Sunday, 17 June 2018

Christmas Robin

Hi crafters!  The second post today is to show off the Christmas Robin die set.  This was one of my favourites to use and I think the sample really shows off the beauty of this set as well.  In this set there are two birds (facing each other),  a large pine sprig and three pine cones together on one die (large enough that it isn't easy to lose)  The robins have beautiful detailed embossed areas which really bring them to life.  The three pine cones can be used with or without the pine sprig to add versatility to your crafting projects.  This is a real go-to set if you want to make unique and stunning Christmas cards.  You are not going to want to forget this post for your comments.  Remember, someone is going to win it, it might as well be you!  The next post is at 3pm today.  All for now, Sue x

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177 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute
Elizabeth Bennett

CraftyCoffey said...

Really lovely card & a great set of Dies.

Michele

Sarah Wrightson said...

Afternoon Sue, a great collection of dies
Saz xx

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all
May I say WOW WOW WOW what a stunning card, the little Christmas robins are so cute. I love the added pine cones and branches , I can see this collection popping up on many of your cards.
Wendy, Pussycats

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh these are so beautiful, I still remember the robins from childhood, such a Christmas memory. These dies are amazing- a favourite of the release
Hugs
Muriel x

sandy said...

Another great Christmas card, I love the robin and the holly:0)

Sandy (tort)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Cute card with these lovely dies.
Doreen R

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

The robins are really sweet

Jenny (Newcastle Under lyme)

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, fabulous card, love those Robins. Love Jean xxx

Leanne said...

Beautiful!!
Leanne (SmileySun)

Kiraneries said...

Hi again Sue, a beautiful card and die set. The robins are so very cute.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I have the Stained Glass Window Die So this set would perfect accompaniment to this Would love to be lucky to win this BUT I’d love to win any of them so far!
Karenlotty

Craftcornucopia said...

I will think of my Mum with these dies, as she used to love her robins - Robbie and Basil were two regulars to the bird table and her kitchen doorstep asking for tidbits! she'd receive at least two dozen robin-themed Christmas cards. She would have loved to receive this card.

Diane in Wales xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love, love this card and think that I have just found my favourite die set of the launch.

Frances

hettygarlick said...

Ideal for making different classic cards.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi again Sue this is a gorgeous Die set I love Robins Your card showcased them beautifully
Love Lynda xx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

just beautiful really Christmas

Steph Cotterill said...

Ohhh yes. This is one I've been waiting for. Just what I need and my favourite so far Sue. You know why I have to be a little more 'careful' with my choices and why I choose so carefully but with hand on heart, I thank you for giving me the options. Hope your day is going well and managing to escape to the peace of your craftroom away from the football lol !!! xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
Ahh, my favourite bird. The beautiful robin. So obviously, this die set is a must. It's lovely. And the card you have made is just so beautiful. I would be honoured to receive a card like this. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yes someone is going to be very lucky and win this set. Your card is charming and one I would love to make. Keeping fingers crossed but if not this die is one I will definitely buy! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful robin's . I love that you have done 2 robin's facing each other. Yvonne xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh I love this set of dies, my favourite so far and definitely on the wish list. Great card Sue.
Wendy x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I love robins so immediately developed a soft spot for this particular die as soon as I saw it. Love this card x
We have a beautiful robin who is a regular visitor to our garden all year round. He often pops in to see me when I am hanging out washing or just sitting with a cuppa x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Suemac said...

In a word perfection.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
This one is a must for me, and a stunning CARD!
DI DI FROM BROADSTAIRS KENT.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas robin with so much detail. I like it when you have two facing different ways.
Kate from Kendal

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, Why Oh Why Do You Do This To Me Lol!!!!! Creating More Superb Cards
Another Truly Exceptional Card Featuring “The Christmas Robin Die Set” Which Includes
The Remarkable Robins, Plus The Pine Cones/Branches, I Love How You’ve Added The Circle DieTo Place Your
Stupendous Sentiment “Warm Winter Wishes” I Always Look At Die Sets Thinking How Would I Use Them, Then
I’m Stuck My Mojo Goes, But Then You Add Your Creative Magic Giving Us So Many Wonderful Ideas With Your
Tremendous Blog Also Your Famous Video Tutorials.............
Thank You For Sharing
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Good day Sue,
When I look at this card it in stills the feeling of Serenity in me. This would be the perfect Christmas card to send to patients in our local nursing home.

