Saturday, December 10, 2022

Conie Fong Red Robin With Berries Christmas Card

Hello friends!   I hope you are doing well.  The weather here finally turned cooler; so now I am freezing all the time.  I don't know which is worse being too hot or being too cold.  LOL!  We keep our heat on 68; but I get emails all the time from the gas company telling us we are using double the gas that our neighbors are using?  Do you think they are trying to intimidate us to use less gas?  I do smell firewood smoke all the time; but we can't use our fireplace; due to my allergy to smells, which includes smoke.  It is frustrating.  I guess that is life.  

I tried for hours to get a good photo of this card; but the orange does not look accurate at all.  I am finally giving up and going to show the best one I could get out of around 50 photos.  This one is with my iPhone; but still not accurate.  

I love this cute little Conie Fong Red Robin With Berries.  I couldn't think of anything to create until my teammate on Conie Fong DT, Laurie Alexander created a stunning card using this image; so I cased her card, trying my best to make mine different than hers.  I did search the Internet and Pinterest before giving up and creating one similar to Laurie's.  I also discovered that the Red Robin is different colors; depending on which country they are from.  I found the tree background die that Laurie used and then went from there.  Now if only my photos had cooperated.  LOL!

My husband is still testing positive with COVID, for those who might be wondering.  He convinced me to test myself this morning; so I did.  I have no COVID symptoms, just my normal aches and pains, headaches, sinues, etc. that I have every day.  I tested negative.  He was surprised but I was not.  LOL!  It just proves to me that COVID vaccines work.  I had the latest COVID booster on Sept 14, 2022 which is supposed to protect from the Omicron virus.  I know the vaccine is not meant to keep you from getting COVID; just keep people out of the hospital.  I know the protection tapers off over time; but I hope mine holds out until we have to take another booster.  

Conie Fong Red Robin With Berries

Close Up

Inside Card

Supplies used for this card:

Tree Background - Woodland Collection Birch Tree Forest - Sue Wilson
Branch at bottom - Crafters Companion 
Frame inside - Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Wonky Stitched Die

Paper - Whimsy Blurry Flurries
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Saddle (retired), Pacific (retired)
Sentiment on front - CTMH Seasonal Borders D1976 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Candy Apple, Bluebird
Sentiment Inside - CTMH The Magic of Christmas CC102223 (sale ending 12/31/22)
Snowflake sequins - CTMH Loose Sequins Z4319 (retired)

Copic Markers
Bird - YR12, YR16, YR18, E50, E53, E55
Beak - C2, B95, YR12
Hat - B21, B93, B95, B0000
Berries - R17, R29
Leaves - YG11, YG17

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - ATG w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Dare2BArtzy Challenge - CAS (Not sure if mine is CAS???/paper/dies/image)(2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations Challenge - ATG/Winter Wonderland (2 of 3)
We Love Stamping - I love.... (cute digital stamps) (2 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - ATG (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Allsorts Challenge - ATG w/Option of snow (1 of 3)  
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - ATG (1 of 3) (Friday
The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge - Christmas/ATG (1 of 3)  
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - ATG w/option (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG (1 of 10)   (Wednesday)
Digi Choosday Challenge - ATG (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
A Place To Start Challenge - ATC w/option (1 of 8) (Monday)
Crafting Happiness Challenge - Christmas (No limit noted)
Double Trouble Challenge - Kaleidoscope of Colors w/other options (1 of 3)
Inspiration Station Challenge - Holiday Magic (No limit)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Holiday Cheer (1 of 5)
 A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)

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  1. Such great cards with all those critters, and the robin is so sweet. CarolG

  2. This is so pretty and I love the trees in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  3. A lovely Robin image against the winery tree backdrop, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts, We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  4. What a wonderful card, love the background and the nice bright colors you used for the image. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

  5. Beautiful birdie card! Thanks for sharing your crafting joy with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges! Hope you'll come back and share more of your makes with us again soon. :) Janis

  6. Hey Gloria! So happy to see you at TT; your card is beautiful! I love this little guy in the gorgeous forest you created for him! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  7. A beautifully designed card with that sweet robin (just been watching our resident robin hopping about in the garden), the wintery try background is perfect. Glad you are fighting off the Covid virus- hooray for the vaccines!
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week.

  8. Amazing project and love the coloring. Thanks for sharing your card at Polkadoodles and hope to see you again soon.
    Nunzia DT

  9. A fabulous festive robin for this Christmas card, thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

  10. What a beautiful little robin in a wintry scene! Many thanks for sharing your card in the Let it Snow challenge at Allsorts.

  11. Great background of forest trees and that robin is so adorable and very nicely colored. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  12. Gorgeous scene. I love Birds, especially on holiday cards. Thanks for playing along with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.
    Donna xx
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

  13. So cute Gloria and a lovely little scene you have created. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  14. He's beautiful and the orange is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Pam CT

  15. I love this! Very nicely crafted, Gloria! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place to Start!

  16. very nice map
    thanks for participating in this challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt festive friday

  17. Another delightful entry to our Stamping Sensations' challenge this month, Gloria. This is such a pretty robin and you have coloured it beautifully! Hugs, Lesley

  18. Oh this is so cute! The colour looks fabulous, so I'd love to see it with the colour properly represented. I can't stand when I can't get good pics! Love the background trees too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  19. What a beautiful card Gloria. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Loving the die cut trees and delicate snowflakes. Thank you for taking part in our Mega Christmas challenge and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  20. This little robin is gorgeous and I love the background you've created too! Great choice of colours and a brilliant layout! Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

  21. Such a pretty card, Gloria! Fabulous colouring of that sweet Robin image and I love the tree background...
    Thanks for playing along with our Mega Christmas challenge over at Passion for Markers, Lisa x


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