Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rudolph Day at last

Finally finished my card for Sarn's February Rudolph Day.
On the 25th of each month, Sandra from Stamping for Pleasure hosts the  Rudolph Day Challenge. You have from the 25 till the end of the month to get your Christmas card submitted. There is a limit of one card and you can combine with up to 5 other challenges.

Sometimes there is a prize...this month it is a set of 2 lovely stamps. Mainly, it is a place to ensure you get at least a card finished a month and fellowship with a like minded group of paper crafters!

This month I wanted to create a card that included one of my recent thrift shops finds. I used a 25th wedding invitation from a 15 cent 3 pack! I die cut the number 25 to include the lovely oval  scroll pattern that surrounded it. I even saved the reverse image as I think I could find a way to work that into another Christmas card.
This card was really hard to photograph as I kept getting glare from the silver shimmery card stock. Here is a close up that shows the thrift shop #25 a little better. I think you will just be able to make out that the actual 2 and the 5 are embossed, whist the rest of the oval is just silver card stock with a cream flourish design.

This was a fun card to make but seemed to take forever as we have had a busy week. I had other cards on the go and everything seemed to be 75% finished and not getting any further along! Do you ever have days like that?

I was stalling getting them finished as I am a bit behind on visiting some blogs and tried to do a catch up this week. I like to page back and look at everything I have missed and leave comment on them too, so it can get a bit time consuming. Note to self...stay caught up!!!

Card base -Kraft corrugated card & envelope from my stash (originally from Michaels, Recollections brand
Card stock - silver and ivory from stash; silver scalloped card front from stash (originally from Michaels 2011 Xmas clearance bins
DP - My Minds Eye, Santa Claus
Material - cross stitch fabric from my stash (bought at the lake garage sale last summer)
Embellishments - from my stash (K & Co  Vintage Santa and Victorian child on Silver glitter snowflakes)
Dies - Memory Box - Snowflake; poinsettia; Snowflake corner
Bling - from my stash (originally from Dollarama)
Note - the large shimmery snowflake was pried off a 2012 Christmas card I received

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Stamping for Pleasure February Rudolph Days - Must be Christmas Card
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets; The card stock for the dies, the piece of bling, the teensy red diamond bling, the cross stitch fabric, are all from snippets.
3. CHNC Extra - Must be Christmas, Anything goes
4. Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
5. Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes falling all around
6. Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


Jules said...

Hi Maureen

A lovely card for Rudolph Day.

I haven't managed to take part yet .. .. but the day is still young and I haven't given up hope yet!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Jo said...

Fabulous card Maureen, love the pop of red! And don't you find some amazing bargains? Love what you've done with this card and the little flourish just peeking up from the bottom corner......gorgeous!
Hugs Jo x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Maureen . . . LOVING this Christmas card. WHAT a good idea to re-use the 25th anniversary bits for this purpose!

Thanks for joining in again.

Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

You really do find some thrifty bargains and the 25 is beautiful. Love the card, very elegant. Hugs, Anne x

Redanne said...

Keep trying to leave you a message but Mr Blogger is not playing ball.... love your card and love your thrifty buy, it looks very elegant on your card. Hugs, Anne x


Beautiful card. So many details on. Thanks for joining CHNC extra challenge this month.

Carol said...

Love this Maureen and the wedding invite is a perfect embellishment. Glad your card arrived safely and on time and hope you have a great day. Carol x

brenda said...

Rudolph Day - I love it and what a lovely creation you made for it as well.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and how clever to use the 25 from an anniversary card! Hugs Susan x

Miria said...

Hi, Maureen. Thank you for entering Winter wonderland with your lovely card, hugs, Miria x

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Pam x

Di said...

I love this card Mo!! Everything about it is great - and such a super idea to use cross stitch fabric (aida) - my guess is that it would work a bit like burlap if you cut it with a die?

And thanks so much for the cleaning tip - we have a few of those sticky rollers here, and they don't get used as much since we retired and stopped wearing business suits every day. So, I've pinched one for my craft room :))

Hugs, Di xx

Asha said...

I don't think I'll be able to make it this month. so I'll just sit back and admire yours. This card is really lovely.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the Images the snowflakes and the fabulous swirly gems.
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your vintage Santa image and great layout.

Hazel said...
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Hazel said...

You were asking on my blog whether I sell my cards for charity - yes, I do - I don't make any profit, but give this to certain charities. I have a sale on 9 March at a friend's house and then one here on 16 March. I make loads of cards throughout the year, including about 400 Christmas cards x

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Each time I think, "now THAT one is my favorite"...and then you make another and I change my mind!

Wonderful work and thanks for sharing.


Pia S said...

You've got a great start on those Christmas cards! I need to get going soon with mine. I like the design of this card, love the traditional look of this Santa and the added texture is a nice touch!

Sue said...

I didnt get mine done for the challenge. I will have to get myself sorted ONE day lol this is lovely Maureen huggles hun Sue J xxx

MagsB said...

A gorgeous Rudolph Day card! How satisfying to use the fab '25' from your Thrift Shop buy! Fantastic!

love Mags B x

Bonnie said...

I would never have looked at 25th anniversary cards and seen a Christmas card lurking there! You are so clever! And it worked into a wonderful Christmas card!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and love the colors.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and love the colors.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Great card! I love the vintage feel of it! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Sandy said...

Oh how clever - it is always fun when you find a "find". I just need to keep my eyes open more and try to think creatively!! Love the silver and the red together.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Mo, good idea to get ahead and this sure has a beautiful look about it...hope you are doing ok..xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Using the 25 from the anniversary kit was a stroke of genius Maureen - it's a fabulous Christmas card!

scrapkowa maniaczka - Dorota 71 said...

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Dorota 71

Tracey T said...

A lovely festive card in fabulous colours. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Mo, thanks for the idea of the dingly card on the bag...I was in a hurry to get into the challenge and just didn't think of it...thanks anyway...have you entered my latest candy..xx

Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Glenda Atkins said...

It is gorgeous and gives off an old time warm and fuzzy Christmassy feeling.Love the pointsettia!

MaryH said...

I do love reading how you incorporate all those thrifty finds into something deliciously lovely. Great idea to use the 25th wedding as a Christmas card! It is very pretty indeed, and the emboss did show up pretty well. I'm behind too (I seem to stay that way!) Tomorrow should be quiet (HA!) so I can try to play some catchup. TFS

Amy V. said...

Very pretty card!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card! Love all the die cuts and the pretty papers! Great work! Hugs

Erika said...

Loving MME papers I can see hiding on your card and great idea to use the cross stitch I dash up to the loft to get some!!
Great layered card Mo and thanks for the visit.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

mixamatoasties said...

Nice card.

Thank you for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this time.


Faye said...

Tis super card made me smile. I love the vintage style images. Thanks for playing at CASS. X