Friday 26 July 2019

Rudolph Days Challenge - July 2019

So here we  are in a heatwave - making Christmas cards! And of course. they're for a challenge I don't like to miss - it's ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days challenge, which you can find HERE.

And this is my entry:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- piece of red mirri card, which is an eighth of an inch smaller on all sides (ie. 5.25" x 4"), glued onto the card front

- then I did the image panels using a really lovely stencil which a very sweet friend recently sent to me - it's by Kaisercraft and is called 'Flourish Tree'

- used white card stock, trimmed to 5" x 3.75" and placed the tree stencil onto the panel using purple tape - leaving room for a sentiment at the bottom of the panel

- used a Brilliance Dewdrop ink pad (Pearlescent Ivy) and an Inkylicious 'mini smoothie' foam pad to add the ink through the stencil 

- next I die cut the sentiment using a Tonic Studios 'Mini Moments Merry Christmas' die and Stick-It backed gold mirri card

- popped the sentiment in place and then ran the panel through the Cuttlebug again just using the die cutting plates but without the die - to adhere the sentiment properly to the panel (works a treat!)

- then glued the image panel on top of the red mirri card panel

- finishing touches are hot fix Josy Rose nail heads, gold stars and red round ones for 'berries' - and to pick up the red of the mirri card frame

Not a great photo - had to turn the card slightly to one side to pick up the mirri card shine, plus the camera was fighting bright sunshine so it's slightly out of focus.

Whilst at it I made four cards all the same. There were a good few bits and pieces to get out to make this card so (to me) it made sense to make four. 

The stencil is so lovely, thank you again my lovely friend! And, I spotted the sentiment die over at Elizabeth's blog the other week - and instantly knew I had to have it! So many people are to blame/thank for my ever-increasing craft stash.

It's sweltering here in Hampshire - thank goodness we got Dudley a puppy cut the other week!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the embellishments you added. A nice CAS card. [Bunny]

  2. A lovely card Di and a beautiful stencil too.
    Kath x

  3. Great use of the stencil and a lovely card(s) made.

  4. Ooh, love this RD card mate. CAS but swish x

  5. what a wonderful card Di - and I don't blame you for making 4 cards whilst on the job! Hope you 'survive' the heat and it cools down for you soon

  6. Love this stencil Di and a great card. A little cooler today thankfully. I like summer but found it hard to cope yesterday!! Bet Dudders thankful he is a little baldy!!! xx

  7. Fabulous CAS and love the photo with the reflected image of the card! :) Love the stencilled tree with the nail heads!
    Great have four of them just ready for Christmas! :)

  8. Hi Di this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. What a pretty tree/Christmas card! I feel your pain with this heat, we've had it too and are about to have more of it early next week again! Whew! Stay cool!

  10. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a gorgeous tree and the design really pops too.
    Love all the swirls on the brnches.
    All set off of caourse by your lovely red mirri.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. This is a very pretty card made with that lovely stencil Di, and the red mirri and the red and gold embellishments and sentiment look suitably sparkly, and also four more for the box. x

  12. I know Di seems unreal to be making Christmas cards in a heat it’s gorg love the red mirror card and as always love the tree 🌲 take care x

  13. I have to agree Di making Christmas cards in a Heatwave is a bit strange. A fantastic card and a great stencil too. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month and good luck in the draw.

    Sue xx

  14. A very lovely card, Di. Hot here too. Take care of you and Dudley and Parsnip.

  15. Great stencil and love the additions of the red "berries", a really lovely CAS card.

    Kath x

  16. Beautiful CAS Christmas card, Di, love the stencilled tree. You did a great job photographing your card, mirri card can be such a pain to photograph. xx

  17. OMGosh, I didn't even realize it was time for Rudolph Days! lol This month I am either a week ahead or a week behind. Yikes! Love, love, love this beautiful card Di. This tree is so pretty and elegant, you took the elegance up a notice with the red and gold mirror card. I just love it. Hugs, Brenda

  18. Beautiful Christmas card! Love that stencil and the use of the red mirri card plus the red nailheads. Love that small sentiment die - need to investigate those!

  19. This Christmas card is ever so pretty, Di. I am another that loves the beauty of that sentiment die!

    The tree looks great and is well decorated with those pearls.

    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.


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