Sunday 26 May 2013

Rudolph Day May 2013

On the 25th of every month, Sarn at Stamping for Pleasure hosts a Christmas card challenge. A challenge to get a Christmas card made and linked over to her blog.  I love to participate as I am all about getting those my Xmas cards finished before the busy Christmas season is upon us.
I want to be out touring the gorgeous light displays or decorating my house or better yet, baking up some delicious Christmas treats rather than trapped in my scrapbook room, trying to churn out cards!

There is a limit of submitting for 5 other challenges (6 in total) in order to qualify for the prize. I have exceeded that quantity as I already own this stamp set! Un inked bed!

My May card has a look of the Orient to me. I think it is the colour combo I used...but I like it! The Vancouver area is very ethnically diverse...I have friends from all areas of the globe so it will be fun to chose who to give this card to.

This is a real snippets card as I made it from scraps of 12x12 Christmas paper that I have had for years. This paper was originally used for the second set of Christmas cards I ever made. The red circle with the glittered snowflake is punched from a piece of wrapping paper that I bought at a specialty paper store that used to be in the corner of the Sears building downtown. Oh how I loved to spend my lunch hour browsing through that store when I worked downtown.It is a red, sort of handmade mulberry paper and this is the last is quite old!  Sadly the Sears store there no longer exists!

There is one last detail which I know will be a bit of a shocker for you all...and for me too...A snippet of green ribbon leapt out of my jar and somehow attached itself to this card!!!
Although the photo appears to show an orangey red card, I can assure you that this card is a very blueish engine red!  I am a bit of a hopeless photographer as I see I have also managed to distort the "straightness"!...All the elements are straight on the card IRL but I did have to tear the bottom of the DP in order to fit my sentiment on it!

This card will slide through the infamous slot tester at the post office and only requires regular postage...Yay!

Card base - made from red card stock from my stash
Cardstock - from my stash (black)
Design paper - this is so old I am not sure of the name might be Daisy D
Diecut - this is an accucut die I used at the local scrapbook store. If you buy the paper from them, they let you use the dies for free.
Punch - 1 1/4 inch circle punch
Stamp - Sentiment stamp is so old the name is not legible (if anyone knows the manufacturer, I would love to know)
Twine - Red metallic fine string and black fringed knitting yarn were wrapped round the spine and tied.
Ink - all edges were liberally swiped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon - from my stash
Embossing powder - shiny black
Stickles - Black Diamond

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Days - must be Christmas
3. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
4. Stamping Sensations - embossing and texture (the star is glittered, the torn floral edge is stickled the Sentiment is heat embossed, the card base is textured, and the yarns give additional texture
5. Winter Wonderland - All tied up
Jingle Belles Rock Challenge - Use Ribbon
7. Sister Act Challenge - always anything goes
8. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas


downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous representation of our theme thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Di said...
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brenda said...

Another super Christmas card Maureen and you achieved the Oriental look really well.

Thanks so much joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

SmilynStef said...

Great layout for a snippet of ribbon ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Hettie said...

Another fabulous card there Mo! I love the CAS style of it.

Hazel said...

Love the rich colours you've used - thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for May x

Pia S said...

What a great creation of scraps and old stash! I like the clean design and the torn paper is really decorative!

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this Mo...The very simple design is lovely....hugz, joann

Becky said...

This is a great card!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it and the tearing you had to did came out marvelously!

Rose said...

oh i love this one!!! so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous representation of our theme thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Sarn said...

Hi Mo

I love the distressed edges on this card AND you used up some RIBBON too. I need a sit down now, I don't know about you!

As my rule on the number of challenges you can enter seems to be causing a number of problems, I've amended it. You can now enter as many as you like, but only those sticking to 6 MAX inc RD will be eligible for the prize. Hope you feel this is fair.

Thanks for joining in.

Sarn xxx

Lynne K said...

Love the design of this! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


pinky said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Cathy said...

Love this Mo, the torn edges of your dp look fantastic and the snippet of ribbon is the perfect final touch :) Cathy x

MaryH said...

You are spot on, this card DOES have an oriental feel to it, & I love it! Maybe it is the green torn paper???Not sure why it looks Asian, (maybe you put the idea in my head?)..but it's very effective & VERY elegant too. Someone will love it, no matter their ethnicity. TFS (oh yes, I liked your photo confession, makes me feel not so 'alone' in my photography woes- LOL)

Bonnie said...

I love how you've torn at an angle! So perfectly matched too. That's hard to do! Great sparkly ornament and isn't it nice to be able to post it easily? Love that kind!

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs A. said...

I actually like how you have torn the bottom of the paper off.
Gives a rustic feel to the card and love the colours by the way and the green ribbon. Hugs Mrs a.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, I love this card and I'm so impressed that it's all from snippets. Love the torn paper edges and that green ribbon the jumped out of your jar - it's perfect. Elizabeth xx

Karrie said...

Look at you gettin' a head start (psst - you're making me look bad!!) Thanks so much for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!