Sunday, 25 September 2016

September Rudolph Days Challenge

It  is time for the September Rudolph Days Challenge. Take a quick peek at the rules if you please...

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month on the 25th, and will close at midnight PST, on the last day of that month.
2. The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas.
3. One entry per person and you just need to enter one Christmas card or Christmas project.
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
5. Your card (or Christmas project) should not have been previously posted to your blog. It should be posted to your blog during the current months Rudolph Days Challenge, (between the 25th and last day of the current month)
6. Please link back to or at least mention, the Rudolph Days Challenge.
7.  Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
8. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

Our designers have been very busy making sure you have lots of creative inspiration. In no particular order we have....

KandA @ KandA Creative Moments has made this pretty card with such a sweet image. The non traditional blue colours are so lovely!  


Jenny @ Cardsarus has made a  stunning decoupaged card. I like the pretty felt holly leaves and the bold traditional colours!


Greta @ GG Creations has made us two beautiful cards with some lovely sparkle bits. One card is distressed and inky and the other is not...hard to pick a fave!




 Pat @ Colourful Card Creations  has made this pretty tree fold card. I look forward to reading all about how to make it on her blog! The embossed trees and sentiment are so lovely.




My card was made with a poinsettia decoupage kit I picked up at a recent garage sales. All the pieces were precut and sitting in a plastic bag. I have no idea of the manufacturer. Sorry!

The background paper is Bazill Basics Snow Storm and the brown stripey paper border is Echo Park Chocolate Dots and Stripes. This was a quick and easy card to make. I just assembled the precut image pieces and gave them a generous coat of Stardust Stickles.  Once finished, it felt a wee bit flimsy. I cut a card stock backing paper to the same size as the image, and used a double sided adhesive sheet to affix the two pieces together.

Since the image was so large for my card size,  I  inked the edges with a brown Momento ink, rather than matting it. I cut into a NBUS sheet of Bazill Basics Snow Storm kraft design paper and the brown stripey border piece is Echo Park Chocolate Dots and Stripes..

A generous coating of Stardust stickles over the various image layers finished off this card off, quite nicely. I am happy with the final result and hope you feel the same.



The prize this month is a choice of his Memory Box Small Pine Branch die

or a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas 3 stamp set



Sunday, 18 September 2016

Christmas Card Club - Wooly Hats and Gloves

Time again for the Christmas Card Club. Kate chose the theme Wooly Hats and Gloves.



I had this hand cut and folded acid green card just waiting to be made up. As it was so bright, I decided to use up some muted blue Karen Foster stickers for my card and it seemed from that moment on I could not do anything right! First off, I sliced the bottom third off the tag image while I was cutting the left side strip to size! Yep...just sliced right through the whole sheet,,,what was I thinking.
I decided to make the card up anyways, as my time is very tight this week and did not want to search for more supplies and ideas. I may add a wee bit of real twine to hide that slice mark but sadly I am out of that fine twine at the moment. To finish it off,  I popped forward the mitts, hat and the sentiment words.

Then I managed to rumple the left side piece when I affixed it to the card. I cut a second piece to layer overtop and managed to cut it crooked. When I recut the edge straight, I then had the second piece shorter than the first!

Whew! Hopefully the recipient will have had a couple glasses of eggnog before they open this card...lol

I will be unable to access my blog for a week starting early tomorrow. Please excuse my delay in returning visits and comments.  I will get back to you just as soon as I am able.




Monday, 5 September 2016

Second NBUS Card

Well, I think I am really close to the deadline, but I am y hoping to slide in with a second NBUS card for Darnell's Seventh NBUS Challenge...(Never Before Used Stuff).

My card is a fairly easy one. Once each summer I get together with my neighbour and make cards. We each bring  doubles of 4 or 5 card kits. We finished up early and she let me borrow a couple of her dies to run off some new to me diecuts.

My card today was made with one of those diecuts. I made 5 cards the same but was silly enough to forget to photograph a group shot! I am not sure the name of the manufacturer as she gave me the die from her magnetic sheet storage system. I have a feeling that it may be a Penny Black...


I simply cut and scored a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I then ran the precut card  through my big shot with the Thank You die as level as I could guess! I placed a snippet of Momento inky looking card (from Walmart) behind the opening that the die had cut away, gluing it carefully around the edges of the swirls cut into the white card front.

I coloured the Thank You with a back sharpie pen and inlaid it back into the cut out portion of the card front. I went over the Thank You script with some stardust stickles and added a bit on the swirls of Momento inky background.


The butterflies were cut with a Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings thinlet die. They are embossed with different patterns...I love that die! I used a couple of black antennae from a Memory Box butterfly die and then threw a diamond on each butterfly and added quick swish of stardust stickles to each set of wings.

I was lucky enough to have a pink coloured envelope and stamped a couple of couple of random butterflies and a Stampin' Up dragonfly in the bottom corner.There is a butterfly on the back flap of the envelope as well.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Djkardkreations 7th NBUS Challenge. - must use NBUS