Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Rudolph Day - January 2016

Wahoo, it's the first Rudolph Day since November over at ScrappyMo's - and the prize is a beautiful Memory Box die. To join in the fun you just need to make and enter one Christmas card or make (I'm showing more here purely as I did a 'batch baking' session) and the challenge runs from 25th to 31st January. A great way to get a head start on cards for this coming Christmas :)

I had loads of little Taylored Expressions 'Critters on Ice' when I did the mammoth stamping, colouring and die cutting session shown HERE on Friday of last week - and these are the other cards I made, seven of them in total, all on a similar theme:
They're so similar that I'll keep the details fairly generic - well, as much as I ever can!

I used:

- white card blanks, some 4" x 6" and some 4" x 4"


- topped with white card stock, embossed using the Stampin' Up embossing folder 'Softly Falling', the 'Ewe' cards had narrow frames of dark green card added behind the white layer (from the snippets folder)

- then added the 'ponds' - some were cut free hand from a snippet of white card which had been covered with clear iridescent sparkly film - and some were punched from the same card and sparkly film using a Stampin' Up 'Large Oval' punch

- next I stamped the sentiments using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink onto snippets of white card and die cut some using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' die, others using a Spellbinders 'Distressed Edges' die (backed with little oblongs of orange card) and fixed them onto the cards using thin sticky pads

- the 'Ewe' cards had the sentiment stamped straight onto the bottom right corner plus 'Seasons Greetings' added - die cut from green snippets using a Britannia Dies 'Seasons Greetings' word set and finished with a little diamante gem above the letter 'i'

- finally the little 'critters' were added using thin sticky pads (details of how I coloured and then die cut them are on last Friday's post).

Di
x

33 comments:

Carol L said...

What fun are these whimsical cards! I love a card that gets me grinning, and these have done the trick! Cute Cute CUTE!

jimlynn said...

They're all just precious plus!!! So cute and I love the expressions on those critters faces. Too cute and fun!
Lynn

Megan J said...

Hi Di, lovely set of cards you have been very busy, I agree some of the stamp and die sets can be hard to correctly line up, I always stamp extras just to accommodate mistakes with die cutting, thank you for the tutorial ...Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, impressive Di - great multi work there, praying you're growing more chipper each day, Shaz in Oz.x

Kath said...

Cute cards and a great way to use your critters die cuts.
Kath x

brenda said...

Great 'batch bake Di, each one very striking on the white embossed background.

Actually have my card made to post for Rudolph Day and the Playground, just to to do the actual post now.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card, so love those papers and that gorgeous image. These colours are lovely...xx

 {aNNie}

scrappymo! said...

This are all adorable. Those little critters are so cute and fun! Love how you made the snow!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Alison C said...

They are great fun and so cheerful. They'll make everyone smile. x

SARN said...

Hee hee hee . . . they are all so adorable and I love the sentiments.
Blaming YOU for MAKING me buy that embossing folder.

HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY mate xxx

Jane Willis said...

Those critters are so cute! And you must have had a lovely time colouring them all in.
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Jane DT

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A sweet stash of critters will never go to waste. Look at these adorable cards! Their sparkly stands look great, as does the coloring. I read in one of the posts that you are feeling a bit better, and I am so glad to hear it.

Pat said...

Really cute and fun images Di and they have made three pretty cards with the falling snow background, and the whimsical sentiments make me smile. x

Sue - said...

Love these cute cards Di! I'm trying to resist the urge for some retail therapy!

Barb said...

Hi Di, I'm glad to see some more of your little critter cards. They really are cute and I like your idea of making a little icy pond.

I often "batch bake" my Christmas cards as I have to make 120 each year. Barbxx

Elizabeth said...

Love these critter cards - and simply can't resist penguins - and the 'ponds' are fabulous. Hugs, Elizabeth (now stopped wheezing) xx

Bonnie said...

What fun cards and a fun time making these adorable critters!

Mrs A. said...

Love these and the sentiments are so apt. hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, these skaters are just too cute Di!!! I love how your cards came out, they are so fun and cute. Way to go to mass "baking"! Hugs, Brenda

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what brilliant Rudolf cards, and your designs are wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KandA said...

Absolutely brilliant. Love all these fun cards xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the embossing snow and these cute critters!! All your cards are very fun and cute!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are adorable! I love scene cards! These critters are so cute! Right up my alley!

Sandy said...

Seven in one go -- well done. Don't know why, but Merry Chrismoose always strikes me as so funny.
National Public Radio did a piece this morning on efforts to save hedgehogs in Britain, and I thought of you. Here's a link if you're interested. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/01/26/464307528/british-homeowners-build-a-new-superhighway-for-hedgehogs?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160126

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are fun! Love the critters and that embossing folder. I think I might even have it so I see it for all these Christmas and wintery cards I've been making.

LesleyG said...

Arrrrrgggghhh I'm not ready! But luckily I've been working on some toppers so just another job for today eek! Meantime I love love love your critters! Xxx

Diane said...

Heehee...love these little critters..how fun!!!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a super set of cards Di, especially 'Merry Chrismoose', that sentiment, made me LOL and go Aaah at the same time ;-) and thanks for joining us at Rudolph's Day Challenge this month,

Luv Sam DT x

Karen Petitt said...

They are so very cute! Will try to pop back again this week so that I can catch up with what I have missed, love these! Karen xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the fun stamps you've used on your wonderful cards Di.

Sue xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those little critters are hilarious! Such a FUN card!

Pippa said...

Great cards Di, love the penguin especially! That embossing really adds something to the background, I might be tempted to get the folder myself ;)

Eemeli said...

Awwwwwww....what a cuties! Love them!

Hugs,
Eemeli