Sandra (Stamping With Pleasure) dared me to join in Rudolph Day. Basically, as I understand it, you make a Christmas card (or maybe something Christmassy?) on the 25th of each month throughout the year. I'm always up for a dare - got me into a lot of trouble at school for sure - and I liked the sound of this one. Firstly as I have only one, made for a challenge a month or two ago, lonely looking Christmas card in my special box and secondly 'cos I need a swift kick in the rear end so as not to be in a total panic in December. Mind you - we send a lot of cards for Christmas so I also have a LOT to make....maybe 10 on the 25th of each month might help :)
So, yesterday I rootled round in my Christmas stash from years gone by for the makings of a quick card. This used no stamping, no colouring, no die cutting, no ribbons, no flowers.............it did make me realise how much we do change our ways over the course of a year. But, it was quick, easy and kinda cute:
It's a Forever Friends Bear of course - but I confess it's from an embossed transfers set:( It's my favourite of of the three transfers that came in the set - bought goodness knows when but it was a bargain I seem to remember so I got a couple of sets and will rustle up a second one the same I think. The Santa Bear was transferred onto brown card then layered onto deep red card - both from my snippets :) I resisted the urge to add some white Flower Soft to the fur trimmings as I wasn't sure it would look right with the brown papers.
The background paper is - you guessed - wrapping paper. I bought it ages ago and of course it's a cheap way to make a background. As often happens, the two browns in the card and the backing paper haven't come out the same in the photo but they're a perfect match in real life. Bernie explained the reason to me a while back, all to do with dyes and inks, so I don't fret if I know it looks fine to the naked eye.
Whilst rummaging round I did come across four House Mouse stamps plus some LOTV ones from last year, so some colouring is on the cards next (colouring, on the cards, geddit?). Ho, ho, ho - am gonna be getting festive for at least one day a month.
That reminds me, the new LOTV Christmas stamps are out - not all are tugging at my heart strings, or should that be purse strings, but one or three are calling to me so I just might hop over to their website in a moment or two! Always dangerous though.