Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rudolph Day - May 2015

Absolutely no way could I miss Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's, despite being in headless chicken mode here, getting ready to go away tomorrow. It's fine to desert the homestead though as I've left Len a mahoosive bucket load of Chilli Con Carne, frozen into several portions, in the freezer :). Give him chilli and he's such a happy bunny! This is a really quick RD card I whipped up, in between stirring the chilli:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- matt gold backing card

- lightly patterned backing card from a really old paper pad by Dovecraft called 'Let it Snow'

- and then I struggled for hours assembling the Christmas tree with all the teeny baubles, chains and such. What a fibber! It's a topper from an ancient Jolee's Boutique set called 'Christmas Tree' - and I added three of the extra stickers they also included in the set :) Easy peasy and a bit of a cheat I think!

Woot, woot - I picked up a different watermark when editing this photo, bought at the same time as my normal one - and I quite like it too :)

Di
x

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous tree and I would have believed that you spent hours decorating it. I might have thought you were crazy to do it and I'm glad you had it all ready made! Love your new watermark! Have fun.....

Sandy said...

I'm with Bonnie -- I assumed you had some awesome die to make that lovely tree.

Kathyk said...

FAB make Di, enjoy your break

Kathyk

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely beautiful! Never would have believed it was a topper! I thought it was die cuts that you painstakingly assembled. Well done!

Alison C said...

I'd have thought you'd fiddled for hours with the tree (rather like the real thing). Just don't tell anyone it was pre made. I like the watermark. Enjoy the reunion.

Kath said...

A fab card - it certainly doesn't look like it was a quick card to make - great tree!
Kath x

Lucy Woods said...

Holy moly wow this is fricking fab I love that tree!!
Have a fab time lovely!
Lucy x

Pat said...

A lovely Christmas make Di and that tree is beautiful, and I adore the pretty stars with the pearl in the middle. Have a great time at your reunion. x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...I had such a giggle reading this!

Len sounds well taken care of while you are away and your card is so cute.
Not cheating at all!!!

The tree is so cute and love that little tree shirt too!!!

I hope you have a wonderful time at your reunion! I have always enjoyed your posts about them in the past.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

SARN said...

Loving this Christmas tree festive Rudolph Day card Di. It certainly doesn't look like you whipped it up in 5 mins.

Have a lovely Reunion xxx

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean said...

I love this pretty tree Di, a super festive card.
have fun at you reunion,
Jean x

Chris said...

Fab card Di...I was so impressed at your patience in creating this fiddly but beautiful tree..then I read the post :) - it looks great anyway!
Chris
x

Jacee said...

Fabulous festive card Diane, I love that tree!!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea and beautiful decoration for this Christmas tree! Love the little bird, too!
..."con Carne"... they are italian words...! :)

Carol L said...

You cheated??? Well, if you're gonna cheat, you might as well do it up right.....just like you decorated this beautiful tree!! What a fabulous card!

Greta said...

What a wonderful sticker & card! Love this, Di! Have a totally wonderful time at the reunion! By the way, you should get a commission since I gave in & bought the snowflake embossing folder--LOL!

Kathleen said...

So now I need to look out for a headless chicken and con artist on Friday!!!
Great card and love the tree, doesn't look like a topper, the little bird is so cute too.

Thanks for joining in this months Rudolph Day challenge.

Kath x

Sue - said...

I was quite ready to believe you'd made the tree! Lovely RD card! Have a good reunion!

Hettie said...

Great card Missey! You should have carried on with the spending hours decorating the tree story....I fell for it!!
Have a great time away. Joining Mr D for a chilli!!
Hugs
xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow - that tree is gorgeous! LOVE how you decorated it! Have fun hopefully on your trip and come back safe.

Pippa said...

Di, it takes skill to 'cheat' and produce such a fantastic card!

Brenda said...

Doesn't look like a real quick card to whip up Di, but it sure is beautiful!! Love that beautiful tree all decked out. I hope you have a wonderful time on your reunion!! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Great look! I was falling for your 'countless hours' stories, because I have a very simple Elizabeth Craft ribbon tree..looks easy...took me forever to get it put together. I'm liking this 3d tree, and it surely doesn't look like any Jolee's I've ever seen. (must be in the operator's hands?!) Love that you've decorated it & made it all your very own. Glad you are leaving the Mr. all set for food while you're away. Hope you have a swell time. Miss you already! Hugs & TFS (oh yeah, Pippa had it right!)

Sarah Mabery said...

I really like the combo of the gold and lightly patterned paper for the base of the card. They really let the stickers shine. Very pretty card.

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful tree you created. I would love to have one just like it in our house for Christmas. Enjoy your trip.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have this Jolee's sticker somewhere in my stash. You've inspired me to actually use... now if I can keep that feeling until I get around to making Christmas cards. You know on December 23rd.