Sunday, 25 September 2016

The leaning tower of...... robins!

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


  1. Ha ha!, I had to laugh about you finishing the book even though it was awful, I do exactly the same, once I've started reading something I have to finish it even if I hate it! Not sure what that says about us! Anyway it inspired a fab card! Hope you're not going to get too bossy while you're head prefect!

  2. A super card Jane, such a fabulous stamp.

  3. Hi Jane,
    oh what a brilliant card and such a wonderful idea as the robins look so very cute and lovely.
    Wonderful bit of stamping on those stunt robins also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  4. This is fabulous! Don't fancy the cheerleader book though!

  5. What a fabulous card Jane, I love how you've balanced the robins... although if they've been at the mulled wine I can see them soon toppling over xx

  6. Hi Jane this is a stunning card I love the robins. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 72 “Watch the Birdie” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  7. This is just so adorable, love the sentiment and those robins I see have made another appearance - and so they should!

  8. I've been there and done that Jane, why do we make ourselves read books we really don't like, its the started so I'll finish thing! I love your stack of Robins, what a great idea and a fab card

  9. This is a fabulous image and love the way you have layered it with the red and black Jane, and the pretty holly and wonderful red gems for the berries finish it beautifully. Thank you for joining in with the September Rudolph Days Challenge. x

  10. How adorable is this, love that leaning tower of robins. fab. sentiment too.

  11. Fantastic! I love your toppling robins and a great idea to put in the "wobble" marks. A really fun Christmas card and such a clever idea. Now if you hadn't read that book we wouldn't have been commenting on this super card would we. I love it. Barbxx

  12. Fabulous card and love the image and the sentiment, love the design of the card, image down one side and the addition of the holly.
    Funny today I have been playing with a Woodware stamp not too dis-similar to this one but it is for next years card, didn't get very far to be honest.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

  13. Great modern design. Great card.
    BożenA xx

  14. Hi Miss Prefect Jane, a lovely card and such cute robins, how do all those cheers go.... give me a T, give me a W, give me an E, give me another E and finally give me a T! Put them all together and what do you get? A very Tweet card. Sorry couldn't help myself! Good luck in the playground... Megan

  15. This a fabulously fun card Jane, I love it.
    Jean x

  16. What a brilliant idea to have them look like tumbling cheerleaders! They are so darn cute...

    This is wuch a creative card...I really like it...I have a big smile on my face from the cuteness!!!

    Thanks for taking part in my september Rudolph Days Challenge.

  17. I don't see why robins can't be cheerleaders, too! In fact, sometimes there is so much racket in the pepper trees that I'm convinced they are practicing their routines and failing miserably, but they never give up! Absolutely adorable card, Jane!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 300 - hope to see you again soon x

  19. Love this, Jane! A fabulous design and a really cute image too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Fantasy Stampers Challenge.

    Helen x


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