Would you mind telling me which embossing folder you used also.
regards
Jennifer Gray

Jean Welling said...

Hi Sue I love this die set it is all you want for an easy batch make.

Jean Welling

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The robins are so cute and can be used in so many guises. The branches are useful too.

Barbara V

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, Happy Sunday everyone.
This is so cute, Sue...I love robins. They can be used all the year round as well can't they :)
Bejay xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

How cute is this card and die set. Definitely another favourite. Like many, we have a friendly robin in our garden too. I wonder why these birds always make you Smile?
Back to the card and it so cute. Love the holly and pine cones too and obviously a great idea to have opposite facing birds.

Love Helen xxx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Sweet robins.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, this die set is wonderful, robins are always a favourite especially at Christmas.
Love it

Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely lovely. The robins are so sweet.
Annette x

Janet Morcombe said...

Beautiful little card, Robins are a classic symbol for Christmas and these will make a lovely embellishment to any Christmas card. As usual your whole set of Christmas dies are lovely 😊 x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a lovely post...the dies do all the talking and I love the embossing folder - must have missed that one!! This would be a welcome addition to any die collection and would be great for cards of any occasion as well as the classic Christmas cards.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love, love love it!

Christine said...

Lovely card and who doesn’t need Robins at Christmas!
Christine (Andypandy) x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful Robins,I always love a card with them on but this one is special.

TDQ Karen said...

This is really sweet love your card xx

CraftyPattyT said...

Such a sweet card. Those robins are so cute.

CraftyPattyT

Liz said...

Lovely card, love the cute little robins.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

dj from kettering said...



We too have a regular visiting robin all year, but
get more around Christmas time. A sample of a lovely
expression of Christmas,



Doreen x

Jackie Durrant said...

This is a wow card Sue, congratulations. Suitable for major festive occasions but also for the quiet ones perhaps a first Christmas after losing someone. Plus it would make a very nice winter birthday card as well. Love from Jackie xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, those birds are cute, cute, cute!!! LOVE them so much!! Great card!

scrAPpamondo said...

...Pinned, it's really amazing and dimensional!

Jackie Meechan said...

What a lovely robin. Gorgeous card
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes. Love these robins, can't remember if you have brought out robins before but these are just right.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx xxx

rosiejt said...

Ooh I've got this die set on order, so thanks for the inspiration!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous! Love this set of dies especially the robins. Did you know that the robin won a poll last year to be Britain's national bird? We have two robins that live in our garden and they are so cute to watch,and at the moment we also have robin chicks! Sending love and hugs yo all, Alison ( craftyalimecca) xxxx

Karen Wings M said...

Hi Sue
This is a very useful set with all the different components,love that it has two birds.
The card is stunning
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

gwen70 said...

I think this is my favourite so far Sue, love it xx

BenteS said...

A gorgeous card!
Great die set - so versatile :))

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card and great dies. Glad there are two robins, looking in different directions.
B xx

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful dies Sue x these are perfect for me as I often get asked for cards to send who don't celebrate Christmas but they still wish to send a winter wishes card x I love how you have perched the robin on your framed sentiment x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card. And two robins facing each other - my dream.
Hugs,
Rose

Nana on the Hill said...

Christmas & Robins are a perfect combo, in fact Robins are great at any time if year x
Gail R.

Magic Maggie said...

playing 'catch up' today - hope I haven't missed too much!! Everything is lovely so far. Here's hoping.

Love

Maggie (Yorkite) - the ONLY Maggie.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and dies Sue

gr karin

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the robins but can be any bird really done in different colours. Debra x

June Horrocks said...

