Sunday 25 June 2017

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Here are the rules for your perusal:

 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. Please leave a comment on the challenge post.
8.   The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month. Prizes will be mailed anywhere in the world.

Our designer Sonia, from  Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects blog, has made the sweetest Christmas Lanterns. They could be tags or used for sweet decorations! I am looking forward to reading her blog post and learning how to make these too.

Crafty hugs for our designer, Linda at Snail's Space blog She is recovering from her hip replacement surgery and I am not expecting her to get round to visiting our entries...she needs time to recover! Linda has made this  wonderful snowmen card. I love the vibrant colours she achieved here and her beautiful colouring.
Linda, I  hope you will be feeling stronger each and every day. I hope you all will stop by her blog and wish her good health...

My card this month was fun to make. I used a NBUS Memory Box die and cut it out a couple of times using white, red, and green card. I glued the white die cut to my background and then used the waste from the red die cut to inlay into the berries, and  the word JOLLY. i then took the green die cut waste and inlaid it into the holly leaves.

I just looked closely at the photo below and realized that I took it before I added the green holly inlaid pieces! The photo of all the layers is on my camera and it is at home. When I left for the lake today, I just brought my phone as I knew I had a photo of this card in my phone photos. Guess I should have looked a little closer...

The background paper is also NBUS, It was from a new 6x6 paper pad...of course the name of it is at home too! I think it was not even a Xmas paper just looked right for this card!

My prize this month is this Cottage Cutz Reindeer With Scarf die.

Monday 12 June 2017

And Yet Another

Here is another of those cards I gave my friend.

This is another card made from snippets. The card base is made with a heavy weight sheet of  12x12 wood grain paper that I cut in half to make two cards. The dotted paper is VOS  (very old stash). It is ten years old or maybe even more, as it was a snippet from a scrapbook I made of Little Miss C when she was a toddler.

The tree, flowers, scalloped mat, banner and sentiment tag were all cut from snippets quite some time ago. I like to do things like this with snippets and file them away for future use.

I used a pre coloured image (Hobby House methinks...but not sure) and highlighted it with a clear Wink Of Stella pen. I added a little WOS to the flower petals too. A few teensy diamonds on the flowers and this card was done!

Since there are so many snippets on this card, I am taking it over to Di's challenge, Pixies Crafty Workshop.


Card - hand cut from a heavy weight 12x12 VOS scrapbook page in my stash
DP - snippet of 12x12 DP so VOS that I do not remember the manufacturer
Card Stock - snippets of pink and kraft card from my stash
Die Cuts - Memory Box tree and banner; Impression Obsession tag; Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle.
Punch - Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch
Image - from my stash...I think it is a Hobby House image
Sentiment stamps - tiny acrylic alphabet stamps from my stash
Bling - diamonds from my stash
Glimmer - Wink Of Stella pen

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

Thursday 8 June 2017

Yet another Bday card from the set I made for a friend

Here is another of the Birthday cards I made for my friend.  She uses cards for the classmates of her son and daughter, so I made her 4 of each type.

They are all quite simple and straight forward, and I had a lot of fun making them.  I do not use bold colours enough, so choosing bright, vivid colours for the boy cards was great fun.

This is another card made from my snippets, so it was just a matter of going through them and choosing colours and patterns that went together.

You may remember the stars from the last card. I off-centered and double layered the larger two I used here...Orange pop dotted on top of aqua in the top left and aqua on top of orange in the middle right. I have been punching and die cutting stars from my teensy snippets. It is such a great way to use up those tiny scraps.

My NBUS item is the Somewhere In Time, Birthday Celebrations stamp, used for the cake image.
This is a three dollar, dollar store stamp. There are about a dozen stamps in this package and I am looking forward to trying some of the other ones too.

 I slid an unknown snippet of unknown blue jean DP under the sentiment paper...just to make the border wider.  That way, the narrower snippet of striped DP on the bottom, fit the card.The blue jean material has a lovely texture and a shimmer to it as well.

Handmade card 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Envelope - from my stash
Card - snippet of rust Bazzill heavy weight DP
DP - left over snippets of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper from my stash, Creative imaginations, Make a Wish
Embellies - stars cut from snippets of matching Bazzill heavy weight card.
Colouring method - Polychromo pencil crayons and gamsol
Stickles - Star Dust

I am entering this card in the following challenges: (will add later tonight)

Saturday 3 June 2017

Hedgie Happy Birthday

Here is another of the  birthday cards I made for my friend.  They were all designed to be given to kids, 4 for boys and 4 for girls birthdays.

Now this little hedgie was coloured before I knew the correct colour of hedgehog.  I do not think we actually have them in Canada. I realize now that the belly should be ivory-ish in colour and there should be mostly grey in the spines. WEll...I guess we will just have to pretend this is a Canadian hedgehog!

The image and the green mat were cut with my Wonky Rectangles Spellbinders die. They were assembled a couple of years ago (or maybe even more). I chose the DP based on whether they suited that particular shade of green! The DP used here are my NBUS item.  I think they are Studio Basics

It was luck that allowed the wonky part of the matted image to fit on the card so the Blue Happy Birthday words showed as if they had been designed to...I assure you it was sheer luck.

I have been punching stars out of my teensy shippets. Stars in all different colours and sizes. I raided my stash of them and used some here, just for embellishment.  I pop dotted the larger blue star for effect.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (my stars and the green mat are my snippets).