Friday, 3 July 2015

With Sadness

With great sadness, I had to make a Sympathy card today for my neighbour at the lake. She  lives just across the street from me, one door down. She is a cardmaker and we have made cards together in the past.  They arrived at the resort just as we were leaving last time, and while they were here their son passed away very suddenly.

I may not see her at all now this summer, as she and her husband are staying home to help out on the family dairy farm that her sons had taken over. I am sure their help is greatly appreciated but it must be difficult to help out while you are still grieving.

I did not have a Sympathy card kit made up, so this is another card from my bits box. Luckily, I had some of my little photo albums of diecuts with me, so armed with those, I managed to put a card together. I rifled through the handmade card kits I had brought and raided the butterfly, the flower and the black doily. The leaves and corner pieces from that photo album storage, were all diecut from snippets of various card stock, before we moved.  Easier to just move the albums, rather than a zillion little pieces of card. That way they were protected in the photo sleeves and had the added bonus of being matching embellishments.

The sentiment is a rub on. It slid onto the textured cardstock like a dream. I totally recommend this brand...MSE Sentimental Rubz. No, I am not being paid or sponsored by them! lol

The 3 D flower and butterfly already had a generous amount of is a wee closeup of the flower...

Card base and envelope - 5 1/2 inch square textured card and envelope from my stash
DP - unknown 6x6 Xmas DP from my stash. It somehow became separated from the original pad.
Card - snippets of turquoise and blue
Dies - Spellbinders petite scalloped circles, Acucut corners, forgot to jot down the leaves manufacturer...sorry
Doily - Black doily from Michaels sale bins
Butterfly- 3 D butterfly from the craft dollar store near my old house Multicraft Imports)
Flower - K and Co 3D flower (eons old...this is my VOS item)
Sentiment - MSE Sentimental Rubz (My Sentiments Exactly)
Ribbon - Glittered Washi tape from the dollar store

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

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

June Rudolph Days Winner

We had  47 entries this month. There were so many wonderful cards. Thank you all for participating! Once again I have used Random Org to chose the winner...and the winner is #19 KT Krafts

Here is a photo of the winning number. I did have to draw a couple of times as the first couple of winners were playing just for fun this time. Third time lucky though...

Kathy @ KT Krafts, you have won the Hampton House tag stamp, and die set. Please email me at and let me know your mailing address so I can get your prize posted to you.

I have had a couple of entries where I was not able to leave a comment as I needed to join google plus circles.  If anyone knows a way to avoid this problem and leave a comment on these type of blogs, could you please let me know. I feel so badly to not visit all my entries!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time to enter your Christmas cards here at the Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until the last day of June to enter your Christmas card or Christmas themed project.

Here is a recap 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 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.

My card this month has a vintage feel. I recently attended the garage sale at my local paper crafting shop. Crafters can rent a table in the parking lot and they rope off that area to foot traffic only. There was a plethora of cardmaking goodies all reasonably priced. I picked up several items and these stamped manila tags found their way into my shopping basket as well. The tag was a bit too long for my card, so I chopped off the top and used it like an image stamped on kraft! Matted it with  a snippet of red and distressed the edge with the side of a pair of scissors. As too often happens, one edge looked slimmer than the I matted it again, and tried to balance out the look of it.

A few snippets of snowflake DP, Prima brown chalk ink around the edges, some glitter, scattered red rhinestones, a sentiment and I called it done!

There is lots of is a close up...

Card Base and Envelope - from my stash
DP - snippets of unknown bits left over from 12x12 scrapbook pages
Card stock - snippets of red card from my stash
Stamp - Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Glitter - green, red, holographic, and white
Punch - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Rub on VOS

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

Here is our prize this month...a Hampton Arts Stamp and matching  Die.

I may not get round to visit you all the same day you link up here as I have a house full of company at the moment.  I will get round to visit and thank you for submitting your creations,it may just take me a day or two!