The dies are beautiful and the card you have created is just stunning thank you sue a must have if you love robins like I do.
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and great die set.
Have fun Kitty Davies.

Arlyn(O) said...

Afternoon Sue, when I first saw this I thought it said Christopher Robin. Looking forward to the new film I think. But at last a good robin die and a beautiful card too. Lots in this set. A

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Robins are one of favourite birds. Such a lovely symbol of Christmas. Lovely card.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Gosh another great card. You really outdid yourself this time. I want everything. Holly and Robin's...fantastic
Lisa J in Victoria

Rosie said...

VOW Sue, this is a stunning card and so are your dies. Christmas and Robins are a match made in heaven....just perfect....Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card and great die. I can see that the robins could become bluetits for all year round card designs, great versatility.x
Janice K AC Bucks

Littlelamb said...

Love this card and die Sue. Robins are such friendly birds. Always good to make a C Card with a robin on it. Thank you.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I love this set of dies they are so cute!
Hugs x
Heather T

Cardmak3r B said...

Such a great set, so many uses. Need this as well

Chris Curry said...

The robin has always been my favourite garden bird. It was my mum’s too. These are lovely, and the card is perfect. Thank you Sue. Xxx

Lilly said...

Oh wow, another stunning set of dies and a gorgeous card. I can imagine the robins cut in black as silhouettes against a pretty background. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

Jan.moogie said...

What an awesome set of dies and that holly looks real Sue, another for the list me thinks, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

Love your card Sue, but in my neck of the woods robins around Christmas would be frozen solid!
I think they would become Grosbeaks!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Lovely dies, love the pine cones. Hugs RAG TIME. xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Cute I love robins on cards

Tressa said...

Lovely die set used on a pretty card

Teresa

hazel young said...

Fabulous card and dies Sue, definitely a die to die for xx hazel young nottm

Betty McAlister said...

A lovely set of dies Sue. A gorgeous card too. Xx

Kate's Cards said...

Robins and Christmas. Made to go together!

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely accessory dies for any Christmas/winter cards. Thanks Sue x

Dawn Holben said...

I love the crisp detail on the robins,making it so much easier to colour.
this is a definate must have set, really like this set.x

Lynne L said...

Oh lovely these little Robins also great that you've included the pipe cones I will definitely be buying this one
LynneL L Haverfordwest

Donita Naylor said...

Wow! I'm not sure if the robins are selling the holly or the other way around.

This set contains lots of elements. Glad to know those are pine cones. Nice size to have.

Thanks for giving us the pine sprays, too, and I'm joining the chorus of people who appreciate the left- and right-facing robins.

Still mysterious to me why robins are a British symbol of Christmas.

Best,
Donita
In Rhode Island.

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is my favorite so far of your latestest releases and your card designs. I love bringing in the since of nature into my card designs, especially Christmas cards. Perfect sentiment on this one, too.

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. I love these little Christmas Birds They certainly look real that's for sure and an asset to any Christmas card. Love the pine branch too. Beautiful Sample . Best wishes to every one who comments today, Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind Regards Ann

CraftyJo said...

Who doesn't love a robin! Fab.

Kirstie Black said...

When Robins appear, loved ones are near. Engineergirl x

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous textures and colors on this beautiful card! I love this set of dies! So may possibilities...
DeniseB in CA

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Who doesn't love robins, holly and pine cones? Onto the wish list this one goes!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Linda Grady said...

Gorgeous die; love the 2 birds which can be used in many themes. Pine cones and holly will make lovely holiday or winter cards.

Stef B said...

Aw, aren't those robins gorgeous. Love the fact you have left and right siding images. You can't go wrong with a robin on a Christmas card. The holly and pine cones would be so useful too.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas card. These dies are so cute!
x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The Christmas robins are beautiful and with the addition of the pine branch and cones they make a wonderful card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this die set and your beautiful card!
The Holly and pine cones are a great addition too!
Lesley S x

Chantal said...

