Saturday, 1 September 2012

Another two for Rudolph Day, including one for Hazel too

This is my third entry into Sarn's brilliant Rudolph Day Challenge - two cards, which will just count as just one entry of course 'cos you can only have three in total:

But. it's another two for the Christmas card box - which is beginning to look pretty healthy :)

I confess, I found these cards partly assembled which rummaging for something yesterday and then I stumbled across the embroidered red and gold embroidered 'toppers' to add - pure fluke. Maybe I'm on a 'use it up' roll like Sarn is?

I used:

- A6 white linen cards - these ones fold into three so that the ribbon is tucked in between two layers at the front of the card, I bought a ton of those absolutely ages ago for some unknown reason. They could be good for die cutting apertures in the front portions but I hadn't even heard of die cutting back in those days so truly am not sure what possessed me :(

- wide gold lurex ribbon

- peel offs (ack!!)- although that isn't really fair is it as they do still have their uses

- really  ancient red and gold topper embroidered thingies, beautifully made. Had to fix them using the glue gun - why will I never, ever, learn not to poke my finger into the softened glue, ouch!

And wow, how fortuitous (big word there) - the new challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Bells' - so the second card qualifies :)

Elizabeth remarked that there was no Friday Feast yesterday, I do have a recipe but am trying to avoid sitting here typing for ages as we have a loooong journey ahead of us this coming week and my back is playing silly wotsits. It might mean I have to curtail the snippets roll call dramatically too - if I do then I hope you understand.



Elizabeth said...

Two great cards - love the ribbon and the embroidered toppers - very different.

Got to agree with you about peel-offs - they have their uses.

I've made the same mistake by buying some huge shaped cards - sometimes I wish I had a stop and think key on this keyboard ... it would save me from pressing the submit order button :))

Elizabeth xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous cards Di, and your adding to your list pretty quickly well done you!! gorgeous images for both cards and great use of peel offs they really do come in handy have a great weekend x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Another two lovely festive cards for the box Di. Glad the box is looking healthy. Shame we can't say the same for your back isn't it?

Sending hugs, as ever,

Good luck in the challenge.

Sarn xxxx

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow Di I thought you were quick off the mark for the Craftyhazelnut challenge! How lucky indeed!
Catiecuddles x

Hazel said...

Just right that you used those bells, Di - they are both lovely cards - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 88 - hope to see you again soon. x

MaryH said...

Oh I LIKE these. Any card that one can get made speedily is a plus in my book. These are lovely, don't look like they were 'quick cards' either. Very pretty. Hope your trip is just wonderful & your back eases up. You'll have to keep a journal (!LOL!) and tell us about all your adventures when you get home. Hugs.

Victoria said...

Sorry to hear your back still isn't any better... boo! We'll forgive you for a short roll call - you're far more important! (Plus it'll mean we can smuggle more wood in without you noticing!)
These are lovely sparkly creations, perfect for the fast-approaching festive season!

Kathleen said...

Another two great cards Di, love the gold ribbon and the bells, the bells, the bells. ok, not funny.
Hope you back improves very quickly.

Kath x

Berit Synnøve said...

Beautiful cards. Like your ribbon. Thanks for joining CHNC.
Hugs Berit - GDT

Ruth said...

Two very pretty cards. I like the gold and red on a white background...very festive!