Saturday 25 January 2014

Sarn's Rudolph Day - January 2014

Yay, it's here again! Plus, Sarn has changed the rules a bit - you have to make (at least) TWO Christmas cards for your entry, in the same post. At first I wondered if I could manage that but it really was a bit of a walk in the park - I ended up making three very similar little cards and it really was loads easier to 'batch bake' them whilst all the ingredients were to hand :)
And here's a closer peek at one:
 I used:

- 4" x 3" card blanks, made from SU 'Sahara Sand' card stock

- a single card from Christmas 2012, which came with three different trees side by side already with a strip of red glitter across

- some red glitter card to make the 'frames' - from a big pack of assorted A6 glitter sheets, bought in Hobbycraft's sale for coppers last week. A perfect match to the already existing red glitter strips, you can't really see the join, wahoo :)

- sentiment by Personal Impressions from the 'Many Greetings' set, stamped with VersaMagic 'Hint of Pesto' and punched with SU's 'Word Window' punch

Three super fast little cards for the box - it took me a lot longer to clear up all the red sparkly bits of glitter here!

I love Sarn's new rule - and found 'batch baking' fun (unless you're making absolutely tons all the same I suspect - she says, recalling making Wedding invitations a while back). Why not join in - if you start now you'd have at least 22 Christmas cards made by the end of November. They don't have to be the same, plus Sarn now allows folk to link into as many other challenges as they like.

So, these cards are for:

Rudolph Day over at Sarn's

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January where it's always anything goes.

And that makes a total of 10 in the box here already :)



  1. I love all these trees that are the same but different! Great idea!

  2. These are delicious! Loved your holly tree, and good for you to whip these out so fast. Bet I won't, if I get a chance to play. You will certainly wow with these 3 little pretties. TFS & Hugs

  3. Such delightful little trees - I like all of them equally. !! :-D I am impressed that you managed to make 3 (show off !!!). I've not even started to think about mine yet :-(

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Those are fab cards...I'd buy them in the shops!!!
    Hope you are well,
    LLJ xx

  5. Hi Di your card is gorgeous love the idea of batch baking! Hope your keeping well :)
    Vic x

  6. Morning Di . . . thanks for joining in my amended challenge with these three little beauties. They are gorgeous and even better that you've been an Eco-Warrior and recycled/upcycled into the bargain.

    Happy Saturday!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. A WELL tasty selection and well done to Sarn for "forcing" you in to batch making some Chrimbo cards too - three less to have to make in November!!!


  8. Wow 3 fab cards Di Sarn will have all our cards done before the end of the year at this rate! lovely tree images and l have always liked that Christmas saying .....truly stunninge enjoy your weekend xx

  9. Your batch baking really paid off, Di - super cards - love Sarn's new rule - and thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you there again soon (and there's a new CHNC weekly one today - and you could actually link these there as well - have a look!) xx

  10. 10? ten? TEN???? It's only January!!! LOL 3 lovely cards here Di.... xx

  11. Ten, well that's just showing off!!
    Loving the glitter, but it will be hanging around your desk until December!

  12. I love all 3 cards,not been able to craft much, I have had the decorator doing hall, stairs and landing,try not to get in the way of that on dining room starts next week.

  13. Super trio of little trees, and very thrifty to make three cards from one. I love the red red glitter card,it shows them off a treat.
    Jean x

  14. Three fabulous cards, love the trees and the red glitter. 10 already well done.

    Kath x

  15. Super simple cards that are so effective. Great use of one card to produce three more. I like batch baking too, and it certainly bumps up the number ready before they are needed. Kate x

  16. These are all lovely, I've been doing a bit of batch making too!

  17. Love what you've done here... three similar cards yet all different - very pretty! And I LOVE the red glitter paper!

  18. I love this set of Holiday cards.

  19. You deserve a CDM* for having TEN Christmas cards already! And for upcycling one old card into 3 gorgeous new ones! They are lovely!

    love Mags B x

    *An old Cadbury's advert: CDM is 'Cadbury's Dairy Milk' and there were loads of posters everywhere showing a medal in the trad Cadbury's purple and silver. (CDM supposedly being like an OBE.)

    I suppose you'd call it CAS advertising, unlike the over-the-top ads we get now!! xx

  20. Fab cards Di really lovely! huggles Sue xx

  21. Hello Trouble. What a great batch of cards. I like your holly trees. Bit early though... ;) x

  22. You are full of ideas-
    every day something new
    fantastic card Di
    hugs Tamara

  23. Gorgeous cards, love the upcycling - in fact my mum has given me a couple and we had a couple of not hand made cards that I am going to upcycle. I wish I could remember where I put them though - it was somewhere safe, I remember I put them somewhere safe lol! xx

  24. Wow--what a neat card that was & now it's 3 times as good! Can't believe you got matching glitter cardstock--perfect!

  25. Lovely set of Christmas tree cards. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for January.

  26. Di, 3 beauties! Doesn't it feel good to get a head start on 2014. Happy Rudolph Day!

  27. Three wonderful cards...I love that they are up-cycled!

    The glitter looks fabulous and those images are lovely. You are a
    whirlwind of Christmas card making energy!!!

  28. These are fab!! Hugs Juls

  29. Three cards from one, great upcycling Di. I love the splash of red with the glitter - nice and sparkly. x

  30. Gorgeous cards, Di! Love them all! Fantastic upcycling!

  31. Three super cards, Di. I like all your different trees - great recycling job. Hopefully, my 'batch baking' will improve over the year but then again maybe not :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  32. Hey you cute lady - your Christmas cards are delightful. Full of color and so very festive. The Holly Tree is definitely my favorite!


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