Great card, stunning.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a lovely die set and a fabulous card…

Rolf xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A really good die set, especially as you get a pair of birds,and Iam sure they would get used more than just at Christmas. This one must be a favourite
Margaret x

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all
WOW my favourite type of Christmas card I love robins and this card is gorgeous
Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Janet Wilson said...

Love robins so I really love this set, & your card is beautiful

Janet Wilson in Menston

ursula said...

Christmas is not Christmas without a robin, beautiful card....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Clai01 said...

Absoutely adore Robins and love how realistic the foilage looks also, fantastic. x

CCM said...

Another lovely card and die set.To have two robins facing each other is a bonus. You can use them for winter weddings,anniversary, new home/nest not only for Christmas cards.The Christmas Robin die set will be a great prize for the lucky winner.

Happy Father's day!

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

I saw that one of my yesterday comments was posted twice. Sorry.I blame my computer and late hour.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous sample, those Robins are just the cutest little things!!

Croquet Queen x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I love robins and these are especially cute, as is your card
Pat x

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card. Although the foliage is mainly Christmas or winter birds can be used any time and are a great asset when making cards for the male members of family and friends.

Hugs Helen - stitchingranny. xx

Sheila Barns said...

Robins on a card are a must at Christmas.

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue I think this could be my favourite
also. we have a little robin in the garden
right now. Mavis L x

Joan McKevitt said...

The first robin of Christmas!!! He's very cute, Sue!! Nanny Jo N Ireland

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, such a cute die!

Lori from Canada

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card and beautiful dies.
Luv
Karen xx

Jan Sayer said...

Robins are always popular. This die will be a winner.
Jan
Northampton

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is the most beautiful Christmas card I have seen, I absolutely adore it, the background accents but does not detract from these stunning die-cuts, absolutely stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous Christmas card I just love it. I have real soft spot for robins on Christmas cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Scottydog said...

The packaging on this die set looks quite plain, but Oh boy Sue you weave your magic & produce this beautiful sample. If this isn’t top of my list at the end of the launch then I will be surprised, although it has serious challengers! Thank you Sue.

sued99 said...

Lovely card and great set of dies. X

Glennis said...

How lovely! The dies make a beautiful scene!

Glennis in nz

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a FANTASTIC card...I really adore it......and that die set has jumped ahead on my NEED list!!!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxx

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love it so much, gorgeous dies and fantastic scene.

Barbara in Carnwath

Lyn Cleasby said...

These are very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love a robin or two ? I can see them being used on so many cards, they are delightful.
Thankyou Sue for all the inspiration each post is better than the last.
luv Anne7 from Calne xx

Sunset Bay said...

Traditional robins at their best xxx

Anonymous said...

You can't have Christmas without a Robin. Brilliant.
Tooth Fairy Jo. x

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and a gorgeous set of dies. Who doesn't love a Christmas robin?

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anne said...

Love this set of dies and the card is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fabulous card, one that appeals to the nature lover in all of us. There are so many parts to this die that can be used in so many ways. love that you have the two facing robins. This will be a very useful set.

Beverly

craftynanna said...

Lovely die and card x Johanna Viking

Karenladd said...

I love the sprigs and birds that can be combined in so many ways.
karenladd in California

Craftychris said...

Such a super sweet set and a gorgeous card! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

another fantastic card Sue ,really shows off how fab these dies are ,great card ,Laura O Springfield

Sandy G said...

Fabulous card and die set. A must have.
Hugs.

Lisa said...

So pretty, the Lord really makes only the best little birds, you do a down right nice job of copying them. This set can be used for so many other occasions. I really like the background you used too. Blessings, Lisa

Judy Hollers said...

This die set does not restrict itself to Christmas. This is a great set during the cold and snowy winter. Love all the components of the card. xx Judy Hollers

Latenight SandyH said...

Delightful die set. The robins facing each other are superb. Our garden robin waits patiently for his meal while my husband turns the soil over just a few feet away.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Ah! The robin! So typically British and although seen in summer we associate it with winter and all things Christmassy lovely. I love the what you have done with this die as well - gorgeous.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Gorgeous Christmas card, I love robins on Christmas cards, and these dies are beautiful.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, your card is beautiful and so is this die set, very traditional. Bx

Sandra Holmes said...

