F, but it's to only the past 2 days with temp starting to climb into the 20s and low 30s tomorrow! Surprised to see that you have blooming daffodils--so enjoy them! And your blue robins :) Becca/DT

Lucinda said...

I love plan B cards! I make a lot of those. Your robins are beautiful, if they do look a bit chilly! I really like your diagonal panel too, it makes a really interesting shape. Thanks for playing along with the 52CCT this week.

Brenda said...

Your "plan b" came out beautiful Faith! I love your blue robins, and I love the diagonal piece they are on. A fun, nontraditional card that I am so loving! That is exactly what it looks like the pigeons on the ground are saying to the one in the house! lol Boy that looks like a nasty storm, hope all were safe and no injuries or loss of life with this storm. Your sea photo's are scary looking, thus why I don't live by the beach! lol Hugs, Brenda

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a beautiful creation you have made.
It's great that you participate in our challenge.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs Bianca.
DT The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog.

Cindy Groh said...

I love the two colors in the wings and the body. It matches that picture very well.