Friday, 1 May 2015

Makes And Remakes

Do you ever make a card, only to remake it later? That is what I have to share today!

I made this bird card on aqua shimmer cardstock last summer (or maybe even the summer before), while were up at the lake. It looked fine once finished, but within a few days the shimmer card base seemed to curl at the edges. It almost seemed like the base was too flimsy.

I added it to the UFO box and intended to remake it right away. what that really means! Yep, eons later and I finally redid it. I simply cut the card front down so that it looked like a homemade topper and matted that with some fairly heavy weight orangey DP.

Decided to pick up the aqua again and covered my card base with some inky darker aqua DP.  Popped on my new "topper" and suddenly I liked this card again.

Just in case the camera does not pick up on it, the bird, the birdsnest, the flowers and the  leaves, are all acrylic. The bird and the largest orange blossom are a separate piece of acrylic, pop dotted forward over the nest for some dimension.

The aqua pearlescent border strip is K and Co I think,,,I merely added some tiny pearls to the border and to the flower centers. The sentiment is a sticker...K and Co again, methinks!

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

April Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Once again, I have used Random Org to choose the winner.

We had 49 entries this month and the lucky winner of the Memory Box Sparkling Tree is #  7   Kathyk of Purple Princess Diaries Blog..

Here is a photo of that Random Org winning number

Kathy, could you please email me your mailing address. My email is

Saturday, 25 April 2015

April Rudolph Days Challenge

It's time for another Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until the end of the month to enter your Christmas card at the Mr. Linky below.

There have been a couple of additions to the rules.  Just basic things you would find on most challenges. Please have a peak through the rules here...

1. Rudolph Days will start monthly on the 25th and will close 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. (You can have more than one on your post, but your post will still only count as one entry)
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 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.

My card today is a Bugaboo image called Winter Bird Trio. I coloured it with copics in non traditional colours. I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to the fur trim on the center bird's hat.
Used a Spellbinders oval to die cut the image...mostly because that is the only die I have that seemed to fit the image size! Matted it with a snippet of pink card die cut with Spellbinders Floral Oval.

I decided to use a We R Memory Keepers Joyous woodgrain background to pick up on the tree and branch my wee birds are perched on. Then I worried that it was a bit dark, so I added a snippet of Lawn Fawn Snowy Day musical scores and a strip of MME All Is Bright washi tape. I rarely use washi and was quite proud of myself to remember I had this...

Added some more pink with a Memory Box snowflake on a hanging bow and inked the sentiment in pink to tie in. I was going to complete my card with the Memory Box musical score in the top left corner, but then I remembered that I needed to make a card with stars for my Christmas Card Club.

So I raided my box of waste castoffs as I knew I had some teensy stars in there. They were the center waste from some snowflakes and from some ornaments I had cut last year. Waste not want not!
I popped the musical score down to the bottom left and used a series of waste stars in the top left. It was just luck that the stars were the right shade of blue! Hope you like this card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Christmas CArd Club - Stars

I am running without a designer this month as we were busy creating flower beds in our new back garden. It was a bigger job than anticipated as the soil is very much made of clay. Poor DH had to pickaxe it all out, haul it away and bring in new earth. In all the flurry of work, I forgot to book a designer. Sorry folks!

The April Rudolph Days Challenge prize is this Memory Box Sparkling Tree die. Enter your cards at the linky below and good luck in the draw.