Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Rudolph Day September 2013

This is my offering for Rudolph Day, run by my lovely buddy Sarn over HERE:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square cream card blank

- backing paper from a pack I bought in New Mexico by The Paper Studio called 'Cozy Little Christmas', cut carefully to make sure there are four squares running each way of course with the four middle ones hidden, OCD strike again!

- square of cream card

- snippet of green toning patterned card

- Scrabble letters from a free download here - in real life they do look like wood but the light here was dreadful for taking photos so they now look pink-tinged. The sheet of letters, which I just printed onto card (another time I might cover them with Glossy Accents), happily had three of each of the letters N,O,E and L - so I made three cards the same while I was at it :)

I've seen this idea in Blogland in a few places, but it was Helen over at It's All Fiddle Fart who recently reminded me in this post. Thanks Helen!

It's also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, where it's always anything goes.

Certainly not on a roll like Mrs A, with seven cards so far, but this is also my second Frugal Christmas card for Nessa's current challenge over here.

Di
x

19 comments:

  1. Since I love quilts (Check out Mo's post today) this is an especial favorite. Very pretty & how unique with your Scrabble Noel in the center. Glad you found this lovely paper pack on your trip- you surely used it most effectively on your card. Hope to see you at Rudolph's Day if I can 'get it in gear'. TFS & Hugs.

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  2. That's a flabby backing paper. I likes freebies I do. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. This is gorgeous Di!! and I love those letters sorry but I've had to pinch them LOL lots of huggles xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue

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  4. Beautiful card Di-I love the quilting effect-and those letter tiles are a fabulous twist!Thank you for sharing the link which I have saved-going to have to have a play with some of those I think :)
    Perfect Frugal Christmas card-I am so glad you are enering again-thank you!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

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  5. A beautiful and brilliant Christmas card Di, those papers are stunning. Thank you for the link to the letters.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. I love the paper and the scrabble tiles work so well (I've just been and downloaded - thanks for the link. I have some wooden ones that I bought years ago that still come out sometimes, but they make cards too thick for cheaper postage, so the download is very useful). Thanks for sharing another card for my CHNC challenge extra for September - perhaps I'll see you again before the week is finished? x

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  7. Wow...looks just like a quilt!
    Thanks for the freebie link...I will go and download them.

    I like how you custom cut your squares to have them perfectly centered. Looks perfect.
    Great that you got a couple of extra ones made too. I need to pinch that idea as I am running a bit behind. lol

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  8. Wahoo . . . this is total genius. LOVE it. Very stylish and great use of non-Christmas craft goodies too. I'm impressed!

    Thanks for joining in.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Smashing Christmas card, I do love the scrabble tiles. Thanks for the link. Thanks for showing my owl card at playground show and tell on Sunday too - I'm just catching up a bit with blogland life :)

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  10. Love the quilt style on your card, great paper piecing.
    Jean x

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  11. Ooh pretty card Di, almost as complicated as my "secret" project today on WOYWW! Glad the cake went down well, I'd say bake it and put it away for a day or two but as the whole house smells wonderful when it's cooking you can't exactly pretend you haven't made anything! I'm sure the two legged mouse would turn the house upside down sniffing it out, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  12. Fabulous card, Di. It appeals to both the patchworker and the Scrabble player in me. Thanks for the link for the letters - I do have the real thing but I'm hoarding them for altered art projects :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

    PS: thanks for the link to Helen's blog ... have you seen her mirrors, they are amazing!

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  13. This is gorgeous Di :-) It appeals to my quilter self. Love that you included the scrabbe download too. I will try and post mine wen I come back from teaching :-)
    Hugs
    Xxx

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  14. Hi Di,
    super card. I l really like that patch work paper. Great design with Noel in the middle.
    I bought some of these scrabble letters at the NEC in March, and find them so useful.
    Will pop over and have a look at the download.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. A brilliantly put together card and it looks fabulous. Freebies make it even better.
    Paper actually looks a bit Christmassy to me.

    Kath x

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  16. What a stunning quilt card, Di! And how fun to use digi scrabble tiles for the center letters that look so real! You could change the letters to "Love" and use it any time of the year!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Brilliant card Di, it looks kind of Scandinavian as well as Christmassy :D You've made some wonderful creations lately, I adore your button snowman and the new chicken and lemon recipe looks really tasty, have fun, hugs Gay x

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