A few weeks ago I read one of the worst books I've ever read. I can't think why I bothered to read it, actually. It was a free download I got for my kindle, and I really ought to have deleted it rather than ploughing on to the bitter end. The subject was, of all things, an American cheerleading team who were learning to do a stunt that involved standing on each others' shoulders. The climax of the story was that on the day of the big event, the tower toppled and the woman on top fell off.
Anyway, while browsing some blogs or Pinterest for craft inspiration this week, I spotted a beautiful Christmas card that was a superbly masked heap of stamped robins, and somehow it set me thinking of the cheerleader book. What if, instead of being so perfectly packed, the robins were attempting the cheerleader stunt?
So, I got out the lovely Woodware robin stamp set that I won in the Playground (where I hope you are playing along this week - I'm head prefect for the week and you DO want to make me work as hard as possible, don't you?) and stamped a selection of the images into a very precariously balanced tower of robins, doodling in some "wobble marks" to make it look as if they are about to topple. The sentiment and holly leaves are from the same stamp set. The holly berries are some gorgeously blingy gems from Foil Play.
Today is September 25th - we are three quarters of the way to Christmas - and that makes it Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's. We have until the end of the month to link up a Christmas card in this fun challenge.
I am also linking up to
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment
Fantasy Stampers - Watch the Birdie