Thursday, 28 July 2016

Christmas Card Club - Snowmen

I am really late with my snowman card for Christmas card Club. We are a Christmas card making group who take turns choosing the  themes for a Fortnightly challenge.  Hyperlinks to the members blogs are on my right sideboard. Pop across and take a peek if you have time. Lots of talented ladies here!

This card is inspired by one I received a few years ago. The topper portion of my card (the image, the snowflake DP cut with a scalloped edge, and the snowflake) are very similar to that card. My girlfriend had this stamp set so I borrowed hers to stamp the image and sentiment. As I only had a small snippet of white card with me, I decided to copy my cousin in law's topper design.

Used up a snippet of  navy textured pearlescent card to form the first mat and then backed that with a silver DCWV Glitzy Glitter mat. The DP is Bo Bunny Dear Santa and I used a Threading Waters border punch on it, The white Martha Stewart snowflake was cut from another snippet and the star in the center of it is from a  Making Memories package of various sized glittered star stickers.

I scattered various other snowflakes in the top left corner and added some sapphire mini diamonds to the center of the larger stars, I sprinkled a few more here and there. I wanted them to tie in the navy mat colour.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Snowmen

Monday, 25 July 2016

July Rudolph Days Challenge

July brings the announcement of our next four Rudolph Days Challenge design team members. In no particular order, may I present...

Pat @ Colourful Card Creations

Hi, I'm Pat and I live in the South West of England, and I would like to say a big thank you to Mo for
including me on her design team. I have always been creative and enjoy painting, knitting,crochet,
and needle craft. About eleven years ago, I made a few cross stitch cards and so began my love of card making. Four years ago, I started stamping and using inks, which led me to start my blog. I love trying new techniques, and dies and embossing folders are always fun to use. Mostly my cards are fairly clean and simple, with minimal embellishment.

Pat has made this pretty snowflake wreath card complete with a lovely embossed background.  I love the stitched kraft mat the wreath sits on!

Greta of GG Creations

My name is Greta, I'm a registered Nurse (almost retired!) and living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my hubby of 36 years and our Standard Schnauzer, Fritz. I discovered stamping nearly 20 years ago starting with Christmas cards and was immediately hooked! I love elegant, uncluttered designs, but also like to try a variety of techniques and styles. I began my blog, 4 years ago and enjoy the friendships I've made all over the world through this wonderful hobby. I'm so honored to  be guest designing for the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Greta has cut this beautiful poinsettia from felt. I love the look of it and now want to give felt a try myself!      


Hi, I'm Andrea, but some of you know me by my crafty name of KandA. I live in the East Midlands of England with my hubby, have a grown son and daughter, and became a granny earlier this year. I've been crafting in some form or another all my life. Since starting my blog back in 2012, I've met some wonderful like-minded and very talented friends who give me so much inspiration and encouragement. I'm thrilled to be joining the Rudolph Days design team and can't wait to visit you and see all your super creations.

KandA's card features such a vintage looking Santa, it makes me smile with memories of my youth. That was the Santa of my childhood! This lovely card has great traditional colours!

My name is Jenny Lawrence.
I have tried most types of craft, but discovered paper  crafting about 18 years ago, and as they say, I became hooked.
I started my blog nearly 4 years ago to share my ideas and creations with other like-minded people.
I would like to thank Maureen for having me as one of her design team for the second half of the year.

Jenny has made this lovely easel card with a beautiful poinsettia image! Amazing how that bow is the exact shade of the poinsettia.

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.

The prize is a choice of this Banbury Stitched Snowflake die

or this Christmas Bells Woodware stamp set.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Christmas Card Club - Traditional Colours

This fortnight, Christine @ Christine's Cards and Crafts chose the theme of traditional colours for our Christmas Card Club Challenge. I love to use traditional colours but it seemed my mojo was missing...

How is it that a person can have scads of patterned paper pad and yet still can not find the colours or patterns that they need? I envisioned two DP, one with a green pattern and one with a red pattern. Could not seem to find a red tone that was crisp. They were all either too burgundy, or too corally looking.
So I eventually gave up and used this red card for the mat for the tree. Not sure I like it though...
I was out of time from too much dithering about, so I made this card up anyway and thought it might work out for one of DH's pals. It seems too plain. Hopefully that means it has a masculine feel...

Handcut 5 1/2 inch square card, used as tentfold
Specialty paper -  DCWV  green glitter paper; snippet of heavy weight  green satin card
DP - snippet from my stash
Dies - Spellbinder; Quick Cuts; Quick Cuts scalloped corners; Sue Wilson Christmas Phrase Tree
Bling - Dollar Store diamond bling
Stickles - Stardust

Once I had my card assembled, I went over the corner dies, the edges of the red mat and the edges of the Ivy DP with a generous coat of stickles.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas card Club  - traditional colours
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop  - must use snippets