Saturday, 28 November 2015

Christmas Card Club - Robin and Day 4 of November Rudolph Days

It is day 4 of the November Rudolph Days Challenge. Here is another Christmas card to inspire you to join in the festivities. You have until Nov 30th to enter a card.  You can enter your card at the Mr Linky widget found on this post.

My card today is also for the Robin theme that I missed at my local Christmas Card Club.
I am posting my robin card very, very late!  It seems everything in my life is a tad late, lately. Hope the ladies will forgive me.

Our Robin theme was set by Sylvie at Gibmiss blog. Sylvie makes gorgeous cards. It is well worth popping over for a wee visit. The other girls blogs are featured on my sideboard. They always have beautiful cards to view.

I chose a Penny Black Stickeroo as I could not find any robin themed stamps in my stash. I even scrolled through my saved digital images and could not find a true robin image. U|sing a stickeroo also saved my hands a bit of grief.

I used snippets from my bits box to mat the stickeroo and then created a couple more layers of mat so I could place the sentiment on the middle mat. The sentiment is a silver foil transfer rub on from a British Company...the name escapes at the moment. I think it is Craftwork Cards or perhaps Docraft. They were a new item at my local shop that I just couldn't resist!

The DP is actually a snippet of a 12x12 scrapbook paper. I bought up a wack of this paper on a clearance a few years ago. I cut them up into 6x6 squares and filed them into my cardmaking DP's. I used a snippet of white card for a Memory Box snowflake corner die and placed a few red diamonds onto the centers of the snowflakes.

Here is a better shot of that silver foil sentiment...I like the script and plan to use more of these...good thing the sheet of them is huge and contains all different fonts!

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - robins
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Wreath

Welcome to day three of the November Rudolph Days Challenge. Since this is the last challenge of 2015, I am celebrating by posting a Christmas card or Christmas project  every day until the end of the month. Hopefully these 6 days of Christmassy posts, will inspire you to enter the November Rudolph Days Challenge. You can enter on this post here.

Today's guest designer is only 9 years old! She is someone very dear to my very own Grandaughter...Little Miss C.

Little Miss C learned how to make a Christmas Wreath and it is proudly displayed on the railing of their front porch. She was beaming with pride to show it to me so I took a photo so I could share it with all of you.

My eldest daughter (Glamour Girl) has a wreath making party every year. Each person brings collects their own greenery, usually a mixture of cedar, fir and pine boughs. Both of my daughters know where to get holly boughs as well, although it is treated like gold and used sparingly!

During the year, whenever they are out hiking or on picnics, they always keep their eyes peeled for interesting foliage they can come back and retrieve as Christmas time.  Sometimes they use red branches, branches with bright red berries or even curly willow boughs to embellish the greenery.

Here is Little Miss C's Christmas wreath this year. She used a metal frame from Michaels and wired her greenery to the frame. It looks to me like she used cedar boughs and four large sprigs of holly. Once done, she sprayed it heavily with glitter spray and added a tartan bow.

I think she did a great about you?

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Rudolph Festivities

It is day 2 of the last Rudolph Days Challenge of 2015.  I have decided to post a Christmas card or Christmas project each day of this months challenge. You can enter the November Rudolph Days Challenge here.

Yesterday, I shared a card I made at Langley Stampers Club. It was designed by Joyce and she brought kits of supplies for us to make two cards each.  Today is the second card I made from Joyce's kit. As you can see, you cut the same die from two different glitzy colours.  You then cut mats and cards from these same two colours and make two cards that end up the opposite of each other.

Once we centured the die on a rectangle of red mirri and white Centura pearl card, we cleaned up the debris and attached each diecut to a snippet of double sided adhesive paper. We then poured glitter over the cut away filligree detailing, burnishing it with a spoon to make it stay in place.

Once finished, we then peeled the backing away from the back side of that filled and  burnished diecut, and affixed it to the opposite coloured mat.  We punched a half circle out of each corner and added three snowflakes.  We tied a see through ribbon around a mat of opposite colour and then mounted those onto a white card black.

Here is another view of yesterday's card so you can compare the two.  The same papers were used for each...I just took today's photo at night and the overhead ceiling lights affected the colour tones!

Can't wait to make more of these.

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