Tuesday, 25 August 2015

It's Rudolph Day!

Today's the 25th of the month - and that means it's Rudolph Day at Scrappymo's. Merry Christmas, everybody! And I don't want to scare you, but it's exactly four months today until Christmas. I still need to make at least 50 cards, and I have two holidays coming up in the next few months, so I'd better roll my sleeves up and get on with it.

Here is my card for this month's challenge. The topper is made from a Kanban die cut decoupage sheet, part of a Christmas bargain bundle from Foil Play . The packs have 10 sheets for £3.99 and are a varied selection but great value. I often use them with the grandchildren, as they can just punch the images out, stick them to a card and have instant results, but if you are prepared to take your time, cutting the images with a knife to avoid paper tags at the edge and adding other elements and a bit of creativity, you can produce some great results and quick, easy and yet original cards - something I'm going to have to do if I'm going to get all my cards made in time!

For this card I added lots of layering to give it an opulent feel, and some really gorgeous ribbon that's been sitting in my "too pretty to part with" box for more years than I care to admit - but it goes so perfectly with the image that I had to steel myself and use it.

So, having decided yesterday to only make Christmas cards from now on that would go through that infernal Post Office slot, I've already broken my resolution! I think this one will have to be one of my hand-delivered cards.


 
 
 
I am also sharing this with
 
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Some Gold  
 
Now I'm going to end this with a plea for help at Challenges For Days. Challenges for days is a blog challenge listing service - I have been a member of the team for about a year, and we post daily lists of craft challenges that have been updated each day. Each member of the team looks after a particular day's list and updates the post on that day of the week.
 
Sadly one of our members is leaving the team due to family commitments and we are looking for a replacement. You would need to be able to spare around an hour a week (perhaps a little more while you learn the ropes!) and have a Blogger account. There's no reward for this, except the knowledge that you are helping all the crafters who rely on the regular lists for inspiration, and the blogs who rely on them for publicity - so there's a lot of satisfaction in doing it! And as an added bonus, you will often spot new blogs that you hadn't known about and will enjoy taking part in.
 
For further information, and how to apply, see the Help Needed  post that Zoe has added to Challenges For Days.
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17 comments:

  1. SUPER festive card Jane. Shame about the postage, but the recipient will love it.

    Happy Rudolph Day xxx

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  2. A very classy looking card, Jane. Love the gorgeous ribbon, I'm not surprised it's been in your "too pretty to part with" box. I'm guilty of having a box like that too! xx

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  3. A glorious creation .Love your embellishing and your 3D work . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

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  4. Lovely layers & colours!

    Sally

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  5. A beautiful card Jane - that ribbon really does co-ordinate perfectly!

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  6. Your 3D topper is beautiful and goes well with the ribbon. I have a large bin of that type of ribbon too...wish the post office had thinker widths for regular postage though! Sigh! Totally get your comment about hand delivering some...lol

    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  7. A stunning card and great and love the blend of the colours, the ribbon is gorgeous and so pleased that you have used it as one day you wouldn't like it and end up throwing it away, in my direction of course.

    Kath x

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  8. A gorgeous card for Rudolph Day, love the ribbon. Carol x

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  9. A beautiful card, I love the images and the ribbon is gorgeous. I totally understand why you didn't want to part with it.
    Jean x

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  10. a beautiful traditional Christmas card, and love the touches of gold!
    hugs, annie x

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  11. This is so elegant and absolutely gorgeous too! Who wouldn't hoard that gorgeous ribbon for several years?? It was the perfect addition to this card though :)

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  12. what a beautiful holiday card! i love the ribbon too; it's gorgeous!

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  13. This is so gorgeous and I adore the ribbon! xxx

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  14. Stunning card, Jane. Love the topper and that ribbon is gorgeous - can quite understand why you found it so difficult to part with. You're not the only one that has to roll up her sleeves and get on with making Christmas cards ... I have been a real slacker this year making fewer than ever before! Elizabeth xx

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  15. A wonderful card, Jane! I am drooling over that ribbon! The only thing that keeps me on top of the Christmas cards is Rudolf Day!

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  16. Thanks for entering more of your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 243 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  17. Really lovely rustic looking card xxx

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