Tuesday 30 June 2020

Rudolph Days Challenge - June 2020

I started making a batch of cards well in time for ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge - and then got sidetracked. If I just make the one card then I won't feel the urge to finish off the other nine in the batch - so that little project is on hold for now. Maybe by the end of July they'll be done ☺

But, I never miss joining in this fun monthly challenge and suddenly had the idea of looking through a box of received Christmas cards which I like to try and up cycle. And this is the result - very quick and easy, but at least I get to play along:
I used:

- an off white card blank, trimmed to 5.5" x 4.25"

- a shop bought Christmas card, from which I die cut the part of the woodland scene I wanted to use, with a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' die

- added a piece of X-Cut red self-adhesive glittery paper to a snippet of white card and trimmed it to just slightly bigger than the image panel

- glued the image panel to the red glitter panel and then glued it onto the card front

- the card had a couple of red dots printed on it, so twinkled those up with red Stickles, and added a third one to follow the 'rule of threes'

- and the deer didn't have an eye so I added one using black Stickles

- I always add Stickles using a really fine paint brush, kept just for the purpose. Less chance of overdoing it I find!

The reason I chose a red 'frame' is because all the sparkly gold card and paper I have wasn't the right shade - plus I knew I could twinkle up the red dots to pull it together. Who knew there could be so many variations of gold sparkly paper?!

In real life this card sparkles beautifully, but as is often the case, the camera doesn't want to pick that up as well as I'd like.


  1. Nice bit of upcycling gone on here and the red sparkly paper does justice. Have managed to get the next Butterfly challenge into draft form before blogger changes over. Just can't be doing with learning anything new at present. Facebook has upgraded too not that I use it for posting anything on just a few groups I belong to. Shoulder just beginnig to ease from my resting it. Hugs me.

  2. Di - this is so elegant and fresh! I love the little footprints in the snow - such a surprise and lovely deer in this winter wonderland! Beautiful card!

  3. Terrific upcycling! Happy belated Rudolph Day

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Lovely Christmas card and a great bit of up-cycling - you are right about the many shades of gold but I think the touch of red makes this design pop.

  5. A lovely card and great upcycling too.
    Kath x

  6. Lovely card, Di. The shop bought card was certainly one worth saving for upcycling. The added Stickles is a perfect finishing touch, can't have too much sparkle at Christmas! xx

  7. Wow Di you’d never think this was a used shop bought front image you have dressed it up so beautifully and the red border is perfect enjoy your day x

  8. A great up cycle Di - and I know what you mean about shades/variations in gold sparkle paper! Great choice to add the red
    Stay safe

  9. Hi Di this is a stunning Christmas card. I do love up-cycling old cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Gorgeous card, I can see sparkle, like you I always have good intentions to get'er done early and mine is still in progress, will be done soon, just the sentiment left.

  11. Oooo what a stunning CAS card & i hope you finally get round to making the other 9 too ;-)😉 & with my DT hat on, thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge,

    Luv Sam x

  12. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Love your up-cycled card and that glittery stag is gorgeous.
    I too always up-cycle the super cards who can bin such lovely designs.
    Hope all is going well in your household and with your family too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Such a beautifully recycled card Di. Thank you for taking part in this months Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Sue xx

  14. Love your pretty upcycled card. Some are just too pretty to toss, aren't they?

    The red glitter paper and the red stickles were sure the right choice here!

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  15. Ooooh, love your sparkly deer. Hugz

  16. Great upcycling and love the glitter!!!

  17. A great bit of upcycling Di and love the glittery deer with the touches of red glitter on the topper and complemented by the red glitter mat. x

  18. Love, love, love this deer, Di! He's so sparkly and festive!


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