Sunday, 25 January 2015

Welcome to a not so lazy Sunday and RUDOLPH DAY!!!

Hey there readers,
 
How's your weekend coming along?
 
I can't believe that we have already reached the first Rudolph Day of 2015!!! At the end of 2014 the talented Sarn stepped down from presenting Rudolph Day each month and ScrappyMo stepped up to the plate for 2015. She has unveiled her plan for 2015 which is going to be a monthly "Anything Goes" challenge, which suits me ......
 

My card
My co-ordinating inside and envelope

And my snippets!!!
Materials used:
  • White C6, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Penny Black image tree image stamped on to a snippet of white card using versamark ink and then black sparkle embossing powder liberally sprinkled over, excess shaken off and then heat embossed
  • Brusho's in emerald green and turquoise used to colour wash image and background
  • Bo Bunny holly border stamped using Distress Ink in broken china
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Black card, green check and sage green card snippets used to mat and layer
  • Inkadinkado sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
 
I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:
  1. Scraps of Life - RUDOLPH DAY - "Anything Goes"
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippets Challenge # 161"
  3. Happy Little Stampers - "Water colour"
 
And here's the sketch from CMLI and Clare, the talented crafter who designed it this month
 

Gotta go - got a dining room to clear and then a general tidy up as we have guests due this evening and they'll be expecting to eat .... something more substantial than a Christmas card too!


24 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely card....good luck with the tidying!!

Lesley Thomas said...

My goodness, you are on to Christmas cards already! I suppose it's a good idea, but still makes my mind boggle.

Di said...

Gorgeous card there Kathy! And what a fantabulous sentiment - love all the swirly bits :)

Enjoy you evening - you could always make another Christmas card - with a Christmas pudding on for them to eat :)

Hugs

Di xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that background Kathy and that quirky little tree. Great take on that sketch! Hazel x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the blue background.

Warm hugs
Maarit

SARN said...

But WHY? Christmas cards are soooo filling!!!!!!

Terrific Brusho card Kathy.

Happy Sunday to you xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful stamping and embossing, Kathy and I like how you decorated the inside too! Thank you for sharing at ATSM :)

Debs M said...

fab card - hope dinner goes well xx

Karin said...

Lovely card, I love the beautiful blue-green background! I also want to make 1 christmas card a week, I hope I'll succeed!
Karin x

Craftyrose said...

Loving your snippet using mission! Love the wee sketch too and thanks for the heads up on my card too....I had no idea....xxxxx

Craftyrose said...

Meant to say enjoy your eve.xxx

LesleyG said...

love your modern crisp sparkly card. hope dinner went well xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabby card Kathy. Hope you had a lovely evening with your pals. Lx

Becca Cruger said...

Glad to see you are taking Christmas head on already! And with such a cute card, too!

MaryH said...

A beautiful color choice with the cute little tree. Love the CAS style of it, and looks to be easy on the postage too. Thanks for joining in at the first Rudy Day of 2015. Big Hugs.

Wei said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love your inking and embossing! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Kylie said...

You are so on a roll with the watercolouring. Another great card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and ATSM xx

Lilian said...

Great card Kathy, Love that sentiment. Hope you had a good evening, Hugs
lilian

Tanja said...

there is so much to love about your card: the colors, the shape, the sentiment, the sweet little tree - thanks for playing with us at ATSM

cm said...

What a gorgeous card; the pretty aqua background, the artsy tree...oh my!! Loveliness! Thank you for sharing this eye-catching gem in the ATSM gallery!
~c

scrappymo! said...

Love the matching image on the sentiment. Bet that black embossing powder looks even prettier IRL. The sheen is always fab to see!

Thanks for taking part in my first Rudolph Days Challenge for 2015!

kanda said...

Lovely card, fabulous stamping and gorgous coloured background xx

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!! Love your card! So perfect and beautiful for Christmas.
Lynn

Loll Thompson said...

Another beautiful watercoloured CAS card Kathy. Love the soft colours of your wash backgroud. Really shows off the pretty tree and the added sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Loll xx