Huge congratulations to Claire Cross who's image 'Singing robin' is the winner of our Christmas Card Competition! The cards were on sale at Natural Christmas (on Sunday 4th December) and can be ordered from our Facebook shop. It's just £5 for a pack of 10 cards (A6, all one design, with envelopes).
Winner: Singing robin by Claire Cross
"This robin was singing his little heart out on a branch last winter."
Acrylic on paper
We had some wonderful entries into the competition and Claire's painting was chosen by you from the shortlist below in a public vote.
2nd place: View to Round Hill in winter by Michele Wallington
"Winter landscapes are always the most inspiring to me, with bare branches and tree forms outlined against arresting skies. This view to the Clumps is from a field looking towards Round Hill in the distance." Watercolour and ink
3rd place: Snow blankets Wittenham Clumps by Susan Ganney
"Inspired by our wonderful Wittenham Clumps."
4th place: Fox in a blizzard by Maureen Gillespie
"Inspired by my many walks throughout a number of the Earth Trust woodlands, in particular Little Wittenham Wood, where there is a wide variety of wildlife. This litte fox has almost lost his way, struggling to reach safe retreat before the blizzard gets him."
Oil on paper
5th place: Fieldfare and winter berries by Michele Wallington
"I spotted this fieldfare and the warm russet colours of its plumage seemed to slightly camouflage it amongst the foliage of this cotoneaster shrub where it was feasting on the luscious red berries."