Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Rudolph Day and Merry Monday

I made a card for two of my favourite challenges:

Rudolph Day - 'Anything Goes'

Merry Monday #167 - 'Hearts'

I did struggle with the 'Heart(s)' theme a bit, then decided to flick through my album of non-Christmas fancy dies. And there looking back at me was a Memory Box 'Bingham Heart' die (a gift from Mo when she was over here visiting the other year - mwah!). I immediately thought 'red flowers', a bit like poinsettias, and off I went:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white linen card blank

- a 6" x 6" layer of white linen card for background, as yet untrimmed at this stage

- snippets of green, red and sparkling silver card from the snippets folder

- then die cut three hearts, one from each snippet, having backed the green card snippet with Stick-It double sided adhesive sheet

- popped the green heart onto the background piece of card, as centrally as possible

- then, one by one snipped off the red flowers and added them on top of the green heart shaped die cut, using a Quickie glue pen

- then I did the same with the sparkling silver stars

- then trimmed the whole piece down to be slightly smaller than the card blank and glued it onto the front of the card. I found it best to do it this way as there's more chance of ending up with the heart centralised :)

- next I popped some teeny clear gems in the centre of each red flower

- finally, a silver sentiment (With Love at Christmas) from Craftwork Cards was added in the centre of the heart, popped on with thin sticky pads

And, trust me, I just knew this would be fiddly before starting out - so I only made the one! Like I often say, I may look daft but I'm not totally stoopid :)

Di
x

28 comments:

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, why are so many pretty dies so hard to work with? We used to stamp images and add pretty paper and now the dies have caught all of us up in the fiddly stuff! LOL This turned out to be quite stunning, so it was well worth the effort you put into it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Luffly Di, clever combo. Shaz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Glennis said...

Brilliant!!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, it takes the concept of a Christmas wreath and makes it even more special!
Jane

Alison C said...

Maybe it was fiddly but it's so pretty I think it was worth it. Lovely. X

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and I'm not surprised you only made one!
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! This is another very accurate work, Di! Love how you combined the three lovely hearts, so intricate and with all these very little pieces! The flowers look sure like poinsettias, they are so pretty! Another great CAS from you!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love the look you have created of the poinsettias on the wreath and the pretty silver bits.
This must have been painstaking built from those wee pieces. Very pretty indeed!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

SARN said...

You not daft AT ALL Mate!
Great thinking on your die usage and I like the sentiment going in the centre.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is so pretty Di! Well worth the effort . . . I just wish I had the patience! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

Pat said...

This is very pretty Di and a great idea to use this die with the little flowers which works works well for Christmas as a heart shaped wreath, and I agree with you that it is not good for bulk making...lol. x

Betty Keefe said...

this is a wonderful entry for MM, Di - lovely heart wreath and the silver sentiment in the center is perfect! thanks for entering the Merry Monday challenge!!

Liz said...

Very classy CAS Christmas card, Di. Love the design. xx

Jean said...

A beautiful card Di, a lot of work but well worth it.
Jean x

MaryH said...

Brilliant idea to use this vine heart & make red poinsettias. It's just beautiful. Bet those tiny bits were tedious to adhere, but it is really very stunning. I like the spare look of the 'vine wreath', but it's also very festive. Well done, YOU! You're rocking 'em out these days. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

Wow, Di, this was worth all the trouble and being one of a kind makes it even more special! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Kathleen said...

Or your name is Rosie not Dosie.

Fabulous image and I can tell it would be a tad fiddly but it does look great. Love the little flowers and the placement of the sentiment in the centre

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Die,
beautiful Rudolf card.
What a very fab design, and it's so pretty.
Great and fab designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
sorry a slip of the typing hand on you name.
Got mixed up with dies. LOL.

Mrs A. said...

wow. almost as bad as working with micro beads but what a fantastic card you have made. Clever you. hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

What a lovely Christmas card. Isn't it great when a plan comes together. It looks really festive. Barbxx

conil said...

Pretty card, beautifully constructed. Love the glint of shimmer and the decepitively simple layout.

Brenda said...

Oh my this is a beautiful card Di! I love the heart shape, the red flowers on the green is just perfect for Christmas and the shimmery silver finished it off perfectly! Your sentiment is perfect on the silver circle. I'd say you knocked out both of these challenges perfectly! Hugs, Brenda

Wendy said...

Beautiful CAS card, Di! Just love that pretty heart and the silver charm in the center! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Lindsey said...

Clever idea with the heartbwreath! Delicate and lovely x

Jilly said...

So dainty xx

mamapez5 said...

Love the die, love your card. You are doing so well with your Christmas collection. I shall get into gear as soon as the temperature drops, and try to get mine done too. You inspire me to be more industrious! Kate x

Karren said...

Fabulous use of a non-Christmas die to make a Christmas card! Love this heart and the flowers are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.