Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Rudolph Day February 2014

On the 25th of each month, Sarn at Stamping  for Pleasure has a Christmas Card Challenge. Two cards, anything goes as long as it is Christmas! This is a great way to get some cards made ahead so they will be finished and waiting for that special time of year. Making two card a month for Sarn's challenge is a fun way to add to my finished Christmas card totals!

Here are my two February Rudolph Day cards.  Card One...

The poinsettia images were coloured this summer up at the lake and then stored in my coloured images binder. How I love this little book!  When I need a card in a hurry for a challenge or for a giveaway, I check out my binder to see if I have anything that would work. Here is a close up...

Today is Craft day with my neighbour and my turn to design a card for us. I kitted up one of poinsettia coloured images and papers, for her too. Each card was the same basic design but I used various random snippets from my scrap drawers. We made up three of the poinsettia image cards.
Here is the inside of my card.
Don't know what I am doing wrong lately but I can't seem to get a crisp, clear, in focus image...Perhaps this one is a bit clearer...

Card 2 - I made one last card using some Anna Griffin Christmas Kitsch vellum quote stickers. I have the silver and gold book of these quotes as expect to see a lot of these this year. Again I used some of my really tiny snippets to make the flags. I promise that it is centered on the card...I had to play with how I held the camera to avoid the glare off the glittered card.

The inside...

Card 1 - Recipe
Card Base - glittered 5x7 cards and envelopes from my stash (originally fromMichael's)
DP - Flag snippets: pink and white Basic Grey 2011 Kissing booth; green damask Echo Park green damask; dark pink unknown snippit; Backing paper mats, I think the floral is a Basic Grey and the strip is unknown
Cardstock - snippets of white from my stash
Embossing folder - Holly leaves
Bling - clear diamond bling from my stash
Cord - extra fine silver cord from my stash
Stamp - unknown (this is the last of the ones that were part of a class at the scrapbook store last year)
Sentiment - Up-cycled from a Christmas card

I am entering this card into the following challenges
1. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day - must be Christmas
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must be snippets
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas

Card 2 - Recipe
Card Base - glittered 5x7 cards and envelopes from my stash (originally fromMichael's)
DP - Flag snippets; Recollections small black dots; bright pink stripe Echo Park Watermelon
aqua snowflake is MME; dotted mat is also MME
Sentiments - Anna Griffin Christmas Kitsch Vellum Quotes

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day - must be Christmas
2. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


Di said...

Managed to link your second card - sometimes Mr Linky throws a hissy fit but he just behaved fine, yay!

Bedtime here - back to comment properly ASAP :)

Also marked it as your third one Mo!

Hugs, Di xx

Cornelia W said...

This card is gorgeous and boy do I love the glitter!

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful! Love the banners on both and that beautiful poinsettia on the first card. Fabulous job.

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.
I love the poinsettia card :)
Great idea to have some coloured images on hand.

Di said...

Di again for a proper look :) I do so love the banners you used on both cards and the poinsettia is fabulous Mo.

Hugs, Di xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen two wonderful Christmas cards. The poinsettia is coloured beautifully and a good idea to have some coloured images to hand, they take so long to colour! Love those colourful vellum quotes I've not seen anything like those over here they are gorgeous! Susan xx

brenda said...

Three fab cards Mo, nice traditional colours which are always pleasing on the eye and especially like the first with the banners.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful Christmas card.

SARN said...

Hi Mo . . . two wonderful and colourful Christmas cards here. Banners are SOOO on trend (as they say these days).

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

mamapez5 said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the first one because I think poinsettias lend themselves to crafting and make a lovely splash of colour. It is tricky photographing the glitter or holographic card isn't it?
Thanks for visiting me earlier. The reverse stamp is very easy though I am not sure you are supposed to do it. I stamp it in black and scan it into my computer as a jpg. Then in Publisher or another graphics program, I right click and mirror or flip image. Then you have the reversed image to use like a digi-stamp.

May said...

Both card are so beautiful... Love the designs...The poinsettia is Gorgeous...Love the banners too... Hugs May x x x

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Mo. Love the ribbons.
You asked how I got straight(ish) pictures of my cards. I lay them flat on the windowsill or bowl and stand above them, using the screen to align them and check they are straight which tends to do it for me. If I try to take them standing up they don't seem to work for me.
PS have you had something from me? Getting worried as you haven't mentioned it and it was sent nearly 2 weeks ago! x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love both these cards with their flag banners. It is great way to use up snippets. Also, these are a great idea for fairly quick holiday cards (especially if you already have the image colored!).

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Mo, both cards are just lovely. Lucky you to be getting ahead. You are such an amazing creative talent and you inspire me in so many ways. Hugs, joann

Rebecca said...

Hi ScrappyMo hope your OK. Both cards are gorgeous, love the glitter! So, SPARKLY! lol.

Love From Rebecca xxx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards, I love the gorgeous Poinsettia image and lovely papers.

Brenda said...

Love both cards, they are just lovely! I am hoping to play along one day too. lol I love the Rudolph challenge, now I just need some more card making time instead of computer time!! lol Hugs!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card - I love the flower with the script behind it, and the banner embellishments. Lynn x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what super creations. Love the idea of your book to keep your coloured images in. this sounds like a really great idea, not thought of that.
Your cards are wonderful, and bright and fabulous designs too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fabulous cards and so great that you used up some snippets for them.
Caroline xxx

Jan Frances said...

Lovely cards and especially like the glittery one! Jan xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the Poinsettia's and the banners also the silver glitter card is fabulous, love the lettering.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the Poinsettia's and the banners also the silver glitter card is fabulous, love the lettering.

Kath x

Sue said...

Fab cards Mo!! really great love the banner and the poinsettia huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Not 2 but 3 beautiful Christmas cards! Love the flags and the poinsettias!

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas cards and this is so much fun. We get to see and make Christmas cards - and just a little every month instead of everything just rush, rush, rush.
Same time, same place next month Mo!?!
sandy xx

Susan (rainy) said...

OH! LOVE the glitter. Both cards are beautiful and I love that you had some fun on the insides, too!

MaryH said...

Well DONE Miz Mo! You know I love the poinsettia one. Liked your beautiful coloring, and the bright banners. I'm in awe that you are still finishing off the insides too - and so pretty. #2 was a stunner with the silvery background. I think your stickers were a very inspired purchase! You used them so successfully to create this nifty card front. I always enjoy reading about your 'craft bargains'. You use them, not just toss in the stash as I do! (I didn't manage one R card, let alone 2. Gotta do better next month). TFS, Hugs & Happy Sunday.

LesleyG said...

Love your cards! Love your idea of an images binder, the up cycling of the sentiment, and that you have a crafty neighbour you lucky thing! xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Two very beautiful cards and love the idea of a coloured image binder. You are so organized!

Pia S said...

These two cards are both very beautiful and Christmasy! They're both equally perfect for men as for women, I like that about a card!

Greta said...

Love the glittered paper--great cards!