Thursday 31 March 2016

March Rudolph Days Prize Draw

Hi everyone.

Just a quick heads up that the prize draw for the March Rudolph Days will conducted tomorrow morning, and posted on this blog shortly after.

I usually stay up till midnight to conduct the Random Org draw, then take a photo, downlaod and post the winner shortly after.

I can not manage to stay up till midnight tonight. Sorry!

Watch here for the winning post sometime b4 noon April 1st. Heads up...That is about 8pm in Britain...

Off to sleep now...

aka Scrappymo!

Monday 28 March 2016

With Sympathy

I made this card last month  at Langley Stamps Club. I like to make sympathy cards ahead as it is always so hard to do at the time they are needed.

This was a simple yet effective design. The image was stamped on a snippet of white card and then a coordinating embossing fold was carefully lined up over the image. The resulting embossed design highlights the image and raised it forward.

All it took to finish this card, was a sprinkling of random sized clear rhinestone jewels, placed in the center of each blossom.   The sentiment was stamped on a wee snippet of left over white card and pop dotted forward.

That finished image topper was matted with a flat black cardstock and placed on a white 5 x 7 card.

I would like to make a few more of this card, and would use a variety of different colours for the stamped image and background mat. The sentiments could vary from Hello, Happy Birthday or just Thinking of you.  This card is generic enough to be used for any occasion.

Simple but effective, methinks.

I am entering this card in the following challenge

1. Stamping Sensations -  Flower Power
2. Allsorts - Wings

Friday 25 March 2016

March Rudolph Days Challenge

It is time for the March Rudolph Days Challenge. You have from today, March 25th till midnight March 31st PST to submit a Christmas card or Christmas project.

Here is a list of the rules, in case you are new to this challenge.

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.

Once again we have the help of the lovely ladies of Design Team A.Their cards will hopefully inspire you to get an entry submitted.

                                                     Berina at Moxie Craftie

                                                         KathyKirby at Purple Princess Diaries

                                                             Jane at Onions and Paper

Hope you will take a moment to pop by their blogs. These ladies have some lovely cards for you to see!

My card is a fairly simple one. One that will definitely fit through the regular postage slot! The image is one that I have used before. I coloured up a bunch of them at the lake one summer. I think this is the last one of that bunch.

I used my Spellbinders Labels 2 to cut some snippets of green and white card stock, and once again cut apart one of my plaid prefolded 5 x7 cards to use for theDP. I love plaid paper and it is not often in the paper craft shops near me. I matted it with the last large snippet of Granny Apple green  I wanted a bit of a contrast and thought this bold colour did just that!
The wee sentiment is from my Wellington Bear card kit.

The image has had a random  coating of Diamond Stickles, just enough to give that Christmassy sparkle. I used Christmas Red Stickles on the holly berries...even added a few random Stickles berries to the image!

The prize this month is a choice of one of the following two dies.
1. The Grand Happy Christmas Die from Memory Box


2, The Vesha Ornament die from Memory Box

Image result for Vesha ornament

Tuesday 22 March 2016

March Rudolph Days Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the Rudolph Days Challenge starts again March 25th to 31st, 2016.

Watch this blog for Mr Linky to appear on March 25th.

Hope to see you there.

Here is a sneak peek of this months prize.  I am offering a choice of one of these Memory Box dies. The sentiment is one that is commonly used in the UK, but not so much in North America. So, this month I will let the winner chose which of these dies they would like.

Memory Box Grand Happy Christmas Die

Memory Box Vesha Ornament

Image result for Vesha ornament

Sunday 20 March 2016

Christmas Card Club -Two Or More Patterned Papers

This fortnights Christmas Card Club theme of two or more patterned papers was chosen by GranMargaret. This is a lovely challenge for me, as I usually use two PP on my Christmas cards.

I decided to go for a trio of DP and first adhered it to a thin white cardstock mat.  I then embosssed that trio with a diamond designed  EF.  I framed that trio with a dark brown textured card mat just to make it stand out a bit on the scalloped card base.

The decoupaged image is another from that Wellington Bear card kit I bought just before Christmas. Matted that assembled image with a brown circle using my Spellbinders petite circle die. The crimson damask embossed card matted with brown card was already assembled in my stash, and it was just a matter of sorting through my snippets to find the green dotted swiss embossed card and the snippet of red metallic ribbon. Even the matted sentiment  was already in my stash...left overs from another project.

Final step was a random wash of stickles, just to give a wee sparkle here and there...

Scalloped card and envelope - from my stash (gift from an English friend)
Card stock - snippets of brown, crimson, green and white from my stash
DP - trio of Wellington Bear DP from my Wellington Bear card kit
Embossing folders -Dotted Swiss, Damask, and Diamond
Punches - Stampin Up Oval and scalloped oval
Dies - Spellbinders petite circle
Image - Wellington Bear decoupage (from their card kit)
Bling - Stickles Stardust
Ribbon - snippet of leftover red metallic ribbon from my stash (dollar store leftovers)

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
1. Christmas Card Club - 2 or more patterned papers
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Baby Card

I attend a card club that meets up once a month at the local scrapbook store. Although the group is much larger, there are usually only a half dozen of us each time. Participants vary depending on their really is a no pressure craft meetup. We take turns designing a card and creating kits for the others. It really can be a lot of fun.

We made Tattered Lace die cut baby cards and our "teacher" kindly cut a pink and a blue one for each of us.  I decided to use them as toppers once I was home.

I cut the embossed blue card front down, matted it and placed that topper onto a snippet of coordinating DP. I believe the EF used was called Dotted Swiss. The baby buggy was cut from the resulting snippet of the blue cardstock. The sentiment is a rub on  from my stash. I think it was originally part of a kit from the crafts only dollar store near my old house. It is several years old to felt good to use it!

I toyed with the idea of adding two large rhinestones to the center of the wheels.  On second thought, I decided it would make the card to thick to mail at regular postage. Decided to shelve that idea till I knew whether this was to be a hand delivered card or one that required mailing!

A very simple card but one that lets the beauty of those Tattered Lace dies shine through.

I am entering this card in the following challenge.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.

Sunday 6 March 2016

Christmas Card Club - Card for someone special

Time for my Christmas Card Club creation. Zoe has chosen the theme of  "A Card For Someone Special".  My card will be for my Grandson.

Here is another card from my Wellington Bear Decoupage kit. This was a very quick make as once I had the topper finished, I had but to rummage through my bits files for the rest!

The plaid mat is cut from a 5x7 card set bought after Christmas at Michaels (a couple of years ago)
The dark green edging mat is from some snippets of scrapbook DP...Very, very old...VOS in fact...
The damask embossed read card mat and kraft edging was already assembled in my bits box...left overs from a card class years ago.
The fine jute twine is a favourite of mine as it is fine enough to tie into a bow and yet still slide trough regular postage. I always try to have a supply on hand.
The decoupaged bear, the edges of the topper and the kraft mat were given a liberal coating of Stardust Stickles...Sadly, it was the last drop of this bottle of stickels. I think I see a shopping trip in the very near future! Here is a bit of a closeup...

The Wellington Bear decoupage image, the wee inside topper and the sentiment, are all from a new card kit package purchased just before Christmas at my local papercrafts store. Such fun to open that package!
The twine is new...finally ran out of my old supply of it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - Card for someone special
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

February Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

The winner of the  February Rudolph Days Challenge is #11 Sue T of Sue's Crafty Corner ,

Once again, I used Random Org to chose the winner.

Sue, could you please email me at to let me know your mailing address so I can send out your Holly Leaf Border, Memory Box  Die.