Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Rudolph Day - September 25th 2012

Yikes, only three months to Christmas - so this month's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's panicked galvanised me into a swift batch card making session - made six of these, all the same:
I used:

- A6 white card stock

-  dark blue backing card

- image stamp called 'Travelling Far' by Stampendous and sentiment stamp by Personal Impressions from the 'Many Greetings' set - both stamped using Memento 'Paris Dusk'

These cards will be ideal for friends and family who will appreciate the real message of Christmas, which often gets lost in the Christmas commercialism and general frenzy. I kept them simple, partly to whip up some quickly, and also not to detract from what I think is a lovely image.

Why not join in? You know it makes sense, and Sarn has a lovely stamp set as this month's prize.

I'm also entering this into Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge as well where the theme this week is 'Nativity' - to use an image or words which reflect the real meaning of Christmas.

And also this month's Going Buggy challenge, run by the very amusing Enfys, where the theme is non-traditional Christmas colours ie. not red and green.


scrappymo! said...

What a lovely card focusing on the real meaning of Christmas.

I make cards for all tastes and my Mum and many of my relatives would only appreciate a Christmas card with a religious theme.
My Mum always says it has to have at the very least an angel...but a nativity is even better...she would like you! teehee

Amanda said...

what a fabulous design, love the colour too. Must start panicking now as the birthday list keeps growing and the christmas cards are getting pushed further down the list. Hugs, Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Di, a simple elegant design with the true meaning of Christmas. Something shop bought modern cards sometimes miss!

Have a good Tuesday xx

Jules said...


You are just showing off now!! LOL!!!

Gorgeous makes Di. Love them.

Love Jules xx

Sarn said...

Hmmm . . . and to think there was pandemonium when I CHALLENGED you to make SIX cards! LOL!

These are perfect Di. Love the stamping and the CAS-ness of them.

You can stop panicking quite so much now!

Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Wow! Gorgeous card there Honey. Funny enough I had a mad card making session on Sunday - 9 of them and another one last night!! 6 of them C cards too!

Carol Willis said...

Love these Di, simple and elegant.
Caz x

Anonymous said...

Just lovely Di, all the better for their simplicity too.


Planetsusie said...

Brilliant batch made cards Di - I love the clean style.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Elizabeth said...

lovely set of cards and I do like the non-traditional colour too. The stamp looks great stamped in blue. Good luck with the challenges. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Yes well, it is not very often these days that people remember the real meaning of Christmas and these are fabulous cards to set the story straight.
Love the Paris mist colour, looks more classy than black.

Kath x

Helen said...

Beautiful - simple but elegant and the image works so well for this style of card.

Thanks for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge this week.

Helen x
(Guest DT member)

Bernie said...

What a elegant design, Di! Of course
I love the color too!

MaryH said...

So very elegant, and I love that it expresses what Christmas SHOULD really be about. TFS

Hazel said...

I love the simplicity, but the profound Christmas message of the cards - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 91 with your elegant crafting, Di - hope to see you again soon. x

Vicky Hayes said...

I was feeling so smug that I'd remembered to make mine and then I panicked when I saw your six - did I miss something?!!! But no, you are being super-organised and these are stunning in all their CASness! Vicky x

Brenda said...

Oh my these cards are so lovely! I love the clean and simple lines of these. They are so elegant to me!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Christmas card and 6 made, just like that!

Looby said...

Lovely, elegant cards and perfect when cute and cuddly isn't the right thing.

Enfys said...

Love the simple elegance of the card Di, and the message it conveys. Thank you for entering the Going Buggy challenge this month, and good luck