Sunday, 29 October 2017

Rudolph Day ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors I hope your weekend is going well. My monthly reminder to create at least one card for Rudolph Day also prompted me that we had issues last year with not starting our online shopping early. The end result is that after I created these two cards I started our Christmas shopping lol! 

Here is the first Christmas card I created …

An A6 Christmas Card
Great for posting!
The snowy landscape

I want to enter this card into these Challenges:
ABC Christmas Card Challenge U for unlimited
Allsorts Challenge #439 Christmas Critters 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge Anything Goes
Scrappy Mo’s Rudolph Day Challenge Anything Christmas Goes

This card took a bit of time but I am so happy with how it turned out. I started with a watercolour card snippet and I used my Spectrum Aquas to create a sunset in the background, trees/forest in the mid ground and a layer of white snow with lovely deers in the foreground. I scribbled the Spectrum Aqua’s onto my craft mat then picked up the colour with a paintbrush to create the scene. Once I was happy with that I dried it with my heat tool then I started to stamp the scene. I inked up the stamps with the Aqua pens then I lightly sprayed the inked stamps with water and stamped. I used a heat tool to dry each layer before starting on the next. It came together quite quickly after that because I delved into the Christmas snippet bag and old Christmas embellishments bag.

And here is my second card …

A 148mm square card
Great job on not needing extra postage
I managed to create a Brussel Sprout Christmas card!

I want to enter this card into these Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 
#357 Anything Christmas Goes

This card turned out a bit differently to what I was expecting but that is my fault because I didn’t check the colour of the ink pad when there were four different shades of green ink pad with the lids off in front of me. However my brussel sprout Christmas card is going to be used lol! Stamping and heat embossing a few baubles then stamping the pine branches around the baubles and added a few splats from a Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray bottle. It was at this point that I decided to add the twine because it looked like the baubles were floating in the air. Of course sequins were added after all it will be Christmas soon! 

And here is a final look at both ...


Feeling very thankful that I put time aside to create two Christmas cards and I’m also very thankful to Scrappy Mo as Mo’s monthly challenge has meant I have a box of cards ready and waiting to be written and posted which is a very good thing. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Card #1 Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Magazine stamps
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card #1 Supplies
Card Paper:
300 gsm card/Craft UK A6 card
My Minds Eye patterned paper
Snippets: watercolour paper; snippet polka dot paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua Essentials & Nature pen sets
Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
Sticker from my stash, really old and I don’t know what brand
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam

Card #2 Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Penny Black 3730 Brushstroke Tree Treasure stamp
LB Crafts pine branch stamp
La Blanche mini bauble stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sara Davies Signature Contemporay Christmas: Merry Christmas die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool and foam

Card #2 Supplies
Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 145mm square card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pads: Shabby Shuttters; Bundled Sage; Mowed Lawn
WOW EP: Olive; Evergreen
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Icicle Creek Starburst spray: Icy Primrose Gold
Bakers Twine
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


cuilliesocks said...

Two very beautiful cards Karen, love the images and colours, brilliant stamping and designs, Kate x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

This is such a beautiful and really atmospheric Christmas card Karen
Thanks for joining us at the Rubber Dance blog Animals challenge
Donna xx

brenda said...

Two totally different but equally lovely Christmas creations Karen, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Susanne Rose Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Both cards are so lovely!!! I love the scene you've created! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance challenge! xx Susanne.

Maura Hibbitts said...

I love me some green, and your card is vibrant with it - how fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Hugs, Maura

Dot said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Karen....lovely colours! Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope to see you again!
Dorte x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card for our challenge at Allsorts, thanks for joining us. Xxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards are so gorgeous and especially love the way you made the beautiful background on your first beautiful it has turned out
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Karen. The deer in the woods scene is lovely. Lots of work there!
The second card is so arty and lovely...

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards, really festive
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely Christmas scene.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Karen - I especially love the snippets scene. Such amazing colours! Lovely to see you in the Playground. November tomorrow and it sends many people into panic mode so it's good to know you're ahead of the game!


Di xx

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Karen! I love the Winter scene you've created and the baubles are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jane said...

Super Cards. Love all the greens on the second one, really showy. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

Sharon said...

Both great cards, the second one is especially stunning. Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Cara said...

Two gorgeous cards, you were definitely in your green period on the last one, just like the famous artists x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I like the background. I also like the strings on which you hang baubles.
Thank you for joining us on HLS
Bożena DT HLS

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 357 - hope to see you again soon x

rachel said...

two gorgeous Christmas cards Karen - really fabulous. The scene on the first is so cool! I love it and those baubles are awesome! Hugs rachel x