Thursday, 29 November 2018

Rudolph Days - November 2018

Hooray, I managed to make a batch of four cards for November's Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's! I made two of each colour - both used the same layout for ease:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square, slightly off-white card blank - side opening

- piece of gold mirri card, about quarter of an inch smaller than the card front - glued in place using Collall All Purpose glue

- topped that with a slightly smaller piece of plaid paper (red and also green) from the LOTV 'Twas The Night' paper pad

- die cut the Lil' Inkers 'Noel Word Antlers' from a snippet of dark brown card which was backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet beforehand

- snippet of the same off-white card as the card blank

- then I added the Noel antlers die cut plus the 'nose' - placed a bit down from the centre of the letter O to look a bit more like a nose

- and only then did I use a The Works 'Stitched Squares' die to cut the final square out - that makes it much easier to make sure the word is positioned exactly as you want inside the square as well as the pressure making sure the die cut is well adhered

- backed the image panel with a slightly bigger piece of gold mirri card and then glued it onto the card front - done!

So that's another four cards bringing the total to 110. You can really vary how you use this sweet little die of course - as is the case right now in general, I was in a bit of a hurry but you could cut the antlers from a different colour to the word - and even cut the nose part from red of course! Now that would be perfect for Rudolph Days! But I also wanted to keep the slightly Scottish look to these cards and though a red nose might be a bit flippant. You could even add a couple of little black gems or dots as eyes I guess.

And you never know, a 'Noel Antlers' die may make an appearance in the Grand Christmas/New Year Holiday draw! 

Sadly, the Works don't seem to have the 'Stitched Squares' dies in their line of dies any more - which means that if you do see dies you like in The Works (UK), snap them up as their range seems to change quite rapidly.





23 comments:

Bunny said...

Great cards. I love that Noel antler die. [Bunny]````

scrAPpamondo said...

You have a big number of ready Christmas cards!! These are gorgeous and fun, love that diecut and the classic papers!!

Aquarius said...

This a die I've not seen before but you've used it well to make this batch of cards.

Megan J said...

Hi Di, fun cards for your very large stash of Christmas cards, love the checked paper behind the sentiment and reindeer. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

kiwimeskreations said...

What striking cards Di - the antlers on the 'o' are really eye catching, and keeping the rest of the card simple meant that they stand out
Blessings
Maxine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are fabulous Di, I love the Noel die cut.

Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di these are gorgeous Christmas cards. I do love that die. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

Two absolutely fabulous cards Di l love the plaid background and such a gorgeous image xxx

Sarn said...

Ock aye with a noo . . . lovely Scottish-feel Rudolph Day cards mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are adorable! xoxo

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I do love that Noel Antlers die, Di! Fabulous cards.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Super cards, I do like the plaid paired with antlers. 110 cards! Well done!

Carole said...

Love these cute cards Di...I like a small card and the tartan offsets the die cut so well. 110 cards has to be a record Di!! Other than the cards i have made at craft club...which I haven't been to the playground with as I haven't designed them and thought that was cheating.....I will be lucky if I make 10 of my own design! Well done you! Hugs xx

Pat said...

Tartan is one of my favourite things on Christmas cards Di, and your 'Noel' antlers die looks great and your stitched toppers and gold mats show them off beautifully. x

KandA said...

Fabulous cards Di. The antler die is super and that paper definitely gives them a scottish feel xx

Kathleen said...

Well done you and these are two super cards, great die and papers, like you say a lot of scope for this die.
I am well over my quota for CC's, in fact I have half done for next year, unless I bin them.
Hope all is well with you. Should have said in my last comment on your Dudley post ....
What did you say Ooooo Len, Dudley's done a whoopsie.
All good fun.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards!
hugs

Karenladd said...

Oh, I just love that cute reindeer NOEL die and these look wonderful in plaid. I can imagine them with a red nose for a very festive and fun look as well.

linda said...

these are SO CUTE, di! fun christmas cards and i love the plaid papers! they stopped making twinkling H2Os in the little pots and are now being sold in watercolour pan sets. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!
linda
DT rudolph days challenge

linda said...

hi di, i checked the twink's website; it says people were complaining about storing the pots. i've always stored mine in a box with lids off for easy access and use. the new sets come in 9 pans but 6 are colours and 3 are interference colours. :/ it says they plan on selling individual colours in pots in the future. so yeah, treasure those little pots!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--just too cute! Really love the plaids & that die is fabulous!

Carol L said...

Oh gosh Di, these cards are great! I love the plaids and antlers - what a great combination!

scrappymo! said...

Love your Scottish plaid backgrounds. A perfect background for this fabulous sentiment die.

Sorry I am so late getting round to comment...my hands are flared up again.

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.