Friday, 25 March 2016

Rudolph Days - March 2016

And it's time for Rudolph Days once again over at Scrappy Mo's. You have from today until the end of the month to enter - so what are you waiting for? As always, Mo has a lovely prize on offer - and this is what I made as my entry this month:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square slightly off-white card blank (the white in the image panel is also slightly off-white, hence the choice of card blank

- a piece of Christmas green plain paper, which came free with a magazine years ago, it just happened to go with the greens in the image pretty well

- I found the sweet House Mouse image in a hidden Really Useful Box, already decoupaged some years ago when I had time to fiddle on snipping and layering decoupage, originally bought from Joanna Sheen - can't recall which set it was but would expect it's on the CD she stocks

- layered the image onto the piece of plain green paper and trimmed it to just slightly bigger than the image panel before sticking it onto the card front

- in the cello bag where the decoupaged image was carefully stored I also found the matching sentiment, already cut ready just to stick in place. I popped it across the top of the card, mostly to hide a little bit of a crinkle in the glossy paper that the decoupage was printed on

- then just added a few red self-adhesive pearls on top of the printed holly berries

Job done, in double quick time! So glad I opened that Really Useful Box to see what was lurking within.

This card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #273 (Cute or Anything Goes this week) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March 2016 (always Anything Goes).

That's 40 cards in the box for Christmas - but I'm lagging a bit behind as my target was 12 per month beginning in December, eight more to make before the end of March. It's all down to time lost at the desk when I couldn't sit for very long - and to be honest, a bit of apathy on my part :( I can see some 'batch baking' ahead!

Di
x

40 comments:

Barb said...

A really sweet card Di. What a pretty image. Barbxx

Megan J said...

Hi Di, so so so cute, love the little house mouse images, your card is amazing, have a very happy Easter weekend...Megan

LesleyG said...

Such a cute image, what a lucky find, and maybe that crinkle saved the quandary of where to put the greetings?! Happy Easter, hope to get out to play on the swings xxx

meg said...

love House Mouse images Di, beautiful Xmas shade of green to complement the decoupage love it

Kath said...

A lovely cute card and a great find in your Really Useful Box!
Kath x

brenda said...

A really great creation as always Di, need to get my skates on if I am going to join in this time round.

Hope you have a lovely Easter.

B x

Whisper said...

Aaaah an absolutely gorgeous creation and so adorable too, Luv Sam x

Kathyk said...

FABBYLICIOUS make Di! Thanks for entering it for this month's Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk
Guest Design Team - Rudolph Day challenge

scrAPpamondo said...

This is so cute and elegant toghether!! Fabulous choose of colours and your decoupage is just perfect!
I wish you a very Happy Easter!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Di, what is there not to love about House Mouse.

Sue xx

mamapez5 said...

Youn do manage to find some really cute images for your cards Di. I love this one, and the way it tones so well with the backing papers.
I need to do some 'batch-baking' too. Falling behind by the third month doesn't bode well for the rest of the year! Kate x

SARN said...

LOVE House Mouse, so this card looks great to me. Love all the dimension from the decoupage elements too. It's a GREAT Rudolph Day card mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a sweet image Di, and don't you just love it when you find something that you made a while ago and it's just perfect for a new challenge! The image and background paper work together beautifully x

Cara said...

I love that house mouse image. Such a cute Christmas card. Cara x

Pat said...

I adore that cute House Mouse image Di and the green striped paper is the perfect match. A really pretty card. x

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card Di, that image is gorgeous
Jane

Alison C said...

Sweet image and well done that Really Useful Box. I think I should start one. Still doing well with your target, I think, to have made that many already. I'm sure you'll catch up. xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the image and the colours.
Janice x

Linby said...

40!!!!!!!!!! got some catching up to do. Good find in the box - looks lovely on your card.

XxJULESxX said...

cuteness overload!

Carole said...

Lovely card Di...how can you be behind at 40 cards for Christmas...you must have too many friends!!

Sandy said...

Love it. I am currently preparing for a house move, so I'm cleaning out tons of stuff in my office/craft space. Sadly, so far I have not come across any nice finds like this. I'm doubting there is a Really Useful Box in my entire house.

Liz said...

Love this - the image is just adorable. Good find in your Really Useful Box - don't you just love it when you discover some long forgotten crafty things and your card comes together so quickly? xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous sweet image and love the wreath.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so proud of you having that many Ccs done, Di! I have six, she says groaning so loudly, the next door neighbor's dog just started barking!! (I totally forgot about Rudy Days this month with Easter prep.) I think your card is like a big hug! That image is so awww-dorable!! Happy Easter, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

What a sweet and fun card you've created here, and I love looking into those useful boxes of what I call "doo-dads" and try to make cards with what I find. I love the berries on the wreath and those angel kisses are to die for :)

Marie B. said...

You've got plenty of time to fit 8 more cards in by next Thursday! ;) I love this one, so glad you rooted thru that box! Thanks for adding it to the link at CHNC Extra!

~Marie B -DT

Mrs A. said...

This is cute and I love the colour combo. I think I need to do a bit of batch baking too. I only have half as many made. Weather forecast is set for a dismal next few days so crafting here I come. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Hi Di! This is such a sweet card. i just love the image...all those decoupage layers look wonderful and the image is so sweet!

I am amazed at your finished Christmas Card makes to date. I think you are doing really well! Much better than me...I need to sit and do some batch baking...lol

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge!

Pippa said...

Such acute image and a great frame.

KandA said...

Love this one Di. That HM is just so adorable xx

Merry said...

Beautiful card, I so love this cute image and those wonderful holly leaves.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the holly wreath. Very cute image. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card is so adorable! Everything looks so clean and perfect!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is beautiful. That striped paper is perfect with your image.

sally said...

Very cute card!

Sally

Jean said...

A lovely pretty card, the green stripe background compliments the decoupaged image beautifully.
Jean x

Sharon said...

gorgeous image, its soooo cute I love it...holly always looks fab!! xx

Tina Z. said...

superb card, Di, I love your wreath and image, both are perfect! And you made 40 Christmas cards, wow, you are incredible ...