Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Rudolph Days - October 2018

Dashing in at the last minute to join in with ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days challenge. I LOVE this challenge run by such a sweet lady, and have managed to join in every one this year, even with 'ahem' some distractions!

Here's my card - and I actually made eight of them in one run! Same design etc. so it was just like a little factory production line whilst Dudley was other wise occupied:

I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank, side opening

- a slightly smaller square of gold mirri card, glued onto the card front

- a slightly smaller again square of patterned card, from the LOTV 'Twas the Night' paper pad - I got eight squares from two sheets of 8" x 8" paper, love it when there's very little waste!

- glued the patterned paper to the gold mirri on the card front

- the image is a stamp from a little set I recently spotted called 'Santa's Helpers' made by Sunny Studio. The set comes with another dog (sweet little Westie) and three different cats plus a few sweet sentiments - but it was the little puppy that reminded me of Dudley that made me buy it of course,

- stamped the image using the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' in then coloured it using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

- added a few gold dots to the neckerchief, using a Signo gold pen

- tickled the fur and pompom with clear Wink of Stella

- die cut the image using a die from the Tonic circles set of dies - my stitched dies would have been too big as I wanted the wording on the backing paper to be as visible as possible - and ran a ball-ended embossing tool around the circle of card whilst it was still in the die

- glued the image circle in place and called it a day

It felt good to make a little batch of Christmas cards as I'm woefully behind on my target of 12 card per month, although it did take the total up to 101.

And yes, Dudley does have champagne/gold coloured ears - and when he's 'thinking' his little tongue just pokes out like a little piece of pink lint! We don't know if his ears (and his back too) will stay champagne coloured or not - that's one of the delights of a Havanese, their coat can subtly change colour as they grow up, but he will remain mostly creamy white just like his Dad.


Glennis F said...

Well done Di, it is a very sweet image

LesleyG said...

Adorable card Di, love how you embossed the circle while still in the die, what a great tip! I often find the die leaves an indent all round, so this just makes more of it, Tfs. Look forward to more picas of Dudley ;) xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute!! Love the sweet doggie that seems Dudley! :D The embossing looks great as well the beautiful paper!

Sandra H said...

Ooooh super cute card Di and love the image xx

KandA said...

Super card Di, the little puppy is so cute and the background paper is fabulous. Not sure if the words on the paper are describing Dudley or Parsnip or maybe partners in crime?! xx

Sarn said...

WHAT a great find for a Christmas dog stamp . . . looking like the Pup! FAB job.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bunny said...

It's Dudley on the card. How cute. [Bunny]

Em Louise Fairley said...

So stinkin' cute! xoxo

Lia said...

A great card and the doggy looks a bit like Dudley isn't it (LOL!).
And just an hour ago the postman has brought me the prize! I am so glad with this. Thank you so much again!!
Lia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very gorgeous card and is Dudley jay of these wonderful images you have created on these fab cards.LOL.
Great Christmas hat and lovely scarf too.
Love the paper and the gold mirri sets it all off perfectly.
Sorry I haven't been around lately but Hubby hasn't been well, and all or most of time is taken up looking after him.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card I love it that doggy is so cute. You made 8 that is impressive. I enjoy the Rudolph Days challenge too. Have fun with Dudley. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Di, such a sweet image you've used just like Dudley too.

Sue xx

Pat said...

This is a sweet image and certainly a Dudley look alike, especially the way you've coloured him, and the red background goes beautifully Di, and a great card for batch making. x

Fikreta said...

very nice card!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great pooch and a super layout too, luv Sam x