Lovely set of dies

sandyh(HULL)

Pauline Austen said...

Great little dies for batch making those traditional cards. Lovely, Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely set of little dies, gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

carol edwards said...

Oh Sue you got me on this one. I adore robins as they have a special place in my heart. Memories unfold of my lovely mum who loved them dearly. With these dies I have mum and dad together. X

Izzy said...

This is a brilliant set, love anything with a birdie theme and these robins are so realistic...and the pine branch is another useful addition to the crafty arsenal...the must-have list is growing longer and longer...lol

Izzy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love robins great card and die. love Jean Z xxxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Another beauty Sue. I may have to think of selling cards in order to persue this captivating hobby of mine. I think I spend more time with you than with anyone else (even family) This is another die for my wish list.
Hugs.
Marie P.

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card. Robins and holly are a must for Christmas cards.

Carolyn B
Lincoln

Craftyhugs said...

Hi sue. Stunning die and looks so lifelike. I adore robin's and have a visitor in my garden every year. Beautiful card
Shazzykins H

Sandra Smith said...

A sweet card! Love the robin!

Elaine said...

I love this. It would be great on a scrapbook page.

Anonymous said...

Aw Sue this card is gorgeous, robins are so cute and who wouldn't love a card like this at Christmas!! Love this die

Geordie Jan x

Kim.S.Salisbury said...

Simple georgous Sue

Vie Carter said...

What a fabulous card and die set, would love this set and would find it very useful

Vie
x

Sue MacFall said...

Great Robin die - we don't see many decent bird dies. Many thanks, Sue.

Squdge 3 said...

Aww these are adorable!

Elizabeth Louise said...

I love robins! So nice to see them appear in this collection

Cat Woman Elizabeth ;)

Pawprintx4 said...

Love birds and the greenery is realistic. This makes a fun/ easy cards.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jomada-Dawn said...

What a delightful card. Robins are always welcome on Christmas cards, and the addition of the pine cones and foliage makes this a go-to set.
Jomada-Dawn

Nina Spear said...

My husbands name is Robin so this will be a must for me this year Sue x

lindyloo12 said...

A lovely card, my husband would really like this one as Robins are his favourite bird, apart from me of course ha ha.

Maria Illsley said...

Such a lovely card. It's nice to see you have two robin's that are opposite. We have a robin that visits our garden all year round xx

DeCor said...

I too love Robins and already ordered this die it is so cute. Another super card today.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card featuring Britain's most loved bird, and a pine branch, that's Christmas sorted.
Best wishes
Dorianne (Pembrey)

Theresa Pace said...

this is beautiful. very partial to robins. methinks i can feel a purchase coming on, hugs xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This festive robin is so sweet another brilliant beautiful card and die

JOYFUL JOYXx

NancyR said...

He is very cute. Beautiful card.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Crafty Smudge said...

Hi Sue,
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a robin! He is stunning, especially with the embossed detail. I guess he can be used for any bird if he is coloured differently
Crafty Smudge

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Oh I've got this one already too! Fabulous die.

From Jeannie D
Xx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Well this die set is truly amazing.

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A ROBIN ………..OR TWO!! Love the pine cones and branch and this set would make some awesome cards.

Lol Barbara W (WORCESTERSHIRE) xx

susyjune said...

This is really lovely

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! Maybe my favourite set!
Véronique L

Carole eaton said...

Oh how cute are these? So useful one of the symbols of Christmas

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love the robin and will be using this set in my cards this year (probably for years to come too).
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love robins for Christmas, but the star of this set for me is the fir sprig. Very useful with the holly sprig.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue!
Beautiful card! Great die set. A must have for me because I collect Robin dies!

Pesdagal said...

Definitely a versatile die which is giving you beautiful results
thanks
Helen

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
I love this die set the robins are so lovely its a beautiful card.
with best wishes
Elaine Ann