Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Chicks to Penguins and a Robin

Good morning peeps.
Over at Twofer, Darnell and the team are in avian mode, two cards, two different layouts and occasions using the same image. Well my first thought was my Stampingbella chick stamps that I've used in the past to create Christmas cards by turning them into robins and penguins so here is this years take!

My first card was influenced by the challenges at LIM and AAA and a card featuring cats and baubles I found on the Stampingbella site. I know cats and birds don't usually mix but just give it a chance!
AAA want cards to feature twinchies, mine is slightly smaller but I think it fits the bill. I took one of the Stampingbella Bubble Chick images and added a bauble fixing freehand and turned the chick into a festive robin. I think his photo was captured after those cheeky robins from a couple of years ago found the Christmas tree and broke the string on one bauble and ended up on the floor!

I used a scrap of DP for wallpaper adding the sentiment from Woodware at the bottom of the die cut square. A small piece of gold twine was added to the bauble and then added to my twinchie on pads, a little Copic shading completes.
My second card is a birthday card using a few odds and ends from my scrap box and a couple of penguins that were left over from this project. I have been trying hard to use up all those leftovers this year, recycle and reuse, however my box doesn't look to be getting any emptier!

The background panel is a leftover from a smooshed one from whenever and the grass strip was also languishing in the bottom of the leftovers box, awaiting re use. The two penguins on balls were the ones from the stash, so I only had to stamp the large one and a spare ball, which started life as a bubble, on some scrap bits. Once the grass was added to my blue panel, I used a die to neaten it all up and added the footy, soccer for my US friends, playing penguins. I think they need a little more ball control, don't you? The sentiment strip and panel was then added to a white linen effect A6 base card.
Here are both of the cards featuring the same Bubble Chick, masquerading as a cheeky robin and as a failing footballing penguin!

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  1. Way to reuse/recycle those bits from your scrap box. Super cute card. Thanks for recycling and playing along with us at JUGS!

  2. Your robin bauble is just so cute! Fabulous pairing with the background too. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More.


  3. You knocked this challenge out of the park Julie...LOVE it!! Both cards are FABULOUS and would never even have known they were the same stamp without reading your post! The Christmas card is absolutely ADORABLE and your 2nd card with the soccer balls (I think you said footballs?) just couldn't be any more clever!! Thanks so much for sharing both these cuties with us at The Twofer Challenge Julie!! Marcia (DT) :0)

  4. Beautiful twinchie! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  5. Oh Julie! You have out done yourself with these great cards! I just love the Christmas card with the fun little chick holding the bauble! So very creative! As for your soccer playing chicks, they do appear to need a bit more practice. Your coloring and design is amazing! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls.

  6. WOW your cards are so beautiful, fantastic ideas.

    I love both of them, Jules.


  7. Two gorgeous cards, Julie. I love your festive robin on the Christmas card and playful penguins on the green meadow. Thank you for sharing your birds at TCC #40. Hugs, Sonja

  8. What a sweet duo of fun cards and great recycling of leftovers! Those penguins are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls

  9. Absolutely brilliant use of the stamp on both cards. They are both just so cute too.

  10. What fun cards using those penguins, you are getting such value out of them!! xx

  11. Fabulous twinchie and what fun images. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards.

  12. Such a fab "twofer" - good luck with your chosen challenges


  13. You really are a pro at making those adorable chicks come alive in your designs, Jules! They are both just as fun and cute as can be! Thank you for playing in TCC #40! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Love your tubby robin and your wonderful colouring. Fantastic twinchie. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  15. These birds are so adorable. Love the bird on bauble you made for Less Is More! Perfect CAS Christmas! Thanks for playing with us!

  16. Love both of these, but especially the twinchie - so cute!


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