Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Red Red Robin

The weeks are hurtling now towards December so I am snowed under with Christmas makes. I also seem to be a bit pre-occupied with robins!! This is one of my latest cards

To make the card I used a Woodware stamp and stamped it three times on to different colour paper. Then I paper pieced the image to give a patchwork effect. I have to say I think they look rather sweet! 

And do you know why we see the robin on so many cards? In the 1800s, British postmen wore red uniforms in honour of the crown. Near to Christmas people would eagerly await the "robins" delivery of messages from loved ones. Artists became inspired to replace the postman with a red robin instead, delivering letters in its beak - and so the legend lives on.

I am sure I will have more robins to share with you soon!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Colour Challenge - Red/White/Green
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Stamping Sensations  - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Make it flat


Lin said...

Your paper pieced robin is absolutely adorable. I love the CAS style of your card.

Dream Valley

Joan said...

Like your paper pieced robin, it's a lovely card. My great,great grandfather was one of the first postmen, known as letter carriers then!


brenda said...

Your card is so pretty but also so very elegant Emma and love paper piecing.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

iHanna said...

I agree with you, a very sweet card!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 202- you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sally H said...

A fabulous Christmas creation, Emma! Great paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Claire Dale said...

Love the robin, the paper piecing is fab! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

Maddy Herbison said...

Fab card. I always love to see robins on my Christmas cards, and I didn't know that about the uniforms! You learn something new every day. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Juliz Design Post said...

Love the way you have made your sweet little favourite bird.
Julie x

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