Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June's Rudolph Day is here

Just been counting up and really you only have another five Rudolph Days after this one - so why not make a Christmas card and hop over to Sarn's with it? In fact, I almost got caught out as I thought the 25th was Wednesday - although you do have until the end of June to enter. There was a bit of flinging round of craft stuff in here yesterday afternoon to finish this I can tell you!

Also, the current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Christmas Greenery' - hope the little pine needles count:
I used:

- A5 cream deckle edged card

- image is a Woodware stamps called 'Fir Cone', coloured with a mix of Pro Markers and Whispers pens. Then I added double sided sticky film, a layer of very fine micro beads, backed it with green card and then popped it onto the card with sticky pads

- green backing card by SU - 'Always Artichoke'

- backing paper by Magnolia called ''A Christmas Story - Angels Calling' (love this paper)

- ribbon from my ribbon box, bought in Germany. It was wired down either side but never let that put you off if you really like a particular ribbon and have tweezers and strong specs handy - 'cos it can be pulled out, with a bit of Percy Veerance

- the gold sentiment label is a very old one, possibly Lakeland, and it doesn't show up too good in the photo, sigh. Mind you - the creams look washed out as well :(

Am also entering this into Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June, which is always 'Anything Goes'.

That makes 45 finished Christmas cards in the box - wahoo! 



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Such fab card Di, definitely qualifies as my amount of green is not much different have not posted mine yet still in camera..

... and thanks for tip on wire ribbon mind your not sure who the fellow was that pulled it out for you but he must have strong hands! :D love Shaz.xx

jimlynn said...

VERY elegant with that beautiful background and awesome ribbon!! So pretty.

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - well done on 45 Christmas cards!

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

You are doing so well on the Christmas card front! You'll be well prepared for Christmas!

Love this pine spray. The microbeads must look very pretty IRL. They are always so subtle and shimmery!

It is just after midnite here...our childhood friends (2 couples) are up at the lake visiting with us. It was torrential downpours off and on all day but it brightened up a bit and we managed an al fresco supper and a game of aggravation under our Gazebo. It is the first time we have eaten there with the side curtain panels drawn. We needed them draw as we had light drizzle off and on a couple of times and it kept the rain from blowing sideways!!! We played that game for 4 hours...what fun! Finally got a winner...

Sarn said...

Morning Di

LOVE your pretty pine cone card. Gorgeous ribbon too.

Thanks for joining in, and for the plug on your Snippets challenge and today!

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, love the image.
Caz x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So beautiful card Di,
fab details
hugs Tamara

Mrs A. said...

Sheesh and I thought I was doing well with 34 under me belt!!
Fab Fir cone and that is a good tip about the ribbon. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh and Di, I also meant to say have done 41 so you are just ahead of me!! :D mine are in bags though.. love Shaz.xx

Karen said...

This is so stunning Di - a really beautiful Christmas card Karen x

Anonymous said...

Ooh, very pretty Miss. The micro beads sound messy and potentially catastrophic! I use sparkly clear or holographic embossing powder to cover an image like that. Love the ribbon too it's retained it's "ruched" look.


mamapez5 said...

A lovely strong image and pretty ribbon. Well done! I used to use that micro-bead technique on stickeroos but haven't done it for ages. I must have another go. Kate x

Jean said...

Fabulous card, I love the fir cone image and the beading technique. Beautiful backing paper and ribbon too.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Oh l like your card and that fir corn and ribbon are stunning and make a lovely card it truly is so lovely xx

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card, and I'm way behind you on the festive card count! Dunno quite how many but I'm sure it's not 45!

Kathleen said...

Wow what great ribbon.

He he was very tempted to finish there and sign off, giggle giggle.

Great card, looks really good on the music paper and a good choice of cream card, really shows the browns and greens off instead of stark white.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful pine spray with the frost sparkling on it! Love that ribbon treatment too!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di. Love the colour combination and the ribbon is beautiful. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Di - love that ribbon and that pine cone is super - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Di! This one's a real stunner! I love the way you coloured your pine cone and it looks fantastic on the musical background. Loved 'Percy Veerance' - surely that's a Darnellism! Vicky x

Darnell said...

This is sooo buttefull, Di! I have always adored the simplicity of a single pine cone image with a few needles on a card. Your magnificent ribbon dresses this up for the party!!